Yanakie is a rural district on the isthmus between South Gippsland and Wilson’s Promontory. Whereas the promontory is dominated by hard igneous rock the isthmus is mostly sandy or peaty soil, originally with extensive wetlands. Before the Yanakie isthmus was formed about 10,000 years ago, mainly by sand-blow, the promontory was an island, part of the chain that includes Flinders Island in Bass Strait.

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