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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 2 days ago

The noobies lookout is very VERY windy and cold (we went in December, which is summer) so make sure your young ones are suited up. The kids enjoyed going along the broadwalk to spot penguins. During the trip in and out, there are plenty of...More

Thank Busy_Mum04
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited Antarctic Journey whilst filling in time waiting for the sun to go down. There were some interesting interactive exhibits that the kids found interesting, especially a projector that made you appear to be interacting with killer whales, penguins and seals. The Antarctic weather...More

Thank danielkayelene
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Worst coffee I ever had, a cappuccino made with long life milk! !!it was utterly appalling. Check they use fresh milk before ordering.The gift shop is ok with reasonably priced tee shirts, scarves and soft toys etc. Entry is hard to find if coming from...More

Thank Patricia J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place has a nice walk around the headland and the views are amazing the centre is good as well but the food did let it down a bit. I had the parma amd chips. The chicken was very dry and hard to cut but...More

Thank Alex P
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the Arctic Adventure while it was good to see it was a little underwhelming - I would have liked to have seen more actual things that have been used by people who had worked in the Antarctic. It seemed the everyone enjoyed where...More

Thank j0faith
Reviewed 5 days ago

Informative, lots of fur seals to see,plenty of souvenirs to purchase, good amenities and food but such a long way down to the seal viewing it is not for the disabled or elderly to attempt that bit

Thank Sarge48
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular scenic views, although cold, wet and blustery on the day. This did not diminish the experience. An amazingly interactive centre where even adults can become involved and learn heaps - and I thought I knew a fair amount! Do take time to spend in...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Must visit place while in Philip Island and its FREE! Ample free parking available. Give about 1hr to explore the boardwalk with great coastal views. Very WIndy and plenty of excellent picture moments. If you want to see some wallabies along the way take the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an educational interactive centre where you can learn about the oceans. The kids were given books with a quiz that the filled in as they went through. They loved it. The favourite was the display that makes it seem like you are standing...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited on a perfect day... clear skies and little wind. The views from the boardwalk were fantastic and we saw some seabirds and even a couple of penguin chicks looking out of their burrows. The walk is wheelchair friendly and the whole area very well...More

Thank hilary2603
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January 7, 2018|
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Response from Thescheff | Reviewed this property |
We tend to go late morning or early afternoon to avoid the traffic headed for the Penguin Parade towards dusk. The scenery is spectacular so every time of Day has its own reward. There really is no bad time to visit the... More
September 26, 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
March 16, 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