UKARIA Cultural Centre

119 Williams Rd, Mt Barker Summit SA 5251

UKARIA Cultural Centre is perched on the hillside of the Ngeringa property in the picturesque Adelaide Hills just outside Mount Barker. The Centre is located just 40km from the Adelaide CBD and is an easy drive on the South Eastern Freeway, which takes 40 minutes. Getting to UKARIA is now even easier via the new Bald Hills Road exit, which bypasses the township of Mount Barker and takes you straight to UKARIA's tranquil setting, surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards.

UKARIA Cultural Centre is 1km from the junction of Williams Road. Please drive slowly as Williams Road is unsealed.



What time do I need to arrive before the event?

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of a performance. The gates to the Cultural Centre open 90 minutes before each event, and doors to the concert hall generally open 30 minutes prior to the commencement of a performance.

What are the transport options to the UKARIA Cultural Centre?

By car

Travelling by car is currently the most convenient option. The UKARIA Cultural Centre is located just 40kms from the Adelaide CBD and is an easy drive on the South Eastern Freeway, which takes 40 minutes. Take the Nairne/Bald Hills Road exit (after the Mount Barker exit). UKARIA Cultural Centre is 1km from the junction of Williams Road. Please drive slowly as Williams Road is unsealed. Once you enter the car park, please observe the 20kph speed limit.

By taxi or Uber

While city taxis are happy to bring visitors up the hill, there are also local taxi services:

Mount Barker Taxis: (08) 8391 1888

Adelaide Hills Taxis: (08) 8391 5600

Bookings advisable.

Visitors may find ride-sharing service Uber appropriate for their touring needs. Download the Uber app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

By bus

There are regular bus services from the Adelaide CBD to Mount Barker, from where you can get then get a taxi or Uber to the UKARIA Cultural Centre. For more information on public transport services, call Adelaide Metro on 1300 311 108, or download the metroMATE app, or visit

You can access the Mount Barker bus timetable here.

Is there parking on site?

Yes. There is ample parking on site and multiple entry points from the car park through the garden to the building on paved paths.

Are there disabled parking bays?

Yes. There are multiple disabled parking bays at the top right of the Cultural Centre. Head straight up the driveway on your right hand side, where you will see ‘Disabled Parking’ signs near the alfresco.

Is UKARIA wheelchair friendly?

Yes. Please see a member of our Front of House team in the foyer before the performance and we will make sure to accommodate you. You can also let us know in advance by contacting us on (08) 8227 1277 or by email at

Is there a bar at the venue?

Yes. Our alfresco bar is open 90 minutes before each event. Enjoy a glass of wine or barista coffee before a concert or during the interval.

UKARIA’s wine list celebrates one of Australia’s largest and most diverse geographical wine regions – the Adelaide Hills – known for its approachable, vibrant, cool climate wines. Our list offers a diverse array of intriguing and affordable wines from smaller producers, offering a very special expression of the region’s distinctive terroir. You can view the full list here.

Please note: bar opening hours may differ for events presented at UKARIA by other organisations.

Can I purchase meals at the Cultural Centre?

No. For evening concerts presented by UKARIA, cheese platters are available for $20, along with a range of sweet and savoury snacks.

For some events presented by UKARIA, e.g. UKARIA 24 and our dusk series The Magic Hour, sit down meals are available. These are separately ticketed events and can be booked on our website (unless sold out).

Where can I eat nearby?

The Adelaide Hills region offers a number of great dining experiences suitable for any budget. Below is a list of our recommendations:


The Haus

38A Main Street

Hahndorf SA 5245

Lost in a Forest

1203 Greenhill Road

Uraidla SA 5142

(08) 8390 3444

Mount Lofty House – Hardy’s Veranda Restaurant

74 Mount Lofty Summit Road

Crafers SA 5152

(08) 8339 6777

The Bridgewater Mill

386 Mount Barker Road

Bridgewater SA 5155


The Seasonal Garden Café

79 Main Street

Hahndorf SA 5245

(08) 8388 7714

The Lane Vineyard

5 Ravenswood Lane

Hahndorf SA 5245

(08) 8388 1250

Longview Vineyard

Pound Road

Macclesfield SA 5153

(08) 8388 9694

What should I wear?

Smart casual attire is generally the most appropriate, however UKARIA does not have a dress code.

How many seats are there in the venue?

220. The UKARIA Cultural Centre was purposely designed for chamber music.

Please note: some events may have less capacity, e.g. for large ensembles that require more space on the stage floor.

Can I take food and drink inside the concert hall?

No. Unless otherwise stated, food and drink may only be consumed in the alfresco, foyer or garden.

Can I take photos or videos during the event?

Artists are entitled to their privacy and may not wish to be photographed or filmed. Please check with our Front of House team when you arrive. As a general rule however, no flash photography is permitted, and if using a single lens reflex camera, we ask that photographs only be taken during applause to minimise noise disturbance to the artist(s) and other audience members.

Is there Wi-Fi available?

