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...

The Scattering of Leaves - SALA exhibition by Christopher and Therese Williams

The Scattering of Leaves is ephemeral, intangible, and time-based - consisting of evolving patterns and washes of light and sound. During their SALA residency Therese and Christopher drew inspiration from the gardens and grounds of Carrick Hill.



Artists Talk

1 August TO 1 October 2021

Join artists-in-residence Christopher and Therese Williams in conversation with Director of Carrick Hill, Tony Kanellos. Hear about their residency, their research and their response to the gardens of Carrick Hill.


New Music Concerts - The Scattering of Leaves

1 August TO 1 October 2021

Carrick Hill presents a New Music concert featuring resident sound artist/composer Christopher Williams and three of Adelaide’s finest New Music performers and composers: Gabriella Smart, Derek Pascoe and Hilary Kleinig. These musicians have each collaborated in the making of Christopher’s two sound installations currently on exhibition.



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.