Echo Farm
12:00 PM - 3:00 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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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alannahbanana91
Townsville, Australia10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Julianne C
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 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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Tharanga J
Warrnambool, Australia23 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We recently visited the farm on a trip to Mt. Gambier and it is definitely a remarkable experience if you want to break out from the city life. We enjoyed every minute of it. Linda and her husband were awesome, very friendly and were so helpful at planning our other trip destinations. It was so fun feeding the animals and petting them (specially the goats🐐) It was never too childish for two grownups to enjoy there 😃 You should never opt out a visit to this place if you’re visiting Mt. Gambier.
Written 8 January 2020
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Thank you for the lovely review. We're happy that you enjoyed your visit to Echo Farm and hope you enjoyed the rest of your Mount Gambier visit too. Regards Linda
Written 9 January 2020
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sheilariser
Australia103 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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I-Rate78
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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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Ambassador760478
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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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946theresed
13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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V M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019 • Family
My family with 3 children (7, 5 and 2) visited this farm during the school holidays. Bruce and Linda were both exceptionally friendly and welcoming to us. The children were each given a carrot to feed to the donkeys (or any other animal that would accept it!) and were also given a bucket of feed to feed the chickens and plenty of cut up greens to feed the goats/sheep/donkeys/cows as many times as they wanted. One of my children was terrified of the animals and they were both very accommodating of her fear while encouraging the other 2 who weren't afraid to have as much interaction with the animals as possible. We were also given a tour of the pioneer cottage and many of the items were explained and demonstrated to us, including a demonstration of how much light is produced by a candle and a kerosene lamp and the children were able to play the organ and use a typewriter and sewing machine. After the wood stove was lit, Linda even fetched some bread for them to toast over the stove and then eat warm with butter. We easily spent 3 hours here and my children could have spent much longer there. When we finally dragged the children away we were sent home with the eggs that the children collected from the hen house and a homemade gingerbread man. Thank you so much for your time and patience - this visit was definitely a highlight of the holidays for our family!
Written 28 July 2019
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It was lovely to welcome your family to Echo Farm and we are very happy that you enjoyed your visit. It was lovely to see someone that was so nervous around the animals at the beginning have a change of heart by the end, and enjoy the history side of the Farm so much also. Thank you for the lovely review, hope to see you again one day!
Written 30 July 2019
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julieEllen
Brisbane144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Couples
Hi,
We recently visited Echo farm near Mt Gambier SA, and found it a great little side trip. I understand that new owners have just taken it over, but the set up was really well done. I learnt a lot about early Australian life and especially loved looking at the way the poor women had to cook and wash in the early days. Kids would really love this too I think as there are a few animals to see and lots of grounds. Thumbs up from us!
Written 7 January 2018
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Thank you for your review, we hope you enjoyed your visit to the Limestone Coast as well as Echo Farm.
Written 9 January 2018
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Camden Girl
Adelaide, Australia126 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
July 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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