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.