Gladstone Harbour QLD

Flights from Mackay (MKY) to Gladstone (GLT)

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Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

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Visiting from Mackay to Gladstone

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Mackay to Gladstone travel information

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. 

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Flight information

Mackay to Gladstone flight information

The approximate flight time for flights from Mackay to Gladstone is 4 hours.

When to visit

Best time to visit Gladstone

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.

Arriving in Gladstone

When your flight arrives at Gladstone you’ll be welcomed by the friendly staff at Gladstone AirportOpens external site in a new window 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.

Departure information

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 AirportOpens external site in a new window 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. Mackay Airport is centrally located, making it easy to get to and from the city centre. 

Baggage allowance

Passengers flying from Mackay Airport with Qantas are allocated checked baggage. Additional luggage allowance can be purchased online before departure. 

Checking in

Passengers travelling from Mackay, ensure you check-in online or via the Qantas App before you arrive at the airport from 24 hours before departure.

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Included baggage

Enjoy peace of mind knowing baggage is included on all Qantas flights. Use the baggage calculator to find out what is included with your fare. 

Can I cancel my flight booking 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

 This offer applies to Qantas operated flights for the following dates: Australian Domestic: booked between 21 May 2020 and 30 April 2022, for travel between 12 June 2020 and 30 April 2022. Trans-Tasman: booked between 15 October 2020 and 30 June 2022, for travel between 16 October 2020 and 31 December 2022. International: booked between 25 February 2021 and 30 June 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.

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