The Friends of Althorpe Island Conservation Park are committed to the to the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of Althorpe Island Conservation Park and will endeavour to build community awareness, support and enjoyment of the park.
Our community group has been involved with a South Australian island Lighthouse station, which after 136 continuous years still guides mariners through Investigator Strait
Althorpe Island has a history that goes back 213 years, when the distinguished navigator Matthew Flinders named the group of islands, the largest (Althorpe Island) being 90 ha in area and 90 meters above sea level. The small community of Light Keepers lived a self-sufficient lifestyle with the introduction of sheep and goats, including the domestic turned feral cat, all having a profound effect on the environment.
The Friends of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park (FoAICP) began in 1996 and have accessed the island (4.5 nautical miles from the mainland) by boat or helicopter. This adventurous group has been very active to the conservation of the natural and cultural heritage of Althorpe Islands Conservation Park.