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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

There are no current alerts in this area.

Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 4.11pm. Last reviewed: Wed 29 Mar 2017, 9.43am

Safety alerts: Road conditions and creek crossings

Due to recent heavy rainfall some 4WD trails in Deua NP may be impassable. Road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles, and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails. Many creek and river levels are still high and crossings may not be safe to enter. We advise to avoid visiting the Bendethera area if rain is forecast as river levels may rise quickly.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Mon 6 Mar 2017, 1.34pm. Last reviewed: Mon 13 Mar 2017, 2.51pm

Safety alerts: Road and trail information

Due to recent heavy rainfall some 4WD trails in Kooraban National Park may be impassable. Creek and river crossings may not be safe to enter. Also, road surfaces are soft and susceptible to damage from vehicles and there may be a significant amount of timber down across many trails.

For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 10 Feb 2017, 4.02pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Feb 2017, 4.28pm

Closed areas: Gulaga track and trail closed

Pam's Store track and Mt Dromedary track are closed until further notice due to safety issues. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Tue 3 Jan 2017, 9.47am. Last reviewed: Tue 10 Jan 2017, 10.37am

Safety alerts: No fires allowed at Middle Beach campground or picnic area

Due to current dry conditions, fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area. Penalties apply for non compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

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Applies from Thu 23 Jun 2016, 2.05pm. Last reviewed: Fri 1 Jul 2016, 3.55pm

Safety alerts: Road and trail information

Following recent severe weather there has been a significant amount of tree fall throughout the park. Please exercise caution when driving on trails. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 21 Oct 2015, 11.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11.40am

Safety alerts: Bingi Dreaming track

Bingi Dreaming track traverses openings to several Intermittently Closed and Open Coastal Lakes and Lagoons (ICOLLS). Openings of these lakes and lagoons are often unpredictable and can be quite dramatic. Visitors should be aware that although lakes are usually only open for short periods (weeks) they can be impassable when open. Coila Lake opening is at the southern extent of the Bingi Dreaming track. Please check if this lake is open prior to setting out; if the opening is impassable you will not be able to access the village of Tuross.

Recent stormy weather has resulted in damage to our beaches - please be careful. There may be temporary closures whilst works are completed. Closures will be signposted onsite; please follow instructions on any signs you see. For more information, contact NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

 

 

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Applies from Wed 24 Sep 2014, 10.00am. Last reviewed: Mon 8 Aug 2016, 9.40am

Safety alerts: Some fire trails not suitable for trailer access

Within Deua National Park some trails are not suitable for trailer access. National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) has had advisory signs in place for some time to encourage people towing 4WD trailers to avoid some of the steeper, harder-to-maintain trails in Deua National Park. However, due to ongoing damage to trails as a result of continued inappropriate use of 4WDs towing trailers on these signposted trails, NPWS is now prohibiting the use of trailers on the following trails in Deua National Park:

  • Dampier Mountain trail
  • Oulla Creek trail
  • Minuma Range trail
  • Merricumbene trail
  • Mongamula trail
  • Dry Creek trail

It is now an offence to tow trailers on these trails. The penalty for towing trailers on these trails is a $300 penalty infringement notice, or higher if the matter is taken to court. By keeping trailers away from these identified trails, you reduce the safety risk to yourself and others, reduce damage to the park environment and your assets and reduce park maintenance costs, a benefit to everyone. Trailer access to Bendethera is still available from Moruya via Little Sugarloaf Road and Bendethera trail. From Braidwood, this increases travel time by about 30 minutes to 1 hour. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma on (02) 4476 0800.

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Local Alerts

For the latest updates on fires, closures and other alerts in this area, see http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/montague-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Montague Island Nature Reserve is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

    Please note that Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators (go to www.eurobodalla.com.au for details).

    • Narooma
      (02) 4476 0800
      Contact hours: 10.00am-2.00pm Monday to Friday
    • Corner Graham and Burrawang Streets, Narooma NSW
    • Fax: (02) 4476 0833
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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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Rocky shore, Montague Island Nature Reserve. Photo: Stuart Cohen