Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park

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Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
Thistle Is
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•• Take your rubbish with you.
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HIKE - Moderate Moderate Hikes are suitable for
bushwalkers with an average level of fitness. These trails
can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
Help protect your national parks by following these
guidelines:
The National Parks Code
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet Loop Hike
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Surfleet Loop Hike
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Donington Loop Hike
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Cape Donington
to September Beach
Stamford
Hill to Surfleet
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
September
Beach toCove
Carcase Rock
Surfleet
to Spalding
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Carcase
RocktotoPillie
MacLaren
Park
entrance
Lake Point
Donington Loop Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
Pillie
Lake to
Stamford
Hill Landing
Stamford
Hill to Surfleet
Cape Donington
to September
Beach
Taylors Landing
to Pillie Lake
Surfleet
Loop Hike
Spalding
Cove
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Beach totoCarcase
Rock
Sleaford Mere
to Park
entrance Cove
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
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Pillie Lake
Carcase Rock
MacLarento
Point
StamfordCove
Hill Hike
Spalding
to Fisherman Point
Pillie
to Stamford
Hill
toLanding
SurfleetHill
MacLaren Stamford
Point Lake
to Taylors
Stamford Hill
Loop
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Surfleet
Loop
Hike Cove
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Taylors Landing
to Pillie
Lake
Wanna Dunes
Mere
Fisherman
PointtotoSleaford
Cape Donington
Woodcutters
Beach
to Lake
Spalding Cove
Park
to Pillie
Sleaford Mere
toentrance
Park entrance
Investigator Trail
Donington Loop
Hike
Spalding
to Fisherman Point
Pillie
LakeCove
to Stamford
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford
Hill
to SurfleetHill
Investigator Trail
Cape Donington
to
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point
Loop Hike
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove
Investigator Trail
September Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
Point
to Cape
Donington
Woodcutters
Beach
to Lake
Spalding
Cove
Wanna Dunes
toentrance
Sleaford
Mere
Park
to Pillie
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
Donington
LooptoHike
Spalding
Fisherman
Investigator
Pillie
LakeCove
toTrail
Stamford
Hill Point
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Trail
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
September
Beach
Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
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Donington
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Trail
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Cove
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
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Rock
toHike
MacLaren Point
Donington
Loop
Spalding
Cove
to Fisherman Point
Stamford Hill Hike
MacLaren
Point to
Taylors
Landing
Cape Donington
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point to
Loop
Hike
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Taylors
Landing
to to
Pillie
Lake Rock
September
Beach
Carcase
Fisherman
Point
to Cape
Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
Sleaford Rock
Mere to
to MacLaren
Park entrance
Carcase
Point
Donington
Loop Hike
Investigator Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to
Landing
Cape Donington
to Taylors
September
Beach
Investigator Trail
Stamford
Hill Loop
Hike Lake
Taylors
Landing
to to
Pillie
September
Beach
Carcase Rock
Investigator Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Park
Sleaford
Mere
Sleaford
Mere to
entrance
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Point
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors Landing
Investigator
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike Trail
Taylors
Landing
to Pillie
Lake
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Park
Sleaford
Mere
Sleaford
Mere to
entrance
Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula encompassing
some of the most beautiful unspoilt coastline, offshore
islands and wilderness experiences in the state.
Park entrance
Pillie Lake
Stamford
Hill totoSurfleet
There are over 100 kilometres of walking trail in Lincoln
National Park for you to explore.
The Investigator Trail
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Pillie Lake
Stamford
Hill
Surfleet
to to
Spalding
Cove
Surfleet
Loop Hike
Park
entrance
to Pillie Lake
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding
Cove
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
SpaldingLoop
CoveHike
to Fisherman Point
Surfleet
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Fisherman Point
Loop
Woodcutters
Beach
to Hike
Spalding Cove
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove
Fisherman
PointtotoFisherman
Cape Donington
Spalding
Cove
Point
Surfleet
Loop Hike
Park
entrance
to Pillie Lake
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Donington
Loop
Fisherman
Point Hike
Loop Hike
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding
Cove
Pillie
Lake
Stamford
Hill
Surfleet
to to
Spalding
Cove
Cape
Donington
to
Beach
Fisherman
Point
to September
Cape Donington
SpaldingLoop
Cove to Fisherman Point
Surfleet
Park
entranceHike
to Pillie Lake
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Stamford
Hill
to Surfleet
Donington
Loop
Hike
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Woodcutters
to
Spalding
Cove
Pillie
Lake
to Beach
Stamford
Hill
Carcase
Rock
to to
MacLaren
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove Point
Cape
Donington
September
Beach
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Spalding
Cove
to
Fisherman
Point
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Park
entrance
toto
Pillie
LakeLanding
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
DoningtonHill
Loop
Hike
Stamford
to Surfleet
Fisherman
Point
Loop Hike
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Spalding
Cove
Taylors
Landing
Pillie
Lake
Pillie
Lake
to Stamford
Hill
Carcase
Rock
totoMacLaren
Point
Cape
Donington
September
Beach
Surfleet
to Spalding
CoveDonington
Fisherman
Pointtoto
toFisherman
Cape
Spalding
Cove
Point
SleafordLoop
Mere
totoPark
entrance
Surfleet
Hike
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Landing
September
Beach
to Carcase
Park entrance
toHike
Pillie
Lake Rock
Donington
Loop
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Fisherman
Point
Loop Hike
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Spalding
Cove
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Carcase
Rock
to to
MacLaren
Pillie Lake
to Stamford
Hill Point
Cape
Donington
September
Beach
Surfleet
to Spalding
Cove
Fisherman
Point
to
Cape
Donington
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Spalding
Cove
to
Fisherman
Point
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
MacLaren
Point
to to
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet Loop
Hike
September
Beach
Carcase
Park
entrance
to Pillie
Lake Rock
Donington
Loop
Hike
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Fisherman
Point
Loop
HikeMere
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Taylors
Landing
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
to Spalding
Cove
Carcase
RockBeach
toto
MacLaren
Point
Pillie
Lake
Stamford
Hill
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Investigator
Trail
Surfleet
to to
Spalding
Cove
Fisherman
Point
to Cape
Donington
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Sleaford
entrance
Spalding Mere
Cove to
to Park
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
September
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to
Carcase
Rock
Investigator
Trail
Park
entrance
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Lake
Donington
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Wanna
Dunes
toSurfleet
Sleaford
Mere
Stamford
Hill
toto
Stamford
Hill
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Point
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to
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Donington
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Mere
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entrance
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to
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Point
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
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September
