Discover Antarctica at Phillip Island
IN AN Australian-first, WWF-Australia and Phillip Island Nature Parks launched a fully-immersive ‘Antarctic Journey’ attraction at Phillip Island last Wednesday, December 23.
The new visitor experience is located at the Nobbies Centre and complements the range of visitor experiences at Phillip Island Nature Parks, including the nearby world famous Penguin Parade.
The exhibition tells a powerful story of the magnificent landscapes and wildlife along the journey from Phillip Island to Antarctica via the Southern Ocean, providing guests with a rare opportunity to experience up close one of the world’s last untouched wildernesses.
Large, breathtaking images and video footage of key iconic wildlife including whales, penguins, albatross and seals guide visitors through the interactive exhibit.
A highlight of the experience is the world-class ‘Augmented Reality’ area, where technology allows visitors to stand on the ice in a virtual reality Antarctic environment. They can then ‘interact’ with key wildlife species and be amazed by their size and beauty.
The ‘Antarctic Journey’ is a permanent exhibition and is open seven days a week. More info at www.penguins.org.au
Parliamentary Secretary for the Environment Anthony Carbines said, “I hope the exhibit will inspire guests to learn more about the awe-inspiring wilderness of the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.
“Antarctica is under serious threat from climate change. Experiencing the Antarctic landscape through the new exhibit will undoubtedly highlight to visitors why we must take action to protect this unique natural landscape for future generations.”
“I’m excited by the partnership between WWF and Phillip Island Nature Parks, and it is this type of collaborative approach to conservation that is making a positive difference to our natural environment.”
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