Ecopark Fishing World & Farm Stay
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The weekend was full to the brim. Running here and running there was on the agenda. One of those 'there' places was Ecopark Fishing World & Farm Stay at 2 Halls Road, Luscombe QLD
. I am very pleased it was. A short drive west of the Gold Coast and an easy run from Brisbane, this venue is one you may not hear about should I not write this article.
My kids and I are animal lovers. We love outdoor activities, things we can all do together, anything that involves water, and the company of fun people. Our venture to the Ecopark accommodated all of these loves. Sporting an abundance of terrific and bizarre animals, newly hatched chicks, at least four stunning peacocks, a very inquisitive pair of donkeys, and an endless list of outdoor games, this park is far more than a waterhole where you catch fish.
We have driven by this site many times however the name misled me. I thought it was primarily focused on catch-and-release fishing, yet we were soooooo
busy we didn't even get time to fish! The kids spent their very hot and very beautiful day in peddle boats on the water, jumping on the jumping castle, feeding the vast number of well-cared-for animals and birds, playing snakes and ladders, playing in the playground, enjoying outdoor table tennis, eating the generous serves of cafe food, watching the newborn chics, ten pin bowling, and running about under the gorgeous old-world trees.
The park is just full of things to do. We could not believe that one entry fee covered so many activities and could have easily spent all day there. Yet, with a one-year-old in tow, we were restricted in how long we could stay as nap time gained momentum the more Master One laughed and ran and interacted with the animals. He had the ultimate day out and ended up passing out. It was time then for us to leave.
The park is great for birthdays or family gatherings. It is engaging for children of all ages and their accompanying adults and has ample seating and tables. The walking is easy and suitable for prams and young children. There were not a lot of people there during our visit and so it felt as though the entire farm was ours to enjoy and make ourselves at home. Indeed this is what we did. You can use the site barbecues if you wish.
Hats, sunscreen, plenty of water, and comfy walking shoes are a must for everyone. Young kids require vigilant supervision as there are a lot of water attractions and no fences to stop them from running into the dams. All participants must wear provided life jackets on the self-propelled watercraft and they are easy to find and diverse in size. Sadly, the number of visitors on-site at the Ecopark has fallen significantly as the cost of living crisis hits families across Australia. Staff indicated that they are seeing a definite reduction in numbers. I can't help but wonder if as many people know about the park as would be interested.
Sanitizing stations encourage you to wash your hands for every reason. The staff are friendly and helpful, and the animals are as happy as you would hope, short of them being released from their enclosures. The free animal feeding is a big bonus and you can even add on special interactions with various unique creatures. It really is worth your time to throw the kids in the car and head to Luscombe to laugh, get dirty, and make memories together.
Kids Party Packages
range from a petting zoo party pack to a fishing party package. You can camp onsite. There are half-price entry Tuesday deals and the park is open every day of the school holidays. With too much on offer, I will leave it to you to peruse their website
and decide what suits your family best. I would simply say make the effort, do the drive, and you won't be disappointed.
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