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Nobbies Centre Tours

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Nobbies Centre
The Nobbies Centre offers a front row seat to nature’s powerful drama. Marooned out on the western end of Victoria’s Phillip Island, the Nobbies is a spot where the jagged rocks are met by the fury of the sea. The area is best known for the 16,000 fur seals that make their home on the rocks, and the spring season from October-January is when males fight to claim their territory and mothers feed their young. Above the rocks and crashing surf, hundreds of sea birds float and glide on gusty currents in the sky—almost to the point that their avian cloud can partially block out the sun. 

A series of boardwalks and lookout points leads from the center to the coast, although the seals are rarely close enough to be seen with the naked eye. Instead, it’s the power of the wind, waves, and sea spray that offers immediate drama. When a storm rolls in off the Southern Ocean and encounters the slippery rocks, the walls of whitewater furiously exploding are reason enough to visit. If the wind is whipping up a chill, escape to the confines of the educational center and warm up with a coffee or tea, and keep your eyes peeled for Little Penguins that burrow under the boardwalk. While the Centre itself is a quick visit, it’s the sweeping views from the coastal boardwalk that make this a visitor favorite.

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The Nobbies Center opens at 11am and closes an hour before sunset—perfect timing for making your way to the sunset penguin parade. Pack a jacket for the chilly winds, and a bring binoculars or a zoom lens for the best view of the seals.
Address: 1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, VIC, Australia 3922, Australia
Hours: Daily 11am-5pm: Closing hours change seasonally
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Phillip Island Tour from MelbourneDay Trips

Phillip Island Tour from Melbourne

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Observe some of Australia’s most popular native wildlife on this tour from Melbourne to Phillip Island that includes a stop at Koala Reserve. Interact with koalas before arriving at Phillip Island, home to sea birds, fur seals and, most famously, penguins. See the Nobbies to look for seals on the rocky coastline while you wait for sunset, when the little penguins perform the Penguin Parade, their nightly ritual of waddling out of the water and along the beach to their burrows. Upgrade options are available for better views and an enhanced experience.
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  • 9 hours 30 minutes
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Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation CentreDay Trips

Phillip Island Penguin Parade Tour from Melbourne Including Koala Conservation Centre

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Get up close to the adorable penguins and cuddly koalas of Phillip Island on this full-day back-to-nature tour, including hotel pickup and round-trip transport from Melbourne. Spot koalas in their natural habitats at the Koala Conservation Centre and get up close to local wildlife and tuck into a delicious afternoon tea (own expense) at Warrook Farm. At dusk, head to the viewing area at Summerland Beach to watch the evening Penguin Parade, as the island’s population of Little Penguins waddle ashore to sleep in their burrows.
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1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade Wine Tasting

1 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

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This bestselling private 12 hour tour includes pre-paid entry to some of the islands most popular attractions, including the Penguin Parade, Churchill island, Koala Conservation centre, plus one additional attraction of your choice (from our optional attractions list - e.g wildlife park). We also make a stop for wildlife spotting as we search for wild wallabies in a quiet natural woodland location. ***Please note that our visit includes your entry ticket to the 'standard viewing platform' at the Penguin Parade. if you wish to upgrade your ticket option to 'Penguins Plus' this will be an additional $30 per person (or $60 p/p for a guided ranger tour) and is strictly subject to availability. Please contact us in advance of your tour departure date, or prior to making a booking, if you wish to request this upgrade.
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2 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade Overnight Tours

2 Day Exclusively Private Tour Of Phillip Island & The Penguin Parade

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This exclusively private two day tour includes paid entry to some of the island most popular attractions, including the Penguin Parade, Churchill island and the koala conservation centre. Plus, also choose one ''Optional Extra'' on each day of the tour (e.g. Wildlife Park, Winery etc) We make a stop for wild wallaby spotting, visit some stunning beaches, a winery and undertake some beautiful walks. **Please note that our visit includes your entry ticket to the 'standard viewing platform' at the Penguin Parade. Upgraded tickets to 'Penguins Plus' this will be an additional $30 p/person & subject to availability. We have a modern comfy fleet of vehicles 2018 models complete with USB chargers, air conditioning and tinted UV protected windows. Departure times vary during the year and range from 9:00am - 11:30am. And as our tours are fully tailored to the guest experience, we recommend you to discuss these tour options pre-booking.
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Phillip Island Walking & Bird Watching TourDay Trips

Phillip Island Walking & Bird Watching Tour

Enjoy hiking the invigorating and scenic Cape Woolamai trail on Phillip Island without the risk of getting lost, on a guided tour. Spot a range of wildlife—including penguins and wallabies—that you might miss if traveling alone. If you’re making good time there will even be the chance to stop for a wine or beer tasting—a great way to relax en route.
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Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Nobbies Centre hours of operation?
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Nobbies Centre hours of operation: Daily 11am-5pm: Closing hours change seasonally. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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