The Taillefer Rocks, part of the Schouten Island Group, are three small, rugged, granite islands, with a combined area of approximately 15 hectares (37 acres) lying close to the eastern coast of Tasmania, Australia, near the Freycinet Peninsula and lies within the Freycinet National Park.
Map of Taillefer Rocks and Schouten Island
|Location||East coast of Tasmania|
|Archipelago||Schouten Island Group|
|Adjacent bodies of water||Tasman Sea|
|Area||15 ha (37 acres)|
|Local government area||Glamorgan Spring Bay Council|
|• Summer (DST)|
|Freycinet National Park|
Flora and fauna
This is one of the few islands where Oyster Bay pines occur.
Recorded breeding seabird species are little penguin, short-tailed shearwater, fairy prion and common diving petrel. Reptiles present include the metallic skink, White's skink, spotted skink and mountain dragon. Australian fur seals haul-out there in small numbers.
- "Schouten" (Map). Tasmap. Tasmania: Mapping Division, Tasmanian Government. 1993. Retrieved 3 April 2015.
- Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; Halley, Vanessa (2001). Tasmania's Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Hobart: Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. ISBN 978-0-7246-4816-0.