Common questions & answers for visiting the Mackerel Islands


Thevenard Island is open April - October 2022.

Direction Island is currently closed for refurbishment for the 2021/2022 season.

About the Mackerel Islands

The Mackerel Islands are a group of 10 pristine islands and atolls, located 10-22km off the mid-coast of Western Australia, two of which have accommodation – Thevenard and Direction. The islands are accessed from Onslow.

Thevenard Island features 12 beachfront cabins, a general store, tour and activity hire centre, guest laundry, BBQs, boat moorings, airstrip and fuel facilities.

Direction Island is where you can “rent your own island” with a sole beach shack, which is the only man-made structure on the island, allowing you to enjoy the ultimate wilderness experience in an almost untouched environment.

Getting Here

Staying Here

Guest Services & Facilities

Food & Drinks

Seeing Marine & Wildlife

Children & Families

Fishing Trips

What To Bring / What Not To Bring

Weather & Travel Tips

Booking & Payment