Mackerel Islands

Mackerel Islands, Pilbara

Have you ever envied celebrities having their own private island?

Did you know that there is a tranquil island off the coast of Western Australia that has its own coral reef and is available to you and your friends to hire?

 Imagine you and your family or friends enjoying island life just a hop, skip and a jump of the coast of Onslow.  Direction Island is only 11 km off the Pilbara Coast and with the whole island and a beach cabin available for hire -  it can be your own private paradise.  

Known collectively as the Mackerel Islands, Thevenard and Direction Island provide you with the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Renowned for incredible wildlife experiences, both on land and at sea, the islands give you the opportunity to see turtles nesting, whales breaching and an amazing array of birdlife as well as world class fishing and diving.

Reefs are within easy reach of the island cabins with great snorkelling close to shore or for those that want a deeper marine experience why not enjoy the diversity of marine life at a number of dive sites off Thevenard Island.

With over 70 species of fish recorded, the Mackerel Islands attract those that love to throw a rod in, with red emperor, sailfish and Spanish Mackerel being the prized catch amongst these waters.  Find a secluded spot to yourself to beach, fly or boat fish or join a fishing boat charter.

The natural beauty of the Mackerel Islands is the perfect Pilbara getaway.

Mackerel Islands
Escape. Dive. Fish. Go wild in style on the Mackerel Islands with a choice of beachfront cabins or club village rooms, sleeping 1 – 10 people! Watch sea turtles, glimpse dolphins and whales, or wrestle in the catch of your life from the Pilbara’s fishiest waters. More information and bookings.

Onslow Beach Resort pool
Onslow Beach Resort
Getaway for a beachside stay in stylish, modern self-contained apartments with ocean or pool views. Enjoy a bite to eat or a relaxed drink in the stunning beachfront restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi, Foxtel, BBQs, tour desk and car parking. More information and bookings.


Discovery Park - Onslow
Discovery Park - Onslow
Need a holiday park where you can rest a while on your journey through the wonders of Australia’s North West? Stay with us at Discovery Parks – Onslow and do as much – or as little – as you please. More information and bookings.

Onslow Visitor CentreOnslow Visitor Centre
The Onslow Visitors Centre and Goods Shed Museum is the first place to stop when coming to Onslow. There is a great range of gifts, souvenirs and historical relics, all housed in an Heritage Listed building. They also have information on the sights to see in Onslow, including the incredible War Memorial and the ruins of Old Onslow. More information and bookings.

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