The relaxed island getaway of the Pilbara.
A fishing and snorkelling paradise, the Mackerel Island consists of 10 islands with two that welcome guests – Thevenard Island and Direction Island – with accommodation, facilities, activities and tours.
Stay on the remote Direction Island to experience what it is like to live on your own island or enjoy the amazing tours and accommodation of Thevenard Island.
Discover the beauty of Australia's coastline without the crowds, experiencing world–class fishing, diving, snorkelling, swimming, boating, nature watching and relaxation.
How to get to the Mackerel Islands
The Mackerel Islands and Onslow are easy to access via Perth, Exmouth, Karratha or Broome.
Options for getting to the Mackerel Island from Onlow include travelling by air or boat.
Perth to Onslow
Virgin Australia flies daily direct from Perth to Onslow in just 2 hours.
Onslow to Mackerel Islands (Thevenard Island)
Transfers to Thevenard Island depart 4 times per week (subject to weather conditions and demand). The scenic flight trip only takes around 15 minutes.
Flight transfer prices are:
- $90 return for adults
- $60 return for children
- Free for infants
You are welcome to bring your own vessel and hire a boat mooring at the islands – these must be booked in advance.