The Mackerel Islands are a coastal expression of the Pilbara’s untamed beauty. Whether you’re a local, travelling through the Pilbara, or seeking to discover uncharted terrain, the magic of your time on the Mackerel Islands will stay with you forever.
Located 20 minutes from Onslow, a holiday or day trip to the Mackerel Islands provides a wilderness-style experience boasting world–class fishing, diving, snorkelling, swimming, boating, nature watching and relaxation in protected, calm waters.
Two of the ten islands – Thevenard Island and Direction Island – offer accommodation and access to an extraordinary experience, where rugged adventure meets isolation at its most splendid.
Ningaloo to Onslow - 370km
Exmouth to Onslow - 400km
Carnarvon to Onslow - 495km
Karijini National Park to Onslow - 430km
Karratha to Onslow - 300km
Broome to Onslow - 1,130km
Perth to Onslow - 1,400km
Then the ferry transfer to Direction Island is 20 minutes; to Thevenard Island is 45 minutes. Once you're on the islands everything is right at your doorstep!
Thevenard Island offers 4WD tours for up to 17 people to explore the island's many natural features.
Whether you're seeking a family holiday, group getaway, a castaway-style adventure or romantic escape, Mackerel Islands accommodation caters for you.
Our beachfront cabins on Thevenard Island combine home comforts with tasteful simplicity, and can accommodate between 2 and 10 people.
Or, if you've ever wanted to have an island all to yourself, Direction Island is just the place with one cabin sleeping up to 8 people.