Prospect Hill
  • Length: 0.5km

  • Duration: 30 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

  • End: 2756 Hog Bay Rd, Pelican Lagoon

  • Location: Kangaroo Island

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  • Distance from CBD: 152 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.8423972

  • Longitude: 137.7467832

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Prospect Hill is a 0.5km, grade 3 return hike, located in Kangaroo Island, South Australia. The hike should take approximately 30 mins to complete.

Hike Summary

Climb the 500 steps to the top of Prospect Hill, the highest point on Kangaroo Island. Enjoy rewarding views of the island, and read some of the interesting interpretive signage at the lookout. The hike isn't long, but climbs a long set up stairs up the remnant sand dune.

The hill was named Prospect Hill as when Matthew Flinders was exploring southern Australia in 1802, he rowed to the end of Pelican Lagoon and walked to the top of the hill to view more of the island. The nearby short Investigator Trail follows his footsteps from Pelican Lagoon.

The trail begins from the carpark off Hog Bag Road.

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

About the region

Kangaroo Island is one of the world's great nature-based destinations. Think of an island with 509km of Coastline & 155km from the East Coast to the West Coast. With native bushland, wildlife, adventure & exploring. Where pristine beaches, local wines & sunsets are on your doorstep. You'll need longer than you think. There’s an unmistakable sanctity about Kangaroo Island. With its raw and rugged coastline, impeccably clear waters, natural wonders and wildlife, Kangaroo Island is known as nature’s playground. As you step off onto the island, it's impossible not to relax. Follow the road less travelled and discover unique wildlife, mouth-watering food and wine, breathtaking scenery and a laid-back lifestyle. You can get to Kangaroo Island via ferry with Sealink or KI Connect, fly with QantasLink or embark on the Southern Ocean Drive road trip.

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Total distance: 234 m
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