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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 yesterday

The coach tour we were on stopped here so we could stroll around and take in the majestic ocean vista. I was only disappointed that we were not allowed more time to visit the indoor display.

Thank annieh582015
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Nice view on the outside, but it is just like watching national geographic video. Can skip this place for penguin parade

Thank Kennson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views were amazing. So much beauty to take in. The boardwalk is well designed to maximise the views and allow for great photo opportunities. You also get to see the little penguin homes along the walk. Dress comfortably, wear good walking shoes and don't...More

Thank lenceto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely views and a nice little walk but not as long a walk or as much to see as we expected given the size of the visitor centre.

Thank Sophielouwho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its a beautiful piece of coastline. The road down to the Nobbies allows views of surfers. There is boat tours available on weekends and school holidays from the Nobbies. Theres a cafe and souvenir shop. A very scenic day out.

Thank Glenda R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The island is full of amazing views of the coastline and The Nobbies did not disappoint. The building is quite new with loads of free parking with a gift shop and cafe as you walk in the door. It does seem at times the car...More

Thank Emma S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The centre was quite new with little to see, about 30 mins to an hour will be more than sufficient. Take some time to relax by the cafe (sheltered) with a beautiful view of the Seal Rock nearby. The real attraction was the nice walk...More

Thank Michelle C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were stingy and decided against paying for a cruise to see the seals at Seal Rock (original name I know), and went to the Nobbies hoping to spot them. I know people who have been lucky enough to see penguins and seals there but...More

1  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A trip to the Nobbies with a bracing walk on the Boardwalk spoiled by an annoying visit to the Antarctic Experience inside. What a lost opportunity to create an interesting and well presented experience. The very first video experience inside the entrance invited us to...More

3  Thank Rosemary B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a freezing cold day it's nice to be able to go inside, buy a cup of tea or coffee and something to eat and gaze at the amazing view. The food is nice and reasonably priced and there is a good selection of high...More

Thank evesyl12
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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
16 March 2016|
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Response from bhavana84 | Reviewed this property |
Penguin parade starts at sunset.. Be thr one hr before that. We did Board walk around late noon then went to near by town for dinner around 6.30 or so then came back for penguin ride. You need to keep post noon till late... More