The Fleurieu Peninsula is a picturesque peninsula located south of Adelaide in South Australia, Australia. Towns of interest in the area include the scenic Victor Harbor, the heritage town of Willunga, Mount Compass, Goolwa, Yankalilla, Rapid Bay and the wine region of McLaren Vale. There is fine surfing at Waitpinga and Browns Beach. A ferry travels between Cape Jervis, at the tip of the peninsula, and Kangaroo Island. The Peninsula was named by Captain Nicolas Baudin in 1802, after the French Navy Minister - Charles Pierre Claret, the Comte de Fleurieu.