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

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Kangaroo Island

  • Distance from state capital: 152 km

  • State: SA

  • Latitude: -35.842397204

  • Longitude: 137.746783197


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.


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.

Total distance: 234 m
Max elevation: 0 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 0 m
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For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Walking SA