Spike Island (Tasmania)

The Spike Island, part of the Passage Group within the Furneaux Group, is a close pair of unpopulated granite islands with a combined area of 6 hectares (15 acres), located in Bass Strait, south of Cape Barren Island in Spike Bay just off the west coast of Clarke Island, in Tasmania, in south-eastern Australia.[1][2]

Spike Island
Clarke Island aerial.jpg
An aerial view of Clarke Island, centre;
with Spike Island being two small islands in mid-foreground, close to Clarke Island
Spike Island is located in Tasmania
Spike Island
Spike Island
Location of the Spike Island in Bass Strait
LocationBass Strait
Coordinates40°33′00″S 148°06′00″E / 40.55000°S 148.10000°E / -40.55000; 148.10000Coordinates: 40°33′00″S 148°06′00″E / 40.55000°S 148.10000°E / -40.55000; 148.10000
ArchipelagoPassage Group, part of the Furneaux Group
Total islands2
Area6 ha (15 acres)


Recorded breeding seabird and wader species include little penguin, Pacific gull, silver gull and sooty oystercatcher.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "Spike Island (TAS)". Gazetteer of Australia online. Geoscience Australia, Australian Government.
  2. ^ "Small Bass Strait Island Reserves. Draft Management Plan". Department of Primary Industries,Water and Environment, Tasmanian Government. October 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2012.
  3. ^ Brothers, Nigel; Pemberton, David; Pryor, Helen; & Halley, Vanessa. (2001). Tasmania’s Offshore Islands: seabirds and other natural features. Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery: Hobart. ISBN 0-7246-4816-X