Qantas Explorer


Explore everywhere for less with Qantas Explorer

Qantas Explorer is a multi-city booking tool that offers travellers from around the world the chance to customise their dream adventure to Australia and enjoy great value. With Qantas Explorer, your customers can enjoy discounted fares within Australia.

How do Qantas Explorer fares work?

When booking your customer an international flight to Australia, Qantas Explorer allows your customer to add flights within Australia at a discounted rate. To work out where your customer can fly and the discounted rate, each available route has been divided into three zones.

Zone and carrier information

Travelling around Australia is easy with flights operated by Qantas, Jetstar and Qantaslink. Whether your customer has dreamed of visiting Byron Bay's iconic beaches or the Red Centre's rolling dunes, you'll find a destination placed into one of three zones for your customer.

Routes found in Zone 1 offer the lowest fares for hopping between some of Australia's most iconic cities, beaches and landscapes. The routes in Zone 2 and Zone 3 cover greater distances to some of our most breathtaking destinations.

Zone 1 Map

Qantas explorer map 1

Zone 1 - Australia

Zone 1 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide - Hobart Brisbane - Hamilton Island Coffs Harbour - Sydney Melbourne - Sydney
Adelaide - Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) Brisbane - Mackay Devonport - Melbourne Melbourne - Wagga Wagga
Adelaide - Melbourne Brisbane - Newcastle Dubbo - Sydney Merimbula -Sydney 
Adelaide - Mount Gambier Brisbane - Port Macquarie Geraldton - Perth  Moree - Sydney
Adelaide - Port Lincoln Brisbane - Prosperpine Gold Coast (Coolangatta) - Sydney Newcastle - Gold Coast (Coolangatta)
Adelaide - Sydney Brisbane - Rockhamtpon Griffith - Sydney Orange - Sydney
Albury - Melbourne Brisbane - Sydney Hobart - Melbourne Port Macquarie - Sydney
Albury - Sydney Brisbane - Townsville Hobart - Sydney Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) - Melbourne
Armidale - Sydney Bundaberg - Brisbane Launceston - Melbourne Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) - Sydney
Ballina (Byron) -Canberra Burnie - Melbourne Mackay - Rockhampton Sydney - Tamworth
Ballina (Byron) - Melbourne Cairns - Townsville Mackay - Townsville Sydney - Wagga Wagga
Ballina (Byron) - Sydney Canberra - Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Melbourne - Gold Coast (Coolangatta)  
Brisbane - Coffs Harbour Canberra - Melbourne Melbourne - Merimbula  
Brisbane - Fraser Coast (Hervey Bay) Canberra - Sydney Melbourne - Mildura  
Brisbane - Gladstone Coffs Harbour - Melbourne Melbourne - Newcastle  

Zone 2 Map

Qantas explorer map 2

Zone 2 - Australia

Zone 2 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide - Alice Springs Brisbane - Cairns Canberra - Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) Melbourne - Townsville
Adelaide - Brisbane Brisbane - Canberra Cairns - Gold Coast (Coolangatta)* Mildura - Sydney
Adelaide - Canberra Brisbane - Hobart Cairns - Mackay Proserpine - Sydney*
Adelaide - Cairns Brisbane - Launceston Cairns - Sydney Sydney - Toowoomba
Adelaide - Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Brisbane - Melbourne Exmouth (Learmonth)-Perth Sydney - Townsville
Adelaide - Newcastle Brisbane - Snowy Mountains (Cooma) Hamilton Island - Melbourne  
Adelaide - Townsville Brisbane - Wagga Wagga Hamilton Island - Sydney  
Albury - Adelaide Broken Hill - Sydney Kalgoorlie - Perth  
Albury - Brisbane Canberra - Cairns Kangaroo Island (Kingscote) - Melbourne  
Bendigo - Sydney Canberra - Hobart Launceston - Sydney  

Zone 3 Map

Qantas explorer map 3

Zone 3 - Australia

Zone 3 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide - Ayers Rock (Uluru) Ayers Rock (Uluru) - Cairns Cairns - Melbourne Hobart - Perth 
Adelaide - Darwin Ayers Rock (Uluru) - Melbourne* Cairns - Perth* Lord Howe Island - Sydney
Adelaide - Perth Ayers Rock (Uluru)- Sydney~ Cairns - Rockhampton Melbourne - Exmouth (Learmonth) 
Alice Springs - Brisbane Brisbane - Darwin Canberra - Darwin Melbourne - Perth
Alice Springs - Cairns Brisbane - Perth Canberra - Perth Melbourne - Proserpine*
Alice Springs - Darwin Broome - Brisbane Darwin - Melbourne Perth - Sydney
Alice Springs - Melbourne Broome - Melbourne Darwin - Perth Rockhampton - Townsville
Alice Springs - Perth Broome - Perth Darwin - Sydney  
Alice Springs - Sydney Broome - Sydney Darwin - Townsville  
Ayers Rock (Uluru) - Brisbane* Cairns - Darwin~ Gold Coast (Coolangatta) - Perth  

Discover the benefits of booking with Qantas Explorer

With over 100 years of taking people across the world, comfort and confidence come complimentary with Qantas.

Extensive network

From iconic city tours to remote outback adventures, your customers can explore over 100 routes to destinations across Australia.

Discounted fares

Help your customers unlock greater value with access to discounted fares, before leaving their home port or origin.

Seamless booking

Qantas Explorer fares auto-quote in the GDS if selected with an international flight to Australia.

All-inclusive flights

Your customers can enjoy the inflight entertainment, food and beverage all included on Qantas operated flights.

Baggage included in every fare

Your customer can pack more into their trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare. Your customers can enjoy the same baggage allowance across international and domestic flights.

Australia's national airline

The best of Australia starts with Qantas. Your customers will start their Aussie adventure as soon as they board with our friendly crew and warm hospitality.

Qantas Explorer GDS Entries

Qantas Explorer routes are categorized into three distinct zones and fares are available in the following booking classes: Q | S | M | H.

For further information on Qantas Explorer fares, please refer to the GDS for pricing, full fare rules, terms and conditions.

Enjoy the flexibility of free date changes, revalidations are permitted subject to the same booking class.

Explorer Fare Breakdown (NZD)
Booking Class Q S M H
Zone 1 135 186 269 362
Zone 2 186 248 351 444
Zone 3 269 341 444 558

Note: Base fares only and subject to change. 

Currency PoS/Region Amadeus Galileo Sabre Worldspan

Qantas Explorer fares FAQs

Important Information

Disclaimer: #Qantas Explorer fares must be booked in conjunction with a Qantas international fare to Australia from New Zealand, and have the same validity as your international ticket. Savings are based on a comparison with the year-round fare. At times, there may be sale fares available which may be cheaper than the Qantas Explorer fare for that routing.

Disclaimer: ^Prices exclude carrier charges, fees and taxes, which will vary depending on your departure and destination points. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rate change. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Additional airport taxes and fees may be required for alternative routings. Offer is subject to availability at time of booking.

Disclaimer: ± QantasLink  flights operated by Sunstate, Eastern, National Jet Systems, Network Aviation and Alliance Airlines). 

Disclaimer: *Flights operated by Jetstar only.

Disclaimer: ~Flights operated by Qantas and Jetstar.

* Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest travel requirements for more information. Vaccines must be TGA-approved or recognised vaccines (some exceptions apply).

Disclaimer: Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times.

Disclaimer: -Subject to the same booking class date changes and revalidations are permitted. If the same booking class is not available reissues are permitted for a fee plus any fare differences and taxes.

+ The number of Australian destinations is correct as at 18 November 2022, but is subject to change.