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Mackay Airport Mini Guide
Tell me about Mackay Airport
Mackay Airport is on the northern coast of Queensland, Australia. The airport is just 5km from the city of Mackay.
How Would I get There?
Four airlines operate out of the airport with domestic flights mostly within Queensland. Brisbane
is the most popular destination and has the most flights. The new owners of Mackay Airport have been in negotiations over developing partner routes for New Zealand and Queensland to attract new airlines to the region.
How do I get to the City?
Airport transfers can be pre-booked with Whitsundays2everywhere shuttle bus service. Car hire is a good option there as you can drive down the A1 highway and be in the city in 10 minutes. You will find the car hire desks in arrivals and you can meet your representative there.
What Facilities Does the Airport Have?
There are 2 ATMs in departures and arrivals should you need them. To browse the internet you can use one of the kiosks near the observation area. If you are hungry go to Flavours Café and choose from freshly made salads and sandwiches or hot meals. You can also eat at Bar, who offer a menu of bar snacks to go with their drinks. If you need to eat on the run go to Kiosk in departures, they have pre-packed snacks and coffee. Newspapers are also available at Kiosk and if you don’t have an airline meal you can pick up one of their snack boxes for your journey.
My Flight was Cancelled, Where can I Stay?
Miners Lodge Motor Inn is just a few minutes drive away. It is a 3 star hotel with 29 rooms and free Wi-Fi. There is a restaurant and bar, as well as pool and barbeque area for residents to use.
I’m There for a few Days…
In Mackay you should go and see the harbour and marina or go laze on the beach. For a bit of local history take a tour of Farleigh Mill and find out more about the production of sugar cane. If you love nature, explore the flora and fauna at Eungella National Park. If you have a little more time, why not take a trip to the Whitsunday Islands, part of the Great Barrier Reef.
22/04/12 - Dramatic increases in passengers to Mackay Airport have sometimes resulted in the car hire companies running out of vehicles to offer. Make sure of yours by pre-booking one online as soon as you've booked your flight.