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What a treat to tour this place

We joined in on a tour of Hans Heysen studio and house and learnt so much about him and his family... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jennie C
Clare, Australia
Fantastic Tour

We looked around the shop and Nora Heysen's studio by ourselves but the real joy began when our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Melbourne, Australia
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Heysen Road, Hahndorf, South Australia 5245, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We joined in on a tour of Hans Heysen studio and house and learnt so much about him and his family. Loved seeing the house and all the beautiful furniture on top of all the fantastic artwork of his. A vey prolific painter and a...More

Thank Jennie C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We looked around the shop and Nora Heysen's studio by ourselves but the real joy began when our guide came with us to the house and Heysen's studio. How wonderful it was to have such an informative woman to take us around. She supplied fabulous...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Cedars is the home of artist Hans Heysen and you can step onto the land he painted, step into his studio and take a guided tour of his home. Its a gem.

1  Thank annainadelaide
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited this gem today and loved our 2 hours touring Hans Heysen's studio, home and property. Our lovely guide did a brilliant job and her enthusiasm for the story of the Heysen's is clear. The property has one of the most stunning eucalypts I've seen,...More

1  Thank Libby S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour guide at the SA art gallery informed me of this gem. I caught the 864 bus from Adelaide City to Hahndorf and walked to the property. The walk was invigorating. Thankfully I was offered a lift back to Hahndorf on my way back....More

Thank MargaretPR
Reviewed 12 July 2018

We went to The Cedars, expecting a quick tour of the gardens and Sir Hans Heysen's studio. We decided to take the guide tour which includes the house as well, and are so glad that we did. It was just awesome, to see the amazing...More

Thank rosiejo1
Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

We had a guided tour of the Cedars house. What an amazing home. Our volunteer guide was enthusiastic and knew a great deal about the Heysen family and their home. The Studio was a self guided tour so you are able to look at things...More

Thank GJCalman
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A step back in time to one of South Australia's significant Artists studio and home. Set in conserved natural bush land the visit provides a lovely insight to the artist, his works and his home.

Thank Bryn T
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

One cannot explain the national significance Hans Heysens property holds. It was an absolute pleasure and delight to have spent a few hours exploring his backyard during a stay in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. It is a must to enter Cedars via Heysen Road off...More

1  Thank Tomson88
Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

I'd read about the Cedars in the Age Traveller section just not too long ago, and pulled out the article with the hope that we would have time to see this place on the last day of our holiday together. Fortunately, my sister in law...More

Thank Maria G
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9 January 2017|
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Response from AuthorS |
It's quite a walk but a short taxi drive.. I'd suggest taking a taxi as it won't be too expensive and shame to miss it. The Handorf tourist office is on the main street too and they should be able to help you with a taxi.
29 January 2016|
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Response from Chris K | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There are 2 tours I think. One just to the studio, maybe need 30 minutes. I assume they still do a tour of the home, probably need 1.5 hrs. But it would be flexible.