It is also home to the Nobbies Centre, which is perched on the top of the hill and is the perfect place to watch the resident Australian fur seals as they play on the rocks. Just a kilometre from the Centre, there is a smattering of rocks known as Seal Rocks, which are home to the largest colony of fur seals in the country.
From the headland, you can wander along the boardwalks to look out over the sea and spot the variety of natural sea birds that call the area home. As well as this, there are plenty of other things to get stuck into while you’re in the area.
Things to do at the Nobbies
1. Stroll the Boardwalk
The boardwalk was made especially so visitors could enjoy the stunning scenery that characterises Phillip Island’s rugged coastline. Stop off at the lookout points to spot some of the most iconic natural wonders in the vicinity.
2. See the Blowhole
The blowhole is an impressive sea cave that makes huge waves during the big southern swells. This natural wonder is well worth checking out if you’re in the area.
3. Enjoy the Sea Bird Gardens
The Sea Bird Gardens sprawl out in a flurry of spectacular colour in the spring, promising an exotic array of flowers for you to marvel at.
4. Learn About the Local Area
The educational signage dotted around gives you the chance to dive deeper into the history and cultural heritage of the area. Learn how Nobbies was formed and find out about the extensive collection of wildlife that calls it home.
5. Wildlife Watching
And, of course, the best thing you can do at the Nobbies is to keep your eyes peeled for the mesmerising array of wildlife on offer. From Silver Gulls that nest and raise their chicks there during spring, to Little Penguins and Australia’s largest seal colony, there’s a lot of animals for you to spot.
The Nobbies are a magnificent display of Australia’s natural beauty, including stunning cliff scenery, coastal views, and a plethora of animal life just waiting to be enjoyed.