Things to do at Churchill Island

Located off Phillip Island, Churchill Island is a tiny island that packs a punch. Cross the bridge from Phillip Island to visit heritage farms and Victoria Gardens.

Geese, highland cattle and hens call Churchill Island home. Visitors are encouraged can even their hand at daily farm activities. Don’t miss a walk-through Victoria Gardens. These gardens are the first European gardens in Victoria, dating back to 1801.

Walking trails will take you on a journey around the island. Enjoy a tranquil stroll around the island and partake in bird watching as you go. When you’re needing a refreshment, you can stop at the popular Churchill Island Café.

Visiting on the first Saturday of the month will have a bonus of a fantastic Farmers market. Browse through stalls of delicious local produce.

Getting to the Churchill Island:

Phillip Island is an hour and a half from Melbourne. Cross the bridge from San Remo to Phillip Island. Drive a further 10 minutes to cross the bridge over to Churchill Island.

A car is the best option for Churchill Island, but there are tours available to get you here too.

Tours operate daily to Phillip Island.


Newhaven – a quaint village town on the island. Just over the bridge that connects Phillip Island to the mainland. Wander along the waterfront or stop in for a coffee.

San Remo – the last town on the mainland before crossing the bridge to Phillip Island. An excellent spot for fishing. A lively village of pubs and restaurants ready to welcome you at the end of the day.

Woolamai surf beach – the most popular beach for surfing on Phillip Island, and home to a surf living club. The golden sand and exposed beach create consistent waves and near perfect surf conditions.

Phillip Island Chocolate Factory – complete with attractions, a café and free samples. Chocolate lovers won’t regret a stop here. Chocolate Tours are available.

Churchill Island Map