Nature & Wildlife

Lady Julia Percy Island (Deen Maar)

This island is home to the largest colony of fur seals in the Southern Hemisphere and several bird species.

Lady Julia Percy Island

West of Port Fairy, Lady Julia Percy island is Australia’s only submarine volcano. When lava erupts under water a typical type of lava called pillow lava occurs. These are tube like structures where the interaction with water forms a crust on the outside and molten lava continues to flow inside. Bird species here include diving petrel, peregrine falcon, fairy prion and sooty oyster catchers. A number of small but unusual plant species survive in the caves in the cliff walls. 

Tours are available – visit the Visitor Information Centre for more details. 

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