Churchill Island Marine National Park

Churchill Island Marine National Park

Churchill Island Marine National Park
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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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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ScubaDiverRick
Sioux Falls146 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Gary Steventon
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
My wife and I wanted to see Churchill island and was pleasantly surprised! This great for families, reasonably priced and has a cafe here. Lovely for children to see farm animals such as peacock, pig, horse and cows. Also, has a Museum like home with old 1800 home, stables, sheep shearing shed, horse carts and a beautiful view of the beach. All and all such a lovely place to visit for families.
Written December 30, 2021
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AL & LISA
Greater Melbourne, Australia36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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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stefan t
54 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Solo
As a Phillip Islander, I've been over to Churchill island on multiple occasions. In summer, in winter, by bike and by car. What a magnificent spot! This time of year it's just the best. So beautiful and green. The wildlife are happy and free, and it's incredibly peaceful. The black-faced sheep and woolly cows roam close to the roads. And the cape barren geese and purple hens don't seem to get off the roads!

Slow down and take it all in. Less visitors this time of year...without a doubt it's the best time to come. The Japanese tourists seem to get it. They really get it.

Check it out. I recommend the bicycle option.

You'll be pleasantly surprised.

Written June 28, 2017
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marleluther
Melbourne, Australia16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
We saw a sign Farmers/Produce Market every Friday. Lucky we were their on a Friday. So we followed the sign and road, was amazed about all the wild birds wandering around and cross the road on their conditions. It was fantastic to see all the cars slow down to let these birds cross the road on their terms. We saw lots of well fed cattle and sheep. The Market was great and the information center provide food and souvenirs.
Written January 18, 2019
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John and Margaret S
Melbourne, Australia135 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was a return visit, some great photo opportunities around the property. It is very relaxing walking around the farm and the walking tracks. The garden and kitchen garden is looking great at the moment. Great range of souvenirs to purchase. The café looks inviting but we didn't have time to sample anything on this visit.
Written September 6, 2018
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia38,556 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018
This is the actual island and not farm. The island features great bird watching opportunities and spectacular walking
Written June 1, 2018
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Andie
Singapore, Singapore140 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Friends
Such a magnificent view.... you get to see different kinds of flora and fauna..The view from Churchill is simply breathtaking. There's an area where lavender grows.. my favourite part. There's also a lake!
Written November 2, 2017
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MelbourneFrog69
Melbourne, Australia270 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017
An other nice place to see on the Island, very easy access by a small bridge. Nice the see how the settlers were leaving. Not an easy life by the look of it. There is a lots of animals on the farm, great for kids, and very good informations about the Settlers.
Written July 16, 2017
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia13,448 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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