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The Nobbies Centre

#2 of 3 things to do in Summerlands Features Animals
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 and marine discovery centre. View the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony using interactive cameras. Free entry.
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  • Average12%
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  • Terrible1%
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1370 Ventnor Road | Summerlands Estate, Summerlands, Phillip Island, Victoria 3922, Australia
+61 3 5951 2820
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Reviewed yesterday

The day we went it was a clear sunny winters day so everything look really clear and clean, but it was very windy. This added to the ocean swell hitting the rocks an made for even more spectacular coastal views. So prepare for the wind...More

Thank justdriftingglobally
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited outside the school holidays and found we didn't need to wait to use exhibits. It is costly to visit, but a lot of technology is used to inform its visitors of their impacts on ocean-dwellers. We visited with 2 very young children, who...More

Thank GuestReviewer11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is about 2 hours drive from the central city, road is very easy to drive. One word says it all-WONDERFUL. Must visit if you have chance. Beautiful beaches along the way, you can stop by and go down for a refreshing. And nearby...More

Thank William L
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came to the Nobbies Centre to kill some time before the Penguin Parade because it is only a few minutes away. We were so glad we came though! The ocean views are absolutely incredible and we even got to see a few penguins hiding...More

Thank Jasmin B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Didn't get to see the seals but managed to get a glimpse of the amazing view. It's very windy up there so best to take a jacket.

Thank KatiaM001
Reviewed 1 week ago

The views from outside over the southern Ocean are amazing. The views from the restaurant inside are world class. The Arctic exhibition was great for the kids they love learning and the big theatre with the images and moving sounds was fantastic. I would say...More

Thank wyldfamilytravel
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't plan on visiting the nobbies centre but it came as part of our super pass and we were so glad we visited. The arctic experience was fantastic.,The kids loved it here. There are many interactive and educational displays that entertained all age groups....More

Thank Jaimi M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Even on a wet cold day, this is a pretty spot, the cafe is good value with an amazing view. Will definitely be back.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views and great centre but WINDY Multiple car parking areas $2.00 coins are needed for the use of onsite binoculars.

Thank Hayley B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just couple of Noobies . Make sure you have at least 1 1/2 hours to walk around and take photos. Go down to the beach to view the seals. If you drive is more worthwhile than to get on a tour as they don't give...More

Thank Jjasg10
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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