Spend a night under the stars at Katarapko National Park.
Click on the map above for directions to Winkie.
Soothe your senses with a trip under the stars at Katarapko National Park. South of Glossop is the small, welcoming town of Winkie.
Predominently a grape growing area, Winkie also provides access to the Katarapko National Park a popular recreation area catering for camping, fishing, walking, and birdwatching as well as canoeing and kayaking. "The Kat" as it's known to locals offers campsites, toilets facilties and boat ramps.
Katarapko features 9,148 hectares of black box, red gum and lignum covered floodplains and wetlands alive with aquatic bird species. Katarapko Creek is a significant creek that flows through the park and provides great canoe adventuring and is a very important habitat for native fish. The Ngak Indau walking trail is great for viewing wetland birdlife. Rilli Island, Media Island and Kapunda Island Conservation Parks are also part of Katarapko.
Katarapko itself is divided into three sections: Lock 4 section, Eckert’s Creek section and Katarapko Creek section. Each section has a separate entrance with visitors being unable to move from one section to another through the park.
Katfish Reach is a community environmental rehabilitation project that encompasses the Katarapko and Eckert Creek area. The area has been identified as a priority floodplain for environmental flows, and for broad‐scale rehabilitation works for native fish.