Yes. The UKARIA Cultural Centre has free Wi-Fi for guests. Please ask a staff member for the password if you require access.

I'm travelling from interstate. Where can I stay nearby?

There are a number of accommodation options in the Adelaide Hills. We recommend the following:

The Manna of Hahndorf

25 Main Street, Hahndorf SA 5245

(08) 8388 1000

Mount Lofty House

74 Mount Lofty Summit Road

Crafers SA 5152

(08) 8339 6777

Cladich Pavillions

27-29 Wilpena Terrace

Aldgate SA 5154

(08) 8339 8248

Visitors may also find Airbnb appropriate for their touring needs. Download the Airbnb app from the Apple App Store or Google Play.

What else is worth seeing nearby?

There is plenty to see and do in the Adelaide Hills. Here are a few of our recommendations:

Jurlique Farm Tour

Nestled in the Adelaide Hills is the magnificent biodynamic Jurlique Farm where many of the herbs, flowers and plants are grown for natural skin care products. Join a Jurlique Farm Tour for a unique opportunity to learn about this much-loved Australian brand and visit the home of Jurlique Australia.

31 Liebelt Road

Biggs Flat SA 5152

1800 805 286

Hills Sculpture Trail

Discover 26 large stone sculptures by internationally renowned artists dotted along a trail through the rural landscape, towns and villages of the Adelaide Hills and beyond to the Fleurieu Peninsula. All are easily accessible in public places.

Hans Heysen – The Cedars

The Cedars is a unique 60 hectare heritage property on Heysen Road – the historic home of one Australia’s most noted landscape artists, Sir Hans Heysen.

Heysen Road

Hahndorf SA 5245

(08) 8388 7277

Hahndorf – Main Street

Hahndorf is a contemporary village just half an hour from Adelaide, proud of its German heritage still visible in its traditional streetscape. Stroll the tree-lined main street and visit shops, galleries and studios, a cheese maker, leather smith, candle makers, craft brewery, chocolatier, restaurants, German pubs and cafés.

Hahndorf Academy

Situated in the centre of the picturesque village of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills, the Hahndorf Academy is a place where visual arts and heritage meet.

68 Main Street

Hahndorf SA 5245

(08) 8388 7250

Beerenberg Family Farm

Pick your own strawberries at the Beerenberg Family Farm from November to April in Hahndorf.

Mount Barker Road

Hahndorf SA 5245

National Motor Museum

The National Motor Museum holds Australia’s biggest motoring collection.

Shannon Street

Birdwood SA 5234

(08) 8568 4000


Ngeringa Vineyards

119 Williams Road

Mt Barker Summit SA 5251

(08) 8398 2867

Shaw + Smith

136 Jones Road

Balhannah SA 5242

(O8) 8398 0500

Ashton Hills Vineyard

126 Tregarthen Road

Summertown SA 5137

(08) 8390 1243


93 Jones Road

Balhannah SA 5242

(08) 8398 8899

Bird in Hand

Corner of Bird in Hand & Pfeiffer Roads

Woodside SA 5244

(08) 8389 9488


254 Pfeiffer Road

Woodside SA 5244

(08) 8339 9390

Craft Breweries

Prancing Pony Brewery

42 Mount Barker Road

Totness SA 5250

(08) 8398 3881

Lobethal Bierhaus

3A Main St

Lobethal SA 5241

(08) 8389 5570


Applewood Distillery

24 Victoria Street

Gumeracha SA 5233

(08) 8389 1250

Ambleside Distillers

Corner of Ambleside & Mount Barker Road

Hahndorf SA 5245

+61 408 834 010

For more ideas, download a copy of the Adelaide Hills Visitor Guide here, or visit

Can I visit UKARIA outside of event hours?

The UKARIA Cultural Centre is generally not open to the public outside of event hours. However, it may be possible to schedule a visit by appointment. For access outside of concert hours, please contact (08) 8391 0986 or email


I can't attend a concert I booked tickets for. Can I get a refund?

Your ticket is transferable and can be given to friends or family if you are unable to attend. We do not offer ticket refunds but if we have capacity you can swap your ticket to an event of equal value within the same calendar year by contacting UKARIA at or calling (08) 8227 1277 during office hours.

Do I qualify for concession?

Concessions are available for students, pensioners and health care cardholders, including seniors’ health care cardholders.

I have a UKARIA Gift Voucher. Can I use it for events presented by other organisations?

No. Events presented by other organisations, such as Adelaide Festival, Recitals Australia, and Adelaide Baroque, have independent ticketing systems that are not managed by UKARIA.

UKARIA Gift Vouchers are redeemable for all events presented by UKARIA, and can be used as part payment. Vouchers are also valid over the bar. You can present it on the day, or pre-order wine by the glass, and/or a cheese platter.

Who can I contact if I still have questions?

You can phone our office on (08) 8227 1277 during office hours, or email If you have queries on the day of a performance, please phone the Cultural Centre direct on (08) 8391 0986.

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