Churchill Island

Information

Take a step back in time and explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island’s extensive farm grounds and beautiful gardens. The Cape Barren geese greet you, honking and showing off their bright green beaks as you wind your way up through the paddocks. The Highland cattle lift their heads from their green pastures, idly acknowledging your presence, and the windmill blades turn slowly in the breeze. Churchill Island was the site of the first farm in Victoria and its pioneering history is still evident today in the restored 1850s homestead, original cottages and beautiful heritage gardens and orchards. Discover the ways of the olden days and look on as our rangers and farm hands carry out the daily heritage farming activities like sheep shearing, working dogs, cow milking, and whip cracking. Activities start at 2:10pm every afternoon, and during school holidays and long weekends you can also enjoy wagon rides from 1:00pm.

Facilities

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Family Friendly
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Coach Parking
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Public Toilet
  • Cafe
  • Picnic Area
  • Lookouts
  • Conference/Convention Facilities

Other

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

Accessibility

  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.