What is on offer at Esperance Farm Experience?
1) Half Day tour of Oake Marsh Farm
2) Full Day collaborative agricultural tour
3) NEW - Two hour Night Walk "son et lumiere on Oake Marsh Farm"
Whether you want a first hand experience with life on a farm, up-size your day with visits to several Esperance icons, or take the time to pause and look up with a special night time tour. We will spoil you - and more.
son et lumiere on Oake Marsh Farm
Allow your spirit to swing to the rhythm of bird song, with the rustle of native animals, the mothering calls of livestock and baske in the flood of light under a night full of stars
The night comes alive on Oake Marsh Farm. Join Renae on a 3.5 km leisurely stroll, listen to the farm animals nestling, the sounds of wildlife taking their place in the night, absorb the bush scents and gaze in awe at our magnificent skies.
Supper and special 18+ hot chocolate provided.
7-9 pm on Sunday and Monday night ONLY.
BYO (with own receptacle), walking shoes and phone / camera.
Half Day Tour of Oake Marsh Farm
Escape the wind of Esperance each afternoon and join us on a three-hour personalised tour of a working farm. Seasonally based and individualised to meet the interests of the group.
Esperance Farm Experience provides an opportunity for participants to see, touch and taste life on Oake Marsh Farm - a mixed farming enterprise.
Informative and enthusiastic tour guide
Farm style sumptuous afternoon tea
Small group - maximum of 10
Meet and feed calves and lambs
Check out the massive machinery store, shearing shed and livestock yards
See where your food and clothes originate
The half day tour is suitable for individuals and family groups.
For all levels of fitness. The ability to climb steps is necessary.
Closed shoes and a hat recommended. Bring your own water bottle and fill from our filtered rainwater tanks, minimizing disposable plastic waste.
'Esperance Farm Experience provided a wholesome, wonderfully informative and FUN afternoon for ourselves and our two inquisitive children. As full time travellers, continually passing farms and cattle it was paramount to finally stop and gain thorough knowledge of a thriving working farm.
Esperance Farm Experience exceeded all expectations! With our lovely tour guide Renae and farmer Andrew (along with their adorable working dogs) offering hours of interactive learning topped off with a deliciously homemade afternoon tea.
A must do when visiting Esperance!'
Amy B February 2022
What might you see and do?
Animals (lots of), pet lambs and calves, our friendly sheep dogs, our fussy hens and our gorgeous Black Angus and Gelbvieh Cows. All manner of wildlife in their natural habitat including Kangaroos, Emus, Foxes, ducks and other water birds, bob tail goannas and snakes.
Drive through hedges of Tagasaste, watch and participate in feeding animals, watch and participate in animal movement through farm.
Spend time in a shearing shed and get up close and personal with the sheep industry. From feeding and moving sheep (marvelling at the prowess of the sheep dogs), to examine the food they eat, the husbandry required to keep the sheep in optimal condition to produce prime lamb and fine merino wool. You will hear the history of farming in the region, the story of our farm, and even stories of murder and mayhem.
See, feel and smell the soil, the pastures and crops we grow. Experience the typical seasonal activities and witness the farmer at work.
Observe the symbiotic nature of a mixed farming enterprise and our dedication to good land management and animal husbandry.
See, Touch & Taste Tour
Full Day Bus Tour
The Experience will begin with a 9am bus pick up from the Esperance Visitors Centre and the opportunity to spend time at the famous Esperance Stonehenge where 'Everything Old is New Again'. The second stop is Oake Marsh Farm, where the tour will begin with a sumptuous morning tea, before you embark on a 'hands on' farm tour. The tour will continue to our neighbouring farm - Yirri Grove for a walk through the Olive Grove. You will learn how olives are pressed and taste the award winning Yirri Grove Evoo. A shared lunch platter and glass of wine will be served amongst the Olive trees. The afternoon will complete with Gin tasting at the Esperance distillery, and safe return to the Esperance Visitors centre at 4.30 pm. All costs inclusive.
Adults $165, Under 18's $135, Under 3 for free.
'Where everything old is new again'
If you would like an individualised experience - anything may be possible please ask us.
+61 438 935 996