- 350 metre circuit
- 15 mins
- Suitable for
- Wheelchair accessible
- Fleurieu Peninsula
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- 2 GPS files
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- Travel time from Adelaide
- 1-2 hours
About the Walking Trail
There are two wetlands in Mt Compass:
- The wetland detailed on this page: east side of the town, next to IGA, Sam Court
- South of the town: Mt Compass School Swamp wetlands, sometimes called the Mount Compass Wetlands Boardwalk.
The Mt Compass Wetlands has been built from one of the Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps, which are unique to South Australia. They exist on waterlogged soils and generally have a central area that is permanently wet, and a healthy swamp rarely has open water like a pond.
The nationally threatened Mt Lofty Ranges Southern Emu-wren, Yarra Pygmy Perch and Southern Brown Bandicoot can be found in Fleurieu Peninsula Swamps.
These wetlands collect and treat stormwater runoff, returning treated stormwater into the Nangkita Creek floodplain.
Start this hike from Sam Court, Mt Compass, the trailhead is opposite the carpark behind IGA.