See inside historic Urrbrae House (built 1891). Free admission is by small group (maximum of 6) tours only with Covid-19 social distancing. Sessions available on the following days and times:

  • Monday at 11am and 1.30pm
  • Tuesday at 11am and 1.30pm
  • Thursday at 1.30pm

Advance bookings required via Eventbrite.

As numbers are very limited for these tours, please remember to cancel your Eventbrite booking if you find that you are unable to attend a tour that you have booked.


Urrbrae House
On this guided tour of Urrbrae House, you will hear about the life and times of pastoralist and benefactor Peter Waite, his wife Matilda and their family. You will also learn about some of the unique features of the house. Did you know Urrbrae House was the first home in Adelaide to have electricity?

The tour takes about 75 minutes. Then you may enjoy the gardens and adjacent Waite Arboretum at your leisure. This tour is presented by University of Adelaide staff and volunteers.

Urrbrae House is located on the land of the Kaurna people at 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. 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 at:

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