Situated just a 30 minute boat trip from Narooma on the Sapphire Coast of New South Wales, Montague Island (Barunguba) boasts breathtaking vistas of the coastline, a rich history, and unparalleled experiences to encounter the island's diverse wildlife up close and personal.
Upon arrival, you'll have the chance to explore the island's many attractions, including the historic lighthouse. The lighthouse on Montague Island is a must-visit destination for history buffs and photographers alike. Built in 1881, it's a prime example of 19th-century engineering and architecture. The builders used stone from the island's quarry to construct the lighthouse, which still stands today as a testament to their skill and ingenuity. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse for panoramic views of the island and the surrounding ocean.
Another highlight of Montague Island is its diverse wildlife population. The island is home to a large colony of fur seals, which can be observed from a safe distance. For the more adventurous, there's also the opportunity to snorkel with these playful creatures, which is an experience my family will never forget.