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The Nobbies, Phillip Island

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The Nobbies Centre is an ecotourism destination located at Point Grant, on the western tip of Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. Once known as the Seal Rocks Sea Life Centre, the centre is managed by the Phillip Island Nature Park, and features educational displays, cafe, children's play area, and gift shop. A network of boardwalks outside the centre overlook Seal Rocks, The Nobbies, and The Blowhole. Home to Australia’s largest colony of fur seals with an estimated 16,000 inhabiting the area, around half a million people visit the centre yearly, with 53% being international visitors.
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  • Lovely walk along the boardwalks looking for penguins! Spotted one tucked away in a burrow, so look around, they are there hiding!  more »
  • I didn't go to the information centre and I still enjoyed it. It is a fantastic place to see rock formations and if your lucky take a glimpse and some penguins!!! I went in June in the morning and it ...  more »
  • The Nobbies centre has a lot of information of the marine animals for school aged children to read and learn about. We particularly enjoyed the information on the penguins and the temperature of their...  more »

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Where to stay in Summerlands

Whereas the protected area of the Summerlands peninsula itself does not offer accommodations, elsewhere on Philip Island you will find a range of lodgings to suit a diverse set of needs. Most options cluster in the north of the island, in the Cowes district. Hotels, RV parks, and apartments line the coastline, offering good sea views and many providing transport services so that you can arrive at Summerlands when the parade begins.
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