Thevenard Island Airstrip in Western Australia is a small airstrip servicing Thevenard Island. The island is the largest of a group of ten islands and atolls unofficially called the Mackerel Islands. Two islands in the group, Thevenard Island and Direction Island, have accommodation for tourists. There is a 1,000-metre (3,281 ft) brick-paved runway on Thevenard. The island can be reached by a ferry service operating from the mainland at Onslow. There are also recreational boats, helicopter and light scenic planes.
Thevenard Island is approximately 6 kilometres (4 mi) in length and occupies a total area of 550 hectares (1,359 acres). It is surrounded by limestone reefs and platforms, with diverse coral assemblages on the northern side. Areas of deep sandy soil are found on the island supporting Acacia and Triodia shrubland and coastal heath scrub.
Tourism facilities exist in a resort on Thevenard Island including accommodation, a general store, barbeques, boat moorings, airstrip and fuel facilities. There is also a solar power and desalination plant providing fresh water to the island. Available activities include fishing, diving and snorkelling.
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115° 0146 E
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