Welcome to our Maatsuyker Island adventure. 

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10 km off the rugged SW coast of Tasmania stands Australia's most southerly lighthouse located on Maatsuyker Island. 

On September 10, 2017 we departed via helicopter from Hobart to take on the role of volunteer caretakers and weather observers for the next six months. 

As the only two people on the island, we were required to take all of our own food and supplies to sustain ourselves through extreme weather patterns and isolated living conditions. 

In partnership with Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service and Friends of Maatsuyker Island (FOMI), we're tasked with upholding the integrity of the island, which holds a high degree of cultural, environmental and indigenous significance, and is home to dozens of protected marine species. 

Despite our name, we are not actually lighthouse keepers. We want to recognize the dedication and resilience of keepers past. Without their service, many more would have perished.

During our time on the island, we intend to paint an honest picture of our experience through photos, videos and writing. We hope you enjoy following along.

Thank you for your support.