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Nobbies Centre
Nobbies Centre

Nobbies Centre

Free admission
Daily 11am-5pm: Closing hours change seasonally
1320 Ventnor Rd, Summerlands, VIC, Australia, 3922

The basics

High-tech cameras inside the Nobbies Centre allow visitors to zoom in on the resident fur seals as they lie on the rocks and splash in the ocean. As well as seals, the landscape surrounding the Nobbies Centre is full of birds nesting and feeding on the cliffs. You can learn more about the seals and birds through interactive displays inside the center. Antarctic Journey, another interactive display in the center, focuses on Antarctica.

Nobbies Centre is a common stop on tours to Phillip Island. These tours usually focus on the evening penguin parade at Summerland Beach, a five-minute drive from the Nobbies Centre. Taking a tour from Melbourne is a great option for those without their own transportation and offers the chance to see other attractions along the way, such as Maru Koala and Animal Park.

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Things to know before you go

  • Coin-operated binoculars allow you to view the seals.
  • The center and boardwalks are wheelchair accessible.
  • Visiting the Antarctic Journey attraction requires purchasing a ticket.
  • The coastal location means it can get chilly: pack a jacket.
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How to get there

The Nobbies Centre is just under a two-hour drive from Melbourne. V/Line runs daily coach services between Southern Cross Station in Melbourne and Cowes on Phillip Island, from where you can catch a taxi. Alternatively, skip the hassle and book a guided tour.

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When to get there

The Nobbies Centre opens at mid-morning every day and closes around one hour before sunset to protect the native wildlife. Penguins nest here every night and you can see their burrows during the day.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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