Mount Compass is a small farming community that overlooks the Nangkita Valley and Tooperang Valley‚ and it is less than one hour’s drive from Adelaide. It is situated in the heart of South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula region‚ nestled between the world-renowned McLaren Vale Wineries and the beautiful beaches of the Southern Fleurieu Peninsula. With rolling hills‚ clean air and warm country hospitality‚ Mount Compass is a refreshing place to visit for a pleasant day trip‚ a short mid-week or weekend stay and a great place to stop at if having a longer holiday in the region. The town centre of Mount Compass lies within a very short distance south-east of Mount Compass itself.
The climate experienced at Mount Compass is Mediterranean – hot‚ dry‚ summers with a temperature range of 14 to 28 degrees‚ and cooler winters between 7 to 17 degrees (centigrade). The district is renowned for the range of produce within its hills and valleys‚ which visitors may discover by following the excellent Mount Compass Produce Trail.