Short-Term Accommodation

Superb short-term accommodation (Respite) nestled in the heart of Adelaide Hills.

Hills Haven

Nestled amongst the gum-lined streets of Mount Barker, in a quiet residential area, HCO has a fully furnished home with modern facilities ready to offer short-term accommodation options. The home is within walking distance from the Laratinga Wetlands where you can explore walking trails and where there is some of the best bird watching in SA.

The town of Mount Barker has one of SA’s best farmers markets where HCO staff can buy local produce in readiness to prepare meals in our modern kitchen. Our qualified staff can lead the residents towards increasing life skills and learning new recipes.

Our local area boasts some of the most sought-after walks and nature emersions, Kuipto forest, Mount Bold, and Woorabinda in Stirling to name a few. Hills Haven has a detailed trail list and resource guide for short trips to fill your days.

Situated on Peramungk land, Hills Haven is down the road from Aboriginal sacred sights and cultural art galleries showcasing regional Aboriginal art.

At HCO we are passionate about the arts and community inclusion therefore we connect with organisations including the Hills Youth Theatre and Ink Pot Arts to invigorate our program. We have a full and varied calendar ready for you or your family member to participate in.

Mount Barker is an easy half-hour drive to the City of Adelaide famous for Arts Festivals, Museums, the Adelaide Zoo and the Botanical Gardens. Transport to these sites and more is available.

Other options within an hour’s drive include the Monarto Zoo, River Murray, Fleurieu Peninsula and Mallee areas for country, riverside and beach activities.

People with a disability who live with their families can enjoy this short-term accommodation, designed specifically with them in mind.

Guests can stay overnight, or for longer periods, based on your family’s individual needs, to experience life in a relaxed home away from home environment.

It is the ideal environment for a short holiday-like stay or as a first step towards moving into independent accommodation.

The accommodation offers individual bedrooms and a shared bathroom.

Plenty of indoor and outdoor activities are provided to ensure our guests have a pleasant stay, while our Staff can also support the guests to help build daily life skills.

We will work with you to tailor a program that specifically aligns with your needs and focuses on skill development, relationship development and community access.

If accessing short-term accommodation is included in your NDIS plan and goals, connect with us so we can create a solution that works for you and your family.


Footy-themed weekend

Watch the AFL Grand Final live on the big screen. There will be footy-themed activities and games to enjoy at the house.

Grand Final weekend brochure

Expression of interest

To make an enquiry on availability, give us a call or fill out the contact form including the dates that you are interested in and we will contact you as soon as possible.

Phone: 8398 4400


Client support: 73 Gawler Street, Mount Barker

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