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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

wonderful and overwhelmingly friendly staff members. Be prepared to be amongst yourself on this very special island. The contrast between 100% pure nature and oil rigs & platforms ( to be decommissioned later) couldn't be greater. I'll surely return.

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hi Reiner G, Glad to hear you'll be back and you had a fantastic experience. The Mackerel Islands team are always so happy to hear they've succeeded in making your adventure memorable, so thank you for your kind words. Best regards, Sarah.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went on a day trip to the island. The package included transfers from our hotel (Onslow Beach Resort) to harbour and then on to the island, and return at end of day, all activities on the island, soft drinks and nibbles and lunch. The trip over takes about an hour. It was a clear sunny day and the trip...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hello Zimdundee, Awesome review! Thanks for such a detailed recount of your adventure, it really helps both our future guests and us to develop our services for you. We have noted your concerns and hope to exceed your expectations even more next time! Best regards, Sarah.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought the guys over for a well earned rest from work! Service was amazing, Thank-You Jade and the crew!! Easy to deal with and nothing was a hassle. Stunning scenery, Accommodation, Cooking facilities, Games Rooms and Pool is Spot On. Lots of fish, Amazing snorkelling and we will be back. Do yourself a favour!

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hi James, Jade and the team will be chuffed to hear this! Thanks for the awesome review. Hope to see you again! Cheers, Sarah.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

One awesome night on the island was a big tease.... had a great time fishing snorkeling and a few to many beers by the pool loved it! Definitely coming back next year I'd recommend a trip to mackerel island

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hey Drew, Sounds great. Thanks for the review and we'll see you again another time! Best regards, Sarah.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Winning a holiday is always great but when you win it to the mackerel islands it's the best it could get. What an amazing place, where do I even begin... The hospitality in Onslow the night before was great, the rooms were stylish and modern and the food at the restaurant was Devine. The staff on the charter boat (Chris...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hi Erin! We are so pleased you had such an awesome time. Thanks for another great review, hugely appreciated. Look forward to hosting you on your next visit! Best regards, Sarah.

Port Hedland, Australia
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

What can I say to do this place justice.... Recently spent 3 absolutely AMAZING days on the island and from the first point of contact everything was perfect!!!! All staff are super friendly and accomodating! The awesome 2 bedroom beachside chalet that we were spoilt with had everything needed for a perfect break - clean, self contained and spacious with...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hello Linda, Sounds like the perfect getaway! So please you loved it, thanks for the time put into sharing your review. See you again one day. :) Best regards, Sarah.

mt barker wa
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Absolutely fantastic , thanks art jade and crew for a great time , very relaxing , where else can you go paddle boarding , see coral , fish , turtles , Dolphins and Wales on horizon , bloody fantastic , then have a drink on beech at night watching sunset and see turtles frolicking around , thanks again miles and...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hi Miles and Deb, just a quick 'thank you' for the brilliant review! Glad you enjoyed it. :) Best wishes, Sarah.

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We stayed at waterfront Pelican Cabin and had the Gold food package. We thoroughly enjoyed the snorkelling, fishing and the turtles. This is such a well kept secret, so I suggest you get there before word gets out. The staff could not do enough for us. They organised for our cars to be safely stored at McMahon transport while we...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Hey Christine, sounds like you had a great time. Appreciate the time spent to write this awesome review! See you again soon. :) Cheers! Sarah.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 October 2016

I can highly recommend a stay on the Mackeral Island. Chalets with a wonderful view of the ocean and all the modern necessities . We had 5 nights on the island and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were very helpful and accomodating. Our family went on a fishing charter with Chris and came home with loads of wonderful fish -...

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Marketing M, marketing at Mackerel Islands, responded to this review

Dear Shelley, great to hear your visit was so rewarding. Thank you, see you again next time. Kind regards, Sarah.

perth
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Everything was organized for us, rooms, ferry, food, cold beers, transport around the island, fishing rods, tackle & bait. We were shown our clean rooms, our food and beers in the walk in fridge, and left to enjoy it !!! We had a blast and since we work close by we will be returning.

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Hi Glenn, Huge thanks for this review, the team will be super chuffed. :) Kind regards, Sarah.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Enjoy an idyllic holiday without the distractions of life’s bustle on one of two spectacular islands. Located 20 minutes from Onslow and only 100km North of Exmouth, 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. Overlooking the mooring area and swimming bay on Thevenard Island are 13 self–contained, air-conditioned, beachfront cabins (sleeping
 2 – 10 people) with all the comforts of everyday living. Your cabin’s shaded outdoor entertaining area is perfect for taking in spectacular sunrises and for watching the local wildlife after a day’s fishing, diving and exploring. A short walk from the beach is Club Thevenard, a 34-room village built around a pool and BBQ area. It offers single or twin rooms complete with ensuite, air-conditioning and all the essentials for up to 50 people. Or, if you’d prefer an island all to yourself, Direction Island may just be the ideal getaway for you. Direction Island accommodation offers a unique and distinctly Western Australian island experience. Located 11 kilometres off WA’s stunning Pilbara coast and nestled within its own coral reef among the spectacular waters of the Mackerel Islands, you can play castaway with up to 8 people on this rustic little island gem. Accessible by charter boat or private vessel, accommodation on Direction Island is a singular, self-contained A-frame beach cabin with simple home comforts that enhance the opportunity to soak up the beauty of untouched nature, reconnect with family and friends, and truly unravel from life’s bustle. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mackerel Islands

Address: Thevenard Island, Western Australia 6710, Australia
Region: Australia > Western Australia > Thevenard Island
Price Range: $119 - $205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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“Each cabin provides great Indian Ocean views”
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