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Island Hopper, Issue #001 -- Easter Eggs and Lego
February 29, 2016

March, 2016 Issue #001


Welcome to my first issue of Island Hopper! I hope you will discover lots about Phillip Island and, for this month, Churchill Island.

Easter Eggs and Lego Fun!

Once again Phillip Island Nature Parks' Easter Fun Festival will be held at Churchill Island Heritage Farm over the Easter weekend - March 26 and 27.

Lego brick play sessions will be held both days - these are popular so bookings are essential. Favourites such as working horses, cart rides, demonstrations and food will again be there.

And it's not Easter without an Easter Egg Hunt! This will take place on Sunday March 27 from 10.00am to 1.00pm.


Wanting a quick casual meal we went to Isola di Capri in Cowes. Established in 1972, it is a Phillip Island institution. Being a coeliac, I required a gluten free base - no problem! My spinach pizza was very tasty with a thin, crispy crust. Perfect with a glass of wine.

If visiting in the summer holidays make a reservation for this popular restaurant.

Churchill Island History

March is a special month for Churchill Island as it was on March 20, 1801 that Lieutenant James Grant entered Westernport Bay.

He discovered and named Churchill Island after Mr John Churchill of Devon, England. Grant planted seeds given to him by Mr Churchill - the first crops planted in Victoria.

Although Grant did not return to Westernport, Lieutenant Murray arrived on December 8, 1801 to find wheat and corn growing vigorously - a lovely footnote to Lieutenant Grant's explorations.

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See you next month!

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