Whitwarta is a town in South Australia. The town is situated beside the Wakefield River about 100 km north of the state capital, Adelaide. The name Whitwarta means freshwater, a reference to the freshwater springs that exist along the pronounced bend in the river nearby. The constant availability of freshwater along an otherwise dry river meant that Whitwarta was a suitable place to establish a village. Approximately 20 people now live in the village.