Montague Island Nature Reserve

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No visitor centresNo public transportNo wheelchair facilitiesNo campingNo caravan sitesAccommodationLookoutsNo picnics or BBQsNo kiosks/cafesWalkingDogs and other domestic animals not permittedNo horse riding trailsNo cycling trailsNo car touringNo 4WD touring routesNo canoeing opportunitiesNo sailing and boatingNo fishingNo areas recommended for swimmingNo areas recommended for snorkelling/divingNo adventure recreation opportunities

Montague Island Nature Reserve, just off the South Coast near Narooma, offers the chance to experience a spectacular wildlife wonderland. Choose a day trip or indulge your inner mariner and stay in historic lighthouse accommodation. There’s always the option to really get amongst it and become a conservation volunteer. Any way you experience it, the incredible heritage, wildlife and breathtaking island views could keep you coming back.

If you're after an unforgettable experience, why not stay overnight in either of the two lovingly-restored lighthouse keeper’s cottages? Indulge in a weekend escape with a difference in unique heritage quarters amid spectacular surroundings.

For a more hands on experience, why not participate in the penguin survey program? Volunteers help monitor and protect nesting boxes on the island provided for the little penguin colony. You'll not only help conserve this natural environment for future generations but stay overnight in the lighthouse keeper's cottages.

Visit from late winter to early December to see hundreds of seals lazing on the rocks, or bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching. More than 90 bird species have been seen on the island and 15 of them nest over summer. Our knowledgeable tour guides will be on hand to answer all your questions.

You can also go whale watching during the annual whale migration from June to November. Find the perfect vantage point to enjoy the migration and plan your next coastal adventure at the Wild About Whales website.

Visit the NSW National Parks visitor website for more inspiration and information on Montague Island Nature Reserve.

Seal watching. (Image: DECC)

Park map: Montague Island Nature Reserve

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NSW map: showing Montague Island Nature Reserve

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These maps give you a basic overview of features and facilities. They do not provide detailed information on topography and landscape, and may not be suitable for some activities. We recommend that you buy a topographic map before you go exploring.