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Antechamber Bay

Project Overview

A favourite for beach lovers, Lashmar Conservation Park adjoins the long sandy beach at Antechamber Bay. The park is an ideal location for swimming, fishing and bird watching and is just a short drive from Cape Willoughby lighstation.

As part of activating nature-based tourism in Kangaroo Island Parks, the Department for Environment and Water commissioned concept designs to be developed for upgrades to the campground, day visitor facilities and pedestrian bridge for Antechamber Bay in Lashmar Conservation Park.

Construction Update

A new double toilet block has recently been constructed at Antechamber Bay, south east of the Chapman River to improve facilities for campsites and day visitors to the area. Further upgrades to the campground and day visitor facilities will be completed by mid-2021.

Construction commenced in early February to build a suspension bridge linking the north and south sides of the campground. The 55-metre long, 1.5-metre wide, custom-built bridge will enable pedestrians to easily access both sides of the Chapman River ensuring ongoing enjoyment of the site’s beautiful bushland and spectacular sea views.

The design of the bridge was carefully selected in consultation with community members to ensure it fit well into the surrounding site, spanning the tidal river and allowed access for kayaks underneath.

While construction of the pedestrian bridge is taking place, there may be some impact on access to the river on both the northern and southern side directly adjoining the works. Please note that the shelter on the southern side will remain open. Construction of the bridge is due to be completed by March 2021. We appreciate your patience during this time.

Acknowledgement of CountryAcknowledgement of Country

The Department for Environment and Water acknowledges Aboriginal people as the First Peoples and Nations of the lands and waters we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.

The Department works in partnership with the First Peoples of South Australia and supports their Nations to take a leading role in caring for their Country.