What is on offer at Esperance Farm Experience?
Escape the wind of Esperance each afternoon and join us on a three-hour tour in airconditioned comfort. 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.
'Through a family contact we got the privilege of a private viewing of this amazing working farm. Which is soon to be running tours, on behalf of our group I can highly recommend as a must do on your next visit to Esperance. A huge thank you to Renae and Andrew for allowing our group to explore your farm, it was simply awesome. We got to feed baby lambs, cows and sheep. We all loaded up in the bus and Renae took us on a guided tour of the property. We got to see crops, shearing sheds and climbed aboard a combine seeder. We have all had a ball.' ...Annette M, May 2021
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 Tagasasti, 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
'Where everything old is new again'
Fun loving, self driven, active visitors are welcome to bring their own mountain bikes to Oake Marsh Farm to experience a self paced, self directed cycle tour.
Patrons will be given a map and follow navigational posts with QR codes guiding them to the various farm activities. Cycling past the cows and tagasati hedges, the natural bushland and paperbark swamp will give patrons opportunity to see plenty of wildlife.
Hear the whisper of the blue gums and smell the scent of nature.
Bed and Breakfast and Farm Stay cottages are currently in development, as is the refurbishment of the 'Wool Classers Cottage' to provide a camp kitchen and RV friendly site.