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Take an Antarctic Journey at Phillip Island

Take an immersive Southern Ocean journey to virtually explore the wild Antarctic continent from the comfort and safety of Victoria’s Phillip Island.

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At the Antarctic Journey attraction on Phillip Island you will have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the southern continent in an interactive centre that educates and informs. An exciting day trip for families, the Antarctic Journey is a joint venture between Phillip Island Nature Parks and WWF-Australia. Just by visiting the centre you are helping to protect nature for wildlife.

Native wildlife is the star of the show in these parts. From the Nobbies boardwalk, you can see Seal Rocks just off the coast which is home to approx. 30,000 Australian fur seals. Conservation researchers conduct regular surveys to monitor the seal populations’ health and their breeding habits. Where possible, they’ll also help disentangle any animals from plastics or other harmful garbage they may encounter in the ocean, all of which is made possible through visitor contributions.

While you’re strolling Nobbies boardwalk keep an eye out for the colony of Little Penguins that nest here – you may be lucky enough to spot them in their burrows!

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Things to do and see at Antarctic Journey

Learn stories of conservation, climate resilience and all about the inhabitants of the deep ocean through interactive and immersive experiences.

The Lab is filled with activities designed to entertain and educate. ‘Feel the freeze’ as you enter the Antarctic Chill Zone before checking out your thermal image and comparing it to that of an Emperor penguin. Check out the sustainable seafood options and learn about the creatures that live in the deep blue.

The Sound Lab and Research Station offer an insight into the sights and sounds of Antarctic wildlife with animal calls, microscopes and fascinating specimens. With the remarkable Antarctic landscape as the backdrop, the unique wildlife, ongoing research activities, and the critically important conservation values of this remote continent will come alive before your eyes.

Finally, succumb fully to your Antarctic Journey as a spectacular multimedia experience will have you enthralled. Find yourself in the heart of the action as augmented reality technology enables you to experience Antarctica almost as if you were really there. Stand on an ice floe and feel like you can reach out to pat a penguin, stroke a seal or marvel at a whale which all appear on the screen with you.

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Nobbies Fish and Chippery

After all the excitement of your Antarctic Journey, unwind with the family at Nobbies Fish and Chipper overlooking Bass Strait and the Southern Ocean beyond. Here you’ll enjoy sustainably caught seafood, along with burgers, salads, cakes, ice cream and barista-made coffee.

Tickets and bookings

• Adult (16 years+) – $13.50
• Child (4-15 years) – $6.75
• Family (2 adults and 2 children) – $33.75
• Australian Pensioner (ID required) – $9.40

Discounts and Savings

Save with a 4 Parks Pass: Visit the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Reserve, Antarctic Journey and Churchill Island Heritage Farm for a discounted price.

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