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Flights from Adelaide (ADL) to Mackay (MKY)

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Visiting Mackay

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Adelaide to Mackay travel information

Home to Australia’s longest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest in Queensland, explore untouched nature and the region’s outstanding national parks. A trip to Mackay promises natural encounters that make you feel like you’re chartering your own adventure – whether it be exploring secluded beaches, discovering tropical islands just offshore or hiking its famous hinterland.

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When to visit

Best time to visit Mackay

The best time to visit Mackay is between January and April when the temperature is around 20 degrees. In the cooler months, the temperature ranges between 10 °C and 20 °C. The winter time is sunny and fairly dry. December is the start of the wet season. The whale season is between July and September – where humpback and pilot whales are a common sight in the Whitsundays.

Flight information

Adelaide to Mackay flight time

The approximate flight time for flights from Adelaide to Mackay is 5 hours.

Departure information

Fly Adelaide to Mackay

Get ready for your upcoming trip from Adelaide to Mackay using the following information. 

What is the main airport called?

Adelaide Airport.Opens external site in a new window Adelaide Airport (ADL) is located 7km (3.7 miles) from the city centre and is the fifth busiest airport in Australia. You will find domestic (QF400 and above) and international (QF1-QF399) services located in the same airport terminal.

Baggage allowance

When flying from Adelaide to Mackay, passengers are allocated checked baggage. If extra luggage is needed, it can be purchased online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Adelaide to Mackay can check-in online up to 24 hours in advance or check-in at the terminal. 

Arrival information

What is the main airport called?

Mackay Airport (MKY).Opens external site in a new window Mackay Airport located in South Mackay, Queensland, Australia is a major Australian regional airport that services the city of Mackay, with flights to the cities of Brisbane, Rockhampton, Townsville, Hamilton Island and Cairns. It's centrally located, making it easy to get to and from the city centre.

Arriving in Mackay

The friendly staff at Mackay AirportOpens external site in a new window will greet you when you land. Once you collect your bags, there are several transport options available to get you into town.

Getting into Mackay from Mackay Airport

Mackay Airport is located 6km from the city centre. Taxis are available outside the terminal with a short trip takeing around 15 minutes. Rideshare operate from Mackay Airport. Pick-up and drop-off points are at the coach bay area (outside baggage claim) and outside the Ibis Mackay Hotel. Bus Translink public bus route 303 travels to the city centre taking around 30 minutes and is an affordable way to get to town.

Getting around Mackay

The best way to explore Mackay and the wider region is to hire a car. Alternatively, use of the local bus service, operated by Translink, for an easy and cheap travel around the city centre and outer suburbs. The two main bus stops are located behind Canelands Shopping Centre and at the corner of Victoria and Gregory Streets. Mackay Whitsunday Taxis also operate in the area.

Why Qantas

The benefits of flying Qantas

When you fly Qantas from Adelaide to Mackay, we aim to ensure you enjoy every moment of your journey, so you arrive feeling refreshed and ready to discover the town.

Seamless check-in

Get your visit to Mackay off to the right start, with a number of check-in options. Visit a kiosk or use our online and mobile check-in services to check-in for your flight up to 24 hours before departure. 

Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Baggage is included on your flight from Adelaide to Mackay. Visit our baggage calculator to find out more.

Can I cancel my flight booking from Adelaide to Mackay due to COVID-19?

If your flights were booked through a travel agency or third-party website, please contact them directly to discuss your options.

If your plans have changed or you no longer wish to travel, visit Manage Booking to change your travel dates or cancel your flight and request a flight credit to use towards a future flight. Please visit our Booking changes and other options page for more information.

If we’ve cancelled your Qantas flight, including your Classic Flight Reward booking, wait to hear from us before changing your booking. We’ll be contacting anyone whose flight has been impacted as soon as possible.

Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $22 for Domestic or $120 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

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 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 28 February 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 28 February 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 28 February 2022, for travel between 1 November 2021 and 31 December 2022. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we'll waive the change fee. You'll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you're ready to rebook, you'll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable. For all changes, your applicable Fare Rules and the Qantas Conditions of Carriage apply.