Mackay transport and travel information

Mackay Airport – Domestic terminals 

Located half way between Cairns and Brisbane, flying down from the north or up from the south is easy, with direct flights from Brisbane, Gold Coast, Townsville and Rockhampton to the Mackay Airport. There are several transportation options to get you where you need to go. Private transfers provide a door to door service from the airport to your accommodation. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi or hire a rental car. 

How to get around Mackay

Take the train

Take the train to Mackay with Queensland Rail who offer multiple services weekly from both north and south. 

Travel by coach

Bus and coach services are frequent in the Mackay Region from throughout Queensland. 

Drive Mackay

Take-up one of the many drive itineraries and hire a car, 4WD or campervan from various locations across Mackay (including from Mackay Airport). From day trips to weekend stopovers or week long camping experiences, the Mackay region has an abundance of drive experiences from beachfront to bush. 

Sail away

Just off Mackay’s coast lies the Cumberland Island Group at the southern extreme of the famous Whitsundays. Skipper yourself or hire a crewed vessel to explore the islands or snorkel and dive over some of the world’s best living the coral reefs.

Explore all of the transport options available below.

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Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre

Sarina, Mackay Area
They are open! 9am-1pm Seven Days a Week. When planning your trip to the Mackay Region, make your first stop at the Mackay Region Visitor Information Centre in beautiful Sarina. The state of the art Visitor Information Centre - the one stop shop for your holiday in the Mackay Region.

Mount Pleasant Shopping Centre

Mackay, Mackay Area
Mount Pleasant is a community focused shopping centre located 4.5 kilometres north of Mackay city, anchored by Woolworths, Coles and Kmart, and more than 70 speciality stores. It is the first choice for everyday convenience and services, and is proud to cater to the needs of the local community and travellers.

Jayco Mackay

Bakers Creek, Mackay Area
Jayco Mackay are Central Queensland’s Exclusive Jayco Caravan Dealer. They specialise in New and Used Caravan, Poptops and Camper sales and service. Their range of spares and accessories are extensive with many genuine Jayco and aftermarket products available in-store.

Melba House Visitor Information Centre

Marian, Mackay Area
The Pioneer Valley Visitor Information Centre is located in Melba House, Edward Lloyd Park, Anzac Avenue, Marian. This accredited visitor information centre offers a one stop shop for travel information including maps, brochures and itineraries for the Mackay Region as well as destinations to the north, south and west.

Avis Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$50 - 150
Avis is the leading car rental company in Australia, operating at more than 240 conveniently located rental facilities, including all major airports. With a long history of innovation in the car rental industry, their 'We Try Harder' approach to service makes Avis one of the world's best-known car rental brands.

Element Events by Ramona

North Mackay, Mackay Area
Element Events by Ramona is a leading Wedding and Events Company servicing the Mackay, Whitsundays and Isaac Regions. They specialise in Styling and Decor, Wedding Planning and Event Management. They are passionate about creating world-class experiences that tell your story.

Europcar Car Hire Australia

Multiple Locations
From AU$30 - 200
Europcar's Queensland stations provide flexible car hire options for a business trip or driving holiday. Europcar has a nationwide network of over 125 locations with 34 easily accessible car hire locations throughout Queensland, all offering competitive rates in top holiday destinations.

Enterprise Rent A Car - Mackay Airport

Paget, Mackay Area
While Enterprise is new to Australia, they have been growing across the globe since 1957. Today, Enterprise is part of the largest car rental company in the world, with more than 1.5 million cars in service.

Treadwell Tyre Service

Sarina, Mackay Area
They sell a wide range of new tyres for all your vehicles, trailers, caravans and campers. They can do repairs and all related tyre services - rotates and balances, wheel alignments and pressure checks.
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