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to Carcase
Investigator
Trail Rock
Park
entrance
to Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
totoSurfleet
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
Beach
to Hike
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Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
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Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
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Trail
Cape Donington
to Hike
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toHill
Spalding
Cove
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Mere
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Point
MacLaren
Point
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Loop
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Beach to Carcase
Park
entrance
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
toto
Surfleet
Stamford
Hill
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Fisherman
Point
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to
Spalding
Cove
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Surfleet
toHill
Spalding
Cove
Stamford
Loop
Fisherman
Point
to Hike
Cape
Donington
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Spalding
Cove
to
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren Point to Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to Carcase
Rock
Park
entrance
toHike
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
to Surfleet
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop Hike
Taylors
Landing
to Pillie
Lake Cove
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to to
MacLaren
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
September
Beach
Surfleet
toHill
Spalding
Cove
Stamford
Loop
Fisherman
Point
to Hike
Cape
Donington
Sleaford
to
entrance
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totoPark
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Park
entrance
toHike
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Stamford
Hill
to Surfleet
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Taylors
Landing
toLoop
Pillie
Lake Cove
Woodcutters
Beach
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Investigator
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to
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to
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Mere
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Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
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Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Park entrance
to
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
toHike
Sleaford
Mere
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Loop
Stamford
Hill
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Point
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to
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
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Investigator
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Carcase
Rock
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Pillie
Lake
to
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Hill
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Hill
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Investigator
Trail
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to
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Stamford
Hill
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Mere
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Cove to
totoPark
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Point
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Spalding
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Trail Rock
September
Beach
toCove
Carcase
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hike
FishermanHill
Point
Loop Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
Beach
to Lake
Spalding
Cove
Park
entrance
to
Pillie
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Investigator
TrailPoint
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Stamford
Loop
FishermanHill
Point
to Hike
Cape Donington
Sleaford
entrance
Spalding Mere
Cove to
to Park
Fisherman
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Investigator
Trail
Stamford
Hill
to Surfleet
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
PillieHike
Lake
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Investigator
Trail
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove
Investigator
TrailPoint
Cape Donington
to Hike
September
Beach
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Fisherman
Point
Cape
Donington
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Spalding
Cove
Sleaford
Mere
to to
Park
entrance
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Landing
Park
entrance
toto
Pillie
Lake
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to Carcase
Rock
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Spalding
Cove
toHike
Fisherman
Point
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
Point
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
Landing
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
toCape
Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
Point
Donington
Wanna
Dunes
to to
Sleaford
Mere
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Taylors Landing
to Pillie
Lake Cove
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Point
Donington
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Stamford Cove
Hill
Loop
Hike Trail Point
Spalding
to Fisherman
TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
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Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
Thistle Is
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HIKE - Moderate Moderate Hikes are suitable for
bushwalkers with an average level of fitness. These trails
can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
Help protect your national parks by following these
guidelines:
The National Parks Code
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet Loop Hike
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Surfleet Loop Hike
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Donington Loop Hike
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Cape Donington
to September Beach
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Fisherman Point Loop Hike
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Lincoln National Park is a rugged peninsula encompassing
some of the most beautiful unspoilt coastline, offshore
islands and wilderness experiences in the state.
Park entrance
Pillie Lake
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There are over 100 kilometres of walking trail in Lincoln
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TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
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Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
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can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
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Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
Point
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
Landing
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
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Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
Point
Donington
Wanna
Dunes
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Sleaford
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Stamford
Hill
Hike
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Beach
to Spalding
Taylors Landing
to Pillie
Lake Cove
Investigator
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Carcase
Rock
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MacLaren
Point
Donington
Loop
Hike
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Stamford Cove
Hill
Loop
Hike Trail Point
Spalding
to Fisherman
TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
50
Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
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HIKE - Moderate Moderate Hikes are suitable for
bushwalkers with an average level of fitness. These trails
can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
Help protect your national parks by following these
guidelines:
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet Loop Hike
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Surfleet Loop Hike
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Donington Loop Hike
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Cape Donington
to September Beach
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islands and wilderness experiences in the state.
