A jewel on the southern Great Barrier Reef, Gladstone is the perfect place to begin exploring this magical region. Whether you enjoy island hopping to spot turtles and tropical fish, go snorkelling in pristine waters, surf Queensland’s most northern surf break or head inland to explore Kroombit National Park, Gladstone will delight you at every corner.View our Gladstone travel guide
Flights from Mackay (MKY) to Gladstone (GLT)
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Visiting from Mackay to Gladstone
Mackay to Gladstone flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Mackay to Gladstone is 4 hours.
When to visit
If you plan to spend your holiday on and in the water, Gladstone offers a many ways to dive right in. The best time to visit is during turtle season, which occurs from November till March. The average temperatures from January to March is 23 to 31 degrees. The perfect time for snorkelling or surfing Queensland’s most northern surf break. Winter is from May to August with an average temperature below 24 degrees.
What is the main airport called?
Gladstone Airport (GLT).Opens external site in a new window It is an airport serving Gladstone, a city in the Australian state of Queensland. It is located in the suburb of Clinton, about 10 km from the town's centre, off Aerodrome Road.
Arriving in Gladstone
When your flight arrives at Gladstone you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Gladstone Airport ready to get your break off to a great start.
Getting into Gladstone from Gladstone Airport
Gladstone Airport is located seven kilometres from the CBD, approximately ten minutes’ drive by car. Taxis, hire cars, rideshare are all available at the terminal and the public Buslink 502 service departs outside the departures area.
Getting around Gladstone
Blue and White Taxis and Buslink buses operate in and around Gladstone. The Southern Great Barrier Reef can be reached by charter boat, or by booking a tour or scenic flight. The best way to explore the Discovery Coast is by hire car, but coach and train services also connect Gladstone to Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy.
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 external site in a new 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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