Inspiring & Diverse Experiences

Carrick Hill is Australia’s the most intact twentieth-century heritage house museum and garden. Aspects of its privately-collected French, British and Australian fine and decorative arts collection are of an international standard, including masterpieces of British modernism and fine examples of seventeenth-century furniture and house fittings. The garden, grounds, house and collections are all integral to the definition of Carrick Hill.

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What's on...

The Real Thing: Robert Hannaford Still Lifes

Robert Hannaford’s fascination with the visible world has sustained an artistic practice built on close observation of the everyday, from people and places to creatures, plants and all kinds of objects, great and small.



Major Genevieve Ruger, helicopter pilot

5 March TO 5 March 2015

Friends of Carrick Hill - Evening Program Genevieve flies Black Hawk helicopters and has served in Afghanistan. She and her crew have been known to land a Black Hawk on the oval of the local school, much to the delight and amazement of the children. Genevieve is herself a mother of two, and will appear in the splendour of her full uniform to give the talk.


Alice in Wonderland

14 April TO 18 April 2015

Alice in Wonderland at Carrick Hill Join Alice on her Wonderland walk through the gardens of Carrick Hill interacting with the magical characters of her story. Mad Hatters, March Hares and W. Rabbit Esq. cordially invite you all to attend.



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.