Park entrance
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TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
50
Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
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HIKE - Moderate Moderate Hikes are suitable for
bushwalkers with an average level of fitness. These trails
can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
Help protect your national parks by following these
guidelines:
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet Loop Hike
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Surfleet Loop Hike
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Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Donington Loop Hike
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Cape Donington
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islands and wilderness experiences in the state.
Park entrance
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TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
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Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
have appropriate wet-weather clothing.
•• Weather conditions can change quickly. Ensure you
The elusive Western Whipbird inhabits dense mallee and heath vegetation.
The species is nationally threatened with extinction.
© Department for Environment,
Water and Natural Resources
March 2014 | FIS 92653
The haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew may be heard at dusk. Regular
fox baiting helps protect these threatened, ground-dwelling birds.
your desired route with a ranger and fill in a Trip
Intentions form.
Cottage accommodation
Southern Ocean Retreats
T: 08 8598 4169
•• Prior to commencing a trek, we advise you to discuss
and expected time of return.
•• Inform a responsible person of your proposed route
cliff edges, slippery rocks, freak waves and rips can
occur.
Matthew Flinders
•• Take care when walking near any coastal area. Fragile
markers.
Matthew Flinders
surveyed the Eyre
Peninsula coastline in
1802 in the ship HMS
Investigator.
•• Keep to the defined walking trail and follow the
Allow two litres of water per person per half day.
Do not rely on tanks in the park for water.
•• Carry sufficient food and drinking water.
•• Wear sturdy shoes, hat and sunscreen.
Thank you for leaving the bush in its natural
state for the enjoyment of others.
The trail continues to the north outside the park for
another 31 kilometres via Tulka and Port Lincoln to North
Shields. The section through Port Lincoln is called the
Parnkalla Trail.
•• Keep our wildlife wild. Do not feed or disturb Trails at Cape Donington and Stamford Hill provide
pleasant loop walks returning you to your vehicle.
•• Be considerate of other park users.
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
walking trails.
Further
information
Police 000 or 131 444
Ambulance 000
CFS fire calls only 000
Natural Resources Centre
Eyre Peninsula
86 Tasman Terrace
Port Lincoln SA 5606
T: (08) 8688 3111
Share your parks at
parks.sa.gov.au
Join the community
•• Keep to defined vehicle tracks and
animals, or remove native plants.
West Point
Cape Carnot
•• Respect geological and heritage sites.
Sleaford
Bay
•• Camp only in designated areas.
stoves.
•• Conserve native habitat by using liquid fuel or gas
April. Check CFS hotline 1300 362 361.
Port Lincoln
Avoid
Bay
•• Observe fire restrictions usually 1 November to 30
Coffin
Bay
Coffin Bay
National Park
•• Leave your pets at home. 1080 poison, lethal to pets,
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HIKE - Moderate Moderate Hikes are suitable for
bushwalkers with an average level of fitness. These trails
can be any length and may include moderate inclines and
irregular surfaces.
Help protect your national parks by following these
guidelines:
The National Parks Code
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Granite headlands, scenic bays and sandy beaches fringe
Boston Bay, the largest natural harbour in Australia. In
contrast, the exposed southern coastline has massive windsculpted sand dunes, pounding surf and limestone cliffs.
The Investigator Trail is a long-distance walking trail
which takes its name from HMS Investigator - the ship
commanded by Matthew Flinders while surveying the
rugged coastline of Eyre Peninsula in 1802.
26.3 km one way
30.7 km one way
36 km one way
14.3 km one way
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
WALK - Easy Walks are accessible to people of all ages
and fitness levels. They are well-defined trails, generally
less than three kilometres in length, with even surfaces.
9 hours one way
10 hours one way
12 hours one way
5 hours one way
Massive sand dunes, wind-swept cliffs and unique Sleaford
Mere.Follow checkpoints 2, 3, 21-24, 1.
Secluded coastal and inland experience.
Follow checkpoints 15-20, 3, 2.
Sheltered bays and sandy beaches.
Follow checkpoints 1-15.
HIKE
Massive sand dunes and an exposed ocean coastline
Time*
Distance
Trail Notes
45 minutes return
1.6 km return
One of 40 Great Australian Short Walks, hike up Stamford Hill
for magnificent views of Boston Bay, Port Lincoln and Lincoln
National Park. Return the way you came.
5.7 km loop
Hike up Stamford Hill for magnificent views of Boston Bay,
Port Lincoln and Lincoln National Park. Continue down
Stamford Hill to return to the car park via the Investigator Trail.
