Fleurieu Peninsula

This year’s regional tour was to the Fleurieu Peninsula. Surprisingly, the BHS had not previously toured our South Coast and this was an opportunity to see such well-known localities as Mt Compass, Goolwa, Pt Elliot, Victor Harbor and Cape Jervis from a historical and geographical perspective. Colin Harris again led the tour and on the Saturday we looked at the environment and history of the southern Mt Lofty Ranges before turning our attention to the southern coastline with its rich history of Aboriginal occupation, whaling and seafaring. After a night in Goolwa, we headed west towards Cape Jervis looking en-route at the post World War 2 land development of the region and the more recent growth of tourism and biodiversity conservation.