Picnic Island is a small, privately owned, rocky island, with an area of about one hectare, part of the Schouten Island Group, lying close to the eastern coast of Tasmania near the Freycinet Peninsula. It is composed of sandstone overlying granite.
Picnic Island has recently been put on sale by its owner, with an asking price of $500,000 – $1 million.
Recorded breeding seabird species are little penguin and short-tailed shearwater. The spotted skink is present.
- 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
- Your own private island for a bargain $500,000