2 hour loop
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet Loop Hike
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Surfleet Loop Hike
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Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Donington Loop Hike
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Cape Donington
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MacLaren
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
September
Beach
Surfleet
toHill
Spalding
Cove
Stamford
Loop
Fisherman
Point
to Hike
Cape
Donington
Sleaford
to
entrance
Spalding Mere
CoveHike
totoPark
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Park
entrance
toHike
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Stamford
Hill
to Surfleet
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Taylors
Landing
toLoop
Pillie
Lake Cove
Woodcutters
Beach
to Hike
Spalding
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
TrailPoint
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Surfleet
toHill
Spalding
Cove
Stamford
Loop
Fisherman
Point
to Hike
Cape
Donington
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Spalding
Cove
to
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Park entrance
to
Pillie
Lake
Wanna
Dunes
toHike
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
MacLaren
PointCove
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Stamford
Hill
totoSurfleet
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Fisherman
Point
to
Cape
Donington
Sleaford
Mere
entrance
Spalding
Cove to
totoPark
Fisherman
Point
MacLaren
Taylors
Landing
Surfleet Loop
Hike
to Point
Spalding
Investigator
Trail Rock
September
Beach
toCove
Carcase
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hike
FishermanHill
Point
Loop Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Woodcutters
Beach
to Lake
Spalding
Cove
Park
entrance
to
Pillie
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Investigator
TrailPoint
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Stamford
Loop
FishermanHill
Point
to Hike
Cape Donington
Sleaford
entrance
Spalding Mere
Cove to
to Park
Fisherman
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Investigator
Trail
Stamford
Hill
to Surfleet
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
PillieHike
Lake
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Investigator
Trail
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove
Investigator
TrailPoint
Cape Donington
to Hike
September
Beach
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Fisherman
Point
Cape
Donington
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Spalding
Cove
Sleaford
Mere
to to
Park
entrance
MacLaren
Point
Taylors
Landing
Park
entrance
toto
Pillie
Lake
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to Carcase
Rock
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Donington
Loop
Spalding
Cove
toHike
Fisherman
Point
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
Point
Investigator
Trail
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
Landing
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
toCape
Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
Point
Donington
Wanna
Dunes
to to
Sleaford
Mere
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Taylors Landing
to Pillie
Lake Cove
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Point
Donington
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Stamford Cove
Hill
Loop
Hike Trail Point
Spalding
to Fisherman
TREK - Challenging Treks are usually physically
demanding, therefore users should be experienced
bushwalkers with a high level of fitness and good
navigational skills. Treks usually require an overnight stay
and may pass through remote areas.
HIKE - Hard Hard Hikes require some hiking experience
and a reasonable level of fitness, as some sections of the
trail can be quite steep and uneven.
Walks, Hikes and Treks
HIKE
Local emergency
numbers
/ParksSA
Be prepared when bushwalking:
Walk Safely
Due to the rugged coastline and remoteness of the trails,
a careful, responsible and well-planned approach to
bushwalking is essential for your safety.
Lincoln National Park protects coastal vegetation of the
Eyre Peninsula and provides a safe refuge for rare fauna.
Visitors may encounter stealthy Heath Goannas, elusive
Western Whipbirds and, if camping, experience the
haunting call of the Bush Stone-curlew.
The Investigator Trail is made up of sections which can
be individually walked or hiked - or trekked as a whole.
The Investigator Trail and other trails within the park are
clearly defined and marked with checkpoints at strategic
locations to orientate yourself.
Bushwalking in Lincoln National Park
50
Location map
National Park
Bushwalking
in Lincoln
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
* Time is generously estimated from an average walking speed varying from 2 to 3 km per hour. Allow extra time for resting and sightseeing.
Investigator Trail -Pillie Lake to main
park entrance via Sleaford Mere
Investigator Trail -Cape Donington
to Pillie Lake via Taylors Landing
• long distance trail with
some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• suitable for experienced
walkers with
navigational skills
• high level of fitness
Investigator Trail - Lincoln National
Park entrance to Cape Donington
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
HARD
• some steep inclines
• irregular surface with loose,
uneven base
• average level of fitness
• some hiking experience
Investigator
Trail
Stamford Hill
Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Stamford Hill
Loop Hike Trail
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Select your trail
Time*
Distance
1 hours one way
2.7 km one way
1 hour one way
2.4 km one way
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
2.5 hours one way
7.8 km one way
Secluded walk through diverse vegetation
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
4 hours one way
11.6 km one way
Diverse habitats and views of Proper Bay
Surfleet Cove Loop Hike
1.5 hour loop
4.8 km loop
Eucalypt and tea-tree woodland
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
2 hours one way
6.2 km one way
Inland trail through mallee with a variety of bird life
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
