Please note: The House will be closed throughout July for conservation and cleaning, re-opening on 3rd August 2022. The grounds and cafe will remain open, Wednesday to Sunday - 10am to 4:30pm.

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...

Northern Lights: from the Northern Renaissance to the Mid-Century

Take a tour through the Carrick Hill Wall Gallery and get to know the stories behind our current Exhibition, Northern Lights, which brings to the fore some of the lesser known stars of the vast Carrick Hill art collection.



Hidden Gardens of SA

20 October TO 20 October 2022

Save the date! It's a new name but the same unique event with four more of the most spectacular private gardens that the Adelaide Hills has to offer, open to the public for one day only in October this year.



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. * PLEASE NOTE: due to current COVID conditions, ALL guided tours have been suspended (group tours included).


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.