Montague Island is a popular scuba diving destination, known for its underwater wildlife. It is a great location for whale watching and seeing dolphins or penguins in the wild but especially renowned for the seals. Montague Island is a part of the Montague Island Nature Reserve, a protected nature reserve with restricted access along guided tours only. The 80-acre island is located offshore from the South Coast region of New South Wales, in eastern Australia. The closest point of departure (5,6 miles) is the city of Narooma.