Whether you’re seeking a family holiday, a group getaway, a castaway-style adventure or a romantic retreat, you’ll find your ideal escape at the Mackerel Islands. Scattered 22km off the coast of Onslow in Western Australia, two of these ten pristine islands and atolls welcome guests – Thevenard Island with a choice of beachfront cabins and single or double rooms, and Direction Island for the ultimate wilderness escape, where you can rent your own island with a sole beach shack.
A range of activities and tours have been designed to captivate and entertain you during your stay, from marine based snorkelling, fishing, turtle and whale watching, kayaking and stand up paddle boarding, to island based 4WD sunset trips, bird watching, beach combing, beach sports and stargazing.
Add a night or two in Onslow before you experience the Mackerel Islands, or before returning home. The brand new Onslow Beach Resort and Beach Club offers stylish oceanfront accommodation and fantastic dining in the heart of town, as well as secure parking for your car or caravan.
Home to 12km of sandy beaches and thriving fringing reefs to explore, Thevenard Island is a little slice of barefoot paradise.
A range of self-contained 2, 3 and 5 bedroom beachfront cabins overlook the Indian Ocean, each one combining basic home comforts with tasteful simplicity.
Designed for relaxation, your outdoor entertaining area is the perfect place to take in the island’s wildlife and spectacular ocean views after a day of adventure.
Group and solo stay options are also available at the 34 room Club Thev*.
(*Club Thev is currently unavailable for the 2019 season).
Stay on your own private island! If you’ve ever wanted to experience the seclusion of having an island all to yourself, Direction Island would have to be WA’s best kept secret.
Nestled within its own coral reef, Direction Island is a sun-drenched, sandy jewel where you can swim, snorkel, kayak, fish, go on beach walks and spot whales from the shore.
Enjoy sweeping ocean views from the upstairs balcony of the island’s sole beach shack while you soak up the sunshine, peace and quiet. Recharge your batteries and play castaway, a world away from any of life’s pressures.
The island is all yours to explore and discover in rustic, untouched nature.