Montague Island Lighthouse
Montague Island Nature Reserve
All the practical information you need to know about Montague Island Lighthouse.
Getting there and parking
Get driving directions
Montague Island Lighthouse is in Montague Island Nature Reserve. Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators.
Montague Island water transport charters include:
- Charter Fish Narooma
- Island Charters
- Lighthouse Charters
- Montague Island Game and Sport Fishing
- Narooma Charters & Montague Island Tours
Montague Island tours and overnight stays depart from:
- Narooma wharf - Bluewater Drive, Narooma
- Bermagui wharf - Bermagui Harbour, Bermagui
A minimum age of 5 years applies for all visitors to Montague Island. Visitors need to be able to climb the island’s jetty ladder and the steep hill that follows.
Park entry points
- Sealed roads
- 2WD vehicles
- All weather
Parking is available at Narooma and Bermagui wharves.
Best times to visit
There are lots of great things waiting for you on Montague Island Nature Reserve. Here are some of the highlights.
New Zealand and Australian fur seals are at their peak on the island during spring, making this the perfect time for some seal-spotting. To tempt you even more, humpback whales can often be spotted along the coastline, and pods of dolphins come to play among the boats too – book a guided tour that includes whale watching for the best chance to spot this special sea mammal in its own environment From October huge numbers of shearwaters begin to arrive and nest on the island through the summer.
Soak up the summer sun on a guided tour of Montague Island and provides some of the best weather for photographs.
From late winter the seal colony on the island starts to grow, and you can watch penguins land at the viewing area on the evening tour of the island. It can get quite chilly in winter so pack warm clothes.
Weather, temperature and rainfall
15°C and 25°C
4°C and 16°C
The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day
Maps and downloads
- Narooma office
- Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Office open by appointment only. Closed public holidays.
- 02 4476 0800
- 10 Graham Street, Narooma NSW 2546
- in Montague Island Nature Reserve 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: A minimum age of 5 years applies for all visitors. 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).