Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Onkaparinga River Recreation Park

Park fees:
Free entry
34.9km from Adelaide
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In Onka­paringa Riv­er Recre­ation Park, the riv­er spills onto the plains, cre­at­ing wet­land ponds and flood plains. The area con­serves impor­tant fish breed­ing habi­tat and hun­dreds of native plant and ani­mal species, many of which are rare. The Onka­paringa Riv­er estu­ary also pro­vides habi­tat for endan­gered migra­to­ry birds. You can go fish­ing in the riv­er, wan­der along the wet­land board­walks, ride a bicy­cle on the shared use trails, walk your dog (on a lead), kayak the calm waters or just be at peace with nature.

Just next door, to the east of the recre­ation park, Onka­paringa Riv­er Nation­al Park boasts cliff top views, deep gorges and rock climbing. 

Walk­ing maps

Moun­tain bik­ing maps

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)

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