Cheap flights to Mackay

Flights to Mackay in 2022

Flight route prices based on searches on Cheapflights within the last 3 days, monthly prices based on aggregated historical data.
Popular inDecemberHigh demand for flights, 9% potential price rise
Cheapest inFebruaryBest time to find cheap flights, 3% potential price drop
Average price$627Average for return flights in January 2022

Can I fly to Mackay from New Zealand right now?

Information is based on travel restrictions from New Zealand to Mackay

Most visitors from New Zealand need to provide a negative COVID-19 test result and/or quarantine to enter Mackay.

COVID-19 testing requirements
Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) test taken 72 hours before departing to Mackay.

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from New Zealand are not required to quarantine after entering Mackay.

Documents
Travel Authorization Form - Travelers who are not in an exempt category may request an individual exemption to Australia's travel restrictions using this form.


Can I fly back to New Zealand from Mackay?

Returning to New Zealand from Mackay

Quarantine requirements
Visitors from Mackay are not required to quarantine after entering New Zealand.

When is the best time to fly to Mackay?

Average Mackay flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2022 and 2023 by month

AKL - MKY

Price

$577 - $965

MKY

Temperature

16 - 26 °C

MKY

Precipitation

10 - 310 mm

Whilst there are several times of the year to choose from, January is seen as the time to fly to Mackay, however, it is possible to get good deals throughout the year. If you are looking for warm weather when you arrive off of your flight to Mackay then January is statistically the hottest. February is historically the period with most rainfall.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Mackay?

At the moment, Tuesday is the most economical day to take a flight to Mackay. Sunday is likely to be the most costly.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Mackay?

Flights in the evening are typically the cheapest time of the day to fly to Mackay. Flights at midday are usually the most expensive.

How long is the flight to Mackay?

The great thing about visiting a city like Mackay, Australia, from New Zealand is that you will generally find plenty of convenient options to get you there. You can make the trip from Auckland International Airport (AKL) to Mackay Airport (MKY), Mackay, in about 7h. For flights that depart from Wellington International Airport (WLG), you should expect a travel time around 7h 35min, and for those from Christchurch International Airport (CHC), your travel time will be around 7h 20min.

Are there direct flights to Mackay?

While it is unfortunate that you cannot find any direct flights to Mackay from cities in New Zealand, that does not mean that there are not some great Mackay flight deals to be had. There are one-stop flights available departing from Auckland International, Christchurch and Wellington that all have layovers at Brisbane International Airport (BNE).

How do you get from Mackay Airport to the city centre?

Maybe one of the most convenient things about travelling to the airport at Mackay is how close the location of the airport is to the centre of town. One way to get from the airport to the centre of Mackay is aboard one of the buses offered by Mackay Transit Coaches; they make the trip in about 8min for around A$ 3 (NZ$ 3.10). Another option is to take a taxi, which can get you to town in about 6min for a price of roughly A$ 16.50 (NZ$ 17.25). If you don't have a lot of luggage with you and you're feeling like getting a little exercise, you could even walk from the airport to the centre of the town, in about 50min.

What are some things to do in Mackay?

Bluewater Lagoon is an amazing place for the entire family to visit because it offers a number of pools, waterslides plus it has a dedicated kids’ area. Artspace Mackay is an art museum inside a building that is a great piece of architecture. Not only is there a great collection of artwork found here, but there's also a popular cafe, where you can spend a little bit of time enjoying some food or beverages. Mackay Regional Botanic Gardens is a very relaxing and tranquil place to spend some time walking through lush green spaces, and there is also a playground for kids here as well. If you're looking for a great beach where the entire family can spend an afternoon swimming and sunbathing, then make the trip to Harbour Beach. This lifeguard-patrolled beach even offers quite a bit of playground equipment that kids can enjoy when they're not swimming.

Do I need a passport or a visa to fly to Mackay?

As a citizen of New Zealand that is planning on making a trip to Australia, you will need a valid passport to enter the country. While you do not need to apply for a visa before you travel to Australia, the Australian immigration authority will grant you a special category visa when you arrive if you are travelling as a tourist.

What airport do you fly into for flights to Mackay?

If you book a flight to Mackay, you will be flying into Mackay, which is the city’s only airport. Mackay (MKY) is located 3.3 km from the center of Mackay.