Churchill Island
Churchill Island
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churchill island heritage farm. Our Australian working Farm. Churchill Island is a unique eco tourism attraction. The beautiful island offers a range of farming activities and natural attractions..
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Dianne F
4 contributions
Jan 2024 • Family
This place is a step back in time for you. The scenery is beautiful. Grounds were clean and tidy and gardens lovely to walk around and view. The old homestead was amazing and fascinating to see. The children really were fascinated in all the history the place offered. The tractor ride was a big hit with them as well. The scattered games on the grounds for you to play was great. WE picnicked on the lawn and it was a relaxing day. However the café looks amazing so if a picnic is not on your agenda you can go there. Beautiful place to visit. Staff were friendly and the admission cost very reasonable. Just be mindful of your footwear. I suggest not thongs. We saw many people with inappropriate footwear. Sneakers better choice.
Written 28 January 2024
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Bill L
Melbourne, Australia19 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Great whole round experience including the Blacksmith demonstration with Bob and seeing the new born Lambs with Chloe. The restaurant served up a lovely egg and bacon in a Turkish roll washed down with a Cappachino. Good value.
Written 4 August 2023
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Thank you for your great review Bill. We are so glad to hear you had an enjoyable visit complemented by our friendly staff and adorable animals. We hope to see you again in future for a wander and a delicious meal! Thanks for visiting.
Written 30 August 2023
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Llana H
Perth, Australia112 contributions
July 2023
This is a wonderful experience for those not used to farm life. There was a wide range of activities on show at various times, from sheep shearing, blacksmithing, cow milking etc.
Written 31 July 2023
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Thank you for your review. We agree Churchill Island showcases a working farm in a beautiful setting, we are so glad you got to experience the activities and hope to see you again in future.
Written 30 August 2023
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Shaked007
Hod Hasharon, Israel1,716 contributions
Jan 2023
This was our first stop at Phillip Island on our full day tour.
We started with breakfast at the coffee shop which was lovely. We took a Smashed Avocado Toast and Eggs Benedict, followed by hot drinks and brownies. All very tasty (though slightly steep pricewise.....).
Then we went for a walk through the traditional old farm with lots of exhibits to see and lots of things to learn (for all ages, by the way).
Animals, flowers, machinery, working farm artefacts, all well explained by posters and local guides.
Very Pleasant Place!! Lovely Morning!!
Written 22 May 2023
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Thank you for your great review Yariv. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit to Churchill Island, and found the experience an informative and interesting one. We are committed to providing an enjoyable and quality visitor experience, and value and consider your feedback in future planning and improvements. We hope to see you again in future.
Written 30 August 2023
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,811 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
While staying in Phillip Island we decided to go to Churchill Island, we tried to do it a couple of years ago but it was closed due to COVID.
It was a lovely experience, after going over the narrow one lane concrete bridge to the Island the road opens up into a well maintained gravel road with lovely old post and rail fencing on either side.
We then passed some terrific looking long horned cattle who were eating away looking very contented.
The road took us to the carpark where there is the information centre, it was too early for it to open so we took off on the walk which started near the info centre and it was well marked.
The gravel track was good, well looked after and followed the water.
There are great views over the Bay and plenty of Birdlife about
As we walked the track on a lovely day we came across some beautiful horses and black face sheep. Plenty of seating along the track all placed at great viewing spots.
The walk was a leisurely nearly two hours, we enjoyed the company of many different birds, big and small
Finished back at the info centre for a good look at the information boards that show the timeframe of the history of Churchill Island. A very interesting beautiful historic place to visit, glad we did it. Make sure you visit when in the area and enjoy the walk
Written 17 May 2023
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Thank you for the great review! It sounds like you really soaked up the beautiful natural setting and various adorable animals of Churchill Island. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and found the island to be well maintained. We hope to see you again in future.
Written 30 August 2023
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Grifology70
Melbourne, Australia397 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Plenty of farm animals to see. All happy for a pat and a scratch. Great views over the bay and surrounding areas. Definitely worth a visit.
Written 2 February 2023
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Thanks for the review, and thanks for giving the farm animals a scratch and a pat.
Written 5 February 2023
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mcleodalimc
Anlaby, UK811 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
A family friendly trip to the farm, but demos only in the afternoon would disappoint if you came in the morning, cafe rather dear. Shame some of the walk was shut off with tree surgery.
Written 1 February 2023
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Thanks for the review, many of our demos can only be held once a day for the safety of the animals. We do aim to keep thing safe and have to close off any areas that need maintenance, sorry this impacted you.
Written 3 February 2023
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Sche Z
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
yes, we went to Philip Island.. the place was nice... we enjoyed the zoo... I recommend you if you wanna watch a penguin parade buy ticket online before you go... week before or month before you go... we missed it because we don't buy tickets ahead. when we get there the ticket was sold out.
we went to Koala conservation, wildlife sanctuary and Rhyl Jetty...
Written 3 January 2023
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Thanks for the review. Booking tickets for the Penguin Parade is always advised. Glad you enjoyed other activities.
Written 3 January 2023
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Missy T
5 contributions
Oct 2022
We had read online about the sheep shearing, which was the main activity that we wanted to see. So we had made special arrangements to arrive at 2pm in order to see it. Sadly it was not on. Apparently just the school holidays and the weekend which is a real shame. The sheep dog demonstration and the whip cracking was fun, but perhaps not really worthy of the admission fee alone.
Written 19 October 2022
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Sorry you didn't get to see the shearing. Unfortunately it isn't something we are able to do every day. We do make sure we have some activities and are glad the dog demonstration and whip cracking were fun.
Written 26 October 2022
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IamAbundance
14 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
Lovely, easy, relaxing, historical coastal walk with stunning views and wetland birds, other birds who sang beautifully, sheep, horse, geese etc… lunch at cafe was superb, coffee was hot - I recommend the crepes with lemon curd/berries coulis, and thick pumpkin soup .. do sit eating on the verandah with an amazing view!! Didn’t do the farm but didn’t need to in order to enjoy the place… maybe next time..
Written 3 October 2022
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Hi paulinec652 Thanks so much for your review, and so pleased you enjoyed your visit, including the cafe. Come back again and check out the farm, and perhaps enjoy another crepe or two... Kind regards
Written 11 October 2022
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