Wunkar, South Australia

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South Australia
Wunkar Tavern.JPG
Main street of Wunkar
Wunkar is located in South Australia
Coordinates34°29′20″S 140°18′00″E / 34.489°S 140.3°E / -34.489; 140.3Coordinates: 34°29′20″S 140°18′00″E / 34.489°S 140.3°E / -34.489; 140.3
Location27 km (17 mi) W of Loxton
LGA(s)District Council of Loxton Waikerie
State electorate(s)Chaffey
Federal Division(s)Barker
Localities around Wunkar:
Boolgun Wappilka Pyap
Maggea Wunkar Loxton
Mantung Caliph Pyap West

Wunkar is a small town in the Murray Mallee region of South Australia. Wunkar was originally a station on the Moorook railway line.[1] The town was surveyed in 1926 after the railway station name was approved in 1925.[2] The railway closed in 1971. Wunkar now lies adjacent to the Stott Highway approximately 27 km west of Loxton. There are bulk grain silos at the former railway station. The school opened in 1925 and closed in 1973.


  1. ^ "The Moorook Railway". The Chronicle. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 12 September 1925. p. 52. Retrieved 14 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Placename Details: Wunkar". SA0042809. Retrieved 1 February 2015.