The morning after we observed the penguin parade, Mike and I headed back over that way to another of Phillip Island’s popular spots, The Nobbies. From a series of boardwalks set amid sea bird nesting grounds, visitors are able to view the sea from a variety of different vantage points.
Throughout our travels around Australia I’ve enjoyed observing the wide variety of shorelines and seascapes. It’s interesting to notice how the color of the water changes as you move down the coast. The deep blue and light turquoise of the water around The Nobbies was particularly gorgeous.
A kilometer and a half offshore from The Nobbies is Seal Rocks, Australia’s largest fur seal colony breeding ground. It’s too far to see with the naked eye, but if you’re willing to pay $5 for a few minutes with digital binoculars, you might glimpse a seal or two. Don’t worry though because even if you don’t see a seal (we didn’t), you can still learn all about them from the educational displays located inside.