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Heritage Home and Gardens on Show
Come along for a free guided tour of Urrbrae House, built in 1891 and the first home in South Australia lit by electricity. Hear about the life and times of pastoralist and benefactor Peter Waite (1834-1922). The guided tour of this historic property takes about 75 minutes.
Gardens and adjacent Waite Arboretum Enjoy the palatial gardens and adjacent Waite Arboretum at your leisure. This tour is presented by University of Adelaide staff and volunteers as part of the SA History Festival. As numbers are limited, booking is essential.
Urrbrae House is located on the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide at Urrbrae. Free parking is available in the Urrbrae House carpark on Walter Young Avenue, Urrbrae. Due to the original construction of Urrbrae House as a family home, visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices such as walkers can access the top floor of the building only. This includes the following rooms: Main Hall, Drawing Room, Arboretum Exhibition Room, Dining Room, Peter Waite Exhibition Room, Servery and Butler's Pantry. For those using wheelchairs and other mobility devices access to Urrbrae House is via the eastern glass door of the house. Accessible parking is available at the rear of Urrbrae House, enter the Waite Campus, off Gate 3 from Waite Road, Urrbrae. Further visitor information can be found here: