Spinnaker Island (Lake Burley Griffin)

For other places with the same name, see Spinnaker Island (disambiguation).
Spinnaker Island

Spinnaker Island, 2007
Location Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra
Coordinates 35°17′39″S 149°6′21″E / 35.29417°S 149.10583°E / -35.29417; 149.10583Coordinates: 35°17′39″S 149°6′21″E / 35.29417°S 149.10583°E / -35.29417; 149.10583
Total islands 1

Spinnaker Island, within Lake Burley Griffin, is located in Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia. In total there are six islands in the lake, but only three are named.

Spinnaker Island and Springbank Island are both located in the West Basin of the lake.[1] The West Basin extends from the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge to Acton Peninsula.

In 2010, invasive exotic vegetation were found on the island, requiring a controlled burn-off for their removal and to reduce the presence of weeds.[2]

See also


  1. "Lake Burley Griffin Recreation Policy 2010". National Capital Authority. 21 January 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
  2. "Spinnaker island weed burn". ABC News. Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 10 June 2011. Retrieved 25 October 2011.
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