The Nobbies Boardwalk

Phillip Island

On the island's southwestern tip you'll pass by memorable landscapes of windswept grassy plateaus and rugged coastal scenery, leading to the Nobbies Centre that houses the multimedia Antarctic Journey. From here a boardwalk winds down to vantage points to view the Nobbies offshore rock formations and the offshore Seal Rocks, which are inhabited by one of Australia’s largest colonies of fur seals; the boardwalk's one-in-14 gradient makes it reasonably disability friendly. Coin-operated binoculars ($2) allow you to view the seals.

The area is a protected wildlife reserve, where penguins come to nest nightly (look for their purpose-built burrows); however, everyone is required to leave the site one hour before sunset. There's an abundance of wildlife on the roads, particularly Cape Barren geese, so take care driving – usually they won't budge.

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