Mackay travel guide

Mackay Tourism | Mackay Guide

You're Going to Love Mackay

With a population of 74,219, Mackay is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. Consider staying at least one whole day in Mackay to see all of its attractions.

When to visit Mackay

Mackay in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mackay in February
Estimated hotel price
C$ 128
1 night at 3-star hotel

Looking for warm weather? Then head to Mackay in January, when the average temperature is 26 °C, and the highest can go up to 30 °C. The coldest month, on the other hand, is July, when it can get as cold as 12 °C, with an average temperature of 16 °C. You’re likely to see more rain in February, when precipitation is around 310 mm. In contrast, September is usually the driest month of the year in Mackay, with an average rainfall of 10 mm.

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How to Get to Mackay

Plane

When flying to Mackay, you’ll arrive at Mackay (MKY), which is located 2 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Mackay from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 34h 50m.

Plane

When flying to Mackay, you’ll arrive at Mackay (MKY), which is located 2 miles from the city centre The shortest flight to Mackay from Canada departs from Toronto and takes around 34h 50m.

Airlines serving Mackay

United Airlines
Good (4,922 reviews)
Emirates
Good (2,124 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,485 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (911 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (832 reviews)
Cathay Pacific
Good (484 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (48 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (533 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Excellent (306 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (263 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (307 reviews)
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Where to stay in popular areas of Mackay

Most booked hotels in Mackay

Mantra Mackay
4 stars
Excellent (8.3, Excellent reviews)
C$ 156+
Ibis Mackay
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
C$ 103+
White Lace Motor Inn
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
C$ 115+
Cool Palms Motel
2 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 92+
Coral Cay Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
C$ 106+

Renting a car in Mackay

Expect to pay C$ 1.60 per litre in Mackay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.14 and C$ 25.52. Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Mackay, while also 56% cheaper than other types, on average.

Expect to pay C$ 1.60 per litre in Mackay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between C$ 19.14 and C$ 25.52. Supplier choice (Class Special Car or similar) is the most popular car type to rent in Mackay, while also 56% cheaper than other types, on average.