Island hopping, lagoon lounging, fishing, swinging by lush mangrove forests, Mackay is the ideal place to take in all the beauty that the tropical Queensland coast has on offer. With famed World Heritage sites, The Great Barrier Reef, Brampton Island and the Whitsundays just a step away, this is a destination that’s more than just a base for taking in Australian icons.View our Mackay travel guide
Flights from Townsville (TSV) to Mackay (MKY)
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Visiting from Townsville to Mackay
Townsville to Mackay flight information
The approximate flight time for flights from Townsville to Mackay is 50 minutes.
How many direct flights go to Mackay from Townsville on a daily basis?
On average, there is one flight per day from Townsville to Mackay.
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 Townsville
Once you’ve purchased your tickets from Townsville, 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?
Townsville Airport (TSV).Opens external site in a new window It is located 6km (3.7 miles) from the city of Townsville. The airport is also known as Townsville International Airport and Garbutt airport.
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* 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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