The Onkaparinga River, called s NgangKiparri in the Kaurna language, is a river placed in the Southern Adelaide area in the South Austria state.
The Onkaparinga river rises on the slopes of the Mount lofty range between Charleston and Mount Torrens.
Usually, it flows southwesterly, south of the Adelaide city centre, to reach its mouth at Porth Noarlunga.
The catchment place is over five-hundred square kilometres in area.
It contains the Onkaparinga River national park’s protected areas, encounter marine park, and the Onkaparinga River recreational Park, the Port Noarlunga Reef Aquatic Reserve.
In Okanparinga River national park, big hiking trails take you to cliff tops with wonderful views or down to real rock pools teeming with life.
Placed at the eastern end of the park, Pink gum campground has eleven campsites, including 3 perfect for caravans, a toilet, fire pits, and washing-up facilities outside the fire ban season.
You will view rugged ridge tops and narrow river valley of the amazing Onkaparinga Gorge.
This park saves some of the best remaining pockets of remnant vegetation in the Southern Adelaide area.
Wherever you go, you will see among native wildlife such as koalas, birds, possums, and kangaroos – you may even spot an echidna.
Southport is actually placed at the Onkaparinga River’s mouth, and the river itself is the best location to paddle when the situations are right.
Launch at Perry bend near Port Noarlunga and enjoy the views as you paddle down the gentle curves of the river and enjoy some classic Australian places.
You might obtain the feeling that you would not want to be anywhere else on the planet.