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Barunguba Montague Island walking track

Barunguba Montague Island Nature Reserve

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All the practical information you need to know about Barunguba Montague Island walking track.

Getting there and parking

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    Barunguba Montague Island walking track is in Barunguba Montague Island Nature Reserve. Barunguba Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service  contracted commercial vessel tour operators.

    Barunguba Montague Island water transport charters include:

    Barunguba 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 Barunguba Montague Island. Visitors need to be able to climb the island’s jetty ladder and the steep hill that follows.


    Parking is available at Narooma and Bermagui wharves.

    Best times to visit

    There are lots of great things waiting for you on Barunguba 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 Barunguba Montague Island and provides some of the best weather for photographs.


    From late winter the seal colony on the island starts to grow. It can get quite chilly in winter so pack warm clothes.

    Weather, temperature and rainfall

    Summer temperature


    15°C and 25°C

    Highest recorded


    Winter temperature


    4°C and 16°C

    Lowest recorded



    Wettest month


    Driest month


    The area’s highest recorded rainfall in one day


    Maps and downloads

    Safety messages

    Beach safety

    Beaches in this park are not patrolled, and can sometimes have strong rips and currents. These beach safety tips will help you and your family stay safe in the water.

    Bushwalking safety

    If you're keen to head out on a longer walk or a backpack camp, always be prepared. Read these bushwalking safety tips before you set off on a walking adventure in national parks.

    Mobile safety

    Dial Triple Zero (000) in an emergency. Download the Emergency Plus app before you visit, it helps emergency services locate you using your smartphone's GPS. Please note there is limited mobile phone reception in this park and you’ll need mobile reception to call Triple Zero (000).



    Pets and domestic animals (other than certified assistance animals) are not permitted. Find out which regional parks allow dog walking and see the pets in parks policy for more information.


    NSW national parks are no smoking areas.

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