Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Nobbies

The Nobbies (Phillip Island) - a magnificent headland with boardwalks and lookout points offering spectacular coastal views. But there's much more to see than great views - the main drawcard of The Nobbies is the chance to view Australia's largest colony of fur seals, located 1km offshore. Up to 16,000 seals gather at Seal Rocks, with the number peaking during breeding season from October to December. 

Watch the seals sunning themselves on the rocks, feeding their young, wrestling, or flopping into the cool water. From the boardwalks at The Nobbies you can watch their transformation from ungainly land creatures to swift, sleek marine dwellers twisting and rolling in the clear waters. For a closer look, visit the new Nobbies Centre which has just opened on the headland. The centre features state-of-the-art animal viewing technology, via a camera positioned on Seal Rocks that can be steered by visitors to zoom in on their favourite seal. Also onsite are educational displays about marine life, a café and upstairs function centre.

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calebAARON said...

Beautiful sight! Was the location cold? =)

John said...

Hi great photos, the seals are magnificent, and taking a boat trip from Cowes, you get to be amongst the thousands of seals, an great experience and a must do on a trip to Phillip Island, cheers John

Joyce said...

What lovely pictures!. This I must see when we come in June. Happy New Year