July 6, 2022

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5. Experience Victoria’s Heritage Churchill Island

This is another hidden gem of Phillip Island. The Churchill Island is just off coast of Phillip Islands and it is an important place in the history of European settlement in Victoria. If you never heard of this island, then you should visit here during your trip on Phillip Island.

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The Churchill Island is the site of the first European agricultural pursuits in Victoria. The history of the farming on this island started since the 1850’s and in 1872 it was purchased by Samuel Amess, former Mayor of Melbourne.

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This small island of 57 hectares offers a glimpse of historic working farm, farmhouse and cottage. This is old school European settlement that is well maintained and an eye opener for us.

You can pet the horses and milk the cows and also walk around the cottage gardens and lawns as well as the coastline walk that offers magnificent views of Phillip Island and Western Port.

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The bed room at one of the cottages.

The best way to visit Churchill Island is by self drive of course. Expect to spend a few hours here to enjoy and experience the scenery, the farm, the cottage and the history.  For more info, please visit www.penguins.org.au and remember to get their package passes to save cost.



Churchill Island Address and Contact:

246 Samuel Amess Drive, Churchill Island 3925

Tel: 03 5951 2800

6.Be a Speed Racer at The Phillip Island Race Track

There are many legends and histories are set in this venue. The Phillip Island Race Track Visitor will impress you as this is your chance to race in this iconic venue.

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Go Kart at Phillip Island Race Track. Picture is from Tourism Victoria.

Be a speed racer and speed with the all new Sodi Go Karts on the 750 metre scale of the Grand Prix Circuit. If you never drive a Go Kart before, this is the place you should strap on your helmet and be a speed racer.

You can also join the Guided Circuit Tour and follow the footsteps of motorcycle racing champions. Thus, you can also get exclusive access to off limit areas including MotoGP sound simulation, Race Control, Media Centre, pit lane, pit roof and of course the winner’s podium.

Remember to book first before you visit them and for more info visit http://www.phillipislandcircuit.com.au/

The Phillip Island Race Track Address and Contact:

RMB 500GP Back Beach Road, Cowes, Victoria, 3922

03 5952 9400

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11 thoughts on “Top 10 Places To Visit on Phillip Island

  1. Love Philip Island. Been there before and the penguins are so cute. Would love to go back to that again.

  2. how thrilling… I would love to be able to see these little penguins there…only seen them in zoos up to now…

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