Investigator Trail

Walking Trail Facts
89 km circuit
4-5 days
Suitable for
Trail Class
Grade 5, Trek
Park (national park, conservation park, forest, reserve)
Lincoln National Park
Eyre Peninsula
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Investigator Trail

About the Walking Trail

The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail, made up a of a series of shorter connected trails. Do the whole trail as day walks (with a car shuffle), trek the whole trail and camp along the way, or walk selected day walk sections. The walking takes in magnificent coastal scenery including sheltered bays, offshore islands, mobile sand dunes and beautiful beaches. The trail is generally easy walking through coastal heath, mallee and along beaches.

Water supply is not guaranteed during summer months. The trail is clearly defined and marked.

Begin at the park entrance, or any of the campsites or access spots along the circuit.

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Trail Distances

  • Lincoln National Park entrance to Cape Donington (CP1-15), 36km one way, 12 hours one way
  • Cape Donington to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing (CP15-20, 3, 2), 30.7km one way, 10 hours one way
  • Pillie Lake to main park entrance via Sleaford Mere (CP 2, 3, 21-24, 1) 26.3km one way, 9 hours one way

or, as

  • Eastern Loop, CP3 to Cape Donnington and return (circuit), 53km
  • Western Loop, park entrance to CP3 and return via Sleaford Mere (circuit), 36km

Extend the Walk

Extend the walk a further 26km to the north outside the park, following the Parnkalla Trail via Tulka into Port Lincoln or on to North Shields.