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...

Fantasy Estate

Fantasy Estate is an exhibition that takes you on a fanciful and otherworldly adventure with real and imagined characters at Adelaide's historic Carrick Hill estate.



The Case that Stopped a Nation: The Archibald Prize controversy of 1944

22 August TO 22 August 2022

The award of the Archibald Prize to William Dobell for his portrait of Joshua Smith in 1944 provoked "one of the biggest legal smash hits since Ned Kelly".


Father's Day at Carrick Hill

4 September TO 4 September 2022



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.