City of Karratha

Boating and camping

Hampton Harbour Boat and Sailing Club

The clubhouse is situated at Dampier Harbour on the Esplanade and has excellent facilities to cater for yachting, boating and fishing enthusiasts.

Dampier Harbour is the gateway to the islands of the magnificent Dampier Archipelago which offers exceptional scenery, beaches, sailing, fishing and diving. Regardless of the weather conditions, there is always somewhere to go in the archipelagos protected bays to relax, unwind and take in natures beauty.

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Montebello Islands

The Montebello Islands, with their natural land and seascapes, barrier and fringing coral reefs, wide variety of wildlife and rich maritime heritage, appeal to divers, snorkellers, fishers and sea kayakers. 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.

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Dampier Archipelago

The Dampier Archipelago, in the Pilbara region of WA, is a coastal wonderland comprising of 42 islands and islets off the coast of Dampier and Point Samson. These islands offer excellent opportunities for boating, fishing, snorkelling, camping and other recreational activities.

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