The mermaids are back and this time they're real.
Season 1
Season 1 | Number of Episodes: 26
Premiere Airdate July 26,2013
Finale Airdate September 15
Season Guide
Season 2

The first season of Mako Mermaids will consist of twenty-six episodes and will premiere on July 26th 2013. 


When sixteen year old Zac decides to camp on Mako Island, unaware that three mermaids, Sirena, Nixie and Lyla, who are guardians of the island, are watching him. That night, when the full moon rises, Zac comes into contact with the magic water of the Moon Pool. The following morning, he wakes up discovering he has become a merman with a fish-like tail and the ability to control and manipulate water. His new found merman abilities will cause problems for the mermaids. The Mermaids have been left behind at Mako Island while the Pod has left. Unfortunately they don't stop Zac from showing him his tail and powers.



Lyla is the outcast of the group and struggles to join forces with her fellow mermaids. She has a fiery personality, which makes her very passionate and determined. Then in later episodes she sees that she has a crush on Zac.


Sirena is the considered the peacemaker between her friends. She has a beautiful soul and is a bit naive, but that can sometimes work in her advantage. She has a crush on David


Nixie is the mischief of the group. She is very headstrong, adventurous, and loves playing around, and sometimes gets into trouble because she can't stay still.

Zac Blakely

Zac is a very strong young man. When he gains powers and a tail, he becomes even more strong, but doesn't loose his soft side. Zac's powers are hydrokinesis and telekinesis.


  • The show, announced in July 2011, consists of 26 episodes of 26 minutes each, plus an option for one 90-minute episode. Filming was to begin in April 2012, but it was postponed to the beginning of May. On 8 May 2012, Shiff Productions announced the principal cast and the start of the shoot. Filming ran through 12 October 2012. Mako was scheduled to broadcast in the second half of 2013, with a second series confirmed before the first had screened. Production of the first series totalled A$12.3 million.


Main Cast

Reccuring Cast

Guest Cast

  • Jenna Rosenow as Aquata
  • Angelee Snow as Maya
  • Victor Parascos as Mick
  • Millicent O'Hara as Swimming Girl
  • Alexandra McTavish as Swimming Girl's Mother
  • Piper Nairn as Girl at Traffic Lights
  • Deshay Padayachey as Biology Teacher
  • Anna Mowry as Shoe Shop Owner
  • Jason Wilder as Service Man
  • Nick Wright as Joe
  • Emma Wright as Hannah
  • Joe Davidson as Surfer Boy
  • Jake Connor Moss as Kid in Science Class
  • Nicholas Hamilton as Ben


Image Title Original Airdate Episode
!! Outcasts July 26,2013 01 1.01
Sirena, Lyla and Nixie couldn't manage to stop Zac from going in the Moon Pool making him transform into a merman.
!!! Getting Legs August 02, 2013 02 1.02
To rejoin the pod, Sirena, Lyla and Nixie must turn Zac from part-time merman to full-time land boy.
!!!! Meeting Rita August 09, 2013 03 1.03
Attempting to capture Zac in his natural environment, Sirena, Lyla, and Nixie follow him to school.
11 Lyla Alone August 16,2013 04 1.04
When a waitress spills a drink on Lyla, she rushes to the cool room - just before transforming into a mermaid!
BL Blizzard August 23,2013 05 1.05
Rain keeps the girls indoor and unable to look for Zac, Lyla and Sirena attempt to use the moon ring's power to stop the rain, but it creates a blizzard.
DT Dolphin Tale August 31,2013 06 1.06
Joe, David's brother, has bought a new boat and decides to take it out for a spin, his fish finder locates a dolphin, however, it's not like any dolphin he has ever seen before.

Zac's Pool Party

September 6th 2013 07 1.07
Zac's struggle with his Merman secret intensifies, when his girlfriend, Evie, throws him a pool party.
ZRM Zac's Return to Mako September 13th 2013 08 1.08
It's a full moon again and Lyla, Nixie, and Sirena think that if they keep Zac out of the moonlight, he will return to a normal human.
TS The Siren September 20th 2013 09 1.09
While listening to Sirena sing, Lyla has an idea. If Sirena sings the Enchantment Song to Zac, he will follow under her spell.
BL1 Zac Returns to Mako September 27th 2013 10 1.10
Ignoring Sirena and Nixie's advice, Lyla helps Zac get to The Moon Pool, but when the entrance closes, they are trapped inside.
IDBIM I Don't Believe in Mermaids October 4th 2013 11 1.11
Fearing they'll never get the pod to return to Mako, a despondent Nixie finds herself at odds with Lyla and Sirena.
BL2 Close Call October 11th 2013 12 1.12
Sirena is collecting shells on the reef when she sees merman Zac. Luckily, she torpedoes away before he recognizes her, but not before seeing her tail.
B Betrayal October 18th 2013 13 1.13
The full moon is over Mako Island again. It is up to Lyla, Nixie, and Sirena to stop Zac from getting the all-powerful Trident.
BT Battlelines September 15 2013 14 1.14
Rita starts to teach Lyla, Nixie and Sirena new things about mermaids(mermaid school). Meanwhile Zac's grades needs to get better.
SS Sirena's Secret September 15 2013 15 1.15
David and Sirena's relationship continues to grow, while Nixie and Lyla are worried she won't want to return to the sea.
TRU Truce September 15th 2013  16 1.16
Cam's new phone that has a video of Zac swimming gets in David's hands and the mermaids along with Cam and Zac must get it back before David sees the video of Zac in Merman form.
MR2 Moon Ring 2 September 15th 2013  17 1.17
After finding a Moon Ring on the sea floor, Zac gives it to Evie. Now, the mermaids must get it back.
TTJ The Trident Job September 15th 2013  18 1.18
Zac is being watched by the mermaids but with Cam's help he avoids them.
TT Where's The On Button September 15th 2013  19 1.19
After acquiring the trident Zac doesn't know how to turn it on.
NW Nowhere To Hide September 15th 2013  20 1.20
Zac must find a place to hide the trident from the mermaids.
ARR Aquata Returns September 15th 2013  21 1.21
Sirena's sister, Aquata, returns with great news: Sirena can return to the pod. Unfortunately, the invitation isn't extended to Lyla and Nixie.
ETTT Evie Times Two September 15th 2013  22 1.22
Rita's cat is turned into a human by stepping on mermaid powders.
ZC Zac's Choice September 15th 2013  23 1.23
Zac leads Lyla to the trident, they fight over it and Lyla is knocked unconscious.
TRUST Trust September 15th 2013  24 1.24
Lyla teaches Zac about her mermaid history and the sea but Nixie doesn't trust him.
EV1 Betrayed September 15th 2013  25 1.25
Nixie agrees to help Cam unlock the trident but Evie wants to come along.
DTT Decision Time September 15th 2013  26 1.26
Behind Sirena and Lyla's backs, Nixie helps Cam get into the Moon Pool to unlock the Trident. But Evie insists on coming along for the dive.
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