Cheap flights to Mackay, Australia from $1,938

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Mackay 2024 flight deals

Explore flight deals for Mackay in 2024, offering the best prices and options to suit your preferences. In the last 7 days, Cheapflights users made a total of 3,442,422 searches and data were last updated on February 23, 2024.
Tue 8/2710:00 pmSFO - MKY
2 stops25h 40mAir New Zealand
Sat 8/315:20 pmMKY - SFO
2 stops36h 30mAir New Zealand
Deal found 2/21$1,938
Thu 8/1510:21 amSTS - MKY
2 stops41h 19mQantas Airways
Mon 8/199:15 pmMKY - STS
2 stops58h 29mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/22$2,870
Thu 8/157:54 pmSTS - MKY
2 stops55h 41mQantas Airways
Mon 8/199:10 pmMKY - STS
2 stops58h 34mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/21$3,131
Wed 8/219:05 amORD - MKY
2 stops34h 35mUnited Airlines
Sun 8/256:30 amMKY - ORD
2 stops31h 07mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/21$3,138
Wed 8/219:05 amORD - MKY
2 stops34h 35mUnited Airlines
Sun 8/256:30 amMKY - ORD
2 stops28h 40mUnited Airlines
Deal found 2/22$3,189
Wed 8/146:15 amSJC - MKY
2 stops45h 20mQantas Airways
Sun 8/189:10 pmMKY - SJC
2 stops53h 08mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/21$3,329
Sat 8/176:15 amSJC - MKY
2 stops45h 25mQantas Airways
Wed 8/215:20 pmMKY - SJC
2 stops32h 58mQantas Airways
Deal found 2/22$4,007

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Some travelers to Mackay may very well be miners bound for the coal mines of Central Queensland. This city, situated between Brisbane and Cairns, is a solid, industrial city. Not only is it the gateway to the Bowen Basin coalfields – Australia’s single largest coal reserve – the region also produces more than one third of Australia’s cane sugar.

Mackay itself has more than 30 beaches with Harbor Beach, beside the Mackay Marina, being the most popular. The streets boast some striking architecture, the Courthouse and Commonwealth Bank, both built in the latter years of the 19th century, are the standouts, but Mackay has an amazing collection of Art Deco buildings too. Harold V.M. Brown designed 13 buildings in the center of the city between 1930 and 1940 and while walking the streets visitors will notice sunbursts and fountains and other decorative features. The Artspace Mackay is also a standout structure. It’s the modern art gallery that hosts local, national and international exhibitions. The Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is one of Australia’s newest gardens and it’s a beautiful, natural, enormous garden.

Offshore there are several islands within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park including Brampton, Keswick and Scawfell. West of the town is the stunning Eungella National Park and Pioneer Valley.

Mackay, Australia climate

Mackay has a tropical climate. The summers (December to February) are hot and wet with temperatures reaching 86 F. The breeze blowing in from the sea keeps the summer months comfortable. The winters (June to August) are warm and sunny, and temperatures hover between 70 and 80 F. Most of the rain falls between December and March while August and September are the driest months. The hurricane season runs from December to April and thunderstorms are a possibility between late spring (November) and early autumn (March).

Best Time to Fly to Mackay, Australia

Peak Season: 

December to the end of January and the Easter school vacations are high season times in Mackay. Another peak time is in June for the River Sessions Festival and July for the Mackay Region Festival of Arts. The whale-watching season runs from July to September and crushing season is also around the same time (July to November). 

Off Season: 

The low season in Mackay follows Easter (March or April) and runs until mid-September. 

Shoulder Season: 

Mid-January to Easter is shoulder season in Mackay.

Getting around Mackay, Australia

There are several car-rental companies at the airport along with taxis and shuttles services.

Renting a car is a must if you’re hoping to explore the Mackay region. There are some bus services, operated by Mackay Transit. The CBD is the best-covered area. Buses run from north to south Mackay and east to Mirani. Taxis are available.

Mackay, Australia Travel Information

•  There are landmark fishing spots around Mackay and charter and reef fishing expeditions available.

•  Farleigh Sugar Mill is a working mill just 10 minutes north of Mackay. The mill offers tours to show visitors how they turn cane into sugar and molasses.

What does MKY mean?

MKY is a unique code, commonly called an IATA code, used in the aviation industry to identify airports. This code, along with many others, are defined by IATA (International Air Transport Association). A MKY flight refers to a flight to Mackay Airport.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Mackay?

Mackay (MKY), located 2.0 mi from the city center, is the airport you fly into when you book flights to Mackay.

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