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South Australia
Wynarka higway.jpg
Highway view of Wynarka
Population 76 (2016 census)
Established 9 January 1913 (town)
11 November 1999 (locality)
Postcode(s) 5306
Elevation 63 m (207 ft)
Time zone ACST (UTC+9:30)
 • Summer (DST) ACDT (UTC+10:30)
Location 105 km (65 mi) E of Adelaide
LGA(s) District Council of Karoonda East Murray
Region Murray and Mallee
County Buccleuch
State electorate(s) Hammond
Federal Division(s) Barker
Mean max temp Mean min temp Annual rainfall
23.6 °C
74 °F
9.3 °C
49 °F
343.0 mm
13.5 in
Localities around Wynarka:
Ettrick Bowhill Karoonda
Chapman Bore
Wynarka Karoonda
Naturi Moorlands Sherlock
Footnotes Location
Adjoining localities

Wynarka is a very small town in South Australia 120 kilometres (75 mi) southeast of Adelaide on the Karoonda Highway (B55) and Loxton railway line in the Murray Mallee. Wynarka lies within the District Council of Karoonda East Murray.

The government town of Wynarka was proclaimed on 9 January 1913 on land in the cadastral unit of the Hundred of Hooper located to the immediate south of the Wynarka Railway Station on the Loxton railway line. The locality 's boundaries were created on 11 November 1999 and includes the site of the government town of Wynarka which is located in its approximate centre. The current boundaries of Wynarka include the former locality of Kulde, the next railway station towards Tailem Bend, named after the local Aboriginal word for "brothers".

The name Wynarka is from an Aboriginal word meaning a strayer.

There is an automated telephone exchange, CFS station, small post office and payphone in the main street. There is also a football oval and tennis/netball courts.

Adelaide Crows football player Tyson Edwards grew up in Wynarka and is a former player of the local Wynarka Football Club.

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