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Experience the farmyard & outbuildings

Relax as you stroll around the farm and interact with the animals, which will give you an immediate sense of calm.  Take a step back in time with historic displays and life-size chainsaw sculptures representing Australian History.  We provide you with 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, dog, geese, cows & donkeys.  We suggest you allow about an hour for your self-guided visit.  

Explore the cottage museum on a Guided Tour 

The old farmhouse 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.  A Guided Tour gives you access to the Cottage Museum where you can wander inside the old farmhouse, open cupboards and find things you never knew existed and things you may have forgotten about. 

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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 share a High Tea experience with someone special.  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

The original part of Echo Farm's cottage and some of the outbuildings were built before 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, house verandah and kitchen 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 in 2016, fell in love with it and a year later we ended up buying it - just before Christmas Day 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 hearing laughter and 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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