Hunter Island (Tasmania) facts for kids
Location of the Hunter Island in Bass Strait
|Archipelago||Hunter Island Group|
|Area||7,330 ha (18,100 acres)|
|Length||25 km (15.5 mi)|
|Width||6.5 km (4.04 mi)|
The island is located near Three Hummock Island, several kilometres off the north-west coast of Tasmania. The island is run as a cattle property and there is a homestead on the island. A privately owned barge is used for transport to Smithton on the north coast of Tasmania. The island is approximately 25 kilometres (16 mi) long, and 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi) wide at its widest point.
The East India Ship Phatisalam was wrecked on the island in 1821.
The island forms part of the Hunter Island Group Important Bird Area because it lies on the migration route of the critically endangered orange-bellied parrot between south-west Tasmania and mainland south-eastern Australia.
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