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Montague Island Lighthouse

Montague Island, Montague Island NSW 2546

Montague Island is only one of two island lighthouses in New South Wales. In 1873 a decision was made to build a 'First Order Fixed and Flashing Light' on Montague Island. Construction of the lighthouse and keepers' quarters, designed by Colonial Architect James Barnet, started in 1878. The kerosene lamp and optical apparatus were constructed by Chance Brothers of Birmingham. The lighthouse was first illuminated on 6 October 1881. The intensity of the light increased when a new lamp was installed in 1910, and again in 1923. Then in 1969 a new electric lamp, powered by a diesel generator, raised it to one million candlepower. Having shone every night for almost 105 years, Montague's light was turned on manually for the last time in September 1986. The original apparatus, including the lens, was removed and replaced by a new automatic light powered by solar panels.

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Montague Island Nature Reserve

Montague Island, Montague Island NSW 2546
One of Australia's best kept secrets, Montague Island Nature Reserve is a breathtaking wildlife sanctuary situated nine kilometres off Narooma, on the south coast of New South Wales. Visit on a day trip from Narooma or Bermagui. To fully experience this unique place, organise a group to stay, or join a fully-hosted overnight stay for an exclusive opportunity to experience this special place. Hundreds of seals crowd the rocks and play in the crystal blue waters. Tour the island with your National Parks and Wildlife Service guide. Visit the island's lighthouse and discover 130 years of lighthouse history. Enjoy humpback whales performing acrobatics in the surrounding waters. Enjoy terns and gulls nesting and raising their chicks.
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Naturewise Montague Island Nature Escape

Montague Island, Montague Island NSW 2546
Naturewise Montague Island Conservation Tours invites you to stay overnight in the beautifully restored heritage guesthouse, which was once the Head Lighthouse Keepers Quarters and experience this beautiful Nature Reserve of Montague Island as part of the two night tour. Just 80 hectares in size, Montague Island is a nature lover's paradise. Watch thousands of seals as they crowd the rocks and play in crystal blue waters, tour the island with your National Parks and Wildlife guide, visit the operating lighthouse, watch majestic humpback whales during whale migration, relax taking in coastal views and spend your evenings watching colourful sunsets, endless stars and little penguins coming ashore. Operating since 2005, these multi tourism award winning and Advanced Ecotourism Certified tours are fully-hosted, and operated in partnership with Conservation Volunteers and National Parks and Wildlife Service....