Ever dreamed of having a secluded island all to yourself? Well, that dream can come true with a holiday at the unique Direction Island, a sun-drenched sandy jewel nestled within its own coral reef just 11 kilometres off WA’s stunning Pilbara coast.
Located in the spectacular waters of the Mackerel Islands group, Direction Island offers a very different holiday experience for up to 6 persons. Direction Island offers a perfect base to explore and enjoy the amazing natural wonders of the surrounding waters, whether your interests are diving, fishing or just simply taking in the scenery.
Snorkellers will discover an incredible and virtually untouched underwater playground, full of brilliantly coloured corals that are home to countless species of fish. Rock lobster also abound and many of the fish that have never encountered humans before, offering a truly memorable diving experience.
Not surprisingly, anglers will think they are in piscatorial heaven, with an incredible range of sport and game fishing on offer for prized species like spanish mackerel, cobia, sailfish and even marlin not too far from the island. Fishers looking for a feed will find plenty of options too, with popular targets like coral trout and red emperor widespread around the islands.
But there is much more than just fish to the waters around Direction Island, with breaching whales often putting on spectacular shows as they migrate. Turtles use the beaches for nesting, sea snakes sun themselves on the surface, and watchful osprey cruise the skies looking for their next feed.
If you’ve had enough diving, fishing and beach combing, then just simply sit back and relax, maybe have a quick dip off your private sandy beach or enjoy one of the famous West Australian sunsets.
Accessible by charter boat or private vessel, accommodation is a fully self-contained A-frame beach cabin that is the only man-made structure on your own little piece of paradise. Direction Island must surely be one of Australia’s best-kept secrets!
The Beach Cabin
The A frame beach cabin on Direction Island offers a unique island escape that few get to experience. Although the comfortable cabin isn't air-conditioned it is well ventilated and has ceiling fans in each of the rooms. Direction Island's facilities cater for ocean and outdoor lovers looking for a unique, outback gem. Not many ever get to experience a real life crusoe's adventure with a few home comforts thrown in!
Main living Area
There is a lock up yard in Onslow available to guests of Direction and Thevenard Island for storage of their cars and trailers. Booking is required when booking accommodation at Direction or Thevenard Island with the Islands reservation team. This is available at $5 per car and $5 per trailer per day. The staff at the Ashburton Resort Motel will assist you in storing your cars and trailers on arrival in Onslow.
Boat Mooring at the Island
A mooring is available for guests staying at Direction Island. The mooring is recommended for vessels no larger than 6m in length.
Boat Transfers via Onslow
Boat transfers to and from Onslow to Direction Island run upon request and cost $90 for Adults and $60 for children and Infants (0 - 14 yrs) return. Boat transfers usually operate on Sunday's and Thursday's but can be arranged on alternative days for groups of 4 or more persons.