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Flights to Mackay in 2021

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, 22% potential price rise
Cheapest inMarchBest time to find cheap flights, 6% potential price drop
Average price£812Average for round-trip flights in October 2021
Round-trip from£1,111From London to Mackay

Mackay 2021 flight deals

Cheap flights to Mackay found for this year
29 Dec - 12 Jan
£8,017pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
     
3 STOPS
MKY
Mackay
MKY
Mackay
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Dec - 12 Jan
£8,019pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Qantas Airways
     
3 STOPS
MKY
Mackay
MKY
Mackay
Qantas Airways
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow
29 Dec - 12 Jan
£8,567pp
LHR
London Heathrow
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
MKY
Mackay
MKY
Mackay
Singapore Airlines
   
2 STOPS
LHR
London Heathrow

Cheapest prices for Mackay flights by month

The cheapest ticket to Mackay found for each month in 2021 based on historical flight searches by Cheapflights users.
January
£896
May
£745
December
£838
is currently the cheapest month to fly to Mackay. At this moment in time January is the most expensive month. These prices are determined by multiple factors and booking in advance can help keep costs down if your schedule is not as flexible.

When is the best time to fly to Mackay Airport?

Average Mackay flight ticket prices and weather conditions for 2021 and 2022 by month.
LON - MKY
Price
£732 - £1,676
MKY
Temperature
21 - 30 °C
MKY
Precipitation
15 - 287 mm
Flying to Mackay in September is usually considered the best time to fly. However, you will find other deals are always available year round. If weather is an important factor for you when considering when to fly to Mackay, the warmest period tends to be January, with the wettest being February.

Which day is cheapest to fly to Mackay?

The cheapest flights to Mackay are usually found when departing on a Friday. The departure day with the highest cost at present is Thursday.

What time of day is cheapest to fly to Mackay?

Mackay flights can be made cheaper if you choose a flight in the morning. Booking a flight in the evening will likely mean higher prices.

Some travellers 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 Harbour 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 centre 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.

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Mackay climate

Mackay has a tropical climate. The summers (December to February) are hot and wet with temperatures reaching 30 C (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 21 and 25 C (70 and 80 F). Most of the rain falls between December and March while August and September are the driest months. The cyclone season runs from December to April and thunderstorms are a possibility between late spring (November) and early autumn (March).

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When is the best time to fly to Mackay?

Peak Season: 

December to the end of January and the Easter school holidays 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.

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Getting around Mackay

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.

 

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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 2.0 mi from the centre of Mackay.

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