UKARIA honours our First Nations by fostering a shared sense of respect for this land, and we acknowledge and pay our respects to the Peramangk, traditional custodians of the land on which the Cultural Centre stands.


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 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

UKARIA offers a bus service for selected performances. Please check our Bus Service page for a complete list of what's available.


Bus fares are available for $25 per person

Departure Point

The bus will collect patrons from the corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street, and return to this location after the concert. If you have Google Maps on your smartphone, tablet or computer, typing in 'southhut corner' will show you the exact departure point. The size of the bus will vary depending on the number of bookings. If there are less than five, the bus will be replaced by a car. The driver will display an A frame sign next to his vehicle, so look out for the red UKARIA logo.


There is ample and unrestricted parking along South Terrace on both Saturdays and Sundays.

Departure Times

The bus will arrive at the corner of South Terrace and Hutt Street ninety minutes prior to the start time of the performance. Upon returning to the CBD after the event, the bus will return to the pick-up point, or drop patrons at the nearest taxi rank.

How to Book

There are three ways to purchase a bus fare to UKARIA:


Whenever you add a concert to your cart online, you will be prompted with the option to add the bus fare (if there is one available) before proceeding to the checkout. If at the time of your booking you don't add a bus fare but decide you require one later, you can add it your booking at any time (up until seven days before the date of the performance).

At the top of our What's On listing on our website, you will see an event titled BUS SERVICE. Click on the MORE INFO tab to bring up a list of the applicable concerts, and simply add the bus fare to your cart.

By Phone

(08) 8227 1277

Our office is open Monday to Friday, from 9.00am to 5.00pm, except on holidays.

By Post

Hard copies of the 2020 Season brochure are available in the concert hall foyer. If you would prefer us to post you a copy, please email or phone (08) 8227 1277 and provide your address details. Please fill in the detachable booking form enclosed at the back of our brochure, indicating the number of tickets required for each concert, and placing a tick in the B column for all events for which you require a bus fare. Be sure to complete all the contact information and payment details on the form to ensure we can process your order.

Terms and Conditions

The cost of the ticket is a flat fee of $25 return. We do not offer a reduced price for one-way travel. If you arrive after the departure time and miss the bus, your concert and bus ticket are non-refundable. Tickets for the bus service will be taken off sale seven days before the date of each concert.

What time do I need to arrive before the event?

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

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. The bar in the Garden Terrace is open 90 minutes before each event. Enjoy a glass of wine or barista coffee before a concert or during the interval.

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

Can I purchase meals at the Cultural Centre?

For some events presented by UKARIA, sit down meals are available. These are separately ticketed events and can be booked on our website (unless sold out).

For UKARIA presents concerts, cheese and charcuterie platters or ploughman's lunches are available for $25. Please pre-order ahead of time via our website

Please note: meal options may differ for events presented at UKARIA by other organisations.

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. COVID-19 restrictions have changed our capacity. 

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 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 platter or meals.

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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