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.

Where to Eat in Mackay

If you’re looking for affordable options, The Andergrove Tavern (64 Andergrove Rd) and Marque Bar & Grill (55/63 River St) are great picks.

When to visit Mackay

Mackay in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 125
1 night at 3-star hotel
Mackay in February
Estimated hotel price
S$ 125
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.

Plane

When flying to Mackay, you’ll arrive at Mackay (MKY), which is located 2 miles from the city centre.

Airlines serving Mackay

Emirates
Excellent (2,108 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,953 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,372 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (930 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (70 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (558 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (316 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (268 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (315 reviews)
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Where to stay in Mackay

If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Bel Air Motel and Paradise Motel.

Where to stay in popular areas of Mackay

Most booked hotels in Mackay

Ibis Mackay
4 stars
Excellent (8.2, Excellent reviews)
S$ 105+
Coral Cay Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
S$ 113+
White Lace Motor Inn
4 stars
Excellent (8, Excellent reviews)
S$ 99+
Paradise Motel
2 stars
Okay (5.5, Okay reviews)
S$ 98+

Hiring a car in Mackay

Expect to pay S$ 1.52 per litre in Mackay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 18.19 and S$ 24.25. The most frequently booked car type in Mackay is Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota C-HR or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.

Expect to pay S$ 1.52 per litre in Mackay (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between S$ 18.19 and S$ 24.25. The most frequently booked car type in Mackay is Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact car hire (Toyota C-HR or similar) is, on average, 53% cheaper than other car hire types in the city.