Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies

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Take a virtual journey to the world’s most extreme continent at Phillip Island's exciting Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies, a joint venture between WWF and Phillip Island Nature Parks. Enjoy the ‘hands-on’ fun and interactive experiences in The Lab. Feel the freeze in the Antarctic Chill Zone then compare your thermal image with an Emperor penguin. Visit the Research Station and Sound Lab, check out the sustainable menu in the virtual café, or maybe try and sink a bowling ball. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking multimedia experience in The Chamber, surrounded by creatures of the deep. The audio visual spectacle puts you right in the heart of the action with whales, seals, sharks and more. Stand on an ice floe and see yourself up on the giant screen, reaching out to stroke a seal or pat a penguin, all thanks to incredible augmented reality technology. The fascinating array of activities ensures that the unique wildlife, the ongoing research activities, and the critically important conservation values of this remote continent come alive to make this a truly fun and enjoyable learning adventure. Located just 90 minutes from Melbourne and five minutes from the world-famous Penguin Parade. The Antarctic Journey closes approximately 2 hours before sunset every day of the year to protect the native wildlife living in the Summerland peninsula.

Facilities

  • Carpark
  • Non Smoking
  • Family Friendly
  • Shop / Gift Shop
  • Coach Parking
  • Public Toilet
  • Cafe
  • Lookouts

Other

  • ECO Certified (Advanced Ecotourism) by Ecotourism Australia
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Free Wifi
  • Nature & Wildlife

Accessibility

  • Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
  • Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss.
  • Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)
  • Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss.
  • Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person.
  • Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.