Churchill Island

Or buy individual ticket(s)

Take a step back in time and explore the heritage and tranquil scenery of Churchill Island’s extensive farm grounds and beautiful gardens.

Churchill Island was the site of the first farm in Victoria and its pioneering history is still evident today.

Wander the old homestead and discover the ways of the olden days with the daily heritage farming activities like sheep shearing, working dogs, cow milking, and whip cracking. 

  • Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (4-15)
  • Concession tickets available for holders of Australian Pension Concession cards only
  • Unfortunately there is no concession ticket available for Student Card holders or Health Care Card holders

Additional Information: 

  • Please note that as we will be managing visitor numbers at all of our locations, you may experience entry delays subject to the number of people already on site.
  • We are requesting to collect visitor details to assist with contact tracing in the event of a case of coronavirus being detected, and encourage all of our visitors to provide this information on request. Information will be held securely for 28 days, then destroyed in accordance with our privacy policy.

 

 


 

 

 

Things to know

  • Open 10am to 5pm daily, from 2pm on Christmas day.
  • Browse the gift shop and relax in the licensed café.
  • Family ticket includes 2 adults and 2 children (4-15)

Daily farming activities:

PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE HAD TO CHANGE OUR FARM ACTIVITIES DUE TO PHYSICAL DISTANCING REQUIREMENTS AND TO KEEP OUR VISITORS SAFE, SO FOR THE TIME BEING WE WILL BE OFFERING THE BELOW:

Daily from 2.30pm: Whip Cracking and Working Dogs demonstration

• See the Clydesdale horses, Highland cattle, sheep and baby animals.

 

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How to get here
By car: Phillip Island is located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne. Allow a further 10 minutes from the bridge to get to Churchill Island. Free car parking on site.

By bus: Public transport is limited on Phillip Island. V-line operates a bus to Phillip Island’s main town, Cowes, from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne city.

Please note that the V-line bus does not go to the Penguin Parade and there are no return buses to Melbourne at the conclusion of the Penguin Parade. 

By taxi: Contact Phillip Island Taxis on 03 5952 2200 to arrange transfers on Phillip Island.

Tours and Transport: Contact a Visitor Information Centre in Melbourne or on Phillip Island for tours and transport options

 

Bundled tickets

The date of your visit to the Penguin Parade and/or EcoBoat Tour must be booked and will be printed on your ticket. You may visit the other attractions on your tickets, eg the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm or Antarctic Journey once within six months of the printed date, either before or after your Penguin Parade visit.