Carrick Hill, Mitcham

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.
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  • What a beautiful garden. The landscape is so good going to take really good wedding photographer. It would be nice when the weather.
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  • We had visited Carrick Hill some years ago and had enjoyed the tour. The staircase and wooden panelling is wonderful and really adds to the place’s feel. What I had not realised from the earlier tour ...  more »
  • We last visited this property in 2014 but it was again on our list to revisit on our trip to Australia. The property is a pleasure to walk around knowing that the staircase and wood panelling and some...  more »
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  • A very beautiful and grand old house with extensive gardens and a very inviting cafe with welcoming staff and a delicious array of food from the menu. This is a place for romantic moments with many secluded and peaceful old world garden sanctuaries. The perfect place to propose to your loved one. The interior of the house is also a step back in time with beautifully decorated rooms laid out as if there was someone still living there. This place is well worth visiting and only minutes from the city centre.
  • A moment saved in a time gone by. This magnificent historical home was left to the SA Government by a prominent businessman who died childless. It is one of the most complete collections of the period as the house and all belongings became a museum and has been maintained in all its glory. Visiting Carrick Hill was like stepping back into my Grandmas home as a small child, but on a much grander scale. The gardens are a sight to behold with many of the original trees still in place. A storybook trail featuring many childhood favourites encourages families to take a wander round the extensive grounds or sit and relax in the cafe. Well worth a visit.
  • A great historical garden to visit with a series of exceptionally well kept formal gardens and more rustic garden beds. We had a picnic lunch under some shady trees with plenty of space for the children to run around. There is also the story book trail as a great activity for primary school aged children.
  • Very accommodating and attentive. Made a point of remembering arrangements previously made. Helped with menu and wine, my guests were very pleased with the food, as was I. Thank you George for remembering it was my 70th birthday, pity I have to organize it myself. Would recommend the experience to my colleagues. Regards Pamela Roberts
  • Beautiful! The gardens, the food, the views and the house, just beautiful. It is a place you can feel a world away. It can be a romantic day out or a family day out. The grounds are big enough that everyone has their own little part of this world for the day.
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