Montague Island is around 80 hectares in size and 8 kilometres offshore from the township of Narooma, with historic links to the town and to the boating industries operating along the NSW south coast. Its lighthouse has operated since 1881 and the stories, photos and documents that record its working life, provide a fascinating insight to the life of isolation led by its keepers and their families.
Charter boats can take you to view the Island and its surrounding waters, home to seals, dolphins and turtles. Humpback and other whales are also regularly seen. Best seal viewing is September to February.
The lighthouse was automated in 1987 and the Island is now administered by the National Parks and Wildlife Service. Tours can be arranged with its officers who will introduce you to the Island’s native flora and fauna and take you on a tour of the lighthouse and residence.
The island has a colony of 10,000 pairs of Little Penguins and many other seabirds use it as a breeding ground and migratory resting place.