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 is accessible by permit only, from the Department of Environment and Heritage, Yorke District at Innes National Park, telephone 08 8854 3200; or with Troubridge Island Charters 08 8852 6290.
08 8852 4577
Edithburgh, South Australia, 5583
Experiences you can enjoy at Troubridge Island Lighthouse:
Beach, Island, Nature based