Mackerel Islands to run Karijini

Caitlyn WattsPilbara News
Karijini Eco Retreat.
Camera IconKarijini Eco Retreat. Credit: The PR Collaborative.

An award-winning WA hospitality company has been appointed to manage one of the nation’s leading eco-tourism attractions.

Mackerel Islands Pty Ltd, which specialises in accommodation and tours in remote locations in regional WA, is set to take over management of Karijini Eco Retreat on March 1.

Mackerel Islands chief executive Drew Norrish said he was looking forward to working with the retreat owners, Gumala Enterprises.

“This next chapter in Karijini Eco Retreat’s 14-year history will be exciting in terms of potential as we further develop the market,” he said.

“As a significant contributor to the development of tourism in Australia’s North West, we are passionate about sustainable, indigenous and adventure tourism, which Karijini Eco Retreat embodies.”

Gumala chief executive Tim Larkin said they were pleased to appoint Mackerel Islands.

“Mackerel Islands will bring a new energy to the marketing and management of such an iconic eco-retreat,” he said.

Mackerel Islands operate multiple venues in the Pilbara region including Thevenard Island, Direction Island, Onslow Beach Resort, The Beach Club and Mackerel Islands Fishing Charters.

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