Troubridge Island Conservation Park

  • Accomm
  • Guided Tours
  • Swimming
  • Fishing
  • Walking Trails
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
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This peaceful and fragile sand island is a dream location for bird enthusiasts, beach lovers and anyone looking for the opportunity to stay in an original lighthouse keeper’s cottage.

Troubridge Island SA map

This peaceful and fragile sand island is a dream location for bird enthusiasts, beach lovers and anyone looking for the opportunity to stay in an original lighthouse keeper’s cottage.

About

Troubridge Island Conservation Park 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 and with a permit, once you've reached this peaceful island, take in its beauty by fishing or swimming along the white sandy beaches.

Hide away 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.

As the island protects nesting seabirds, it can only be accessed with a permit or with a guided tour.

Opening hours

Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Contact details

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Getting there

Troubridge Island Conservation Park is located 63km west of Adelaide, off the coast of Edithburgh.

The island is only accessible by boat and you must have a permit.

Permits can be obtained by contacting:

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Pets in parks

Pets are not permitted within this park. There are however, a number of South Australian National Parks where you can take your dog on a lead. 

Useful information

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Traditional owners

Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state. 

Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.

See and do

Bushwalking

There is currently no bushwalking information available for this park, please contact the park office for more information. 

Mountain biking

Mountain biking is currently not permitted in this park. 

Stay in the park

Camping is not permitted within this park.

However, there is heritage-listed cottage accommodation available through Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter. The Troubridge Island Hideaway is privately run and provides visitors the opportunity to stay in the original Lighthouse Keeper's cottages. 

For more information, contact:

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Volunteering

There are 'Friends of Groups' throughout South Australia. Most national parks have a volunteer group passionate about environmental conservation. If you think you might be interested in volunteering opportunities within this park please contact our Volunteer Support Unit.

Safety

Bushwalking

The international Trail Users Code of Conduct is to show respect and courtesy towards other trail users at all times.

Ensure that you:

  • when hiking, wear sturdy shoes, a hat and sunscreen
  • make sure you have appropriate weather proof clothing
  • carry enough water to be self-sufficient
  • please be respectful of other users at all times
  • stay on the designated trails and connector tracks for your own safety, and prevent the spread of declared weeds to other areas in the park
  • ensure someone knows your approximate location and expected time of return
  • take appropriate maps.
  • Walk, hike or trek - what's the difference?

Fire

This park is closed on days of Catastrophic Fire Danger and may be closed on days of Extreme Fire Danger.

Listen to the local area radio station for the latest updates and information on fire safety. 

Fire restrictions

  • Wood fires and solid fuel fires are prohibited throughout the year.
  • Gas fires are permitted, other than on days of total fire ban.
  • Ensure you are familiar with the fire restrictions for this park.

Know before you go

The island is only accessible by boat and you must have a permit. Permits can be obtained by contacting:

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Every national park is different, each has its own unique environment, it is important to be responsible while enjoying all the park has to offer.

Please ensure that you:

  • leave your pets at home
  • do not feed birds or other animals, it promotes aggressive behaviour and an unbalanced ecology
  • do not bring generators (except where permitted), chainsaws or firearms into the park
  • leave the park as you found it - place rubbish in the bins provided or take it with you
  • abide by the road rules (maintain the speed limit)
  • respect geological and heritage sites
  • do not remove native plants
  • are considerate of other park users.

  • Important: Collection of firewood within National Parks is prohibited.

Maps

Fees

Entry fees

Find out about fees when you organise your visitor permit by contacting:

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Park pass

This park is not included in the park pass system. 

Camping and accommodation

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter provides heritage-listed cottage accommodation in the park.

For more information, contact:

Innes National Park - Natural Resource Centre

Phone: (+61 8) 8854 3200
Email: DEWNRInnesNationalPark@sa.gov.au
Address: CMB Stenhouse Bay, SA, 5575
After hours regional duty officer: 0417 883 678

Yorke Peninsula Visitor Centre

Phone: 1800 202 445

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Other fees and permits

There are no other fees or permits associated with this park.