|Step back in time... meet the farm animals,relax in the cafe, enjoy the water views, stroll amongst heritage buildlings and lovely gardens |
• Daily farming actvities - cow milking, blacksmithing, sheep shearing, working dog demonstrations
• Experience a traditonal Aussie working farm
• Meet the clydesdale horses, highland cattle, sheep, ducks, chickens and peacocks.
• Visit the adorable baby animals in our nursery
• Stoll amongst heritage buildings and lovely gardens
• Enjoy a meal in the licensed café (which uses organic produce from the farm) with spectacular bay views
• Walk or cycle around the island, soak up the views and enjoy the birdlife
• Take home goodies from the farm shop
• Book tickets online
One of Victoria’s hidden secrets
Churchill Island Heritage Farm covers 57 hectares and boasts a historic working farm with ‘hands on’ farming demonstrations reminiscent of a bygone era. Sheep shearing, cow milking, blacksmithing and working dog demonstrations run every day and are included in the entry fee. Churchill Island is easily accessible by an all-vehicle bridge from Phillip Island.First walked by Bunurong Aboriginal people, the island has an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria.There are also lovely gardens, ancient Moonah trees, wetlands, a visitor’s centre and a licensed café.
The Island forms part of the Churchill Island Marine National park and the waters and mudflats surrounding Churchill Island are listed under the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance. Two island circuit tracks offers magnificent views across Western Port Bay and provide excellent bird viewing (Royal Spoonbills, Pied Oyster Catchers, ibis, gulls, herons and cormorants). On a clear day, there are also views of Tortoise Head and French Island.
Churchill Island's peaceful surrounds, picturesque views is the perfect location for functions and weddings. More information.
How to get here
Drive 90 minutes from Melbourne, take public transport or visit Churchill Island as part of a tour from Melbourne.
Whatever your choice, we are sure you will have an amazing time on our wildlife island.
Churchill Island (off Phillip Island) is an easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne. Travel along the Monash Freeway (M1) away from Melbourne and turn off at the South Gippsland Highway exit. Continue travelling on the South Gippsland Highway (M420) and follow the signs for Phillip Island onto the Bass Highway (A420). At the Anderson roundabout, turn right onto the Phillip Island Tourist Road (B420). At San Remo, cross the bridge onto Phillip Island. Follow the signs to reach the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm or the Nobbies Centre. These attractions are no more than a 10-15 minute drive from each other.