Troubridge Island Lighthouse

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Description

The second lighthouse to be built in South Australia, Troubridge Island lighthouse was completed in 1855 and was the first Australian lighthouse to be built of cast iron. After the ship 'Marion' was wrecked on what is now known as Marion Reef, the Government investigated, building a lighthouse on Troubridge Island. The lighthouse was prepared in England and shipped in pieces to Australia and was manned from 1856 to 1981. The island became a conservation park in 1982 when purchased for AUD42,000 by the State Government. Troubridge Island Conservation Park is an ideal environment for bird enthusiasts. This fragile sand island is an important breeding area for birds and is home to a large colony of little penguins, black-faced cormorants and crested terns. Only accessible by boat, once you've reached this peaceful island, take in its beauty by fishing or swimming along the white sandy beaches. Stay on the island for a few nights in the original lighthouse keeper's cottage. The heritage-listed cottage accommodation has all the modern conveniences you need for an idyllic escape from city life. Troubridge Island is accessible by permit only. Permits are available from the Innes National Park office or Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter.