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Tired of resort town after resort town and just want a true slice of Queensland? If so, then pack your bags for Mackay. This coastal town has plenty of rainforest and winding mangroves on the outskirts, plus tropical streets lined with beautiful Art Deco buildings to explore.
Sprinkle in a few al fresco restaurants and a picturesque promenade along the marina, and you’ve got a relaxing holiday off the beaten track. Pack that big, floppy beach hat and your own monogrammed mai tai glass for your holiday to Mackay!
Not surprisingly, Mackay flights land at Mackay Airport (MKY). There are a few local buses you can take, but the best ways to get around are either hailing a taxi or checking out one of Wotif’s car hire options. Or go green and bring your bike!
If your flights to Mackay arrive in the morning, enjoy your morning cuppa in the sea breezes of the marina. Ready for a stroll after your afternoon flight? Head down Victoria, Sydney or Wood Street and check out the Art Deco architecture.
Landing at night? Close your eyes, spin around and point. You’re bound to be facing one of over two-dozen local pubs where you can wet your whistle. Draw straws with your travel mates (the short one gets to be the deso!) and head back to one of our Mackay hotels to recharge.
What do the locals do? They go to Artspace Mackay to check out regional, national and international artists. Well, that and keep their pottery cabinets stocked with one-of-a-kind coffee mugs and vases.
Want a Mackay holiday without having to restock your wallet? Check out Wotif’s cheap flights to Mackay. You could save enough to bring back a new mug for every day of the week. Or perhaps another commemorative, monogrammed mai tai glass?
Need insider tips on must-see attractions in Mackay? Check out our Mackay travel guide!
Flights to Mackay start as low as AU$178. Once you’ve snagged your flight, it’s time to build that itinerary. If your flight touches down in a bustling city, you’ll want a head start, so you can get from jet-way to getaway as quickly as possible. Flying for business? Squeeze in some sightseeing and a snack at a locally loved restaurant between meetings—you’ll have plenty of cash thanks to our cheap business class flights to Mackay. You know what they say about all work and no play, after all.
Jetstar, Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia. Pack your favourite magazines or stack your video queue for a mini-marathon of that television show your co-workers have been raving about. And if you get hooked a few episodes in, don’t worry; there’s always the return flight to finish the binge. Ready to book cheap flights to Mackay? Check out our selection of airfares and start putting together a holiday that fits your schedule and price range. We offer sweet deals, so you don’t have to move mountains to see the world. In fact, we’ll help you get to those mountains (or ocean, or forest) today!
Here’s an insider tip: Sunday is typically the cheapest day to fly! Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights departing on a Sunday generally had the lowest average price, closely followed by flights on a Tuesday. You might want to think twice about flying on a Saturday though; generally, our data showed that it had the highest average ticket price.
Guess what? Boring old Thursday really is the best day to score the cheapest plane tickets. Looking at flight demand on Wotif in 2020, we found that flights purchased on a Thursday had the lowest airfares on average. Booking your plane ticket on a Sunday also seems to score pretty good deals. However, airfares purchased on a Tuesday generally have a higher than average ticket value, so you might want to prepare your budget if you’re booking early in the week.
When comparing airfares booked through Wotif in 2020, our data shows March is one of the cheapest months to fly. On the other hand, the month of June can be one of the most expensive times to travel, with the highest average ticket price, so it’s best to get in early if June is your preferred travel month.
Trying to figure out how early you should book your flight? It’s possible to start comparing international airfares on Wotif up to 12 months in advance. However, it does depend on the carrier as not all airlines release their prices that far out. According to Wotif’s 2020 flight demand trends, you can bag a bargain with some of the cheapest airfares appearing 4 weeks to 3 months prior to travel.
Looking for clever ways to save on your next trip? Try mixing and matching airlines and fare types. Our data tells us, travellers who booked flights on Wotif in 2020 saved close to 50% off their airfare, when their return flights consisted of two different airlines or fare types.
*According to flight demand on Wotif.com from January to December 2020. Savings are subject to change and may vary depending on selections made.
For all the latest info on the travel situation in Mackay, see our Covid-19 Travel Advisor.
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^Savings based on all package bookings made with Flight + Hotel on Wotif.com from , as compared to the price of the same components booked separately. Savings will vary based on origin/destination, length of trip, stay dates and selected travel supplier(s). Savings not available on all packages.