Enjoy an idyllic holiday without the distractions of life’s bustle, staying on one of two spectacular islands.

Explore the magnificent marine vistas surrounding the islands. Underwater sea life at its most beautiful.

The biggest and best fishing legends start at the Mackerel Islands – in the Pilbara’s fishiest waters!


a unique island experience

The Mackerel Islands are a marine and ocean lovers paradise located along the spectacular Pilbara coast.

Whether you’re a local exploring your own backyard or on a journey through Western Australia, the magic of your time on the Mackerel Islands will stay with you forever.

Located a short 7 minute flight or 45 minute ferry from Onslow, a holiday or day trip to the Mackerel Islands provides a rare marine wilderness experience boasting world–class fishing, snorkelling, boating, nature watching and serious time to disconnect.

Two of the ten islands – Thevenard Island and Direction Island – offer accommodation and access to an extraordinary experience, where rugged adventure meets refreshing isolation.

Map of where the Mackerel Islands are

Get a preview of the spectacular Mackerel Islands landscapes.