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The Nobbies: Tours & Tickets

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1320 Ventnor Rd, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by as part of a Phillips Island penguin parade tour. It was really windy but I thought that it added to the excitement of the crashing waves and amazing sea views. The start of the walk is just outside the Nobbies Center. The...More

Date of experience: November 2019
Thank Acineto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here on a full-day Phillip Island tour. Enjoyed a nice walk along the boardwalks. The coastline is spectacular here, with rugged cliffs and rocks. Found a few penguins hiding out in their burrows along the boardwalk. Spotted a few wallabies in the area...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Steven W
Reviewed October 15, 2019

The Nobbbies has the biggest population of fur seals in Australia, which you can see clearly from the Nobbies Centre. The seals seem to spend all their time jumping in and out the water. The seals' chief predator is the great white shark, which is...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank 619jeffry
Reviewed September 20, 2019 via mobile

The Nobbies is located at one end of the island and is a place for great photos. There are numerous Cape Baron Geese in the area as well and you can take the alternative gravel road back to the penguin sanctuary for spectacular costal views

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank beno2028
Reviewed August 10, 2019

We had 1 day with a car in Melbourne so we decided on Philip Island before heading to the airport. The Nobbies was spectacular. Reminded me of the wild and unspoiled beauty of Scotland. Just breathtaking and hopefully we got some good photos too. The...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Absolutely beautiful views of the coastline and rocks at sunset. Great walk along the boardwalk and we even saw a baby penguin just inside one of the many nesting boxes. Visit spoilt only by extremely rude Ranger who first tried to block us on the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank StanJo175
Reviewed April 25, 2019 via mobile

Took a couple of days to Phillip Island with the grandkids. Went out to the Nobbies and did the walks on all the walking paths around the cliffs. It was cold and windy but not raining. Always enjoy the sounds and smells of the ocean....More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

Despite walking only a small stretch of the boardwalk on a cloudy day, the views were spectacular. We also delighted in penguin spotting in their boxes. It was super disappointing to see that some visitors had left rubbish on the cliff tops - please carry...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 23, 2019 via mobile

Drove to the end of Phillip Island. 2 hours from Melbourne Nobbies is an area where waves crash over interesting rugged rock formations. The sea was a magnificent blue. Couldnt find the blowhole but saw a cave where the sea thundered in and out. You...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank jmjohns
Reviewed April 20, 2019 via mobile

Stunning views of the ocean on the boardwalk that takes you to the blowhole. Penguin nests on the way and can spot a few in their nests. Little tourist shopping and bistro (pricey). No parking but can park at the penguin parade huge carpark and...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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October 17, 2019|
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Response from beno2028 | Reviewed this property |
I believe they are located on the outer island so I believe your chances are slim. I know there is a boat trip that you can take you to view the seals. You can get a lot of helpful information from the local tourist... More
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Response from MarleySoul | Reviewed this property |
It's several kilometres , either way,from the esplanade car park in Cowes, but you can choose to have a leisurely stroll on the main beach where the pier is! It's absolutely worth the visit, a quaint little town with some... More