Located 22 kilometres off the Onslow coast, the Mackerel Islands consist of 10 small islands teaming with wildlife and, of course, fish.
Due to its pristine environment and unique ecology, which has been vastly untouched by humans, the Mackerel Islands form part of a designated nature reserve.
Onslow is the closest town to launch your boat from to gain access to the Mackerel Islands. The best time to visit the Mackerel Islands is from April through to September, when the weather is not too hot. During this time Onslow becomes a bustling tourist town and popular holiday destination for those wanting to escape the colder climate of southern Western Australia as well as the daily grind. The Mackerel Islands provide endless activities from fishing to snorkelling, swimming to beach combing, sight seeing to exploring.
However, for those seeking something even more unique than the Mackerel Islands, or for those who want to explore other islands along WA’s northern coast, you can’t go past West Moore Island Fishing Lodge.
West Moore Island is an exclusive lodge for those passionate about fishing and experiencing nature at its purest, with only a handful of visitors permitted onto the island at any one time. So if you're a frequent visitor to the Mackerel Islands and want to try something different, or if you're seeking an incredible, first-rate fishing and holiday destination, West Moore Island Fishing Lodge is a sure bet.