Cheap Flights to Mackay

Mackay overview

When is the best time to fly to Mackay?

Peak season

When the temperatures start dipping in the southern states, check out cheap flights to Mackay, a coastal town situated between Brisbane and Cairns in north Queensland. Blessed with warm weather year round, the region has over 30 pristine sandy beaches and is surrounded by subtropical rainforest. Adventurers search for flights to Mackay for the array of outdoor activities on offer such as reef swimming, fishing charters, guided eco tours and flying fox rides. High season in Mackay runs from December to the end of January, and peaking again around Easter. booking a flight to Mackay makes an ideal base for visiting the Great Barrier Reef islands and whale-watching is possible from July to November with charters and tours to view the annual migration up the east coast of Australia. The town of Mackay offers art deco buildings, palm-lined streets and quirky restaurants and cafes, and can easily accommodate those wanting relaxing weekend break or longer getaway.

Off Season

The low season, which is also the best time to book cheap flights to Mackay, follows Easter (March or April) and runs until mid-September. Winter is becoming a popular time to visit Mackay as it is warm and sunny with temperatures hovering between 21C and 25C.

When is the best time to book a flight to Mackay?

Mid-January to Easter is shoulder season in Mackay and is also the best time to book flights if you want to avoid the majority of the crowds but still catch events. Choose your holiday dates between February and May if you want to get the cheapest flights to Mackay. For the driest months go for August and September.

How long is the flight to Mackay?

Flights from Sydney to Mackay – 2 hrs 20 mins

Flights from Melbourne to Mackay – 4 hrs 17 mins

Flights from Adelaide to Mackay - 1 hrs 30 mins

Flights from Perth to Mackay – 7 hrs 35 mins

Which airlines operate flights to Mackay?

Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar are the three domestic airlines that operate direct flights to Mackay. Towns serviced by these airlines are: Sydney, Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville. If flying from other Australian destinations flights to Mackay connect via Sydney or Brisbane.

How to get from the airport to the city centre?

Mackay Airport (MKY) is situated approximately 6 km south of the town, and it takes around 10 minutes to reach the centre. Taxis and buses are available and there are several car-rental companies at Mackay Airport.

Mackay insider information

• Mackay is renowned for having some of the best beaches on the east coast. Discover more hidden spots where you can take a dip around Australia.

• Queensland offers some of the most stunning scenery in the country, check out some of these things to do as you travel around the Sunshine State.

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How much do things cost in Mackay?

$ 5.50
Local draught beer (0.5 litre)
$ 6.00
3 course meal for 2
$ 120.10
Cheap meal
$ 24.02
Large bottle of water
$ 4.50
Bottle of local beer (0.5 litre)
$ 5.20
Bottle of beer (imported beer)
$ 6.76
How much does transport cost in Mackay?
Taxi - fixed fee
$ 5
One-way ticket (local transport)
$ 5
1 hour taxi waiting fee
$ 96
Petrol (1 litre)
$ 1

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