Echo Farm

Echo Farm, Mount Gambier: Hours, Address, Echo Farm Reviews: 5/5

Friday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
About
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 & explore the outbuildings on a self guided visit. Echo Farm offers a step back in time & an immediate sense of calm through interaction with a variety of animals. Historic displays add charm. Echo Farm is open for self-guided visits Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, public holidays as well as Mondays during SA school holidays. Animal food & farm trail map are included in your entry fee. Allow about an hour for your visit. Dress for outdoor conditions and farm walking. Small range of snacks, drinks and souvenirs available, along with home-made scones. Unique small group guided tours are offered most mornings and High Teas monthly but bookings are essential. Experiences can be tailored especially for schools or larger groups at other times by arrangement.
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1-2 hours
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Alex
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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, Australia6 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, Australia495 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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alannahbanana91
Townsville, Australia10 contributions
Oct. 2020 • Friends
We had a very nice time wandering around the farm petting the animals and getting to know the wonderful owners. They even recommended some amazing places to visit in the area which we never wouldve known existed. It made our stay in Mount Gambier all the more exciting! Can’t wait to come back some time!
Written 3 October 2020
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Hi Alannah thank you for your nice review, we appreciate it and are happy that you enjoyed your visit to Echo Farm. Look forward to welcoming you again one day. Cheers! Linda
Written 10 October 2020
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Dexeaur
Adelaide, Australia49 contributions
Sep. 2020
Very child friendly farm

We went the first day they reopened after Covid19 and unfortunately, the museum wasnt opened yet (due to Covid Restrictions). Nevertheless, the distance from Mt Gambier wasnt far. Around 10 minutes drive only.

Bruce and his wife were very warm. My 2 year old son absolutely adored riding on the toy tractor and even had a go on the toy tricycles up at the 'tennis court.' He also enjoyed feeding the donkey with plenty of small ?oak twigs which the farm provided with more to refill if needed.

There was also a working water pump which my son did find intriguing but staying there over 2 hours was likely a stretch too far as he was running around and enjoying himself with some of the animals.

I would recommend this place for non farm/country visitors to Mt Gambier as we tried to pull over random stretches of fields to take pictures with cows and they arent as friendly (read: will run away). All the animals except the wallabies were very friendly and were a lot easier to pat and take photos with our toddler.
Written 27 September 2020
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Thank you for your review of Echo Farm, we appreciate your feedback and are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit. Bruce and my aim is to try and ensure that all our guests have a special visit and we're proud of our friendly animals. Thanks once again.
Written 29 September 2020
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Camden Girl
Adelaide, Australia110 contributions
Jul. 2020 • Family
Echo farm was lots of fun. Feeding the animals was a highlight. Great experience for kids to see farm animals up close. Carl the dog is just beautiful.
Lovely hosts too.
Written 13 July 2020
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Thanks for the nice review, we're really glad you enjoyed your visit to Echo Farm.
Written 14 July 2020
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Pat B
2 contributions
Mar. 2020 • Family
What a wonderful experience for the family!
Our family visited Echo Farm for a day trip from Robe and it was well worth the drive, we were blown away with the hospitality shown by the owners Linda and Bruce. The history in this property is incredible and the fact that it is being so well preserved is a credit to the owners.
There are animals and activities to keep all different ages busy and entertained.
Echo Farm is definitely worth the visit, thanks again to the incredible couple who took the time to explain the history and activities to our family!
Written 9 March 2020
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Thank you very much for the review. It makes us happy to see our visitors enjoy themselves and we're glad you made the trip from Robe to visit us. Hope to see you again one day!
Written 9 March 2020
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Lynne
Palm Cove, Australia67 contributions
Jan. 2020 • Solo
Visited the farm yesterday, what a great place, things for the kids to do, house with wood metre oven, wood fire place, treadle sewing machine, beds, kitchen left as if it used only yesterday, old phones, history, animals to feed and pat, donkey, sheep, pigs, emu, ducks, in pens not cages, great job
Written 27 January 2020
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Thanks for taking the time to review Echo Farm. Hope you enjoyed your visit to the Farm and our region. Regards Linda
Written 28 January 2020
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