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Montague Island Lighthouse

Montague Island Nature Reserve

Overview

Montague Island Lighthouse is the perfect place to get in touch with history while seeing dramatic views, amazing birds and marine wildlife.

Type
Historic buildings/places
Where
Montague Island Nature Reserve
What to
bring
Hat, sunscreen, drinking water
Please note
  • Bookings can be made at Narooma Visitor Centre via 1800 240 003
  • Tours may be subject to late cancellation in the event of unfavourable weather and sea conditions
  • You can choose a longer morning tour (2.5hrs on the island) or a shorter afternoon tour (1hr on the island)
  • The island can be windy. A windproof jacket is a good idea at all times.
  • Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird, whale or dolphin watch

Let your inner history buff loose and explore Montague Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse, built way back in 1881, is impossible to miss – it’s an impressive granite structure that will have you reaching for your camera. Climb the winding staircase to the top – it’s a great vantage point for whale watching and the amazing 360 degree views will take your breath away.

Retaining most of its original form and features, little has changed from the time the lighthouse was constructed to what you will see today. Designed in 1873 and completed almost a decade later, it’s a testament to Victorian design and innovation. Taking a guided tour is a great way to learn more about the unique heritage of the lighthouse and surrounding wildlife.

Stay overnight at either Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage or Montague Island Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage. In the morning light explore the island along the Montague Island walking track.

Take a virtual tour of Montague Island lighthouse captured with Google Street View Trekker.

For directions, safety and practical information, see visitor info

 

Google Street View Trekker

Using Google Street View Trekker, we've captured imagery across a range of NSW national parks and attractions. Get a bird's eye view of these incredible landscapes before setting off on your own adventure.

Google Trekker at Cape Byron State Conservation Area. Photo: J Spencer/OEH.

 

Saving Our Species conservation program

Australia is home to more than 500,000 animal and plant species, many of which are found nowhere else in the world. Saving our Species is a statewide conservation program that addresses the growing number of Australian animals and Australian native plants facing extinction.

Koala (Phascolarctos cinereus) in a tree. Photo: Courtesy of Taronga Zoo/OEH

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View of Montague Island lighthouse from rocky coastline. Photo: Stuart Cohen/OEH