Phillip Island Nature Parks - Churchill Island - Go Beyond Melbourne

Phillip Island Nature Parks – Churchill Island


Key Features: Farm, Orchard, U-Pick, Art & Cultural Heritage.

246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island, Newhaven, Phillip Island, VIC, 3925

+61 3 5951 2800

Opening Hours

Open from 10am to 4.30pm daily. Last entry at 4.00pm

Opens 2pm on Christmas Day.

Farming activities daily from 2.00pm to 3.30pm

Phillip Island Nature Parks – Churchill Island

Phillip Island

Journey back in time and experience a piece of Victoria’s heritage on this tiny historic island! Churchill Island Heritage Farm is a working farm that boasts significant natural and cultural values with world-class wetlands, ancient Moonah trees, heritage gardens and historic buildings.

Churchill Island has been farmed since the 1850s and is an easy drive via a bridge from Phillip Island and a perfect stop on the way to the Penguin Parade.

Explore the restored homestead, the fragrant heritage gardens, lawns and coastline walks with magnificent views of Phillip Island and Westernport.

Experience the daily heritage farming activities including black smithing, cow milking, sheep shearing, whip cracking and working dogs. Watch our Highland Cattle grazing or say hello to Andrew peacock and keep an eye out for the cheeky goats, Timmy and Tiger.

Drop by the Visitor Centre and gift shop and lunch in the licensed café.


  • Working heritage farm, farm animals
  • Eco Certified Advanced Eco Tourism
  • Old-fashioned farming demonstrations
  • Licensed café, visitor centre, gift shop
  • ‘History of Churchill Island’ Exhibition
  • School holiday activities weddings and private functions
  • Accessible facilities and parking
  • Walking trails


  • No restrictions on admission
  • Some restrictions on tours and activities
  • Café – 50 indoor seats; 30 seats on deck outside
  • Free parking
  • Picnic areas for groups and families


We welcome groups and can cater for most needs.

  • Ample coach parking.
  • Indoor/outdoor function area for groups.
  • Catering available for groups.
  • Curriculum based programs available for school groups.
  • Programs available for university and adult education groups.
  • Small group private tours available.
  • Group programs available.