Direction Island is currently closed for the 2023/2024 season.

Located a 20 minute boat trip away from the mainland of Onslow in Western Australia, Direction Island is easily accessible via our island transfer service, or for guests travelling with your own boat.

The ultimate wilderness experience, you’ll have the whole island to yourself, allowing you to play castaway with up to 8 of your family and friends on this rustic little island gem. The accommodation is a sole, self-contained A-frame beach shack with simple home comforts that enhance the opportunity to soak up the beauty of untouched nature, reconnect with the most important people in your life, and truly unravel from any pressures.

A minimum 3 night stay applies for Direction Island.

Direction Island Beach Shack

A sole beach shack perched on the beach sand, surrounded by seashells and brush, is the only structure on the island. Rustic and simple, it is self-contained, equipped with a kitchen, dining area, two bedrooms, outdoor bathroom, 180° degree views over the island and Indian Ocean from the upstairs balcony, and all the home comforts you need to experience having an island all to yourself.

The charm of Direction Island is to stay on a remote, deserted island with just you and your close family or friends. The remote location also means we rely on guests to be self-sufficient and leave the cabin in a welcoming state for others.

Features include:

  • Fresh water supply
  • Solar powered, including generator backup
  • Self-catered stay – bring your own groceries, food and drinks
  • Self-clean – Direction Island is unserviced however cleaning supplies are included
  • Linen provided – Pickup your welcome pack at the Onslow Beach Resort on the mainland prior to departure


  • 2 bedroom cabin
  • Sleeps 2 to 8 people
  • Queen bed + bunk bed in each room
  • Ceiling fans
  • Bed linen, pillows & towels supplied (collect from the Onslow Beach Resort before heading over to the island)
  • Clothing storage
  • Large windows that open to feel the ocean breeze

The cabin features a fully-equipped kitchen (including a fridge/freezer, separate deep freezer, stove top, oven & kettle), dining areas, private outdoor bathroom, ceiling fans, shaded outdoor entertaining area with a Weber BBQ & upstairs balcony deck with ocean views.

Additional Information

Direction Island, nestled within its own coral reef and visited by sea turtles, dolphins, whales, colourful fish and stingrays, offers a perfect base to explore the amazing natural wonders of the surrounding waters, whether your interests are diving, fishing, bird watching, stargazing, beachcombing, or just plain relaxing.

Discover how to get to Direction Island, part of the Mackerel Islands group made up of 10 islands and atolls scattered off the mid-coast of Western Australia.

Island transfers between Onslow and Direction Island operate on these days.

For private vessels under 6m in length, there is a boat mooring available for guests. Detailed boating information is here.

Contact our friendly team on (08) 9184 6444 or [email protected] for more info.