Wattle Island (Victoria)

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Wattle Island
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Wattle Island
Geography
Location Wilsons Promontory
Coordinates 39°08′25″S146°21′41″E / 39.1401389°S 146.36125°E / -39.1401389; 146.36125 Coordinates: 39°08′25″S146°21′41″E / 39.1401389°S 146.36125°E / -39.1401389; 146.36125
Area21.7 ha (54 acres) [1]
Length1,050 m (3,440 ft) [1]
Width350 km (217 mi) [1]
Highest elevation82 m (269 ft) [1]
Administration
Australia
State Victoria

Wattle Island, is a small, granite island located approximately 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) south of Wilsons Promontory in Victoria, Australia. [1]

Island Any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water

An island or isle is any piece of sub-continental land that is surrounded by water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atolls can be called islets, skerries, cays or keys. An island in a river or a lake island may be called an eyot or ait, and a small island off the coast may be called a holm. A grouping of geographically or geologically related islands is called an archipelago, such as the Philippines.

Wilsons Promontory peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland and is located in the state of Victoria

The Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula that forms the southernmost part of the Australian mainland, located in the state of Victoria.

Victoria (Australia) State in Australia

Victoria is a state in south-eastern Australia. Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state and its second-most populous state overall, making it the most densely populated state overall. Most of its population lives concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, which includes the metropolitan area of its state capital and largest city, Melbourne, Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

The island is within Wilsons Promontory National Park. The surrounding waters to the mean high-water mark are within Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. [2] It is part of the Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area, identified as such by BirdLife International because of its importance for breeding seabirds. [3]

Wilsons Promontory National Park Protected area in Victoria, Australia

The Wilsons Promontory National Park, commonly known as Wilsons Prom or The Prom, is a national park in the Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia, located approximately 157 kilometres (98 mi) southeast of Melbourne.

Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park Protected area in Victoria, Australia

The Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park is a protected marine national park located in the South Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia. The 15,500-hectare (38,000-acre) marine park is situated off the southern tip of Wilsons Promontory and extends along the coastline from Norman Bay, near Tidal River, in the west around the southern tip of the promontory to Cape Wellington in the east. It extends offshore to the Glennie and Anser groups of offshore islands.

Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area

The Wilsons Promontory Islands Important Bird Area comprises a loose cluster of 19 small, granite islands, with a collective area of 658 ha, scattered around Wilsons Promontory in the state of Victoria, south-eastern Australia. The three southernmost islands are part of the state of Tasmania. They are important for their breeding seabirds.

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Norman, F. I.; Brown, R. S.; Deerson, D. M.; Robetson, B. I. (November 1980). "Seabird islands No 88, Wattle Island, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria" (PDF). Corella. 4 (4): 81–82.
  2. Parks Victoria (2006), Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park and Wilsons Promontory Marine Park Management Plan (PDF), p. 1, ISBN   0731183460
  3. "Important Bird Areas factsheet: Corner Inlet". BirdLife International. 2017.