One of the largest colonies of fur seals call Phillip Island home. Phillip Island is an island sanctuary located in Victoria’s southeast in Gippsland.

You can spot thousands of seals as they laze and rest on the rocks off the coast. If they’re not resting, they’ll be busy jumping in and out of the water. There are an estimated 20,000 seals living here.

Due to the high population in the colony, the seals can be seen at any time of the day. View them in the distance from The Nobbies lookout. For a closer look, take a boat trip out to see them from another perspective. A boat tour will be guided with an experienced ranger who will teach you about the seal colony. This will get you as close as possible without disturbing them.

Getting there:

Phillip Island is accessible from Melbourne by car. A 90-minute drive will have you at the island. Once on the island you will drive another 20 minutes to The Nobbies. Seal Rocks nearest carpark is The Nobbies carpark.

If you don’t have access to a car, tours operate daily to Phillip Island from Melbourne. Tours will usually include comfortable coach/bus transport and a friendly guide.

Alternatively, you can catch a ferry from Stony Point on the Mornington Peninsula, or a bus from Southern Cross Station in Melbourne.

Attractions Nearby:

The Nobbies – The viewing point for the seals, The Nobbies are an attraction themselves. Walk the boardwalk around the Summerland Peninsula.

Southpoint Lookout – Find this lookout perched above the cliffs for sweeping and breathtaking views of the ocean below. Perfect photo opportunity on a sunny day

Cowrie Beach – A quiet sandy bay scattered with black rock formations. Another great photo opportunity on the way to Seal Rocks.

Seal Rocks Map