Experience the farm yard
Relax as you stroll around the farm and interact with some of the animals. We give you food to feed the animals and you can pet most of them. Animals come and go as part of nature’s circle of life, but we usually have goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, pigs, emu, sheep, cats, geese, wallaby & donkeys.
Explore the cottage & outbuildings
Echo Farm has been restored & furnished with antique and vintage items from the 1890's to the 1950’s providing an idea of how an Australian farming family lived. Open the cupboards and you'll find things you never knew about and things you may have forgotten!
Seven life-size sculptures carved from cypress tree stumps in situ, represent a time line of Australian History.(currently under maintenance)
Enjoy a picnic
A small selection of soft drinks, snacks, homemade biscuits and preserves as well as local souvenirs are available. Bring your own picnic food until we can provide more selection but we'd appreciate if you could buy some small item from us if you do. Please remember to thoroughly wash your hands after being near the animals especially before eating or drinking.
ECHO FARM HISTORY
Echo Farm's original cottage and outbuildings were built in the 1890's from stones picked from the paddocks; you can see the old stone walls and keystones in the chaff shed and cellar of the cottage. The harness shed and house verandah were built in the 1920's from locally hand quarried limestone blocks.
After decades of collecting many everyday items that Australian pioneer families would have used, and that others may have discarded long ago, Jenny Butcher set up Echo Farm as a museum.
BRUCE & LINDA - THE FARMERS
We visited Echo Farm and fell in love with it at a time that Jenny was ready to retire. The thought of taking over Echo Farm late in December 2017 was as daunting to us as it was exciting!
Our aim is to offer visitors an opportunity to interact with, and learn about animals and farming, while preserving and sharing some of our local Limestone Coast and Australian history. We try to make everyone's visit to Echo Farm special and love seeing people of all ages enjoy themselves. We hope that you enjoy your visit to Echo Farm as much as we did!
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