Echo Farm
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Winter Update: Echo Farm will be open every Sunday and Monday during Term 3 (24 July - 29 September 2023). Private Tours by prior arrangement Tuesdays to Fridays. See our website for visiting hours and pricing. Please call ahead for updates. Spend a couple of precious hours interacting with animals and reconnecting with nature at Echo Farm on the outskirts of Mount Gambier. Stroll around the old-style farm at your own pace, feed the animals, chat to the farmers and explore the outbuildings on a self guided visit. Echo Farm offers a step back in time and an immediate sense of calm through interaction with a variety of animals. Historic displays add to the charm. Echo Farm is open Sunday to Friday, public holidays, and school holidays. Animal food is included in your entry fee. Allow about an hour for your visit. Dress for outdoor conditions and farm walking. Small range of drinks and souvenirs available. Unique small group guided tours and school visits by arrangement.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Ambassador760478
6 contributions
Jul. 2023
Fantastic experience, narrowly made the cutoff point for tours but were more than welcomed. Staff were polite, humouring an adult couple that wished to do the children’s treasure hunt. We even got a bonus prize at the end. Great range of animals, with the highlights being rat cat and big red the bull. Every animal was happy to be fed and some to be pat. You won’t be disappointed, 10/10, would come back.
Written 12 July 2023
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I-Rate78
3 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Family
The owner was just lovely and helpful, showing us around and giving us tips for feeding the animals. Miss7 loved feeding the animals.
The house museum is also worth a look.
Whilst it was raining for a lot of our visit and very muddy, it was an absolute highlight. Not sure about the cow licking my hand though!
Written 7 July 2023
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Julianne C
1 contribution
Jun. 2023 • Family
It's more than a farm - it's an experience. Tour through the beautifully restored original farmhouse which offers a snapshot of bygone eras. Feed the (very friendly) animals. Explore the farm. Hear the stories. Well worth a visit for kids of all ages!
Written 22 June 2023
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sheilariser
Australia110 contributions
Dec. 2022
We visited with our 14-year-old Animal lover son and didn't want to leave! This farm is just gorgeous and the friendly animals you can pat, and feed is a fantastic opportunity. We have been to quite a few interactive farms around the world however this was by far our favorite.
Owners Anthea and Damien have a welcoming manner and run this property as truly nurturing... for not only the animals but also the environment.
We adored all the animals however the teens favorite was the kelpie puppy.
The historic house with its intact memorabilia is fascinating. You cannot visit Mt Gambier without visiting Echo farm. Highly recommend!
Written 29 December 2022
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Michelle K
South Australia, Australia5 contributions
Mar. 2022 • Family
Wonderful morning on the farm with farmer Bruce . The children really enjoyed the interactions with all the animals. The adults loved the morning tea
Written 14 March 2022
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Alex
4 contributions
May 2021 • Family
A wonderful experience for the whole family! Bruce and Linda are very welcoming and the animals are very friendly.
Our family chose the guided tour with morning tea. Bruce took us around showing us all the animals and sharing many wonderful stories while our children fed the animals.
Next, Linda took us inside and gave us the history of the house. The children were able to touch and play with some of the historic things inside the house. We had a wonderful morning tea of scones with jam and cream and coffee or hot chocolate. Absolutely delicious.
Finally the children went back outside to see their favourite animals again.
A fantastic morning had by all! We will be back and will be recommending to our friends and family.
Thank you once again Bruce and Linda.

If you go we recommend:
- booking a tour
- wearing comfortable walking shoes
- wearing weather appropriate clothes
- taking a camera to take photos of all the amazing animals
- allowing plenty of time to see everything twice!
Written 29 May 2021
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Linda
Adelaide, Australia9 contributions
Feb. 2021
Great place for kids to explore, they can go to animals and feed them as well. Animals in natural setting ie in farm and you can feed them. Highly recommend for little kids.
Written 4 March 2021
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Hi -Joy thank you for taking the time to review Echo Farm. We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again one day. Kind regards Linda and Bruce
Written 4 April 2021
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JBC
Adelaide, Australia496 contributions
Sep. 2020 • Family
I took our young son to Echo Farm recently. What a great place! Staff are very friendly & helpful. There are lots of different animals. They all look like they are in their element, especially the big gorgeous pig! There is plenty of food available that we could feed to the animals. There are some wooden carvings in one of the sheds & they are incredible.

It’s a farm so it’s not the most pram friendly place I’ve been but I made it work. If you have a pram, I recommend going with a friend to help lift it over some of the cattle grids.

Overall we had a great time & I look forward to returning when my son can walk.
Written 7 December 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review Echo Farm and for pointing out that there are a couple of cattle grids on the walk around the old style farm for future visitors. There are ways around them so we are very sorry we didn't show you an alternate route for your pram, but very glad you still enjoyed your visit. Hope to see you again soon.
Written 28 December 2020
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946theresed
10 contributions
Nov. 2020 • Couples
Friendly helpful hosts. Lovely farm with variety of animals. Amazing history in the old cottage. A great afternoon.
Written 3 November 2020
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Thank you for your review of Echo Farm, we're glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written 28 December 2020
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Ren
Cheltenham, Australia2 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Family
We had a really fantastic time at Echo Farm. It’s great for kids to be able to get up close and feed the animals. Lovely owners who made it a really great experience. Highly recommended.
Written 9 October 2020
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Thank you for taking the time to review Echo Farm, we appreciate it. We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again one day. Cheers Linda
Written 10 October 2020
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