Mount Pleasant

Mount Pleasant is a town located in the Adelaide Hills region of South Australia, 55 kilometres east-north-east of the state capital, Adelaide.

One of the best scenic routes runs through Mount Pleasant linking Adelaide with the Barossa via the rich pastoral lands of Mount Pleasant.

Mount Pleasant is the home of one of South Australia's largest agricultural shows and renowned for its wine areas of Springton and Eden Valley. The Merindah Mohair Farm is a must.

Settlers moved into the area in the 1830s with flocks of sheep and with bags of grain. One of the early settlers, James Phillis, had arrived in Adelaide in 1839 and literally rode a horse into the Adelaide Hills looking for suitable land to farm. He settled at Mount Pleasant in 1843, planted wheat, harvested the crop, and then had to take it to Adelaide to sell.

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