When you fly with Qantas, your Australian holiday starts the moment you step on board. From hand-picked wines from Australia's best vineyards to the warm and friendly local service, we'll share the spirit of Australia with you before you arrive down under.

This vast island continent is the world’s sixth largest country by total area, but don’t let its size put you off, as it’s also one of the most diverse and multicultural destinations you can hope to visit. There are vibrant cities filled with art, culture and gourmet dining and small, quaint country towns where life ticks over at a more traditional pace. There are beaches galore, rainforests, bushland, desert, mountains and more. Plus discover the secrets of the Aboriginal people and their culture, estimated to be roughly 40,000 years old. And of course, you can't forget Australia's unique wildlife with the kangaroos, koalas, wombat, possums and more. So head down under and tick some of the world's most incredible, natural landscapes off your bucket list, including of course the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru (Ayer's Rock). When you’re looking for holidays in Australia, there's a whole world waiting to be explored. Here are some top recommendations to get you started.

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With ocean, desert, forest and reef, this country’s landscape is a visual feast that easily satisfies a hunger for the spectacular. Read our article on the most colourful places in Australia to visit.

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Our Australia - Hunter Valley The Hunter Valley is wine country, and is home to some of Australia’s most famous winemakers. Just over two hours from Sydney Airport, it’s the perfect place to experience wine, food and unique Australian wildlife.

Your A330 flight with Qantas

Enjoy a new standard of luxury in our new A330 Business Suites, and a new level of comfort in Economy. Our refurbished A330 aircraft are being progressively introduced on flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane throughout 2016.

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Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

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Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight (excluding most QantasLink services).

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Enjoy complimentary meals or refreshments every time you fly with us.

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Our Sommeliers in the sky will match your Rockpool-inspired cuisine with some of Australia's best wines. 

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy over 500 hours of entertainment, on our new larger, wider touchscreen entertainment systems..

Make The Qantas Club your first destination for business or leisure.

Customers travelling in our new Business class suite, can relax in innovative seats that recline from take-off right through to landing. The seats also convert to fully-flat beds.

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy your choice of up to the three main meals in Economy, or a contemporary selection of Rockpool inspired small and main plates in Business.

Art and culture

Australia's fascinating Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years. Combine this with the youthful energy of our modern world, and you won't be short of exciting exhibitions, shows and sights to see here. 

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Sydney, NSW

Beyond Sydney’s waterfront restaurants and hipster cafés is a whole list of hidden gems just a drive away from the city.

Read the Sydney destination guide
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Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

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Family holidays

With beaches, sunshine, activities and accommodation to suit all budgets and interests, Australia is full of fun for families young and old. We've found some of the best places around our network for your next family holiday. 

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Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD

Once you reach this tropical region, you won't want to leave.

Read the Cairns and Port Douglas destination guide
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Kangaroo Island

Romantic and luxury getaways

We can take you to Australia's most breathtaking romantic destinations - islands and resorts made for relaxation, where you can create the kind of memories that last forever. Escape the toils of everyday life, put your feet up and spend quality time with the people you love. 

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, QLD

Escape to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the secrets of this magical piece of the Whitsunday Islands.

Read the Hamilton Island destination guide
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Activity and adventure holidays

From theme parks and surfing to hiking, diving and so much more - Australia has something for every visitor young and old. Whether you're socialising with friends, spending time with the local wildlife or ticking off your bucket list, you'll have your pick of adventures with a holiday in Australia. 

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Gold Coast

Gold Coast, QLD

Endless sunshine, miles of gorgeous beach and a creative and active outdoor lifestyle – this is one destination offering more reasons to visit than ever before.

Read the Gold Coast destination guide
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Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

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Discover extraordinary Perth & beyond

Outback and country escapes

The Australian Outback is one of the most unique landscapes on the planet, and a stunning contrast from the lush coastal regions fringing the coast. With wide open plains, arid environment and rich red soil, you'll want to experience some of the Aussie outback while you're here. 

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Alice Springs and the Red Centre

Alice Springs and Red Centre, NT

Alice Springs is far more than the gateway to the Red Centre – it’s a thriving, spirited outback centre famous for the personality of its locals and natural wonders.

Read the Alice Springs and the Red Centre destination guide
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Food and drink

With a flourishing foodie scene, Australia is home to some of the freshest flavours imaginable. Enjoy delicious seafood, world-famous wines, cheese, native meats and produce in restaurants and farmers markets country-wide. Start your culinary journey with some of these firm favourites.  

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Launceston, TAS

Love food, art, design and nature? Then you’ll love Launceston. Surrounded by rolling hills and ancient, fern-wreathed oak trees, this boutique river city located at the head of the pristine Tamar Valley has all you need for the perfect getaway.

Read the Launceston destination guide
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Beach holidays

Boasting a mainland coastline stretching over 30,000kms, it's no secret that Australia has some of the most famous and most stunning coastlines in the world. Explore the Qantas network and find your beach paradise, here's some of the highlights. 

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Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

This paradise region is called the Sunshine Coast for good reason. With sunny days and spectacular beaches, this is the ultimate holiday destination for outdoor adventure and coastal relaxation.

Read the Sunshine Coast destination guide
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Port Macquarie

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Coffs Harbour

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