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Your Definitive Guide to Phillip Island Antarctic Journey

Prepare yourself for an incredible adventure that takes you to the edge of the globe. Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is a unique and thrilling attraction that combines education, interactive exhibits and breathtaking scenery to bring the frozen continent of Antarctica right to you. 

With state-of-the-art exhibits, multimedia displays, and engaging hands-on activities, this captivating attraction was established to educate and inspire visitors about the wonders of Antarctica and the importance of protecting our planet's unique ecosystems. This modern facility is a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike. Step inside and let us show you why!

Why Visit Phillip Island Antarctic Journey?

  • Educational Adventure: Immerse yourself in Antarctica's fascinating world, learning about its wildlife, ecosystems, and the importance of environmental conservation efforts.
  • Marine Life Play: A perfect interactive exhibit for young children, allowing them to get creative with puzzles, puppets, and building blocks while learning about Antarctica's marine life.
  • Virtual Antarctica Experience: Don a virtual reality headset for a breathtaking journey, exploring the awe-inspiring beauty and landscapes of Antarctica.
  • Unique Attraction: A one-of-a-kind, must-visit destination for an engaging and educational Antarctic adventure in Melbourne, Australia.
  • Environmental Awareness: Be inspired and empowered to make a difference in conserving our planet through sustainable actions and supporting marine conservation efforts.



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Plan Your Visit to Phillip Island Antarctic Journey

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Every day: 10 AM to 4:30 PM; Last admission: 4 PM

Closed: The attraction remains open throughout the year, with occasional closures for maintenance or special events. 

Best time to visit

The best time to visit the Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is during weekdays to avoid crowds and long lines. Early mornings or late afternoons are also recommended for a more peaceful experience.

Address: 1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Victoria 3922, Australia. Find on Maps

The Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is located on Phillip Island in Victoria, an approximately 90-minute drive from Melbourne's city centre. It is near the iconic Penguin Parade and other popular attractions in the area.

You can either drive here yourself or take a bus ride. However, buses are available only within Phillip Island. You can use the V-line that operates between Southern Cross Station, Melbourne and Cowes, Phillip Island.

  • There are two cafes in the Nobbies Centre for refreshments. 
  • There are ramps throughout the Nobbies Centre. 
  • Accessible lifts and toilets are available within the facility. 
  • The interactive displays are available at accessible heights.

Highlights of Phillip Island Antarctic Journey

Virtual Antarctica

Treat yourself to a breathtaking journey across the frozen continent with a state-of-the-art virtual reality headset. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty of Antarctica from a whole new perspective as you experience its landscapes, wildlife, and the harsh weather conditions that make this continent so unique.

Marine Life Play

Children will love the hands-on Marine Life Play experience, where they can get creative while learning about Antarctica's marine life. The interactive exhibit invites kids to put together jigsaw puzzles, play with puppets, and stack blocks to build their underwater scene.

Antarctic Chill Zone

Experience the harsh weather conditions of the Antarctic and learn how wildlife and humans have adapted to survive in this inhospitable environment. The simulator allows you to feel the icy winds and freezing temperatures, providing a unique insight into what life is like on the world's coldest continent.

Sound Lab & Research Station

Discover how life thrives in Antarctica with an experience that can take you right to the middle of the icy continent. Hear the sounds of life and gaze through microscopes at interesting specimens to understand how nature and its creatures have evolved over time to protect themselves even in the harshest of conditions.

Visitor Tips

  • Don't forget to dress for the occasion, as temperatures in the Antarctic Journey can be quite chilly to provide an authentic experience.
  • Wear comfortable shoes as there may include a lot of walking if you plan to visit the other Nature Parks on Phillip Island. 
  • Plan your visit to coincide with the daily penguin feedings to learn more about these fascinating creatures from knowledgeable staff.
  • Don't forget your camera to capture the memories of your Antarctic adventure.
  • Give yourself plenty of time to explore all the exhibits and enjoy the hands-on activities available.
  • Combine your visit with other attractions in the area, such as the Penguin Parade or Nobbies Ocean Discovery Centre, for a full day of adventure.

Frequently Asked Questions About Phillip Island Antarctic Journey

What is Phillip Island Antarctic Journey?

Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is an interactive educational attraction in Melbourne, Australia, showcasing the wonders of Antarctica, its wildlife, and the importance of environmental conservation.

Where can I buy Phillip Island Antarctic Journey tickets?

You can easily purchase tickets for Phillip Island Antarctic Journey online.

Where is Phillip Island Antarctic Journey located?

It's located on Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia, at 1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Victoria 3922.

What are the timings of the Phillip Island Antarctic Journey?

Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM, with occasional closures for maintenance or special events.

Is the Phillip Island Antarctic Journey wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the entire facility of Phillip Island Antarctic Journey is wheelchair accessible with ramps, accessible toilets and lifts, and the interactive displays are also placed at accessible heights.