Inspiring & Diverse Experiences


Carrick Hill is in the business of inspiring, entertaining and educating by providing visitors with a unique and pleasurable experience. We are unique in that in any one visit to Carrick Hill, a visitor can admire and marvel at the magnificent heritage gardens, view and appreciate the highly valued art collection, changing exhibitions and beautiful interiors of the house. Excellent food and wine can be enjoyed while taking in the breathtaking views over the city of Adelaide.


Please see the Contact page for admission information and opening hours.

What's on...

Guiding Lights

Guides generously share their considerable knowledge of the extensive and eclectic collection that Sir Edward and Ursula Hayward, the house's original owners, amassed since Carrick Hill was completed in 1939. The breadth and depth of this knowledge is as wide and as deep as the oceans the Haywards travelled to acquire the pieces on display in the Wall Gallery.



Ursula's Gin Bar

7 October TO 31 March 2023

As a wedding gift, Ursula Barr-Smith's father gifted his daughter and her new husband, Bill Hayward, the land on which Carrick Hill was built. While their magnificent house was under construction between 1937-39, Ursula set about designing the garden and what a wonderful job she did. In homage to Ursula and her love of entertaining, we're launching Ursula's Gin Bar, a relaxing way to unwind from a busy working week or a beautiful venue to catch up with friends.


"Lady of the House" Rose

8 November TO 30 June 2023

Order Carrick Hill's new release rose now



The Story!

Carrick Hill is fortunate to be one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact and its grounds undiminished.


House & Gardens

Carrick Hill is a significant South Australian cultural tourism attraction. It comprises a major heritage building, being the previous home of Sir Edward and Lady Ursula Hayward; internationally significant art collections; original subsidiary buildings such as stables; and approximately 40 hectares of land which includes approximately 26 hectares of native bushland.



Carrick Hill promotes and encourages the interest of the public in Carrick Hill as an historic house and garden with major art collections by creating inspiring diverse experiences.



Add your story to the history of Carrick Hill.

Wedding receptions and ceremonies

Story Book Trail

Designed to enable children to explore and discover the natural world.