2 hours one way
6.0 km one way
Long beach walks and old-growth mallee
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
3 hour loop
10.7 km loop
Visit beautiful Yachties Beach and varied landscapes
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
1 hour 45 min one way
4.9 km one way
Views to Boston Bay
Donington Loop Hike
2 hour loop
6.2 km loop
Explore Donington Peninsula
Cape Donington to September Beach
30 minutes one way
1.0 km one way
Good family hike along rocky coastline
September Beach to Carcase Rock
1 hour 45 min one way
4.5 km one way
Secluded beaches and scenic granite coastline
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
1.5 hours one way
4.5 km one way
Unspoilt beaches and coastal mallee
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
3 hours one way
8.5 km one way
Spectacular coastal views and long, secluded beaches
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
4 hours one way
12.0 km one way
Inland mallee woodland with diverse bird life
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
3 hours one way
8.9 km one way
Explore the unique shores of Sleaford Mere
Surfleet Cove to Spalding Cove
WALK
Stamford Hill to Surfleet Cove
Trail
A sheltered walk with views of beautiful Spalding Cove
An ideal coastal walk for families
Trail Notes
Select your trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Carcase Rock to MacL
Surfleet Loop Hike
Fisherman
PointHill
Loop Hike
Pillie Lake
to Stamford
Surfleet to Spalding Co
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
MacLaren Point to Tayl
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
SurfleetFisherman
Loop HikePoint to Cape Donington
Park entrance to Pillie L
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Taylors Landing to Pillie
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Donington
Loop
Hike
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Cove
Pillie Lake to Stamford
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Sleaford Mere to Park e
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Cape
Donington
to September
Beach
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Spalding
Cove
to Fisherman
Point
Surfleet Loop Hike
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Stamford Hill Hike
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Hill to Surfleet
Surfleet LoopStamford
Hike
September
Beach
to Carcase Rock
Surfleet Loop Hike
Fisherman
Point Loop
Hike
Woodcutters Beach to S
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Surfleet Loop Hike
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Donington Loop Hike
SpaldingCove
Cove
Woodcutters Surfleet
Beach totoSpalding
Carcase
to MacLaren
Point
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Fisherman
PointRock
to Cape
Donington
Spalding Cove to Fishe
Stamford
Hill
to
Spalding
Cove
to
Cape
Donington
to
MacLaren Point to
Wanna
Dunes to
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Wanna Dunes to Sleafo
Cape Donington to September Beach
Park
entranceSeptember
toPoint
Pillie LakeBeach
Spalding Cove
to Fisherman
Surfleet
Fisherman Point
Taylors Landing
Sleaford Mere
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
MacLaren
Point to Taylors Landing
Spalding Cove to Fisherman
PointCove
Donington
Loop Hike
Skirt the coast on this secluded trail with its varied
Fisherman Point Loop H
Surfleet
to
Spalding
Cove
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Spalding
Cove to Fisherman Point
An easy coastal walk along Stamford Beach, past scenic
Walk along the magnificent sandy beach Fisherman
at Spalding Point
A short, easyHill
hike through coastal heath.
Enjoy the
views from cliff tops
Low mallee woodland leads to a vantage point providing
vegetation and refreshing views of Proper Bay. Superb
Investigator
September
Beach to Carcase RockThe trail offers spectacular coastal
PillieLoop
LakeHike
to Stamford
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Taylors Landing
to Pillie Beach
Lake
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Cape Donington
to September
Point to Cap
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Park
entrance
to
Pillie
Lake
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
granite
headlands
framed
by
the
sea,
with
Boston
Island
in
Cove,
and
inland
through
old-growth
mallee
and
tea-tree
refreshing
sea
views
and
rocky
coastline.
and
follows
a
long,
secluded
beach
near
Taylors
Landing.
a panorama overlooking the park. An Fisherman
excellent camp
wildflowers can be seen in spring.
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Investigator
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
Surfleet
LoopDonington
Hike
Fisherman Point
to Cape
Park entrance
to Pillie Lake woodland.
Sleaford
Mere
to Park entrance
Fisherman Point to Cape
theDonington
distance. A short detour from checkpoint
9 to Surfleet
shelter for bushwalkers, the Brian Clarke Hut, is found
September
Beach
to Carcase
Rock
Donington Loop Hike
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Access: This hike begins from Cape Donington
Surfleet
to Spalding
Cove
Access: This hike begins from the park entrance (checkpoint
Pillie Lake
to Stamford
Hill Access: This hike begins from MacLaren Point (4WD
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding Cove
Park
entrance
to Point
Pillieoffers
Lake
Fisherman
Point
to Cape Donington
rewarding views. An ideal family walk.
at checkpoint 23. Massive wind-sculptured sand dunes
Investigator
(checkpoint
lighthouse
15) or SeptemberMacLaren
Beach Point to Taylors Landingaccess) or Taylors Landing campground
(checkpoint
Woodcutters
Beach
to (checkpoint
Spalding Cove
Donington
Loop
Hike
1) or the northern end of Pillie Lake (checkpoint
2).
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill Access: This hike begins from Spalding Cove
Stamford
Hill
Hike Point
Donington
Loop Hike
Carcase
Rock to20).
MacLaren
CapeThe
Donington
Surfleet to Spalding Cove
are a feature of the Sleaford Bay coastline.
exposed to Sep
Park
entrance
totoPillie
Lake Point
SurfleetLoop
LoopHike
Hike
Spalding
Fisherman
Pillie
Lake
to Cove
Stamford
Access: Hill
This walk begins from the car park at the base of
11) or Fisherman Point campground (checkpoint 13).
campground (checkpoint 16).
