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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.


Price & booking


Type Entry cost
Adult (16 years+) - $12.25 Child (4-15 years) - $6.15 Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $30.65 Australian Pensioner (ID required) - $8.55
Adult (16 years+) - $12.25 Child (4-15 years) - $6.15 Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $30.65 Australian Pensioner (ID required) - $8.55

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  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm

25 Dec 2016

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation

  • Suitable for guests with sufficient mobility to climb two or three steps, but would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance
  • Suitable for guests who depend on the use of a wheelchair in a seated position at all times
  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf