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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Current alerts in this area

Last reviewed: Wed 8 August 2018, 2.56pm

Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 1.30pm to Fri 31 Aug 2018, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Aug 2018, 2.56pm.

Closed parks: Montague Island Nature Reserve

This park is closed from Wednesday 1 August to Friday 31 August 2018 due to maintenance and weed control operations. This closure will remain unless extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Nearby alerts

Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 2.30pm. Last reviewed: Fri 17 Aug 2018, 7.39am

Fires - Advice: Wheel Gully

There is a fire in this park called Wheel Gully. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Thu 26 Jul 2018, 8.57am. Last reviewed: Thu 16 Aug 2018, 9.21am

Fires - Advice: NPWS HR Cuttagee Creek

There is a fire in this park called NPWS HR Cuttagee Creek. Refer to the Rural Fire Service for latest information. Do not enter any closed area or area with fire. If you see an unattended fire call Triple Zero (000). Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information about fire safety in parks and reserves, visit the NSW National Parks fire safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Wed 15 Aug 2018, 5.07pm. Last reviewed: Wed 15 Aug 2018, 5.07pm

Closed parks: Bushfires

This park is closed due to bushfires. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the local visitor or area office on 02 4476 0800. Also, visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines and follow advice from the Rural Fire Service at www.rfs.nsw.gov.au.

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Applies from Wed 1 Aug 2018, 1.30pm to Fri 31 Aug 2018, 1.30pm. Last reviewed: Wed 8 Aug 2018, 2.56pm

Closed parks: Montague Island Nature Reserve

This park is closed from Wednesday 1 August to Friday 31 August 2018 due to maintenance and weed control operations. This closure will remain unless extended or removed. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact NPWS Narooma area office on 02 4476 0800 or visit the NSW National Parks safety page for park safety guidelines.

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Applies from Fri 22 Sep 2017, 3.34pm. Last reviewed: Thu 26 Oct 2017, 12.10pm

Safety alerts: No wood fires allowed at Middle Beach campground

Due to current dry conditions, wood fires are not permitted at Middle Beach campground or picnic area.

The use of gas-fired and electrical appliances will be permitted where the appliance:

  • is under the direct control of an adult
  • placed or located in an area where there is no combustible material within 2m
  • there is an adequate water supply to extinguish fire should it start adjacent to the appliances.

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.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 1.51pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.50pm

Other planned events: 1080 fox baiting program underway

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails, beaches and other areas throughout  this park and Murrah Flora Reserves. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Wild dogs and foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact the NPWS Narooma area office on (02) 4476 0800.

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Applies from Tue 27 Jun 2017, 2.26pm. Last reviewed: Thu 7 Sep 2017, 2.49pm

Other planned events: 1080 baiting - fox control

Each month NPWS checks and replenishes buried 1080 baits along fire trails and beaches in this park. The program is ongoing and is part of the NPWS FoxTap program. Foxes are controlled to assist in recovery of native species. Landholders, residents and all visitors in charge of domestic animals are required to ensure their domestic animals are restrained and do not enter the national park. Penalties apply for non-compliance. For more information, please contact 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 https://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/visit-a-park/parks/montague-island-nature-reserve/local-alerts

Contact

  • 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).

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Emergency services

For all NSW fires visit the Rural Fire Service

For the latest information on wildfires in your area please contact the NSW Rural Fire Service.

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