Montebello Islands

Explore Montebello Islands

The Montebello Islands, have an incredible natural land and seascape, barrier and fringing coral reefs, a wide variety of wildlife and rich maritime heritage. It’s the perfect trip offshore for diving, snorkelling, fishing and sea kayaking.

The Montebello Islands are offshore and relatively remote. Navigation to the islands should only be attempted in favourable weather conditions and in suitably sized and equipped vessels. Visitors are urged to be vigilant for cyclone warnings, especially from November to April.

History

Three British atomic weapons tests were carried out at the Montebello Islands in 1952 and 1956. Concrete bunkers, monitoring stations, roads and scrap metal can still be found on some islands, and the former military operational headquarters can still be seen on the southern end of Hermite Island. As slightly elevated radiation levels still occur at test sites on Hermite and Alpha islands, visitors should limit visits to one hour per day. Do not disturb the soil and do not handle or remove relics associated with the tests.

Montebello Islands

Things to do

Getting to Montebello Islands

Montebello Islands Fishing is available over August through to November with Pelican and Blue Lightening charters departing from the Dampier Port, for a six night, five day fishing holiday.

Navigation to the islands should only be attempted in favourable weather conditions and in suitably sized and equipped vessels. Visitors are urged to be vigilant for cyclone warnings, especially from November to April.

Blue Lightening Charters