Visit Montague Island & Montague Island tours

Key facts

Montague Island is a continental island that is part of the Montague Island Nature Reserve, a protected nature reserve just off the south coast of NSW. Narooma is the closest city to the Montague Island located 9km away and is where most tours leave by boat to visit the island. Montague Island is a popular tourist destination known for its lighthouse and wildlife including little penguins and is home to Australian fur seals. It is also home to the Crested Tern and Shearwaters both are types of birds.

Things to do

Discover one of the greatest wildlife experiences when you swim, snorkel or dive with hundreds of fur seals in crystal clear waters of Montague Island.

Montague Lighthouse Let your inner history buff loose and explore Montague Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse built way back in 1881, is impossible to miss – it’s an impressive granite structure that will have you reaching for your camera. Climb the winding staircase to the top – it’s a great vantage point for whale watching and the amazing 360-degree views will take your breath away.

Retaining most of its original form and features, little has changed from the time the lighthouse was constructed to what you will see today. Designed in 1873 and completed almost a decade later, it’s a testament to Victorian design and innovation. Taking a guided tour is a great way to learn more about the unique heritage of the lighthouse and surrounding wildlife.

Getting there

You can get to Montague Island by charter from Narooma.

Narooma Charters and Montague island tours have been in operation since 1983. Their large comfortable vessels are fully licensed and surveyed with Waterways Australia

Island Charters Narooma Have over 25 years experienced and have been voted #1 on Tripadvisor for Narooma Seals. They offer boat tours out to Montagues Island and adventures for the adventurous who wish to snorkel with the puppies of the sea.

Underwater safaris offer a number of different options for the adventitious. Snorkeling with seals, whale watching, and fishing tours. They have all the equipment and the expertise to help give you a memorable experience.


With so many tour options it is a good idea to have a look at all of them and weigh up what suits your needs. Whether you have kids and you only want to be ½ a day or if you’re a true thrill seeker and adventurer and want to do and see it all,  there are options for all.