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Montague Island

This stunning nature reserve is home to NSW's biggest fur seal colony and a 12,000-strong little penguin colony.
By Concrete Playground
July 20, 2020
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Montague Island

This stunning nature reserve is home to NSW's biggest fur seal colony and a 12,000-strong little penguin colony.
By Concrete Playground
July 20, 2020
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Rise and shine, your next adventure is Montague Island, a magnificent nature reserve nine kilometres off shore. It hosts the biggest fur seal colony in New South Wales, which attracts as many as 2500 seasonal residents, as well as over 90 bird species and a 12,000-strong little penguin colony. The best time to visit if you want a good chance of seeing these animals is during spring, but from late winter the seal colony on the island starts to grow and you're likely to spot penguins on an evening walk around the island. For a more organised tour, Lighthouse Charters offers a variety of options, including day trips with whale watching, snorkelling with fur seals and little penguin watching. To make the most of your trip, book an overnight stay. Montague Island's Assistant Lighthouse Keeper's Cottage sleeps seven people across three bedrooms, and you'll more or less have the island to yourself. Before leaving Narooma, grab an antipasto grazing box from Mr Bold Catering Co, which comes packed with local cheeses, chutneys, cured meats and fruit.

People snorkelling with fur seals near Montague Island, Eurobodalla

Images: Destination NSW

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