Mackeral Islands Tourism & Travel
Mackeral Islands Australia
Located 22kms off the coast of Onslow, south of Karratha and across the Gulf of Exmouth from the North West Cape, are the Mackerel Islands. This group of 10 small pristine islands is famous for being one of Australias best fishing and diving destinations. The largest of the group, Thevenard Island, has a range of accommodation styles and offers a range of activities both in and out of the water.
The Mackerel Islands are formed by a series of coral atolls; the warm waters surrounding them provide a home to a wide variety of animals and plants making a home in the many reefs, channels and ridges. The water is gin-clear and perfect for exploring the exotic marine life. These rich tropical waters are a fishermans dream a line in the water means a fat fish for your dinner or an exhilarating time wrestling the many game fish onto your boat to be tagged and returned.
Mackerel Islands Climate
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the Mackerel Islands provide a unique experience for families couples and groups to bond with each other and with raw nature. Stroll the long, pristine beaches, beachcombing the flotsam and jetsam from distant shores. Or take a leisurely walk across the island, exploring the native wildlife and vegetation.
The main island, Thevenard Island, is a C Class Nature Reserve with a portion leased as a recreational village. Thevenard Island is a certified PADI dive resort and so full dive courses are available.
Mackerel Islands Diving
Dive charters, snorkeling tours, fishing charters, whale watching tours and sunset cruises are available on a daily basis. Land-based activities available on the island include table tennis, snooker, mini-golf, lawn bowls, beach volleyball, badminton and kite flying. However you choose to spend your time on the Mackerel Islands, it is certain to be a holiday experience that will remain firmly in your memory.
Mackerel Islands Access
Flights are available to Learmonth Airport, and private air charter transfers to Thevenard Island can be arranged. Thevenard Island can also be an exotic add on to a fully documented self drive package itinerary with either air transfers or boat transfers from Onslow.