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Compare Cheap Mackay to Townsville Flights
Book your flights from Mackay (MKY) to Townsville (TSV) and discover the gateway to Australia's vast Queensland region. With a flight time of only 55 minutes, it's an ideal weekend getaway for Aussies. And if that's not enough, the city has 320 days of sunshine a year, making it the perfect destination for outdoor lovers. You can spend your trip tackling the many hiking trails, relaxing on the beautiful beaches or exploring the depths of the ocean. There are also day trips to nearby tropical islands, or you can book an authentic outback adventure.
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Best time to visit Townsville
The best time to visit Townsville
There's no bad time to visit Townsville. The city enjoys more than 320 days of sunshine a year, and it's winter days are still warm - perfect for exploring. If you're a fan of sailing, book your return airfares from Mackay to Townsville for the end of August. You'll be in time for the annual Magnetic Island Race Week! New Year's Eve is another excellent time for a trip to Townsville. On the 31st of December, make your way to Strand Park to watch the impressive fireworks display. If you want to avoid the heat, plan your visit between May and September. The days are warm and the evenings are pleasantly cool.
Departing From Mackay
Mackay Airport (MKY) is the major airport for Queensland, Australia. It's the 14th busiest airport in the country and offers direct flights from MKY to TSV with Qantas.
Getting to Mackay Airport
The cheapest way to get from Mackay's city centre to the airport is with the local bus. Route 303 runs to the departure terminals 11 times during the week and four times on Saturdays. If you're travelling outside of those times, you can take a metered taxi. A one-way trip will cost between $20 to 30 and will take just 10 minutes if there's no traffic.
Parking at Mackay Airport
Save money by reserving your parking spot for Mackay Airport online. You'll get a 40% discount, and you can make a booking four hours in advance.
Where to Park at Mackay Airport
The Price Buster: If you're going to Townsville for more than eight days, choose this parking option. Prices start as low as $7 per day if you book online.
The Weekender: For a weekend getaway, park your vehicle in the Short Term Car Park. A three-day stay will only cost you $53.
The Jetstar: If you want to protect your car from the elements, select this option from the airport’s parking reservations website. A minimum stay of three days will cost $67.
Weekly Stay: For trips to Townsville that are longer than a week, you'll save the most amount of money by choosing this online parking special. A seven-day stay will only set you back $70.
Drive Up: If you haven't made an online booking before arriving at Mackay Airport, your daily rate will be higher. Prices start at $30.
Arriving in Townsville
Townsville Airport (TSV) is a major Queensland airport. It is located conveniently close to the city centre. .
How to Get from Townsville Airport to Your Townsville Hotel or Accommodation
The best way to get from Townsville Airport (TSV) to your accommodation is with the airport city shuttle. It runs 7 days a week from the arrival terminals to select hotels in the CBD. If you're on a budget, take the local bus into Townsville. Ingham travel operates a daily service to the CBD as well as to Lucinda, Cardwell and Mission Beach. The quickest way to get to your hotel is with a metered cab. You'll find the taxi drivers waiting outside the arrivals terminal, and a one-way trip will cost around $12 to $15.
Things to do
Things to do in Townsville
Go to Magnetic Island
Magnetic Island is a great day trip from Townsville. The national park covers more than 50% of the land, and it's home to a plethora of animals and tropical plants.
Hike up Castle Hill
For an incredible view of the city, hike up to Castle Hill. It's one of the most popular things to do in Townsville and is an easy hike for all levels.
Explore Jourama Falls
Located inside Paluma Range National Park is a hiking trail to Jourama Falls. Spend the day here exploring the natural beauty and take a dip in the falls to cool off.