See a large collection of drawings, sculptures, antiques, and paintings at historic Carrick Hill, which once served as home to Sir Edward Hayward, a prominent local businessman. Designed to resemble an English manor, the house was completed in 1939. Today, the property is one of few such period sites in Australia to have survived virtually unchanged and with most of its original furnishings still in place. Original owners fitted the house with an impressive inner staircase, which they brought all the way from Europe, where they spent a year-long honeymoon. Today, the property hosts regular themed art and social history exhibitions, as well as other cultural events. With our online itinerary creator, Adelaide attractions like Carrick Hill can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Carrick Hill Reviews
Lovely walks around beautiful gardens, loved to see all the children's' books displays, the Hobbit home. Charlotte's Web. more »
I can't believe that in 21 years living in Adelaide, I had not visited Carrick Hill House. Nestled in the Adelaide Hills, the house is easy to get to and not expensive for entry, about $17. This house... more »
Never tire of this fantastic space. I have been coming to Carrick ever since I moved to Adelaide over 15 years, while the cafe is not what it used to be the extensive gorgeous grounds that you can spend a whole afternoon meandering through, or simply retire to the lawn areas and enjoy the view are worth it, but a cup of coffee and sit back and relax. If you have never toured the house you really should do so.
Stunning home and gardens. We will be going back to explore the gardens another day. The views are just lovely. The diverse range of plants and trees is amazing. The colours are beautiful and that's in winter! In spring it will be extraordinary! I can't wait for Spring there! That house is fabulous to just wander through at your own pace. So many talking points no matter what your interests might be. The house is closed for July but when its open again, go and see for yourself how magnificent it is. The garden has a children's trail to follow that illustrates little scenes and ideas from childhood stories and the house has a short project sheet that the kids use to find different pieces within the home. That might give them an interest while the adults appreciate more inside. Younger children will be able to find the objects from the pictures on the sheet. There is also cafe snacks and lunches. It would be a nice way to spend at least a couple of hours.
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