Tour Description

Carrick Hill

Experience the newly renovated house

Thursday 28th or Friday 29th January 2021
Cost: $90

We start the new year with a visit to an iconic Adelaide property – Carrick Hill. This very special historic home has just completed renovations, making it the ideal time to visit. And as the renovations include a lift, the house is much more accessible to explore.

Carrick Hill is one of the few period homes in Australia to survive with its original contents almost completely intact. Built as the home of Bill Hayward (of John Martins fame) and Ursula Barr Smith, it is a tribute to the money and taste of the early 1900s. It is full of the fine and decorative arts collected by the couple and surrounded by beautiful gardens. We have time to explore and enjoy this amazing property.

Our lunch is in the hills today at the Germans Arms Hotel, situated in the village of Hahndorf, Australia’s oldest surviving German settlement. There’ll be time to browse the main street and explore some of the shops before taking a scenic drive home.

  • 8:20am –  Seachange Village, Gardiner Street Goolwa
  • 8:22am – Goolwa Caltex, Cadell Street Goolwa
  • 8:25am – Goolwa Stratco, Hutchinson Street, Goolwa
  • 8:35am – Bus stop 12, Middleton
  • 8:45am – Elliot Gardens, Montpelier Terrace Port Elliot
  • 8:50am – Bus stop 7, Hayborough
  • 8:55am –Bus stop 1, Stuart Street, Victor Harbor
  • 9:00am – Bus stop 4, Rosetta Village, Maude Street Encounter Bay

Important: please give us a call the day before the trip to confirm. The new health requirements mean we have some questions to ask, including getting your choice for lunch.