Panalatinga Creek

The Panalatinga Creek is an urban watercourse located in the southern suburbs of Adelaide in the Australian state of South Australia.

Location of the river mouth in South Australia
EtymologyKaurna word
StateSouth Australia
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Lofty Ranges
  locationBald Hill
  elevation589 m (1,932 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Field River
south of Hallett Cove
35°05′16″S 138°32′03″E
490 m (1,610 ft)
Length9 km (5.6 mi)
Basin features
River systemOnkaparinga River

Course and features

Part of the Onkaparinga River catchment area that drains the western slopes of the Mount Lofty Ranges,[2] the creek rises in the foothills in the southern Adelaide suburbs around Chandlers Hill through to Trott Park, South Australia and reaches its confluence with the Field River near the Southern Expressway. Now no more than a narrow suburban watercourse, Panalatinga Creek's earliest European recorded use was as the source of water for John Reynell's early vineyards around his Chateau Reynella homestead in 1849.[3]


The name of the creek is derived from the Kaurna language word of Pandlotinga, and is sometimes mispronounced as Panatalinga.

See also


  1. "Map of Panalatinga Creek, SA". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 March 2017.
  2. "Panalatinga Creek, Reynella East: 2008 Aquatic Ecosystem Condition Report". Environmental Protection Authority. Government of South Australia. 2008. Retrieved 28 March 2017.
  3. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 21 July 2008. Retrieved 21 July 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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