Donington
Stamford
HillSpalding
to Surfleet
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
cliffs provide an
Cove to Fisherman
Point
Cape
Donington
to September
Beach
Surfleet Loop Hike
Stamford
HillTaylors
Loop Hike
Cape Donington to September
Beach
MacLaren
Point to
LandingSouthern Ocean beaches and limestone
Stamford
(checkpoint 7) or Surfleet Cove campground
September Beach to Ca
Park entrance to Pillie Lake
Pillie
Lake Hike
toPoint
Stamford
Hill
Taylors
Landing to
Woodcutters
to Spalding
Cove
Fisherman
LoopHill
Hike
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Surfleet
Loop
invigorating experience.
Cape
DoningtonBeach
to September
Beach
(checkpoint
10).
Surfleet to Spalding
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance Pillie Lake
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Beach
toCove
Carcase
Rock HikeBeach to
Fisherman
Point Loop Hike September
September
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding
Cove
Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
September
Beach to Carcase
Rock
TaylorsWanna
Landing
to Pillie
Lake
Discover a variety of habitats as the trail passes
through Surfleet
Carcase Rock to MacLa
Pillie Lake to Stamford Hill
Loop
Hike
SpaldingBeach
Cove to
Fisherman
Point
Fisherman
Point
to Spalding
Cape Donington
Access: This hike begins from the car park
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Cove
September
to
Carcase
Rock
Carcase
Rock
Encounter a variety of habitats as you hike
through
inland mallee woodland and near low coastal limestone
Hike inland through open shrubland and mallee woodland.
Park
entrance
Pillie Lake
Stamford Hill Hike
Fisherman
Point
to Cape Donington
Carcase
Rock
to MacLaren
Point
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Investigator
Trail
Carcase Rock to MacLaren
Point
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance (just south of checkpoint 22).
Surfleet
Cove Loop
Hike
MacLaren Point to Taylo
Surfleet Loop Hike
Woodcutters
to Spalding
Loop Hike
Donington
Hike
old-growth mallee, coastal heath, and the recovering
cliffs. Pleasant sea views from sections of the trail. Spalding
The diverse flora provides excellent habitat for many native
Scenic granite coastline with some ofCarcase
theFisherman
most Rock Point
CoveLoop
toBeach
Fisherman
Point Cove
to MacLaren
Point
Pillie
Lake
to
Stamford
Hill
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Donington
Loop
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Trail
MacLaren Point to Taylors
Landing
previously farmed environment. This trail visits beautiful
A scenic
walk along the shores of Proper Bay and Surfleet
Hill Hike
bird species, including the elusiveStamford
Western Whipbird.
beautiful, secluded beaches in Lincoln National Park.
Taylors Landing to Pillie
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
CoveLoop
to to
Fisherman
Point
Access: This hike begins from the northern end of Pillie Spalding
Fisherman
Point
to Cape
Donington
Cape Donington
September
Beach
Sleaford Mere to
Fisherman
Point
Hike
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
Landing
Yachties Beach and follows the coast to Carcase Rock,
Cove, returning
through eucalypt and tea-tree woodland.
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Taylors
Landing
to
Pillie
Lake
Lake (checkpoint 2), Woodcutters Beach (checkpoint
4)
or
Fisherman
Point
to
Cape
Donington
Trail
Access: This hike begins from Taylors
LandingHill LoopInvestigator
Access: This hike begins from September Beach
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
Stamford
Hike
Park entrance
Sleaford Mere to Park e
Spalding Cove toreturning
Fisherman
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
inlandPoint
through mallee.
Donington
Loop
Hike Lake
September
Beach
toThis
Carcase
Rock
Fisherman
Point
to Cape
Donington
Landing
to Pillie
Access:
hike begins from Surfleet Cove campground
Stamford Hill (checkpoint 7).
(checkpoint 20) or Pillie Lake car park (checkpoint 2).
(checkpoint 16) or from Carcase RockTaylors
(between
Woodcutters
Beach
to
Spalding
Cove
Investigator
Trail
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Donington Loop Hike
The salty waters
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere Follow the shore of unique Sleaford Mere.
This hike begins from Fisherman Point
(checkpoint
10).
Stamford Hill Hike
checkpoints 18 and 19).
Fisherman Point Access:
Loop Hike
Fisherman
Point
Cape
Donington
Cape Mere
Donington
to September
Carcase
Rock
totoMacLaren
Point
Donington
Loop
Hike
Sleaford
to Park
entrance Beach
provide an environment that allows microscopic organisms
Spalding Cove
to Fisherman
Investigator Trail
Rock toPoint
MacLaren Point
Stamford
HillCarcase
Hike
Cape Donington to Septembercampground
Beach (near checkpoint 13).
Stamford Hill Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator Trail
Stamford
Hill Loop Hike
to form stromatolites, which can be seen
at the water's
Fisherman
Point to Cape Donington
Donington
Loop
Hike
September
Beach to Carcase Rock
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Stamford
Hill
to
Surfleet
Cape
Donington
to
September
Beach
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Surfleet
Cove
to
Carcase
Rock
to
This hike offers spectacular panoramic views Stamford
of Lincoln Hill Loop Hike
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
edge.
