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.View our Mackay travel guide
Flights from Cairns (CNS) to Mackay (MKY)
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Visiting from Cairns to Mackay
Cairns to Mackay flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Cairns to Mackay is 2 hours and 10 minutes.
When to visit
Let us help you plan your trip to Mackay to be best prepared for the activities you wish to do. The best time to visit Mackay is between July and September when the temperature is in the mid 20s. In the cooler months, the temperature ranges between 10°C and 20°C – winters are sunny and fairly dry. December is the start of the wet season, with heavy rainfall which may disturb plans for outdoor sightseeing.
What is the main airport called?
Mackay Airport (MKY).Opens external site in a new window Is 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.
Arriving in Mackay
When your Qantas flight arrives in Mackay, you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Mackay Airport ready to get your trip to the tropical Queensland destination off to the right start.
Getting into Mackay from Mackay Airport
Mackay Airport is centrally located, making it easy to get to and from the city centre. Short and long-term parking is available if you’re driving and car hire is available at the terminal. Taxis, public transport and transfers or shuttle services are also available, plus ride share options are available with bookings via the app.
Getting around Mackay
To capture the best of the region it’s a good idea to join a tour, run by local experts. Other options to get around are with the public bus service, a train from Mackay rail station, taxi or ride share. Mackay Whitsunday Taxis covers from Sarina to Airlie Beach.
Fly from Cairns
Fly from Cairns. Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Cairns, there are a few things you should know to ensure you’re as prepared as possible for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Cairns Airport.Opens external site in a new window Located 8km (5 miles) from the city centre, Cairns Airport (CNS) is an international airport in Far North Queensland. There are two terminals: Terminal 1 - international airport and Terminal 2 - domestic airport.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Cairns are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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