The Montebello Islands are an archipelago of more than 100 small islands located 20 kilometres north of Barrow Island, and 120 kilometres off the Pilbara coast of north Western Australia.
Named after the French explorer Nicolas Baudin in 1801, the Montebello Islands feature beautiful beaches, bays and lagoons, and are fringed with a vast array of vibrant corals and fish – perfect for deep sea fishing or diving. Red Emperor, Tuna, Barracuda, Marlin and Wahoo are just some of the fish that inhabit the blue waters surrounding the Montebello Islands.
As well as a diverse range of sea life, the Montebello Islands are home to many unique birds including Fairy and Roseate Terns, Sooty Oystercatchers and Sea Eagles. The Montebello Islands are also known for their historical significance when, in 1952, the British detonated the atomic bomb “Hurricane” off the island of Trimouille, one of the bigger islands that make up Montebello.
Rich in sea life and fishing opportunities, the Montebello Islands are must-do destination for any serious fisherman.