Distance between Gold Coast and Mackay
The distance from Gold Coast to Mackay is 1,048 kilometers by road including 229 kilometers on motorways. Road takes approximately 11 hours and 55 minutes and goes through Gympie, Maryborough, Rockhampton, Molendinar, Pacific Pines, Ormeau and Yatala.
Shortest distance by air  875 km ✈️ 
Car route length  1,048 km 🚗 
Driving time  11 h 55 min 
Fuel amount  83.8 L 
Fuel cost  145.8 AUD 
Point  Distance  Time  Fuel  
Gold Coast  0 km  00 min  0.0 L  
3 4 6 km, 04 min


Molendinar  6 km  04 min  0.4 L  
4 10 8 km, 05 min


Pacific Pines  14 km  10 min  0.9 L  
M1 20 km, 11 min


Ormeau  34 km  21 min  2.6 L  
M1 4 km, 02 min


Yatala  39 km  23 min  2.9 L  
M1 12 km, 07 min


Daisy Hill  51 km  30 min  4.0 L  
M1 197 km, 1 h 56 min


Gympie  248 km  2 h 26 min  19.1 L  
A1 81 km, 59 min


Maryborough  329 km  3 h 26 min  25.9 L  
A1 383 km, 4 h 28 min


Rockhampton  712 km  7 h 55 min  56.7 L  
A1 336 km, 3 h 59 min


Mackay  1,048 km  11 h 54 min  83.7 L 
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to drive from Gold Coast to Mackay?
Fuel cost: 145.8 AUD
This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 1,048 km / 100 km) * (Fuel consumption 8 L/100 km) * (Fuel price 1.74 AUD / L)
You can adjust fuel consumption and fuel price here.
How long is a car ride from Gold Coast to Mackay?
Driving time: 11 h 55 min
This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.
 128 km with a maximum speed 110 km/h = 1 h 9 min
 87 km with a maximum speed 100 km/h = 52 min
 454 km with a maximum speed 90 km/h = 5 h 2 min
 357 km with a maximum speed 80 km/h = 4 h 27 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 70 km/h = 7 min
 8 km with a maximum speed 60 km/h = 7 min
 6 km with a maximum speed 50 km/h = 6 min
The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.
How far is Gold Coast to Mackay by land?
The distance between Gold Coast and Mackay is 1,048 km by road including 229 km on motorways.
Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Gold Coast and Mackay respectively.
How far is Gold Coast to Mackay by plane?
The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Gold Coast and Mackay is 875 km.
This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a greatcircle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Gold Coast and Mackay respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.
How many hours is Gold Coast from Mackay by plane?
Boeing 737 airliner needs 1 h 5 min to cover the distance of 875 km at a cruising speed of 800 km/h.
Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 3 h 58 min to flight this distance at average speed of 220 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.
How long is a helicopter ride from Gold Coast to Mackay?
Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH6 Cayuse" need 3 h 38 min to cover the distance of 875 km at a cruising speed of 240 km/h.
Popular "Robinson R44" needs 4 h 10 min to flight this distance at average speed of 210 km/h.
This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.
What city is halfway between Gold Coast and Mackay?
The halfway point between Gold Coast and Mackay is Bororen. It is located about 38 km from the exact midpoint by road.
The distance from Bororen to Gold Coast is 562 km and driving will take about 6 h 10 min. The road between Bororen and Mackay has length 486 km and will take approximately 5 h 44 min.
The other cities located close to halfway point:
Where is Gold Coast in relation to Mackay?
Gold Coast is located 875 km southeast of Mackay.
Gold Coast has geographic coordinates: latitude 28.00237, longitude 153.4146.
Mackay has geographic coordinates: latitude 21.14196, longitude 149.18651.
Which highway goes from Gold Coast to Mackay?
The route from Gold Coast to Mackay follows A1, M1.
Other minor sections pass along the road:
 10: 4 km
 4: 3 km
 57: 2 km
 12: 2 km