The area portrayed on the Montagu River 1:50,000 Topographic Map is dominated by agricultural plains used mainly for extensive dairying enterprises. The rural villages of Mella, Broadmeadows, Edith Creek and Roger River are located in the east with the coastal township of Marrawah to the west, renowned in the surfing world for its big wave surf at Green Point Beach.
Arthur River, further to the south, is considered to be the northern gateway to the Arthur Pieman Conservation Area and takayna / Tarkine wilderness. Covering 600 hectares, Dismal Swamp is believed to be the only blackwood forest sinkhole in the world. Formed over thousands of years by dissolving dolomite, it is a popular destination in this area. This map is an essential navigation aid for the adventurous exploring the northwest.
The design of the 1:50 000 Map Series provides a clear and accurate portrayal of topographic information, with symbols and map content giving enhanced depiction of buildings, hill shading and a simplified classification of vegetation.