Mount Compass, Fleurieu Peninsula, South Australia

Mount Compass

South Australia

Mount Compass is the home of Australia's only cow race! This fun event, held every February, is a great way of celebrating the dairy heritage of the region. Mount Compass is a rural hub surrounded by hills and a bounty of local produce including delicious red strawberries, cheese, pheasants and venison. Here, you can walk a wetland boardwalk, bird watch, play golf or pick your own seasonal fruit. There are alpaca, deer, assorted berries and protea farms to visit as well. From Mount Compass follow the trail of fresh local produce through Nangkita, Tooperang, Yundi and Ashbourne. You'll find a variety of local accommodation, including cottages and cabins. See more of the Fleurieu Peninsula - a coastal playground famed for its laid back lifestyle, beach breaks for surfers of all levels of experience, and top fishing spots. It's a paradise for divers and snorkellers, with dramatic shipwrecks and stunning marine life, including the famed Leafy Seadragon. Enjoy some of the best produce and vineyards in Australia. The Fleurieu Peninsula is home to some prestigious winemaking regions, including McLaren Vale. The history of winemaking in this region goes all the way back to 1842, and it consistently produces some of the best drops you'll ever taste. There's also national parks, golf courses, top quality cuisine and more.
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