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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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USD 52.19*
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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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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
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1370 Ventnor Road | Summerlands Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Visited just before sunset. Dramatic views and great light. Can just walk around outside on boardwalks. Well worth visiting just to do this

Thank TheFrankens
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At the visitor center walk to the water side of the building where there are walkways to get closer to the water. Here you will find binoculars which work when $2 is placed into them. Looking to the rocks you can see a seal colony....More

Thank Russell P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a wonderful experience, so close to natural beauty, the nobbies has to offer. My kids loved the boardwalks, it was beyond my expectations to watch my 2 yr old do the full-length of the boardwalk ( she earned a stuffed penguin as a...More

Thank Chetan A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The centre is a great hands on learning environment for kids. One area my children really enjoyed was the Antarctic experience where you enter a room at a temperature to resemble the Antarctic which also had the audio of the winds, following this you had...More

Thank Kim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great view but very windy. Very nice to have the path made to go down further n I would probably spend a bit more time to walk along it if we have time n energy. Cafe has a good view but not much choice..

Thank jacky0106
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Nobbies Centre was one of the highlights of our visit to Phillip Island to see the Penguins. We didn't go into the discovery center due to time restrictions and is closed at 5pm, we are rushing to Penguin Parade to see the little penguins....More

Thank kokomitay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great view especially at sunset. The mountain of rocks in the background and the breeding grounds for thousands of birds as well as the Penguins . Very nice .

Thank george60898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited on an overcast, windy & showery day. Still breathtaking scenery,the sun popping in & out of the clouds, fantastic board walks, great photo opportunities. Didn't go into the discovery centre due to time restrictions. Loved the views will return!

Thank Deb S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We bought a 4park activity package and we're very happy with everything we saw. The Nobbies Centre was one of the highlights of our visit to Phillip Island. The interactive part of the Antarctic video panorama was fabulous as we're all the displays associated with...More

Thank Craig R
Reviewed 10 September 2017

Did not visit the center itself felt the pricing was a little over the top however the boardwalk and viewing areas were exceptional a great hour spent walking around

Thank peterpearce2017
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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