Myponga is at the centre of rich grazing and dairy country, where herds of Friesian cows are often joined at dusk by mobs of grey kangaroos. The town is 58 kilometres south of Adelaide in the Southern Mount Lofty Ranges.
Head to Myponga via Carrickalinga and enjoy views of the coast from hilltop lookouts – some of the best in South Australia. There’s a good weekend craft and produce market, and a boutique brewery.
Many years ago, large gum trees were felled here and prepared for use in the Broken Hill mines. A cheese factory was also established and its produce was noted for its high quality, much of which was exported. In the early 1950s uranium was discovered and mining prospects investigated, however no mines were developed. The name derived from the Aboriginal word maippunga meaning locality of high cliffs.
A must visit is Myponga Bank. The old bank building transformed into a stunning new concept store. With over 20 different blends of coffee and tea you are guaranteed to find the perfect blend. Freshly baked cakes and indulgent chocolate treats await the traveller.
The Farmers Market at Myponga is the centre of activity on the Fleurieu Peninsula on Sundays. The Farmers Market @ Myponga Bank gives local farmers the opportunity to sell their fresh produce direct to the public and is open from 10:00 to 13:30. More information can be found on the Myponga Bank website.