The Mackerel Islands are one of Western Australia's best-kept secrets and offer an amazing, off-the-beaten-track experience.

Flights from Perth to Onslow take two hours or the drive north is 1,400 kilometres. The Mackerel Islands are a collection of 10 islands and atolls, two of these welcome guests. You can bring your own boat and hire a mooring or take a transfer service across.

Stay on Thevenard Island in a choice of beachfront cabins and single or double rooms. For the ultimate wilderness escape, rent your own island with a sole beach shack on Direction Island!

Spot sea turtles, dolphins and whales playing in the blue-green waters, snorkel among colourful fish and marine life in the fringing coral reefs, jump on a kayak or stand-up paddle board, hire a boat and cruise around the bay or join their skipper on one of their sensational fishing charters.

As the sun goes down and the night sky lights up with a dusting of silver, you can simply stargaze in awe and breathe in the quietness.

For a holiday full of adventure and relaxation, the Mackerel Islands are the escape you've been looking for.


  • Non Smoking
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Family Friendly
  • Kiosk
  • Restaurant
  • Barbeque
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Conference/Function Facilities
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tour Desk
  • Laundry
  • Communal Refrigerator
  • Games or recreation room


  • Quality Tourism Accreditation
  • Sustainable Tourism Accreditation by ATIC
  • Australian Tourism Export Council
  • Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation
  • Birdwatching
  • Boating
  • Fishing
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walks
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & Surf
  • Family
  • Luxury
  • Nature & Wildlife
  • Signature Experiences