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, 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.

 
Thevenard Island

Thevenard Island

Our main tourist Island, Thevenard is home to 12km of sandy beaches and thriving fringing reef to explore.

A mix of self contained 2, 3 and 5 bedroom beach 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 or reflection.

Group and solo stay options are also available at the 34 room Club Thev* (*Unavailable in 2019)

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Direction Island

Direction Island

If you’ve ever wanted to experience the seclusion of having an island all to yourself, Direction Island is just the place.

Nestled within its own coral reef, Direction Island is a sun-drenched, sandy jewel where you can explore the natural wonders of its magnificent marine environment from the sole beach shack.

Enjoy sweeping ocean vistas from the raised balcony while you feast on one of our delicious, freshly made hampers or your own home cooked creations.

Sleeps 1 to 8 people.

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