Mount Pleasant is situated 55 kms north-east of Adelaide, a part of the Barossa Council area. The town is a 'link' to the Barossa, with gum-studded hills amongst the cropping and grazing areas, with stone walls, expansive landscape views, wineries and cellar door sales just minutes away. The Barossa is home to a developing arts culture, with museums and contemporary work at art stores and galleries. As one of the prominent wine regions of Australia there is much on offer to tempt the discerning traveller.
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Mount Pleasant township is central to Adelaide, Nuriootpa, Gawler, Murray Bridge and Mount Barker.
The Adelaide Hills region is on the doorstep with magnificent scenery, local produce, historic villages, nature and wildlife in abundance. Wineries, galleries, and regional events can all be accessed with lovely scenic drives along the way.
The Murraylands has the mighty Murray River, and just 30 minutes from Mount Pleasant it is possible to embark on a cruise at Mannum, or enjoy the beautiful wildlife, birdlife and scenery, or just pull up a seat and relax, elsewhere along the river.
Mount Pleasant is a 'service town' and provides post office (which includes banking), general store, doctors, hospital, chemist, kindergarten and school, and provides caravan park and other accommodation in an ambient rural setting. It is host to one of the largest country shows in South Australia, held 3rd Saturday each March, complete with stock judging, sideshows, entertainment and local produce. Sheep, cattle, horses, goats, alpacas ...they are all on show all year round, or at the annual event.
Talunga Park becomes the service centre for the Rally SA motor event annually. As a base for the team service crews, you will see engines changed in the blink of an eye and be able to get up close and personal with both the cars and drivers.
Mount Pleasant's leafy main street and self-guided walks may be enjoyed along with the fascinating antique shops, bakery and local hotels.
The Mount Pleasant Farmers Market showcases local produce including wine, port, and cheeses, each Saturday morning, 8 am until 12 noon. On 7 May 2016 they were a part of a very successful Tasting Australia event.
Mount Pleasant Mens Shed Inc. is a recently formed group of keen and enthusiastic men, eager to make an impact on this rural community. They currently meet at the local Bakery fortnightly and welcome new members.