Thursday, December 2, 2010

Melbourne trip (Day 1 Story 5) Churchill Island Heritage Farm, Australia

It is not too far driving from the first visitor center to Churchill Island. Even before entered Churchill Island and I felt very different about the island. I do not know how to describe. Maybe it is the tree, the scenery, the wild life wander around which yield a very peace of mind.

We have to single lane bridge. It was not crowded, no incoming car when we crossed.

When we reached the visitor center, it was around 3.10pm, we wish to catch the sheep shearing, thus we requested if we can purchased the ticket after we finish the show. The officer trusted us and let us in.

There are daily farm activities in Chuchill Island. When we visited, the daily routine is as below:

11.00 - 11.15am Cow milking
1.00 - 2.oopm Horse drawn wagon ride
2.10 - 2.30pm Cow milking
2.30 - 2.45pm Blacksmithing
3.00 - 3.15pm pm Sheep Shearing
3.15 - 3.30pm Working Dogs
3:30 - 3.45pm Whip Cracking
3.45 - 4.00pm Boomerang Throwing

We immediately run to the sheep shearing session. During the session, the sheep 'meh meh' sound mix with the shaver make a funny rhythm :p The full piece of wool on the floor.

Horse: Am I cool?

After that, we watch the Dog working. Two doggy are trained to gather the sheep in a circle. The doggy will run in circle and bark, to work. As you can see, the sheep after sheared :)

After the show, we take some pictures on some of the spot e.g. blacksmith house, flowers and the scenery. Then we went back to the visitor center after the Whip cracking session, to purchase the park pass :)

Churchill Island entrance fee is as below (extracted from Churchill Island website below, at the date of this blog post is drafted)
Adults (16years+) $10.60
Children (4-15yrs) $5.30
Australian Pensioner(ID required) $7.40
Family (2A +2C) $26.50

However, we need to pay nothing since it is included in our 3 park pass.

Map and daily farm activities on Churchill Island can be found from


Connie said...

The scenery is beautiful~ too bad, I never visit Churchill Island.. -_-'''

mk said...

*chuckle* can go again next time :D

Anonymous said...

I like churchill, it MUST visit place..sure u will love it