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The Nobbies, Phillip Island
(4.2/5 based on 90+ reviews on the web)
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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  • I couldn't believe how small the penguins were, it's a real sight to be watching these tiny cute creatures. No photography allowed in order to respect these creatures' territory. Take in the sights fo...  more »
  • We visited here after lucn and enjoyed the board walks and amazing scenery. We did managet to see 3 penguins under the boardwalk and also saw some inthe netrance to their huts. Having once before "don...  more »
  • I loved The Nobbies. There were well maintained boardwalks that led you to rock formations at the coast as well as the blowhole (cave carved from waves). It was so beautiful. There were lots of sea bi...  more »