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The Nobbies Centre

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1370 Ventnor Road | Summerlands Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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The Nobbies Centre. Only 5 minutes from the Penguin Parade this spectacular headland offers stunning ocean views from clifftop boardwalks. View the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony at Seal Rocks, approximately 2km offshore. Home to the exciting Antarctic Journey multimedia attraction where you can take a virtual journey to the world's most remote continent.
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1370 Ventnor Road | Summerlands Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Although we didn't try out the Antarctic Adventure we thoroughly enjoyed the cliff top walks. Little Penguins up close in their burrows, rabbits and plenty of birds, such as ibis, oystercatchers, cormorant and gulls. Great views across The Nobbies and an excellent visitor centre with...More

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 4 days ago

Boardwalks and lookout points will delight you with great coastal views, and particularly the "blow hole" - a natural geographic attraction that will allow you to better understand the water strength. Be prepared for the wind, always present in this area. The place also presents...More

Thank ChuBrazil
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a great example of what a visitors centre should be like. Spacious and with a lot of information on the island penguins and the local flora and fauna. There is a reasonable cafe, although the staff could have been more helpful. There is...More

Thank ChefCliveM
Reviewed 1 week ago

Highly recommend a trip to the Nobbies, the view is unbelievable, went for a walk down the paths and spotted some penguins sleeping in their homes just off the walkway. The arctic journey is great, wait around for the guided tour, highly informative.

Thank melzombie
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tourist centre caters for children, school adventure education and adults of all ages. This must seen under roof complex has an underneath "Arctic adventure " well worth venturing through. The food centre has a range of food & drinks for your family needs. The...More

Thank Graham J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited nobbies before we did the penguin parade and then came back the morning after for a more peaceful walk around the coast. We have a 1&3 year old who loved the Antarctic journey. It’s quite impressive. We saw a couple of penguins and...More

Thank chelle1983
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely walk along the boardwalks where the nesting penguins can be seen. Amazing how they can get so far up the steep cliff faces. Lots of time has been spent ensuring the penguins have a safe haven.

Thank MickandAnns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a free activity ,fanstastic scenery , forms provided along the broad walk if you want to rest but it’s not too onerous a walk. We were very lucky to see 2 of the little penguins pop out of their nest whilst we were...More

Thank Allbreeds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of information. Very informative. Worth going at least once. Walks that you can do as a family as well.

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Nobbies on a breezy day, hoping to see the blowhole in action. It was fab! From the centre you can make the 1.2km round trip walk along the boardwalk to admire how rugged this headland is. Take binoculars to look at the fur...More

Thank SmithGatwick
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10 February 2018|
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Response from SmithGatwick | Reviewed this property |
The penguin parade is an evening activity as they don’t come ashore until dusk, around 830pm. The koala place is ok but if you want real interaction with some of Australia’s animals visit the Phillip Island wildlife park... More
8 January 2018|
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Response from Thescheff | Reviewed this property |
We tend to go late morning or early afternoon to avoid the traffic headed for the Penguin Parade towards dusk. The scenery is spectacular so every time of Day has its own reward. There really is no bad time to visit the... More
27 September 2016|
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Response from Gary F | Reviewed this property |
I fully agree with Kevin - if you are able to get yourself out to the Nobbies - Penguin Reserve you can simply purchase tickets and walk along the boardwalk to the viewing area - also the facilities there allow you to go... More