Montague Island walking track Trail Hiking Australia
  • Length: 1.5km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: 16A Bluewater Dr, Narooma

  • End: 16A Bluewater Dr, Narooma

  • Location: Montague Island Nature Reserve

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  • Distance from CBD: 354 km

  • State: NSW

  • Latitude: -36.21549339

  • Longitude: 150.1313305

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Bitumen Road

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Speed Bumps

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Large Car Park

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Montague Island Nature Reserve...

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Mountain Bike Trail

Historic Rail Trail

Dog Friendly

Urban Walk

Coast & Beach

Historic Lighthouse

Waterfalls & Lakes

Rainforest Walk

Goldfields & Mining

Heritage Walk

Aboriginal Art

Alpine Region

Alpine Huts

Exposed Ledges

Rock Scrambling

Steep Terrain

Bush Bashing

River Crossings

Scenic Viewpoints

Well Marked

Drinking Water

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Fishing Spots

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Overnight Campsites

Trail Running

Horse Riding


Montague Island walking track is a 1.5km, grade 3 circuit hike, located in the Montague Island Nature Reserve, New South Wales. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

See the splendours of Montague Island with one of our knowledgeable guides on guided tour of this outstanding nature reserve. The effort of climbing the steep, paved track will be well worth it, as the walk reveals the lighthouse against a dramatic island backdrop.
Once you've captured the perfect Montague Island Lighthouse photo, it will be time to soak in the 360 degree views. Ascending the circular lighthouse stairs will give you an insight into the daily life of a lighthouse keeper from times gone by. Reaching the top, you'll be duly rewarded with an incredible panoramic vista taking in the East Coast of Australia.
This medium difficulty walk leads past penguin breeding boxes where you'll learn how conservation and revegetation programs on Montague Island help protect these unique animals. And if that's not enough, whales, dolphins and migratory seabirds are all regular visitors.
Take a virtual tour on Montague Island walking track captured with Google Street View Trekker.

About the region

Montague Island Nature Reserve, just off the South Coast near Narooma, offers the chance to experience a spectacular wildlife wonderland. Choose a day trip or indulge your inner mariner and stay in historic lighthouse accommodation. There’s always the option to really get amongst it and become a conservation volunteer. Any way you experience it, the incredible heritage, wildlife and breathtaking island views could keep you coming back.

Getting there

To Bermagui wharf. Montague Island walking track is in Montague Island Nature Reserve. Montague Island is only accessible via one of NSW National Parks & Wildlife contracted commercial vessel tour operators.Montague Island water transport charters include:Charter Fish NaroomaIsland ChartersLighthouse ChartersMontague Island Game and Sport FishingNarooma Charters & Montague Island ToursMontague Island tours and overnight stays depart from:Narooma wharf - Bluewater Drive, NaroomaBermagui wharf - Bermagui Harbour, BermaguiAll visitors need to be able to climb the island's jetty ladder and the steep hill that follows. Park entry points Bermagui wharf See on map Narooma wharf See on map Parking Parking is available at Narooma and Bermagui wharves.


Walking tours can be booked through the Narooma Visitor Centre via 1800 240 003.
You can choose a longer morning tour (2.5hrs on the island) or a shorter afternoon tour (1hr on the island). During the months of September - February we also have our 1.5 hour evening penguin viewing tour.
Each tour takes you to the top of the lighthouse, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.
Remember to take your binoculars if you want to bird, whale or dolphin watch.
The island can be windy. A windproof jacket is a good idea at all times.
Tours may be subject to late cancellation in the event of unfavourable weather and sea conditions
Please note: Passengers on a self-guided tour could take as little as 1.5 hours to complete the same walk. Alternatively, they can also take as long as they wish after advising NSW National Parks staff of their whereabouts.

Visit NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service for more information on this trail.

The longitude and latitude of the start and end points are approximately only and should not be used for navigation purposes. Please contact me if you know the correct coordinates.

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