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, cows & donkeys. We suggest you allow about an hour for your self-guided visit.
Explore the cottage & outbuildings
Echo Farm has been restored & furnished with antique and vintage items from the 1800's to the 1950’s providing an idea of how Australian farming families lived. During a Guided Tour or Experience you can wander through the Cottage museum, open cupboards and find things you never knew existed and things you may have forgotten about. Seven life-size chainsaw sculptures 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 book a Campfire Experience or High Tea. 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. YOu are welcome to bring your own picnic, however 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 by 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.
Echo Farm was set up as a museum in 2007 with everyday items that Australian pioneer families would have used and that others discarded long ago. After purchasing the Farm Bruce and Linda expanded the experience by adding lots of friendly farm animals.
BRUCE & LINDA - THE FARMERS
We first saw Echo Farm as visitors, fell in love with it and ended up buying it by Christmas 2017. We love living onsite and sharing our backyard with visitors. (that's us in the photo)
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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