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Last minute flights to Mackay

Departure Thu, 28 Nov Return Sat, 30 Nov
BNE Brisbane
MKY Mackay
return from $188
Departure Sun, 24 Nov Return Sun, 01 Dec
MEL Melbourne
MKY Mackay
return from $467
Departure Thu, 21 Nov Return Sun, 24 Nov
SYD Sydney
MKY Mackay
return from $396
Departure Mon, 25 Nov Return Mon, 02 Dec
LST Launceston
MKY Mackay
return from $641
Popular flight routes to Mackay
Melbourne - Mackay
return from $499
Sydney - Mackay
return from $417
Cairns - Mackay
return from $505

Mackay vacation

Mackay sights and attractions

Mackay is a charming city located along Queensland's northeast coastline. This state is one of the largest producers of sugarcane in the country, and was once inhabited by an indigenous people called the Yuibera. It is has become a major urban hub with a thriving mining sector. The city is a heady mix of many things old and new. With its lush green landscapes that overlook the sea, it's a beautiful destination to visit on a trip to Queensland. Most people come to Mackay to visit the Whitsunday Islands, located just off Bowen. It's therefore considered a gateway to the island chain.

Things to do in Mackay

Since Mackay is situated along the coast you'll find many beaches to explore at this destination. The city also has its own share of heritage-listed sites. Finalise those air tickets to Mackay, grab a cold one and look forward to the vacation that awaits you in this beautiful city.

Mackay isn't only about sugarcane plantations. Get a hold of our list of must-dos and set out on an adventure today:

  • Take a trip to the Eungella National Park–known for its rainforests and platypuses
  • Plan a visit to the Great Barrier Reef to encounter many species of whales and sea creatures
  • Head to the Whitsunday Islands and enjoy a tropical beach vacation just off the coast of Queensland
  • Spend time at the Mackay Regional Botanic Garden that houses a collection of rare native plants
  • Take the family and visit Bluewater Lagoon—a safe spot for swimming
  • Head to River Street–known for its cafes, fishing jetty and weekend markets
  • Spend time walking around the CBD and admire the art-deco buildings as you pass by
  • Enjoy a day at Harbour Beach, Lambert's Beach, Blacks Beach or Dolphin Heads
  • Head out on a tour of a sugarcane mill such as Racecourse Mill or Farleigh Mill, where you'll learn many things about sugar production in the state
  • Spend the day at Caneland Central if you'd like to shop for clothes or accessories
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Airports in Mackay

The Mackay Airport serves passengers travelling to and from this region. There are flights from this airport to some of the major cities and tourist hotspots in the country including Sydney and Brisbane. Mackay Airport handles nearly a million passengers per annum and is the 14th busiest airport in the country, serving an increasing number of tourists each year.

  • Mackay Airport

    Top Carriers

    Longing for a vacation in Mackay? Here are the top carriers to this airport: JetStar Airways and Virgin Australia.

    Location

    The airport is located approximately 6 km away from the city centre.

    Transportation

    There is a public bus service that connects passengers from the airport to Mackay CBD. There is also Greyhound bus services and private transfers available to the Whitsundays. Passengers could also hail a taxi or hire a rental car at the airport. There are both short and long term car parking options available. Passengers could also pay for covered car parking at the airport.

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