Montague Island Nature Reserve
Montague Island Nature Reserve is home to hundreds of seals and more than 90 bird species. Enjoy a stay in a heritage lighthouse keeper’s cottage.
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Montague Island Nature Reserve, just off the South Coast near Narooma, offers the chance to experience a spectacular wildlife wonderland. Choose a day trip or indulge your inner mariner and stay in historic lighthouse accommodation. There’s always the option to really get amongst it and become a conservation volunteer. Any way you experience it, the incredible heritage, wildlife and breathtaking island views could keep you coming back.
Visit from late winter to early December to see hundreds of seals lazing on the rocks, or bring your binoculars for a spot of birdwatching. More than 90 bird species have been seen on the island and 15 of them nest over summer. During spring, you’re likely to see whales frolicking in the water on their annual southern migration. Our knowledgeable tour guides will be on hand to answer all your questions.
If you’re after an unforgettable experience, why not stay overnight in either of the two lovingly-restored lighthouse keeper’s cottages? Indulge in a weekend escape with a difference in unique heritage quarters amid spectacular surroundings.
Highlights in this park
Enjoy a weekend getaway in the historic Montague Island Head Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage and experience a unique adventure.
Enjoy a weekend getaway in the historic Montague Island Assistant Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage that sleeps up to 7 people and experience a unique adven...
Montague Island Lighthouse is the perfect place to get in touch with history while seeing dramatic views, amazing birds and marine wildlife.
This coastal walk around Montague Island is short but challenging and takes you past the historic lighthouse and precious penguin breeding boxes.
National parks around Batemans Bay have the best vantage points to see whales during their annual migration, which takes place from May to November. Plan your next coastal adventure on the Wild About Whales website.
While most lighthouses are automatic these days, they're still spectacular markers of historic times. To help you get your lighthouse fix, we’ve done the hard work and picked a few (well, 7 to be exact) of the best lighthouses in NSW.
- National Parks Contact Centre
- 7am to 7pm daily
- 1300 072 757 (13000 PARKS) for the cost of a local call within Australia excluding mobiles
- 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).
02 4476 0800
Contact hours: Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm. Closed public holidays.
- 9 Burrawang Street, Cnr Graham Street, Narooma NSW 2456. Office open by appointment only.
- Narooma office