Agri, Mining and Industry

A visit to Churchill Island (located off Phillip Island) calms the mind, with wide-open spaces to wander and fresh air to breathe. Explore the historical grounds and farming activities, soak in the tranquil scenery on bay trails, enjoy the bird watching, or relax on the deck of the café with a hot drink in hand.

The island is known as Moonar’mia by the Bunurong People, the Traditional Custodians of the area and their history dates back tens of thousands of years. As you wind your way across the bridge, you’ll be greeted by honking Cape Barren Geese, fossicking Purple Swamp Hens, and curious highland cattle relaxing in the grassy paddocks. Churchill Island has been a farm, a vegetable garden, and a summer retreat for the well-heeled since European settlement. The Victorian gardens are a legacy of this history and are lovingly tended to explore today. While in the farm precinct, try your hand at the daily heritage farming activities like sheep shearing, working dogs, cow milking, and whip cracking. Then take the walking track around the edge of the island to enjoy views of Western Port Bay.

Order a delicious farmhouse breakfast in the cafe from 9am on weekends and enjoy the peaceful views from the deck across to French Island. Or reward yourself with a coffee and cake any day of the week.

Facilities

Cafe Carpark Coach Parking Conference/Convention Facilities Enquiry Desk Family Friendly Food and Refreshments Free Wifi Interactive Centre Interpretive Centre Lawn / Gardens Lookouts Non Smoking Picnic Area Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop

Disabled Assistance

Caters for challenges with learning and communication Caters for limited mobility Caters for people with allergies and intolerances. Wheelchair access

Membership

Australian Museums and Galleries Association Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Victoria Tourism Industry Council

Accreditation

ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia Korea Host Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia

Rates

From AU$13.50

Adult $13.50
Child: $6.75
Australian Pensioner $9.40
Family (two adults and two children) $33.75

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