Compare Cheap Flights from Melbourne to Mackay, Australia
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Cheap Melbourne to Mackay Flights
Mackay is located in Queensland, Australia and boasts beautiful golden sand beaches and lush tropical rainforests. The city is full of 1920's Art Deco architecture and is only a day trip away from the famous Cape Hillsborough National Park.
With over 100 flights each month between Melbourne and Mackay, you can be exploring the city's top attractions in just 4 h 15 min. Book your trip with leading airlines such as Qantas, Virgin Australia or Jetstar and use Webjet to discover the cheapest dates to fly.
Ready to pack your bags and head for the clouds? Here's everything you need to know about flying from Melbourne to Mackay!
Departing from Melbourne Airport
Getting to Melbourne Airport
Take the bus if you're travelling on a tight budget. Routes 478, 479 and 901 run a regular service from the city centre to Terminal 4. Tickets cost between AUD 4-6 per person, and there is a total journey time of 90 minutes.
If you have an early morning flight, take the Skybus. It runs 24 hours a day from the CBD to the airport and only costs AUD 19 one way.
There are also metered taxis and ride-sharing services like Uber. A trip to the airport costs between AUD 55-65 and you'll be dropped off at Departure Drive or by the T4 Transport Hub Zone.
Parking at Melbourne Airport
There are three parking options available at Melbourne Airport.
The Value Car Park is for budget travellers who want the most value for their money. The Long Term Park offers the best rates for stays longer than a week, and the Premium Terminal Car Park is for people that don't mind paying extra for added convenience.
Arriving at Mackay Airport
Getting from Mackay Airport to Your Hotel
The cheapest way to get from Mackay Airport to the city is with the local bus. Translink runs a regular service that stops at the airport eleven times during the week and four times on Saturdays.
If you don't want to waste any time getting to your hotel, take a cab. You'll find the taxi stands outside of the arrivals terminal and a trip into town should cost around AUD 20.
For car hire, you'll find several companies in the arrivals hall area just after baggage claim collection.
Things to Do in Mackay
- Go on a day trip to Eungella National Park. It's only a 90-minute drive away and is home to platypuses. If you want to make sure you spot these little critters, plan to arrive at dawn or dusk when they are most active.
- Another national park to visit is Cape Hillsborough. It's famous around the world for its population of kangaroos that come out of the bush to relax on the beach.
- Get an adrenaline rush. Mackay is one of the best places to go skydiving, and you'll get a bird's eye view of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Hike the Bluewater Trail. It's one of the city's most iconic walks that links up with the Ocean Way and goes past the Botanic Gardens and Iluka Park.
Mackay, Australia - Mackay Airport (MKY)
Mackay Airport is the regional airport for Mackay, the unofficial sugar capital of Australia. To get to Mackay's many sandy beaches, hire a car with Webjet to pick up and drop off at Mackay Airport.