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Joondalup, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thevenard Island. Where to begin! What a tropical paradise wonderland. Beautiful warm water, snorkelling straight off the beach, beachfront cabins and wildlife everywhere! Cute little Ta Ta lizards and quails wandering around your own private beach cabin, geckos and crabs at night. Saw a loggerhead turtle pop his head up and say hello! Snorkelling we saw all kinds of tropical...

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

Hi Becksbamy, Sounds like a magic holiday! Thanks for taking the time to give us such a glowing review. See you next time! Kind regards, Sarah and the team.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went as a group of 5 for 7 night's to celebrate my husband'so 60th birthday. It was hot, very hot and humid, but it was THAT time of year. We were greeted off the boat by Steph, the new manager. Our luggage(lots of it) was taken to our cabin and we chose to walk via the beach. Our lovely...

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

Hello Tracey, Thank you for writing such a detailed and honest review, we certainly ensure that all customer feedback is considered and suggestions are used to improve our offerings. With regard to servicing the accommodation - we always offer our guests the option of refreshing the rooms, and it's up to the guest to accept or decline - we're happy...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for one night because I am working in the area and had time off. I would defiantly recommend visiting the island. It's got awesome fishing and wildlife on the island. A great place to relax. Rooms are nice and well maintained. Staff are very friendly and helpful with all enquires. Recommend hiring a fishing boat!

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

Hi Mitchw411, Thanks for the great review and recommendation. Glad you enjoyed it. Cheers, Sarah and the Team.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Secluded island paradise getaway...their motto is "At Mackerel Islands there are no strangers, only friends you haven't met yet"....and they were true to their word. Everyone we met was so friendly and the staff and crew fell over backwards to help in any way. Off season just, so only about 30 peeps on the island. Beach front cabin a must!...

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

Hi Fiona, Your glowing review has truly instilled such a sense of pride and happiness in our team! Thank you so much. Sounds like you had a fabulous time - look forward to your return one day. :) Kindest regards, Sarah and the team.

Karratha, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had great 3 days on the island, seen so much marine life and perfect weather . Facilities were great, but the thing that made it even better was the staff. Steph, Pete and the crew are such an asset fantastic down to earth, and great customer service that is rare these days. Would also like to mention the Onslow...

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

Hi Melndave10, Pleased to hear you'll be back. Really appreciate the time taken to review us - thanks so much. See you next time! Kind regards, Sarah.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just got back from thevenard spent 3 days.what a fabulous place stayed in beachfront cabin excellent accomadation for 2 couples plenty of room beds comfy great view.staff were fantastic couldnt do enough for us always checking on us seeing if there was anything we needed again thanks steph,peter,chris and anyone i missed we cant wait to come back and stay...

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

Hi Kim, The team are thrilled to hear this! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. See you again soon. Kind regards, Sarah.

Australia
Reviewed 11 January 2017

We spent three nights in a 2 bedroom cabin over Christmas, and had an unforgettable experience. December in WA can be windy and we chose a bit of a wild afternoon for our trip over on the resort's boat. I'm sure it was unusually choppy (and quite safe) but my tip is to wear swimwear and waterproof shoes (or thongs),...

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

Hi there aussiesinspain, Wow! Fantastic review, very detailed and thoughtful. We love it! The crew will be so happy to know they made your stay memorable. We had a short term maintenance project in progress while you were there, Chevron are no longer on Thevenard Island, although they are a valued part of our history. You can read a little...

Burekup
Reviewed 6 January 2017

We took our grandkids initially for 4 days and stayed 6 in the end. Everything about the place was great, the fishing the weather, we even had great neighbours and a New Years experience that was something out of the box. Took a trip to the other side of the island to see turtles coming to lay eggs. As for...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

4 nighrs turned into 5 as the boat could not collect us. Rooms are basic but we really enjoyed the stay. Staff are friendly and helpful. Fishing and snorkeling are great. Just wish Chevron would stop doing gas maintenance work at the point right on high tide when the fish come on the bite.

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

Hi Jack, appreciate your great review - thanks. The maintenance work was a short term project which has since been completed, so apologies it interrupted your fishing efforts, but hopefully you'll return again to find the fishing to be as world-class as it normally is. Hope to see you soon. Cheers! Sarah.

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We have just returned from a fantastic 5 days over on Thevenard island! The staff there went above and beyond the whole time we were there. From the friendly welcome at the jetty upon arrival, to helping out with hire boats and delivering stores to our cabin. The cabins were well appointed, clean and comfortable. The location is ideal, great...

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

Thanks Daniel, great review. Glad you'll be back. See you soon! Cheers, Sarah.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Conference Facilities
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  • Free Parking
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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: $186 - $560 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 70
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“Get a beach front cabin”
  • View from beach front cabin
  • Cabin outdoor area
 of 5 bubbles FionaK644, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Most cabins have beach view, lots of walking ni cars”
 of 5 bubbles F8149AIkimc, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All accomodation is surprisingly good considering the remoteness of the island.”
 of 5 bubbles 153russellt, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Each cabin provides great Indian Ocean views”
 of 5 bubbles 18reinerg, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“For those who like the outdoors”
 of 5 bubbles Zimdundee, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
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