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montague island tours

Montague Island Nature Reserve Tours provides visitors with the chance to explore this unique NSW south coast destination - Montague Island Nature Reserve - through day-tour adventures or through two opportunities to stay overnight in the island's accommodation in the restored Lighthouse Keepers' Quarters.


This protected Island within the Batemans Marine Park features:
• thousands of years of ongoing Aboriginal heritage
• over 125 years of ongoing lighthouse history
• a rich marine environment around a diverse Island ecology
• NSW's largest Little Penguin and Fur Seal colonies
• seasonably variable wildlife - always something different
• a place to visit, connect and come back to




A variety of Montague Island Nature Reserve Tours are on offer through Narooma Visitors Centre, with transport provided by licensed local charter operators.

NPWS Guides meet the boats at the Island's jetty and escort you through the Island's fascinating history, abundant wildlife and unique environment.

Tours depart at 9am, 12.30pm and evening penguin tours are also available in season.

Prices vary.

Please phone Narooma Visitors Centre
1800 240003
for booking opportunities or visit
for online bookings.



Two night Eco Tour, ideal for individuals, couples or groups looking for a unique 2 night experience where everything is provided and you just bring yourself.

Operating since 2005, these multiple Tourism Award winners are fully-catered and fully-guided 2-night trips, regularly scheduled throughout the year by CONSERVATION VOLUNTEERS AUSTRALIA, our partners for these tours.

Prices from $595 pp all inclusive.

Ages 15 years and over - down to age 7 for sole bookings and our "Family Friendly" school holiday tours .

All participants must be able to climb the Island jetty's ladder and the steepish hill, and some fitness for the activities.

Each stay provides the opportunity for you to participate in surveying 120 Penguin Nest Boxes, and contribute to the long term protection of the island's Little Penguin Colony. Participation is optional and no prior experience is required. Birds are observed, not handled, during survey. Numbers may be low at some times of the year.

Prices are all inclusive.

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Your booking is for a group of up to 12 persons to stay in the either 5-bedroom restored Head Keepers Quarters or the 3 bedroom Assistant Keepers Cottage.

This experience is for those wanting to get away to this unique place, learn about its environment and its history and enjoy it all at your own leisure with a group of your own choosing.

Prices from $3600 for 2 nights for the whole house.

Ages 12 years and over, younger children by arrangement.

All participants must be able to climb the Island jetty's ladder and the steepish hill.

Cater for yourselves in the fully-equipped kitchens. All linen, towels, and bedding are provided.

Explore the Island with information and interpretation provided through self-guided walks for you to enjoy at your leisure.

Your choice of stays from 2 nights minimum or more nights by negotiation.

Boat transfers are organised for you and a NPWS Guide will provide orientation and a briefing session.

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Photos: Inger Vandyke, Narooma Charters, Tommy Salmon,, Adrienne Vukovic, NPWS, and the many friends of Montague Island