montague island tours

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Operating since 2005, these multiple NSW Tourism Award winners are fully-hosted and guided experiences, and are regularly scheduled throughout the year by Conservation Volunteers Australia, our partners in these trips.

Individuals, couples or groups are invited to join a tour at a date to suit.
Ages 15 years and over - exceptions made for sole bookings.

These tours are also ideally suitable for corporate and business groups.

• Stay in the period-decorated Head Keepers Quarters, 4.5 star guesthouse-style accommodation.
• Linen, towels and bedding are supplied.
• A delicious range of meals are cooked for you to enjoy. Menu sample Here
• Fully guided by a NPWS guide
• You only need bring your clothes, personal items and refreshments.

You can join an existing scheduled tour, or book a date for your own group. Tours are subject to minimum numbers and sea and weather conditions.

Each stay provides the opportunity for you to participate in conservation projects taking place on the island and contribute to the long term protection of the island's Little Penguin Colony. Participation is optional and no prior experience is required.

Tours are generally for two-nights duration, leaving at 9.30am and returning at lunchtime on the third day.

Your tour includes:

• Guided tour of the Island's south end
• Visits to the operating lighthouse and its museum
• Seal colony viewing  during the boat trip
• Gull and Tern breeding areas surrounding you in season
• Opportunity to assist seabird habitat restoration or research projects
• Evening penguin viewing - seasonal June to March
Check our wildlife calendar for an approximate guide
• Spectacular scenery
• Whale migration (June – July and Oct – Nov)
• Plenty of time to relax and soak up the surroundings

Note: Children MUST be over 15 years old unless part of a sole group booking.

Prices: From $580pp for 2 nights. Off-peak rates and group discounts available.

Visit Conservation Volunteers Australia to check availability and for more information, dates and prices.

Costs include boat transfers, food (click here to download a sample menu) and accommodation in the fully-restored Head Keeper's Quarters. Check the accommodation and facilities here.

Optional snorkeling or diving trips with the seals is available by arrangement with a local charter operator for an extra cost. Subject to conditions.

Participants must
be able to climb a ladder at the island jetty and walk up and down the Island's steep and rocky terrain. Persons with mobility issues are asked to check when booking. Some activities require moderate fitness levels.

Participants must agree to abide by our Code of Conduct. Download it here (pdf file) .

Getaway's Catriona Rowntree and crew visited in 2006. For a taste of this experience, watch their video here.

Bookings through CVA are essential.
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Also check our Self-Guided Experience for an alternative.

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