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8th to 12th January 2018
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Entertainment what’s on this week
Family ‘glamping’ weekends on Churchill Island
LOOKING for something to do with the fam-
ily during the summer holidays?
Love the idea of camping out under the
stars and getting back to nature, but not sure
about the whole ‘roughing it’ concept?
The new ‘glamping’ weekends on Churchill
Island may offer the perfect solution to let you
create some wonderful family moments and
memories in the great outdoors.
Imagine sitting by the evening campfire as it
crackles and hisses gently, the smoke swirl-
ing upwards on a light breeze that carries a
hint of the sea and the unmistakeable aroma
of damper as it cooks.
The outer layer on the marshmallow you’ve
been toasting is just crusty enough to stop the
gooey centre oozing out so you pop it in your
mouth; and it is perfect.
You look over at the cosy and private tent vil-
lage set in the beautiful and historic grounds
of Churchill Island Heritage Farm and you
think how great it is that all the hard work
has been done for you.
Your luxury bell tent boasts super comfort-
able air mattresses adorned with thick doo -
nas and soft pillows, and extra creature com-
forts like a bedside lamp, bath towels, a radio
and even a deck of cards.
The day one experience includes a virtual
journey to the world’s most remote continent
as you explore the giant screens and aug-
mented reality experience at the WWF Antarc-
Enjoy your Aussie BBQ dinner at the Nob -
bies then take the short drive to the Penguin
Parade to experience the magic of the little
penguins waddling across the beach.
Return to Churchill Island and gather
around the campfire to cook damper, toast
marshmallows and exchange stories before
turning in for a restful night’s sleep.
Day two begins with a cooked breakfast
and a few simple farm chores like helping to
feed the animals. Once the work is done and
you’ve packed up your gear, head off to visit
the koalas and see them up close from the
Explore the woodland walking trails, look-
ing out for wallabies and echidna and one of
the 40 species of birds that call these wood-
Glamping experiences on Churchill Island
operate on scheduled dates from January
through to May, with a range of different ac-
tivities and inclusions, so stay tuned for fur-
ther dates and glamping themes including
Survival & Bushcraft and Pamper weekends.
Private groups available on request.
The Family Glamping experience includes:
* Family 4 Parks Pass – Penguin Parade,
Antarctic Journey, Koala Conservation Cen-
* Churchill Island Heritage Farm with ac-
tivities as listed
* Luxury bell tent with air mattress, linens
and inclusions as listed
* Dinner and Breakfast
Dates: January 13 – 14 2018; February 17
Bookings essential: to book or for more in-
formation email Jade at jcranton@penguins.
org.au or call on 5951 2802.
PINP is offering some wonderful ‘glamping’ experiences and family activities on Churchill
Island over summer.
FIVE year-old Gemma Van
Den Broek from San Remo
is the first child in the region
to reach the major milestone
of reading 1000 books before
Gemma, a regular visitor
to the South Coast Mobile Li-
brary, signed up to the state
wide ‘1000 Books Before
School’ program with West
Gippsland Libraries after it
was launched across the re-
gion earlier in the year.
West Gippsland Libraries
Chairman, Cr Geoff Ellis, was
delighted to congratulate Gem-
ma and her family for reaching
“This is a fantastic achieve-
ment. It will help set Gemma
up for future learning and a
lifelong love of reading,” Cr El-
“The more a child is read to
in their pre-school years, the
better prepared they are when
they start to learn how to read
“There are almost 500 chil-
dren in our region currently
working their way through the
program, which offers a frame-
work to encourage families to
read as often as they can,” said
1000 Books Before School
is a joint initiative of State Li-
brary Victoria and the Public
Libraries Victoria Network.
Parents and caregivers who
would like to participate in the
program are welcome to reg-
ister at their local Bass Coast
West Gippsland Libraries is
one of 200 libraries across Vic-
toria participating in this early
Five year old Gemma Van Den Broek of San Remo is pic-
tured being presented with a certificate after reaching the
major milestone of reading 1000 books before starting
school by West Gippsland Library Officer, Robyn White.
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