Qantas Explorer fares

Coral Bay, Western Australia

Dive into a world of possibilities with Qantas Explorer

Qantas Explorer is a multi-city booking fare product that offers travellers from around the world the chance to customise their dream adventure down under. Offering discounted fares to over 65 destinations across Australia, your customers can enjoy more value from every moment.

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How do Qantas Explorer fares work?

When booking your customer an international flight to Australia or New Zealand, Qantas Explorer allows your customer to add flights within each country 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 and New Zealand'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

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 1 - New Zealand

Zone 1 - Applicable routes (both ways) within New Zealand

Auckland - Christchurch Auckland - Queenstown Christchurch - Wellington
Auckland - Dunedin Auckland - Wellington  

Zone 2 Map

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

Zone 3 - Australia

Zone 3 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

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

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.

Australia

Extensive network

From iconic city tours to remote outback adventures, Qantas can take your customers to over 65 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

Seamless booking

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

All-inclusive flights

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

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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.

GDS INFORMATION
Currency PoS/Region Amadeus Galileo Sabre Worldspan
USD USA, Canada, Mexico FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-USD FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::USD then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*USD 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CUSD
GBP UK FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-GBP FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::GBP then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*GBP 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CGBP
EUR Europe FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-EUR FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::EUR then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*EUR 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CEUR
JPY Japan FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-JPY FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::JPY then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*JPY 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CJPY
HKD Hong Kong FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-HKD FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::HKD then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*HKD 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CHKD
NZD New Zealand FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-NZD FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::NZD then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*NZD 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CNZD
AUD South Africa, Asia, North Africa, Oceania, India,
Middle East
FQDSYDMEL/10OCT/R,FS-AUD FDSYDMEL10APR/QF::AUD then FU* FQSYDMEL10APR-QF/D*AUD 4FSYDMEL-QF/L10APR then 4F*/CAUD
Currency  PoS/Region Travelsky
All currencies and markets XS FSD SYDMEL/10APR/QF

Qantas Explorer fares FAQs

Important Information

Disclaimer: #Qantas Explorer fares must be booked in conjunction with a Qantas international fare to Australia or 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 vaccinesOpens external site (some exceptions apply).

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

Disclaimer: ~New Zealand domestic flights are not available to PoS New Zealand.

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