Echo Farm is a 27 acre rural property with house and outbuildings dating from 1890. It has been restored with integrity and now offers a glimpse of rural life and times from 1900 to 1950. It provides a window on Australian history and the life of a rural settler family during this time.
Throughout the self guided tour visitors are welcome to open and look into the cupboards and drawers, ring the school bell, tap the typewriter and listen to short stories.
Goods for sale throughout the farmhouse retain the traditional, heritage and Australian theme. Snacks and drinks are available, and the farm has disabled access and public toilets.
The Echo Farm walk takes visitors on a walking track past paddocks and enclosures in which farm and native animals are at home. Wander among outbuildings, including the harness shed, cowshed and garage where all is in working order reminiscent of that era. On the way, visitors may work the lever or Douglas pumps and ponder Australian history depicted in the time line of seven life size tree carvings.
Groups welcome by prior arrangement.