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, cows & 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! (Cottage closed to self-guided visitors due to Covid19)
Seven life-size sculptures carved with a chainsaw represent a time line of Australian History.
Enjoy Nanna's scones, High Tea or bring a picnic
Complete your visit by enjoying some of Nanna's delicious home made scones, jam & cream with tea or plunger coffee served in vintage crockery on the Cottage Verandah or as takeaway. Or Book a full High Tea experience offered the last Sunday of the month. Book in advance to ensure you don't miss out!
A small selection of soft drinks, snacks and homemade biscuits as well as local souvenirs are available. Bring your own picnic to eat at the picnic tables. Please remember to thoroughly wash your hands after being any where 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 over 13 years ago. After purchasing the Farm Bruce and Linda added all the friendly farm animals.
BRUCE & LINDA - THE FARMERS
We first saw Echo Farm as visitors, fell in love with it and ended up buying it in December 2017. We love living onsite and sharing our backyard with visitors.
Our aim is to offer our guests 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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