What to Do at the Nobbies Information Centre

Sitting on the very western tip of beautiful Phillip Island, the Nobbies Information Centre brings the natural scenery to life in a show of the latest technology and interactive exhibits. Perched on the edge of a cliff, the Centre boasts stunning views across the surrounding scenery and is dedicated to sharing the latest eco-tourism developments with visitors through wildlife displays and real-life animal encounters.

It is the first place in Australia to use defence technology cameras that allow you to zoom right into the world’s largest Australian Fur Seal colony that languish on the rocks surrounding the Centre. Here, you can covertly watch the colony as they go about their daily lives and frolic in the water below. As well as getting up close and personal with the seals, you can check out the local bird life too, as they nest and feed on the cliffs.

Elsewhere, impressive plasma screens show short presentations where you can learn more about the native marine life and the birds that call Phillip Island home.

As well as the interactive displays and the chance to see the seals and birds up close, there are plenty of other things to do at the Centre.

Outdoor Observation Deck

Just opposite the car park you’ll find the outdoor observation deck, probably the most popular part of the Nobbies Information Centre. The deck itself hosts a number of coin-operated telescopes which offer views over Seal Rocks and onto the Flinders National Park, where you can catch a glimpse of Western Port Bay in the distance.

The Boardwalk

Next door to the observation deck, you’ll find the entrance to the boardwalk. This platform curls around the cliff to offer visitors incredible views of the Bass Strait and its stunning scenery below. You can follow it all the way around to the end to see the east coast of the Island right out to Wilsons Promontory.

Right at the end of the boardwalk, you’ll be greeted with an amazing view into the famous blowhole – one of the most popular attractions at the Centre. Halfway along the boardwalk, there is another deck that takes you lower down, offering a closer look at the seals and birds in the region.

Other things to do include strolling around the sea bird gardens, where you can see beautiful displays of flowers, and watching the Little Penguins, who can often be spotted resting near the Centre as they prepare for their daily duties.

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