Echo Farm is a 17-acre farm, home to big and small animals.
It’s a top attraction for families visiting Mount Gambier, as it allows you to experience authentic Australian farm life in an immersive natural environment.
Echo Farm Australian Pioneer Farm, Animals & Museum, Mount Gambier
One of the most popular animals at the farm is ‘Tony’ the donkey, a happy animal who just loves getting hand-fed by enthusiastic visitors. ‘RatCat’, the cat, is equally popular and he loves a good stroke.
In addition to the domestic animals, Echo Farm is also home to native animals. These include an emu and kangaroo. For young and old tourists who love animals, it doesn’t get better than this.
Visitors touring the farm are allowed to give food scraps to the pigs. However, just be careful not to give any meat. It’s also wise to note that visitors need to leave their pets at home; since there are already many animals on location, pets are not allowed.
Aside from the adorable animals, Echo Farm also has cottages worthy of exploring. They are filled with antiquities and an array of personal items that date back to the late 19th century. These have been preserved to give visitors a glimpse into Australian farm life back then.
Look out for the life-size sculptures that dot the farm, which are carved from cypress tree stumps. These and many more are reasons why the farm is among the best on this side of the country.
Complete your visit by enjoying some of Nanna’s delicious homemade 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 anywhere near the animals especially before eating or drinking.
Echo Farm is just a 5 to 10-minute drive from the city centre.