A
trail
leads
back
to
Tulka
through
shrubland.
Investigator
Trail
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
September Beach to Carcase Rock
Investigator Trail
Fisherman Point to
Wanna Dunes to Sleafo
Donington
Loop Hike
Spalding
Cove
Cape
Donington
September
Donington Island
Carcase
MacLaren Point
Taylors
Landing
Pillie Lake
Point
Surfleet to Spalding
Cove
National Park, Boston Bay and numerous offshore September
Surfleet to Spalding MacLaren
Cove
Beach
totoCarcase
RockBeach
Stamford
HillRock
LooptoHike
Access:
This
hike
begins
from
Sleaford
Mere (checkpoint
Fisherman
Point
to
Cape
Donington
Taylors
Landing
to Pillie
Lake
Wanna Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Cape Donington
Carcase
Rock
toto
MacLaren
Stamford
Hill
Surfleet Point
Investigator Trail
islands from the historic Flinders Monument Wanna
at the topDunes to Sleaford
An Mere
easy,
sheltered walk
adjacent to the
coast
with
Sheltered
behind
the foredunes, the trailMacLaren
weaves
Cape Donington
Cape
Donington
to September Beach
September
Beach
to
Carcase
Rock
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Park
entrance
to
Pillie
Lake
24)
or
from
the
main
park
entrance
(checkpoint
1). Investigator
Donington
entrance to Pillie
Lakecoastal mallee to an unspoiltWanna
MacLaren
Point Spalding Cove. An ideal family walk.
Dunes to Sleaford Mere
Lighthouse
of Stamford Hill. Interpretive signs on the trail provideCarcase Rock to glimpses
of beautiful
Enjoy the rich granite hues and sandy beaches
of Park
the Loop
through
beach.
Donington
Hike
Sleaford Mere
Investigator
Trailto Park entrance
MacLaren
to Taylors
Landing
Investigator Trail
SurfleetPoint
to Spalding
Cove
Beach 15
Investigator
Beach
to Carcase
Rock National Park. The trail offers
Carcase
Rock
toTaylors
MacLaren
Point
Taylors Landing
to Pillie
information about the area’s natural history. A reasonable
Stamford
HilltoHike
northern
tip of Lincoln
Pillie Lake toSeptember
Stamford Hill
Pillie Lake to Stamford
HillThis hike begins from Carcase Rock
MacLaren
Point
Investigator
TrailLake
Access:
ThisLanding
walk begins from Surfleet Cove campground
Access:
(between
Cape
to September
Stamford
Hill
Hike Beach
Investigator
Trail
challenge, this trail has some moderate inclines but has a Investigator Trail
Taylors
ParkLanding
entrancetotoPillie
PillieLake
Lake
panoramic views to Port Lincoln, Boston Bay
and Donington
offshore
September
Colbert
Investigator
(checkpoint
10) or Spalding Cove, 4WDSurfleet
access Loop
Carcase
MacLaren Point
MacLaren
Point
to Taylors
checkpoints 18 and 19) or MacLaren Point.
4WD Mere to ParkCape
Sleaford
entrance
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Hike Rock toislands.
16
Taylors
Landing
toLoop
Pillie
Lake Landing
Investigator Trail
good trail surface.
Donington Cottage, overlooking SpaldingSurfleet
Cove, Loop Hike
Beach
September Investigator
Beach
to Carcase
Rock
11).
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Trail
access
to both start points.
Sleaford
Mereto
toStamford
Park entrance
Investigator (checkpoint
Trail
Pillie Lake
Hill
wasTaylors
built
1899 by farmer and lighthouse keeper,
to
Landing
Taylors
Landing
Pillie
Lake
StamfordInvestigator
Hill Hike Trail
Dunes
totoSleaford
Mere
WoodcuttersMacLaren
Beach to Point
Spalding
Covearound
17
Woodcutters Beach to Spalding Cove
Access: This hike begins from the car park at the baseSleaford
of Wanna
Mere
to Park
entrance
Campground
Donington Cottage
Carcase Rock
to MacLaren
Point
William Argent.
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Stamford
Hill
Hike
Surfleet
Loop
Hike
Stamford Hill (near checkpoint 7).
Taylors
Landing toPoint
Pillie Lake
Sleaford
to Park entrance
Woodcutters
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Investigator
Trail Beach
Spalding Cove
to Fisherman
Spalding Cove to Fisherman Point
Stamford
HillMere
Hike
Access:Cove
This hike begins from Fisherman Point
Bush camping
MacLaren Point to Taylors
Landing Trail
14
Investigator
Stamford
Hill Loop
Hiketo Spalding
Woodcutters
Beach
to Spalding
Cove
Sleaford
Mere
Park entrance
Stamford
Hike
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
Investigator
Trail
Fisherman Point
Loop
Hiketocampground
(checkpoint 13) or Cape Donington Fisherman Point Loop Hike
Stamford
HillHill
Loop
Hike
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Richardson's Shack
An inland experience through diverse Wanna
mallee
woodland.
