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The Nobbies Centre

Address: 1370 Ventnor Road | Summerlands Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 59 512 820
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: the nobbies centre. Only 5 minutes from the Penguin Parade this spectacular headland offers...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Zoos & Aquariums
Owner description: the nobbies centre. Only 5 minutes from the Penguin Parade this spectacular headland offers stunning ocean views and marine discovery centre. View the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony using interactive cameras. Free entry.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We rank #1 of all things we’ve seen in Melbourne Thanks to Trip Advisor contributors for making our visit to the Nobbies very, very special. I had read about this “road” that most people miss and wanted to be sure we found it. They were correct, the road was not well marked, but since we accidentally entered the “back” parking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

The info centre is very interesting and has a great play area for young children. The boardwalk is great (although very windy!) but it is hit and miss if you'll spot any seals.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great spot, very windy so take you winter woollies with you. Great walk and views. You can grab a coffee or something to eat while looking at te sea lions.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

The Nobbies centre was good. You could shop free, they have a nice restaurant and lots to learn about the seals. It was very cold but there were lots of people there. Would be fabulous on a warmer day. The staff were friendly and new what they were talking about. They view was wild. If the weather was calmer we... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

The nobbies isn’t necessarily worth the trip just to see the fur seals but it is certainly worth it for the stunning coastal views and the boardwalk that takes you past Little Blue Penguin boxes, where if you’re lucky you will be able to see them sleeping. It is also worth driving the road to the Nobbies close to sunset... More 

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Carrara, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

If you're going out to Nobbies to see seals, make sure you bring your own binoculars - apparently they will sometimes come ashore on the main island but most of them are out on the rocks offshore. We didn't see any seals but we did have a nice walk around the headland, the boardwalks are in very good conditions and... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

Pay for the upgraded view. Freezing but fun!. Our side of the beach lots of penguins. Great picture opps! but none with the penguins. Protecting them so that makes sense Not paying for upgrade equals dozens of penguins. Funny - cute - Really worth the tour on AATKings . Great italian food in the dinner stop at the bottom of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

My husband and I quickly made a stop at the Nobbies before going to the Penguin Parade. There are nice views of the coast and some interesting facts to read inside. The main attraction are the seals but they aren't visible to the naked eye. Inside you can pay $5 to view the seals on a television screen that is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

A bit disappointed with the centre. Didn't see any seals at all. Beautiful view of the rocks though ...

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

The Nobbies Centre is free to enter. But in order to see the seal, you will need to insert a $5 to use the camera and you can articular the camera to have a view of the seal. You can even take a photo of seal but in order to have the photo, you will still need to pay $3.5... More 

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