Onkaparinga River National Park

Onkaparinga River National Park

Park fees:
Accommodation: $36.00 per night
Fees must be paid before entry to the park. Campsite fees are per night, subject to availability.
28.5km from Adelaide
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In Onka­paringa Riv­er Nation­al Park, diverse hik­ing trails take you to cliff tops with mag­nif­i­cent views, or down to per­ma­nent rock pools teem­ing with life. You’ll see rugged ridge tops and the nar­row riv­er val­ley of the spec­tac­u­lar Onka­paringa Gorge. This park pro­tects some of the finest remain­ing pock­ets of rem­nant veg­e­ta­tion in the South­ern Ade­laide region. Wher­ev­er you go, you’ll be among native wildlife such as birds, koalas, kan­ga­roos and pos­sums — you may even spot an echid­na. Areas of the park were used as farm­land for many years, so you can also dis­cov­er her­itage-list­ed huts and the ruins of hous­es built in the 1880s. 

Shared-use trails also offer oppor­tu­ni­ties for moun­tain bike rid­ers and horse rid­ers to enjoy the rugged beau­ty of the park 

Just next door, to the west of the nation­al park, Onka­paringa Riv­er Recre­ation Park boasts wet­lands, board­walks to explore and kayak­ing opportunities.

Walk­ing maps

Moun­tain bik­ing and horse rid­ing maps

Rock climb­ing zone map

Camp­ground map

Maps on your mobile

If you have a smart­phone or tablet you can down­load the free Aven­za Map app and have inter­ac­tive nation­al park maps on hand when you need them.

The app uses your device’s built-in GPS to plot your real-time loca­tion with­in the park onto a map. The app can be used with­out a net­work con­nec­tion and with­out roam­ing charges. You can also mea­sure area and dis­tance, plot pho­tos and drop place­mark pins. 

How to get it work­ing on your device:

1. Down­load the Aven­za Maps app from the app store (iOS/Android) whilst you are still in range (its free!).
2. Open up the app and click the shop­ping cart icon.
3. Click Find’ and type the name of the nation­al park or reserve you are look­ing for.
4. Click on the map you are after and install it (all our maps are free).
5. You will now find a list of your installed maps on the home page of the Aven­za Maps app.
6. Use our maps through the Aven­za Mapa app while in the park and nev­er take a wrong turn again.

Google Street View

Want to explore a trail before you leave home or use Google Maps to nav­i­gate straight from your door to the trailhead?

We’ve worked with Google to film more than 600km of walk­ing trails, park roads, camp­grounds and water­ways in some of our most beau­ti­ful places. Click to see what the parks offer and the avail­able facil­i­ties before you go. This is an espe­cial­ly great tool if you have acces­si­bil­i­ty needs, are vis­it­ing with peo­ple of vary­ing ages or fit­ness lev­els or are push­ing a pram and want to view a trail before leav­ing home.

You can start explor­ing this park on Google Street View using the links below.


Shared use trails (walk­ing and moun­tain biking)

Walk­ing trails

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