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Flights to Mackay

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Mackay, located on the eastern coast of Australia, is a city that beautifully mixes urban life with nature. Known as the sugar capital of Australia, it boasts a thriving agricultural industry. The city is surrounded by lush sugarcane fields, offering a picturesque landscape. Mackay's subtropical climate ensures warm summers and mild winters, making it a year-round destination. The city is also a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, offering a unique blend of marine and terrestrial biodiversity. With a rich history, diverse culture, and friendly locals, Mackay offers a unique Australian experience.

If you're thinking about visiting Mackay, we've got you covered with a wide range of flight options. Alternative Airlines tickets over 600 airlines so finding flights to Mackay on our site will be a breeze! To find cheap, flexible flights to Mackay simply enter your departure airport you wish to fly from and choose your travel dates.

Airports near Mackay

Reach Mackay your way. You can easily travel to Mackay using any of these 4 airports.

Mackay Airport

This is the closest airport to the city of Mackay itself, located just 5 kilometres south of the city centre. It is a commercial passenger airport with regular flights to major Australian cities like Brisbane and Sydney.


Rockhampton Airport

Located approximately 340 kilometres south of Mackay, Rockhampton Airport is another regional airport that serves the Central Queensland region. It offers domestic flights to destinations such as Brisbane, Sydney, and Townsville. While it is not as close as Mackay Airport, it is still within a reasonable driving distance.


Townsville Airport

Situated around 390 kilometres north of Mackay, Townsville Airport is a larger regional airport that offers both domestic and international flights. It serves as a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and offers connections to major Australian cities as well as international destinations like Bali and Port Moresby.


Brisbane Airport

If you are looking for international flights or more extensive domestic connections, Brisbane Airport is the closest major international airport to Mackay. It is located approximately 970 kilometres south of Mackay, so driving may not be feasible. However, there are regular domestic flights connecting Mackay to Brisbane, making it a convenient option for travellers.

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Things to do in Mackay

Discovering the many attractions of Mackay can be quite a task, so we've narrowed down our top 3:

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Experience the Unspoiled Beauty of Eungella National Park

Discover Australia's longest stretch of subtropical rainforest, home to unique wildlife and breathtaking views. Don't miss the chance to spot a platypus in the wild!

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Unleash Your Adventurous Spirit at Cape Hillsborough National Park

Walk barefoot on the sandy beaches, hike through the diverse landscapes, and wake up early to witness kangaroos and wallabies grazing at sunrise.

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Indulge in the Vibrant Mackay City Heart

Shop at boutique stores, dine at gourmet restaurants, and immerse yourself in the local culture at the bustling city centre. Don't forget to visit the iconic Bluewater Lagoon for a refreshing dip!

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