Investigator Trail
  • Length: 0.8km

  • Duration: 20 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

  • End: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

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  • Location: Kangaroo Island

  • Distance from state capital: 151 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.843505962

  • Longitude: 137.754349038


Investigator Trail is a 0.8km, grade 3 Return hike located in Kangaroo Island South Australia. The hike should take approximately 20 mins to complete.


During his exploration of southern Australia in 1802, explorer Matthew Flinders rowed to the end of Pelican Lagoon and walked to the top of the large sand dune which he named Prospect Hill. The Investigator Trail is short and follows his 1802 steps from the lagoon to the hill.

The trail begins from a commemorative plaque in the roadside carpark on the northern side of Hog Bay Road (there is a brown historical site sign pointing to the carpark), near the intersection of Muston Road. After crossing Hog Bay Road, the trail follows the dirt road to the carpark at the base of Prospect Hill. From there follow the trail to the top of Prospect Hill.

GPX file courtesy of Walking SA. File may not contain elevation data and may only represent half the length on return hikes.

Total distance: 1033 m
Max elevation: 21 m
Min elevation: 5 m
Total climbing: 21 m
Total descent: -7 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA


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