Most of the island is a plateau formed from horizontal sheets of basalt.
However, soon after trapping the rabbits started and the last was caught inregeneration of the native vegetation began. Norfolk Island off Eastern Australia.
Norfolk Island. Maps Australian Land Tenure Map National Location Information. The highest point rises to metres above sea level at Mount Bates.
A large proportion of the natural vegetation on Phillip Island was lost when rabbits were introduced with the island ending up a virtual desert. Map of Norfolk Island.
Related Information. The shelf around Norfolk and surrounding islands is 95 kilometres long, north to south, and, 35 kilometres wide, east to west.
The regrowth is now occurring rapidly. The Norfolk pine, which has become the island's icon, may reach heights of more than 60 men wanting sex, sometimes with a girth of 11 metres.
The island is a mountain top remnant of an elongated shield volcano. Today, only five per cent of the native forest remains undisturbed.
Captain James Cook first landed on the island in and within the following 26 years, 40 per cent of the island's natural vegetation was cleared.