Their main food source on the island is the Coastal Manna Gum,
which has suffered at the mouths of the voracious animals causing defoliation
and dieback of the existing trees. The local authorities are considering an
annual relocation of the animals to the mainland to prevent overpopulation of
the cuddly animals. The island is also an important feeding and nesting ground
for many of the local birdlife, species that can be seen on the island are
rainbow lorikeets, honeyeaters, sea eagles, black swans, egrets and many species
The island does have a small community of people living there along
with some accommodation facilities. A continuous ferry service is available from
Paynesville catering to both vehicles and people.
In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local
tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local
maps and other information.