Churchill Island

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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

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

Other

  • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
  • Korea Host
  • Respecting Our Culture (ROC) Certified by Ecotourism Australia
  • Australian Museums and Galleries Association
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Victoria Tourism Industry Council
  • Free Wifi
  • Family
  • History & Heritage
  • Nature & Wildlife

Accessibility

  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)
  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.