Explore regional Australia

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Take your holiday off the beaten track to a place where the air is clearer, the stars brighter and the water more blue than you can imagine.

Fly with QantasLink and explore Australia via some of the best beaches, breathtaking natural wonders, and the most remote holiday destinations on the planet.

The perfect beach holiday

If there’s one thing Australia does well, it’s a beach holiday.  From family memories of fish and chips and sandcastles to romantic evenings sipping cocktails against a beach sunset with loved ones, there’s not much that makes a holiday special quite like a trip to the coast. And with a mainland coastline stretching more than 30,000km - there's a whole lot of white sandy beach, turquoise water and world-famous reef to explore in regional Australia. 

Plan your trip to Gladstone The Discovery Coast

Gladstone

Gladstone is a great launchpad to visit the coastal towns of Agnes Water and Seventeen Seventy. It's also the perfect gateway to some of the Southern Great Barrier Reef's most spectacular islands such as Heron and Lady Musgrave Islands.

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Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is nestled between breathtaking mountains and sandy beaches in Northern New South Wales. A favourite destination for family holidays or a beach escape, this stunning region enjoys one of Australia's most liveable climates. 

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Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth is a nature-lover's paradise with clear turquoise waters and an incredible diversity of underwater life. Swim with the famous whale sharks, or see the dolphins, manta rays, turtles, dugong and humpback whales.

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Get close to nature

Imagine being alone on a mountain-top, with nothing around you but silence and breath-taking national park. Or is your idea of adventure being face to face with a 16-foot great white shark? Whether you’re after rainforest and waterfalls or mountains and majestic sea creatures, it’s time to strap on your hiking boots and pack the binoculars, because these destinations offer natural encounters you’ll remember forever.

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Port Lincoln

Port Lincoln is the seafood capital of Australia, with tuna, oysters and kingfish caught fresh daily. Explore the Eyre Peninsula's beaches and cliffs, and for those with a sense of adventure,  swim with Australian sea lions or cage dive with a great white shark.

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Cairns

Cairns is the perfect base for exploring the reef and the rainforest of tropical North Queensland. With the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep, and the Daintree rainforest next door you’ll be exploring the best of land and sea by day. And by night, why not book a stay somewhere special.

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Launceston

Launceston is a vibrant hub for food, wine, culture and a whole lot of nature. Visit the Tamar River Valley and Tasmania's premier wine region boasting farmers' markets, cooking schools and vineyards.  There’s also limitless possibility for adventure with Cradle Mountain close by.

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Slow down to island time

What better way to escape the daily grind than to holiday on an island paradise. Enjoy romantic evenings, luxury resorts, swimming and relaxation among some of the most stunning scenery imaginable. At these island destinations you’re only a short flight from the Australian mainland but you’ll feel like you’re a million miles from anywhere. 

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Lord Howe Island

As close to paradise on Earth as you can find, World Heritage-listed Lord Howe island hosts only 400 visitors at a time. Picturesque mountains, world-class hiking, surf breaks and underwater life make it perfect for adventure-seekers or a romantic escape.  

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Hamilton Island

You won’t find cars on Hamilton Island, instead you’ll find pristine white beaches and crystal clear water filled with coral and marine life. One of the Whitsunday Islands, this is the perfect base for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and world-famous Whitehaven Beach.

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Kangaroo Island

An easy flight from the mainland, Kangaroo Island offers natural beauty, beaches, fresh seafood and local wines. It’s also a sanctuary for native wildlife such as koalas, wombats, wallabies, fairy penguins and of course its namesake, the kangaroo.  

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Adventure in remote wonderlands

Australia boasts some of the most remote holiday destinations on the planet.  It's the remoteness that makes these locations all the more wondrous, tempting and worth the visit. Get off the beaten track and explore expansive national parks, deserted beaches, bushland and the rich red of the outback. 

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Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a buzzing outback city and a great base to see the red centre of Australia. Mountain bike through the surrounding trails, go outback ballooning or visit the historic Telegraph Station before exploring the Alice Springs Desert Park nearby. Read more on Travel Insider

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Uluru

Discover the country’s most iconic and culturally significant landmark in the middle of the Australian desert. Walk or cycle around the base of this mammoth rock, explore the national park and hear the traditional Aboriginal stories of the land.

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Broome

Broome is famous for rugged wilderness, turquoise water, beach camel-rides and some of the most breath-taking sunsets on the planet. With a year-round tropical climate, stunning coast that stretches for miles and a lively history, you’re going to want to slow down to ‘Broome time’.   

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