Mount Compass

Mount Compass is on the Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia, south of Adelaide, and north of Victor Harbor. Mount Compass is a small community, traditionally supported by farming. Both market gardens and dairy have proved lucrative in the Mount Compass area. Mount Compass has a population of around 700 people.

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

There is also a Mount Compass school that covers to Year 12 with the focus farm project that is run on the adjacent farm to the Mount Compass school.

Pet friendly accommodation in Mount Compass is minimal and includes pet friendly caravan parks, pet friendly cottages, and pet friendly hotels.

The pet services around the Mount Compass area are basically those centred around the farming community such as vets, farriers, pet food, pet supplies, horse riding, horse dentists, pet breeders, and boarding kennels.

Since 1973, Mount Compass has hosted the country's only Cow Race, the Compass Cup. Originally conceived as a way to bring together the surrounding communities, it has become a regional institution that attracts thousands of visitors to the town over the weekend.

Next time you hear how good it is at Mount Compass, why don't you take time to visit Mount Compass yourself.

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