At the Western tip of Phillip Island, Nobbies Boardwalk offers spectacular views of crashing ocean, coastal rock and lush hills.
The first eye-catcher is a flat-topped mound out at sea, connected to the island by a thin neck of black rock and scattered earth.
The sand on the beach here is dark grey, almost black. There is more of this colour showing through the clumpy green of the mound. The whole thing looks salt-stained, like a shirt you went swimming in.
From this vantage point, you can see both the hilly mound at sea in the background, the rock plateau in the middle, and a cave spitting up mist in the foreground.
When a big wave rolls in, it disappears into the cave; this echoes its crash and creates a great splash of white that slowly disperses.
With all the big epic things around, you might miss the baby geese. You will more likely find these in the wind-sheltered areas closer to the start of the walk, because mama and papa geese are very protective.