For families heading to the Nobbies at Phillip Island that want to learn more about the underwater sea life a visit to the Antartic Journey is the place to go. It’s a fun environment for young kids to learn.
There are a number of interactive experiences for the kids and those young at heart to enjoy. My favourite was watching the kids that appeared to be standing or sitting on an ice berg. There was a big screen which made it look like whales were jumping up at them, seals were climbing all over them and the cute penguins coming up to them. The smiles on the kids faces was a priceless memory.
Families lined up to take their photo with these giant penguins. Again the kids faces were lit up.
For us, whilst we enjoyed the Antartic Journey and being a big kid, the main attraction at the Nobbies was strolling along the boardwalk. The boardwalk runs along the clifftop. Taking in the breathtaking views and taking loads of photos. Looking for penguins as we walked along that were hiding in their burrows protecting their young. Once we had completed our visit at the Antartic Journey we had to visit the gift shop. Who can resist looking at the plushie penguins. It was then time to drive along The Boulevard and stop at the nearby lookouts which provide panoramic views of the coastline of Bass Strait as we headed to Pyramid Rock.
As you leave the Nobbies take the unsealed clifftop road called The Boulevard. This will take you to 3 lookouts providing panoramic views of Bass Strait. Places where the wind is likely to make you feel invigorated as you gaze out to see and watch the waves crashing up on the rocks. During whale season (May – October) don’t forget to have your binoculars and remember to look out for the seals.
Below are the lookouts we stopped at along our journey to the Pyramid Rocks where you’ll find more spectacular views and coastal walks.
- South Coast Lookout, Summerlands, Victoria
- Southpoint Lookout, Summerlands, Victoria
- Summerlands Lookout, Summerland, Victoria
How long should I allow at the Nobbies?
If you are one to read all the information allow 1-2hrs at the Antartic Journey. This will also allow you time to have a go at the interactive activities. Allow an hour to stroll along the boardwalk to take in the spectacular views. A photographers paradise. For those wanting to recharge and grab a refreshment at the cafe allow another 30 mins.
Antartic Journey at the Nobbies Location
The Antartic Journey is located at the Nobbie Centre on Phillip Island which is situated in the Gippsland Region of Victoria.
- 1320 Ventnor Road, Summerlands, Victoria 3922
- Approximately 149km, 2hrs from Melbourne CBD
- Approximately 15km, 18mins from Cowes Jetty, Phillip Island
Have you visited the Antartic Journey at the Nobbies? If you have we’d love to hear about your experience or perhaps you have another place you’d like to share your experience with us.