Mount Compass - South Australia

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Mount Compass

Mount Compass is a town in the Fleurieu Peninsula, on the A13 south of Adelaide, and North of Victor Harbour. It is a small community, traditionally supported by farming. Both market gardens and dairy have proved lucrative in the area.

The township wasfirst established  in the 1880's and the rich peat flats were found to be ideal for vegetable growing. During the 1920's thru to the 1940's, more productive pastures were developed and a thriving dairy industry was established.

The name is said to have come from the 1840s, when Governor Gawler supposedly lost his compass near the site.

Mount Compass is nestled between the world-renowned McLaren Vale wineries and the beautiful beaches of the southern Fleurieu Peninsula.