Where hipsterdom rubs shoulders with politics, Canberra is full of world-class cultural experiences, superb dining and cool breweries. It's a stately city with a small-town vibe amid a cultural revitalisation, and it happens to be surrounded by serene countryside.View our Canberra travel guide
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Visiting from Mackay to Canberra
Mackay to Canberra (MKY to CBR)
The approximate time for flights from Mackay to Canberra is 3 hours and 50 minutes.
When to visit
Summertime in Canberra is pleasant with an average temperature of 27ºC. Expect dry heat and lots of sunshine. Winter brings averages of 12ºC and can be rather fresh, with frost and snow landing on the nearby mountains, the perfect time to visit the museums and enjoy winter activities. Temperatures are best in autumn and spring when leaves turn red and flowers bloom. Spring makes the perfect time to catch the Floriade Festival. Autumn is a particularly beautiful time of the year and a time of celebration with a packed events calendar. Whatever time of year you visit, you’re sure to find plenty of things to do in Canberra.
What is the main airport called?
Canberra Airport (CBR).Opens in a new tab or window Canberra Airport is located 8 km (5 miles) from the city centre and offers flights to Australia's capital cities, as well as Newcastle, the Gold Coast, Wellington (New Zealand) and Singapore.
Arriving in Canberra
When your flight to Canberra touches down, you’ll be greeted by the friendly staff at Canberra Airport. From there, it’s easy to make your way to different parts of the city.
Getting into Canberra from Canberra Airport
The easiest way to reach Canberra CBD is via taxi, rideshare, hire cars and shuttles which can be accessed at terminal. For a more affordable alternative, take the rapid3 bus that operates every 15 minutes. The trip from Canberra airport to the city is less than 20 minutes.
Getting around Canberra
With the city's infamous roundabouts and plenty of parking, Canberra is one of the easiest cities to get around by car. Either hire your own or get around with the help of taxis and Uber. Canberra's public bus service, ACTION Buses, services major tourist sites (and there’s a free city loop bus) or take advantage of some of Australia's finest cycle paths by hiring a bike.
Fly from Mackay
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Mackay, there are a few things you should know so you’re prepared for your upcoming trip.
What is the main airport called?
Mackay Airport Opens in a new tab or windowlocated 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. Mackay Airport is centrally located, making it easy to get to and from the city centre.
Passengers on Qantas flights from Mackay are allocated checked baggage. If you need more luggage, you can purchase an additional baggage allowance online prior to departure.
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