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The Best Time to Visit Mackay
The best time to visit Mackay depends on what you want to see. From July to September, it's whale season, and you can see migrating humpback and pilot whales making their way down the coast. You can also attend the Mackay Festival of Arts in July. The event features art exhibitions, wine and cheese tastings and live jazz performances. If you want to attend, book your Wellington to Mackay flights as soon as possible to lock in lower rates.
Another good time to buy tickets to Mackay from Wellington is for travel between January and April. The temperatures hover in the mid-20s, and the weather is perfect for outdoor activities. Most of the summer crowds will have left by February, and as the city starts to empty out, you could have the top attractions to yourself.
For budget travellers buying cheap flights to Mackay from Wellington, you'll want to plan your trip for the winter months. While an umbrella is required, you won't have to look hard to find discounts on hotels and airfare.
Tips for First-Time Travellers to Mackay
Transport from Mackay Airport (MKY)
Once your flights Wellington to Mackay land, the quickest way to get to your hotel from the airport is with a taxi. The cab drivers will be waiting outside of the arrivals terminal and charge around $22 AUD for the 15-minute ride.
If you're travelling to Mackay on a budget, you can take the public bus into the city. Translink operates route 303 from Monday to Friday. It leaves every hour from Mackay Airport (MKY) to the city centre. The trip takes 30 minutes and costs $5 AUD. For those who prefer having more freedom moving around, you can rent a car at the airport.
Alternatively, Webjet lets you pre-book the vehicle of your choice at the same time as you lock in your Wellington to Mackay return flights.
Packing Tips for Mackay
Good camera: Mackay and the rest of Australia is full of incredible photo opportunities. Before getting on your flights Wellington to Mackay, bring a decent compact camera to record your travels - or make sure there is plenty of storage on your smartphone’s camera roll.
Walking shoes: Chances are you're going to be doing a lot of walking while in Mackay. Bring along a pair of comfortable walking shoes to help you explore the city.
- Sun hat: Australia is known for its harsh sunlight. Protect yourself by wearing a wide-brimmed hat and layering on the sunscreen.
Dining Scene in Mackay
For foodies buying flights Wellington to Mackay, you'll be pleasantly surprised to discover that the city has an exceptional food scene. There are delicious food trucks and fine dining restaurants for every budget. You can eat a burger on a shovel at Turbulence Ibis Hotel in Mackay Airport (MKY). The health-conscious with flights Wellington to Mackay can sip on beetroot and turmeric lattes, nibble on baked camembert and indulge in doughnut ice cream cones.
Top Experiences For Visitors to Mackay
The Bluewater Lagoon is the perfect activity for families buying Wellington to Mackay flights in the hot summer months. It's free to visit and you can easily spend the entire day splashing about the calm waters.
Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park
Ever wanted to watch the sunrise with kangaroos? Then schedule in a trip to Cape Hillsborough Nature Tourist Park. To get to the park on time, travellers buying Wellington to Mackay return flights will need to drive. Entrance is free and watching the kangaroos on the beach is an absolutely magical experience.
Visit the Artspace Mackay
Creatives buying cheap flights Wellington to Mackay can make a beeline for the Artspace Mackay, a wonderful place in town for culture buffs. There's curated exhibitions that change regularly, and you can take part in some of the affordable workshops.
Go on a day trip to Whitsunday Islands
A day trip from Mackay to the Whitsunday Islands is one of the best things to do in the region. For travellers booking Wellington to Mackay flights, you can hire a car at Mackay Airport (MKY) and drive up the coast to the Port of Airlie. From there, you can hop on board a cruise and spend the entire day soaking up the pristine tropical paradise! You can relax on Whitehaven beach, fly over Heart Reef, or go snorkelling at one of the top dive sites in Australia.
Visit Eungella National Park
Eungella National Park is one of the biggest sub-tropical rainforests in Australia. One of its top attractions is the Wheel of Fire Falls, and animal lovers are almost guaranteed to see platypuses here! If you want to spend more time here, pack some tents and camp overnight in the park.