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Mackerel Islands

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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.
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Free Parking
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Refrigerator in room
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Thevenard Island, Western Australia 6710 Australia
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Onslow Airport24 km
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Just spent 8 days on the Island - fantastic escape from the pressures of life. The wildlife was breathtaking; turtles, ospreys, Crayfish, fish, coral - brilliant! If you like wandering around bare foot and feral not having to get dressed up - Thevenard is for you!
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Just a short trip off Onslow this magical little island is a great spot to unwind. Whales and turtles abound along with great fishing. Accommodation is clean and comfortable. Do yourself a favour and make the effort to experience a little bit of paradise.
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Had the most wonderful time at Direction Island. Exactly what we were expecting. Basic shack but clean & functional, beach, rock pools, fishing. The staff at Onslow Beach Resort were exceptional & the boat crew friendly. Would highly recommend a stay & wish we could go back
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We decided quite at the last minute to book Thevenard Island. There are 2 choices - Club Thev which is the “budget” option of staying in a room (comes with shower, towels, fridge) within container blocks with shared BBQ facilities - so one would need to bring everything if you
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Three generations of family enjoyed our trip to Thevenard. The only thing was our stay wasn’t long enough! We enjoyed the gentle strolls to the beach right out front of our 3 bedroom house, a snorkel and kayak on the reef right out front and a spot of fishing too! A day trip
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Direction Island rusty and comfy shack
Please can you detail WIFI or Telstra availability?
i have telstra and was a bit his and miss on the island
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"The Mackerel islands is NOT a hotel.It has a choice of cabins or rooms to stay in both doubles and singles."
"Spend the extra and get a beachfront cabin."
"Take a book and swimwear"
"A beach front cabin, although on the expensive side, is perfect."
"Beach cabins are best"
US$111 - US$316 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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