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.

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

Dogs not allowed

Dogs are not permitted in this park.

Discover which parks you can walk your dog in on our find a park tool or read 12 dog-friendly walks in Adelaide Parks by Good Living for inspiration.

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are permitted in most public places and are therefore welcome in South Australia’s parks and reserves. Assistance dogs must be appropriately restrained on a lead and remain under your effective control at all times while in a park or reserve.

As per the dogs in parks and reserves policy, if the dog is not an accredited assistance dog, they must be trained to assist a person with a disability to alleviate that disability and meet standards of hygiene and behaviour appropriate for a dog in a public place. However, refusal may be given if the person with the disability is unable to produce evidence the dog is an assistance dog with the appropriate training.

Before taking your assistance dog into a park that does not normally allow dogs, it is highly recommended that you contact us so we can provide you with the latest information on any potential hazards within specific parks that may affect your dog. Please contact the park via the contact details provided under the contact tab or call the information line on (+61 8) 8204 1910.

Useful information

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

Traditional owners

Aboriginal peoples have occupied, enjoyed and managed the lands and waters of this State for thousands of generations. For Aboriginal first nations, 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. 

There are many places across the State that have great spiritual significance to Aboriginal first nations.  At some of these places Aboriginal cultural protocols, such as restricted access, are promoted and visitors are asked to respect the wishes of Traditional Owners.

In places where protocols are not promoted visitors are asked to show respect by not touching or removing anything, and make sure you take all your rubbish with you when you leave.

Aboriginal peoples continue to play an active role in caring for their Country, including in parks across South Australia. 

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. 

Accommodation

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:

Troubridge Island Hideaway and Charter

Phone: (+61 8) 8852 6290

Volunteering

Want to help?

To find out how you can help in this park or nearby, please visit Natural Resources Northern and York – Volunteering.

Want to join others and become a Park Friend?

To find out more about Friends of Parks groups please visit Friends of Parks South Australia.

You could join others to help look after a park. You can take part in working bees, training and other events.

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
  • be aware of weather conditions and avoid walking during the hottest part of the day
  • 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. 

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