Taylors Landing to Pillie Investigator
Lake
Trail
Dunes
to Sleaford
Mere
Spalding
Cove
to Fisherman
Point (checkpoint 15).
Hikers
camp
shelter
lighthouse
Stamford
Hill Hike
Stamford
Hill
Loop
Hike
Investigator
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Excellent views, tranquil surrounds and interesting Wanna
Fisherman
Point
to
Cape
Donington
Here
you
might
encounter
Southern
Scrub-robins
and
Fisherman Point to Cape Donington
Dunes to Sleaford Mere
Yachties
Bicker
Sleaford
Mere
to
Park
entrance
Investigator
Trail
Investigator
Trail
history are features of this hike. Take in the magnificent
Fisherman
Point
Loop
Hike
Superb Fairy-wrens. An ideal place to see native orchids in
18 Beach
Isles Trail
Stamford
Hill Loop
Hike
Wanna Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Investigator
Toilets
Donington
Loop
Hike
Donington Loop Hike
Donington Loop Hike
Investigator
Trail
panorama of Lincoln National Park, Boston Bay and
spring. This
trail can be used to create an extended loop
Fisherman
Stamford Hill Hike
Investigator
Trail Donington
Fisherman
Point to Cape
offshore islands from the historic Flinders Monument at
Wanna
Dunes toAdmire
Sleaford
Mere
offshore
islands, granite outcrops and sandy
Investigator
Trail
Investigator Trail Point
hike via the
Stamford
Hill area.
Cape Donington
to September
Beach
Cape Donington to September Beach
Investigator
Trail
Self-registration
station/Information
Stamford
Hill Loop Hike
the top of Stamford Hill. Discover historic ruins left by the
Populations
Investigator
Donington
Loop HikeTrail beaches as you explore Donington Peninsula.
Access: This Trail
hike begins from Woodcutters
Beach Beach to Carcase
9
Investigator
Trail
Investigator
September
8
Beach to Carcase Rock
woodcutters (near checkpoint 6).
Investigator
Trail
of Rock
Australian Sea-lions and New Zealand Fur-sealsSeptember
inhabit
13
Water (seasonal
supply)
(checkpoint
4) or Spalding
Cove campground
(checkpoint
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Cape Donington to September
Beach
Donington
Island near the lighthouse.
10
Investigator
Trail
Investigator
Trail
Carcase
Rock to MacLaren
Point
Access: This hike begins from the car park at
Carcase Rock to MacLaren Point
11). 4WD is recommended to access both
start points.
7
Surfleet
Carcase
Investigator Trail
September Beach to Carcase
Rock
Lighthouse
the base of Stamford Hill (near checkpoint 7).
Access:
This
hike begins from Cape Donington
Investigator
Trail
Cove
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
Rock
MacLaren
Point
to
Taylors
Landing
lighthouse (checkpoint 15) or September Beach
Investigator Trail
Carcase
Rock
to
MacLaren
Point
24
Checkpoint
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lakecampground (checkpoint 16).
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
6
Investigator Trail
MacLaren Point to Taylors Landing
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
19
Sealed road
Spalding 12
Taylors Landing to Pillie Lake
Stamford
5
Stamford Hill Hike
Cove
Stamford Hill Hike Woodcutters
Hill
11
Sleaford Mere to Park entrance
Unsealed road
Beach
4
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Stamford Hill Loop Hike
Stamford Hill Hike
4WD track
Wanna
Dunes to Sleaford Mere
Wanna Dunes to Sleaford Mere
km
.5 Stamford Hill Loop Hike
9
n
l
Investigator Trail
MacLaren
co
Investigator Trail
Park boundary
Lin
t
Wanna
Dunes
to
Sleaford
Mere
Point
r
0 km
1
2
3
Po
Investigator Trail
o
Investigator
Trail
T
Walking trail
Investigator Trail
Majestic White-bellied Sea-Eagles are skilled hunters, catching mainly fish
Investigator Trail
and small birds.
Investigator Trail
Investigator Trail
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
Stamford Hill to Surfleet
15
km
DONING
TON
PENINS
ULA
Discover the diversity of Lincoln National Park
er
yB
ay
1
Horse
Rock
PROPER
Investigator Trail
To
F
ish
BAY
SLEAFORD
2
Pillie
Lake
MERE
LN
LINCO
CONSERVATION
PARK
24
3
L
Hikers camp
camp shelter
shelter
Hikers
Toilets
Toilets
21
22
Self-registration station/Information
station/Information
Self-registration
Pillie
Hut
Water (seasonal
(seasonal supply)
supply)
Water
Lighthouse
Lighthouse
24
24
23
20
WA
NN
A
BAY
Bush camping
camping
Bush
NA
NATIO
Brian Clarke
Hut
SLEAFORD
Campground
Campground
PARK
Taylors
Landing
Sealed road
road
Sealed
Unsealed road
road
Unsealed
MEMORY COVE
WD track
track
44WD
WILDERNESS
or
em
M
NE
S
To
DU
y
PROTECTION AREA
Checkpoint
Checkpoint
ve
Co
km
00 km
11
22
33
Park boundary
boundary
Park
Walking trail
trail
Walking
26
km

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