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 60 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 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.

Zone 1 routes 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

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

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 Launceston - Sydney
Adelaide - Brisbane Brisbane - Canberra Cairns - Gold Coast Melbourne - Townsville
Adelaide - Canberra Brisbane - Hobart Cairns - Mackay Mildura - Sydney
Adelaide - Cairns Brisbane - Launceston Cairns - Sydney Proserpine - Sydney
Adelaide - Gold Coast Brisbane - Melbourne Hamilton Island - Melbourne Sydney - Toowoomba
Adelaide - Newcastle Brisbane - (Snowy Mountains) Cooma Hamilton Island - Sydney Sydney - Townsville
Adelaide - Townsville Brisbane - Wagga Wagga Kalgoorlie-Boulder - Perth  
Albury - Brisbane Canberra - Cairns Kingscote - Melbourne  
Bendigo - Sydney Canberra - Hobart Learmonth - Perth  

Zone 3 Map

Zone 3 - Australia

Zone 3 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide - Ayers Rock Ayers Rock - Brisbane Broome - Sydney Darwin - Sydney
Adelaide - Darwin Ayers Rock - Cairns Cairns - Darwin Darwin - Townsville
Adelaide - Perth Ayers Rock - Melbourne Cairns - Melbourne Gold Coast - Perth
Alice Springs - Brisbane Ayers Rock - 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 60 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 same baggage allowance across international and domestic flights, as well as entertainment, food and beverage all included on Qantas operated flights.

Book with confidence

Your customers can move or cancel travel dates for eligible International or Trans-Tasman Qantas flights as often as they need, fee free. A fare difference may apply.

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: *Before booking and before departure, ensure you check the latest travel requirements, which may include mandatory health declarations, vaccinations^, COVID-19 tests, use of face masks, entry permits, pre-approval and quarantine (possibly at your own expense), or you could be denied entry. All passengers aged 12 years and older on Qantas international flights will be required to be fully vaccinated with a TGA-approved or recognised vaccine some exceptions apply.

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: *Flights operated by Jetstar only. ^Flights operated by Qantas, Jetstar and QantasLink (Sunstate, Eastern, National Jet Systems, Network Aviation and Alliance Airlines). All other flights operated by Qantas and QantasLink only. 

Disclaimer: The number of Australian destinations is correct as at 7 May 2021, but is subject to change.

Disclaimer: Meals, beverages, entertainment offerings vary between flight times. Alcohol offered during select flight times on select flights.

Disclaimer: #Book and travel on eligible Qantas domestic Australia flights before 30 April 2022, or book an eligible international or trans-Tasman flight before 30 June 2022 for travel before 31 December 2022. Our flights are scheduled 12 months in advance, so your preferred date might not be available at this time. If you decide to change the date of your travel, we’ll waive the change fee. You’ll need to change your flight before your scheduled date of departure and select a new travel date within 12 months of your original booking date. When you’re ready to rebook, you’ll also need to cover any fare increase for your new flight, if applicable.

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

Qantas Explorer fares