Churchill Island Marine National Park

Churchill Island Marine National Park, Newhaven: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Churchill Island Marine National Park Reviews: 4.5/5

Churchill Island Marine National Park

Churchill Island Marine National Park
4.5
Bodies of Water • National Parks • Nature & Wildlife Areas
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Located south of Rhyll, on the eastern shore of Phillip Island, in Western Port, Churchill Island Marine National Park extends from Long Point south of Rhyll township to the north point of Churchill Island and along the island's western shore to the bridge. Bird watching is a popular activity in the park. Many birds feed, roost and breed around the bay and you may be able to spot birds that have migrated from across the globe. Canoeing is an ideal way to explore the mangroves and estuarine conditions. Yachting is increasingly popular in the bays relatively tranquil waters. On calm days snorkelling and diving among the sea grass meadows will reveal a myriad of crustaceans fish and other marine species.
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Much-loved by bird-watchers
Oct 2021
Churchill Island Marine National Park has an area of 670 ha (1700 acres) with a variety of habitats. It runs between Rhyll and Surf Beach on Phillip Island to the eastern end of Phillip Island. and takes in much of Churchill Island. Environments include mangroves, mudflats and seagrass, which provide feeding grounds for many fish and birds, including black swans and many migratory species, The marine park is much loved by bird-watchers for the wide variety of birds it attracts.
Written October 5, 2021
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Marine park is worth a visit
Jun 2020
Churchill Island is "Phillip Island's Phillip Island" The marine park is not spectacular, but it may be worth a visit. It's main justification is for conservation purposes.
Written July 15, 2020
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ScubaDiverRick
Sioux Falls149 contributions
Very pleasant afternoon
Feb 2020
This was a fun afternoon of seeing sheep shearing, watching a collie corral sheep, feeding a Clydesdale, viewing an old farm setting, attempting to crack a whip, and even seeing a 6-poundcannon and shot from the USS Shenandoah (Confederate Army 1862-1865). The record for shearing a sheep is 16.4 seconds. I learned that sheep can overheat if not shorn. Some sheep shearers will shear 300-500 sheep per day; and the record is about 750 sheep in one day. One border collie can work up to 500 sheep.
Written February 25, 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,932 contributions
Sanctuary for birds and fish
Oct 2019
Churchill Island Marine National Park takes in the sea water around parts of Churchill Island and Phillip Island, near the Phillip Island - Churchill Island bridge. It's a sanctuary for birds, including black swans. It's also a feeding ground for fish. Churchill Island is a small island adjacent to Phillip Island. The marine park is not particulary spectacular, but it serves a useful purpose.
Written October 16, 2019
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AL & LISA
Greater Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
Spectacular Views
Oct 2019
We really enjoyed our visit here lots of great fun we had. Learnt a few things about farming life.
Food was average not the freshest

recommend.

9/10
Written October 12, 2019
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LPW
Geelong, Australia61 contributions
We re glad we were told about this historic site.
Jul 2019 • Couples
Arriving in time for the farmer's market (4th Saturday) we proceeded to the browse through the adjacent farm shop and inot the farm proper. We enjoyed looking through the historic farmhouse buildings with displays and then the livestock. It was easy walking and well signposted. The entry fee was reasonable.
Written July 30, 2019
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GayleM64
Donald, Victoria, Australia128 contributions
Farmers market.
Jul 2019
The farmers market was on ,when we visited, very popular,gourmet food stalls, fresh fruit and veg. The Ames house is incredible, lots of walks to do, farming displays are held most afternoons starting from 2 pm it's a lovely spot to spend some time in, there's also a cafe and souvenir shop
Written July 27, 2019
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ShC
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Busy but Enjoyable
Apr 2019 • Family
We went during Easter saturday which made it very busy! We were stuck in the entrance ticket purchase queue but realised we could have skipped that queue because we already bought tickets online. We loved the wagon rides, the peppa pig photograph opportunity, the sheep shearing show.
Written May 11, 2019
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Roger V
Albury, Australia475 contributions
A great first stop when visiting Phillip Island
Apr 2019 • Friends
Loved this place. The buildings, farm yards and gardens have been restored or preserved to a condition which has you feeling like you have stepped back in time so you can really appreciate and understand just how life was. The animals were a great hit and the kids were having a lot of fun. Facilities were very good with good access, parking, cafe, shop, toilets and walkways. Brilliant location with great views. Totally recommend for new visitors to Phillip Island.
Written April 1, 2019
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LRTT_A
Calgary, Canada102 contributions
Beautiful Native Farm
Mar 2019 • Family
Excellent historical farm experience in a stunning location. This was part of a bundle package that came with the Koala Reserve, Nobbie Centre and Penquin Parade. Make sure to go here first. We stopped in the quaint town of Phillip Island for lunch and spent about an hour walking around the farm and taking in the sheep shearing.
Written March 22, 2019
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