Prospect Hill, Kangaroo Island

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500 metres return
30 mins return
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Kangaroo Island
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Prospect Hill, Kangaroo Island

About the Walking Trail

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.

From early 2016 until September 2019 the trail was closed as the steps had become unsafe. New steps were constructed and the trail reopened in September 2019.


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