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Montague Island

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Narooma, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4476 0800
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Montague Island Nature Reserve is a small island located on the far south coast of New South Wales, a short boat ride from the picturesque seaside township of Narooma. Originally just the location of a lighthouse, today the island is a very special place and home to 12,000 Little Penguins, thousands of Sheawaters and up to 2,000 Australian and New Zealand Fur Seals. During the whale migration season in June - July and September - November humpback whale sightings are frequent. The NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service manages this award winning nature reserve. Visitor access is by ranger guided half day tour or overnight conservation tours.
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Narooma, New South Wales, Australia
Narooma, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 4476 0800
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our second trip to Montgue Island. Our guide Don is the best. Gave us so much information about the history, wildlife and culture of the island in a very fun way. Thank you so much Don!

1  Thank lily A
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Despite not snorkelling on this tour, I thoroughly enjoyed my trip with Wazza and his very able crew (on this occasion his very knowledgeable daughter Brooke and Lewis who was learning the ropes during his summer break from Uni in Sydney). The trip out to...More

1  Thank Malcolm G
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Stunning place to visit. We booked through Narooma Charters who did the sunset tour. The National Park rangers did a superb job guiding us to the lighthouse and explaining the fairy penguins and other features on the island. Love our south coast history!

Thank Kazzajules
Reviewed 3 October 2017

What a great place to go ,rangers are so friendly. Well worth the trip out there the ranger tells you all about the island history and walk up to the top of the lighthouse is so good

Thank johnlindagordon
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Guided tour by Mark from NP&W, very informative, extremely knowledgeable on the history and the ecology of the island . Great views from on top of the lighthouse.

Thank Bobbie R
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This island has two large (historic) accommodations, for 8 and 14 people, but we were lucky enough to be the only guests there at the time. There is a (friendly) ranger there, but no other people. However, there are many whales to be spotted, seals...More

1  Thank dinterklaas
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Enjoy the tranquil surrounds of the wildlife rich Montague Island. When we stayed we were privileged to have Shane from NPWS as our lighthouse keeper on duty. He couldn't do enough for us and was the perfect host for our stay. There's whales, dolphins, penguins,...More

Thank ChloeVarga
Reviewed 30 August 2017

NPWS ranger Shane leads you on a special insight into the history and natural features. The island is home to NZ fur seals, Australian fur seals, penguins, 8 species of bird but no ferals

Thank Warren S
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had a morning to fill in while travelling companions played golf and no fishing charters were available this time of year so headed out on the National Parks guided tour. Very glad I did as it was an excellent morning. Boat crew were efficient and...More

1  Thank Claudekerry
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Take the time to do a whale watching tour and visit to the island. Whales, seals, and penguins in the wild.

1  Thank WanderingOso
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23 October 2017|
Response from SG909295 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, we did not snorkel when we visited the island, so i dont know the answer. But we have snorkeled in many places and I dont have a diving licence. hope this helps.
17 February 2017|
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Response from Jon Q | Reviewed this property |
Warmer months would be better, though think you can visit year round. Spring is a good time since it is a bit warmer and until November you are still likely to see whales on the way.