Churchill Island Marine National Park (Churchill Island Marine National Park)

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Churchill Island Marine National Park (Churchill Island Marine National Park)

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.

The Park is part of the Western Port RAMSAR site and is an important habitat for many bird species.
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. Be on the look out for the pot bellied seahorse and weedy seadragon, Victoria’s marine emblem.

How to get there

Churchill Island Marine National Park (Churchill Island Marine National Park)

Need to know

Churchill Island Marine National Park (Churchill Island Marine National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions

Dogs

Dogs are not allowed

Restrictions

  • Boating zones apply
  • No fishing

Warnings

  • Water hazards
    • Deep water
    • Shallow water
    • Strong currents
    • Submerged obstacles
  • Animals and pests
    • Sharks
    • Snakes
    • Stingers
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface
    • Uneven ground

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.
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