Churchill Island

Experience a piece of Victoria’s heritage on this historic island, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll through the fragrant cottage gardens and lawns.

Coastline walks offer magnificent views of Phillip Island and Western Port, while the restored farmhouse and cottages provide a glimpse into the past lives of early Australian settlers and past farming practices.

Churchill Island, just off the coast of Phillip Island holds an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria. The site of the first European agricultural pursuits in Victoria, the island has been farmed since the 1850′s and in 1872 was purchased by Samuel Amess, former Mayor of Melbourne.

This tiny island of 57 hectares is now open to the public as an historic working farm that boasts significant natural and cultural values with world-class wetlands, ancient Moonah trees, heritage gardens and historic buildings.

The Visitor Centre features an exhibition on the history of the island, quality gift shop and licensed café. Enjoy lunch with a glass of wine whilst taking in the breathtaking views of Western Port.

Source: http://www.visitphillipisland.com/listing/churchill-island-heritage-farm/


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Admission: AUD12

Address: 246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island Victoria 3925

How to Get There: By car

Website: http://www.visitphillipisland.com/listing/churchill-island-heritage-farm/

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