Explore Antarctica on Phillip Island

Explore Antarctica from the warm Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island this winter.

Have you ever wanted to visit Antarctica and explore the world’s most extreme continent – but all from the comfort of a warm base?

Imagine the smile on your kids’ faces as they stand on an ice floe and see themselves up on the big screen as they reach out to pat a virtual penguin, stroke a playful seal or interact with an orca as it appears to breach out of the Southern Ocean!

Well, now is your chance! Load the kids in the car and embrace the cool change this winter at the spectacular Antarctic Journey – an indoor educational and interactive multimedia exhibit at the cosy and warm Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island.

Embark on a virtual tour into the wonderful augmented reality of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and engage with the many immersive and interactive experiences in this joint venture between Phillip Island Nature Parks and WWF-Australia.

‘The Lab’ is full of fun with hands-on activities such as ‘Feel the freeze’, where participants can compare their thermal image with an Emperor penguin. The new ‘Touch and Smell’ exhibit allows you test your senses as you try and identify the mystery Antarctic objects.

Kids can explore the newly installed research pod to gain an insight into the lives and tasks of the people who work in this frontier territory. Learn about the perils faced every day by Antarctic wildlife through the new Marine Debris interactive, or find out all about ice cores and the secrets they can tell us about the earth’s climate in ancient times.

Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies has disability and pram access, with interpretive displays and experiences at wheelchair height, and 20 minute guided tours are available daily.

Outside, take a stroll along the clifftop boardwalks and enjoy spectacular views of the Nobbies rock formations and Seal Rocks, located 2km offshore and home to the world’s largest colony of Australian fur seals.

Bundle and save with a great value 4 Parks Pass which includes entry to the Antarctic Journey, Penguin Parade, Koala Reserve and Churchill Island.