• History & heritage

Churchill Island

Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Victoria, 3925

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 farmhands carry out the daily heritage farming activities like sheep shearing, working dogs, cow milking, and whip cracking.

Content: Phillip Island Nature Parks
Type Entry cost
Indicative prices

Adult (16 years and over) - $13.00 Australian Pensioner (ID required) - $9.10


Child four to 15 years) - $6.15 Family (2 adults and 2 children) - $32.50

Opening hours:
  • Daily: 10:00am - 5:00pm

25 Dec 2016

  • 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details
  • Café
  • Car park
  • Coach parking
  • Conference/convention facilities
  • Interpretive centre
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Picnic area
  • Public toilet
  • Shop
  • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Museums Australia
Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Victoria, 3925

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