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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Mon 5 Jun 2017, 1.27pm. Last reviewed: Mon 19 Jun 2017, 4.08pm

Safety alerts: Road closures

Roads in Mimosa Rocks National Park have been recently graded. Please drive with caution. If rainfall causes the roads to become wet and slippery then roads may be closed to all traffic at short notice. For visitor safety and to prevent damage to road surfaces, visitors and park neighbours are asked to avoid any unnecessary travel on these roads during this time. 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. Roads that may be affected include:

  • Aragannu Road
  • Picnic Point Road (end of Wapengo Lake Road)
  • Bithry Inlet Road
  • Middle Beach Road
  • Gillards Road
  • Nelson Lake Road
  • All other dirt roads within the park

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Applies from Fri 26 May 2017, 3.09pm. Last reviewed: Fri 2 Jun 2017, 3.48pm

Safety alerts: Bendethera fire trail maintenance works

Essential trail maintenance works will be carried out on Bendethera fire trail from Friday 26 May 2017Works are expected to take between 2–3 weeks to complete (depending on weather conditions). We do not expect to have to close this trail at this point in time. However, drivers should use extreme caution when driving on this trail as it may become slippery in sections while works are being carried out. For more information, please call the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800. 

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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


  • 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 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

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