Australia

Explore the great southern land

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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The best of Australia starts with Qantas

Save on domestic Australia flights

The Qantas Walkabout Pass offers you discounts on domestic tickets when you book a Qantas International flight to Australia. This means you can do more, see more and experience more of Australia.

With more than 30 destinations available on the pass to choose from, you can explore the iconic sights of the Sydney Opera House, Uluru and the Great Barrier Reef, or dive into nature and wildlife with penguins on Phillip Island, Kangaroo Island and the crocodiles at Kakadu. 

To take advantage of the Qantas Walkabout Pass savings, choose the multi-city option when making your booking.#

Your flight with Qantas

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

Enjoy larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight when you fly with us. 

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

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including news, TV, film, radio and more.

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

Eligible customers can relax in style before their next flight in our stylish Sydney Qantas Club.

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

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

Art and culture

Although a relatively young country by modern standards, Australia's fascinating Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years. Combine this with youthful energy of today's culture and you won't be short of exciting exhibitions, shows and things to see. 

Sydney Sydney

Sydney

Sydney, NSW

Whether it's a staycation or you're visiting for the weekend, take an extra day or two and make a long weekend of it as you explore the cafes, suburbs and harbour.

Read the Sydney destination guide
Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Melbourne Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Family holidays

With exciting beaches, fun for all ages and a range of hotels and accommodation to suit all budgets and flavours, we've found some of the best places around our network for your next family holiday in Australia. 

Cairns and Port Douglas Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD

The minute you land you know you have arrived in Cairns as you are greeted with the tropical warm air and lush green mountains that surround it.

Read the Cairns and Port Douglas destination guide
Melbourne Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Romantic and luxury getaways

We can take you and the one you love to a range of intimate destinations around the country where you can relax and enjoy quality time together. Escape the toils of everyday life, put your feet up and spend quality time with the people that matter. 

Hamilton and Hayman Islands Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Hamilton and Hayman Island, QLD

With some of Australia’s most pristine white beaches, coral and marine life, Hamilton and Hayman Islands are the home of luxury in Australia. Don’t miss the incredible Whitehaven Beach, one of the country’s most famous stretches of sand, and enjoy the silence that comes with a much-welcome no car rule.

Read the Hamilton and Hayman Islands destination guide
Broome Broome

Broome

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

Activity and adventure holidays

Theme parks, skiing, surfing, hiking, sailing, diving and more - Australia has something for everyone. Whether you're with friends, spending time with the local wildlife or ticking things off your bucket list, you could never come to Australia and say you were bored. 

Perth Perth

Perth

Perth, WA

Seemingly endless sunshine, pristine sandy beaches plus great food and world-class local wines – there’s nowhere quite like Perth.

Read the Perth destination guide
Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Gold Coast Gold Coast

Gold Coast

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, with it's wide open plains, deep red soil and arid environment. Try these towns as your starting point. 

Alice Springs and Red Centre Alice Springs and Red Centre

Alice Springs and 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 Red Centre destination guide
Darwin Darwin

Darwin

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Food and drink

With a flourishing foodie scene, Australia is home to some of the freshest flavours. Enjoy delicious seafood from our coastal waters and wines, cheeses and meats from further inland, plus world-class restaurants in our cities. Here are some options to get you started. 

Melbourne Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Make a long weekend of it in Australia's cultural and entertainment hub. Known for its eateries, endless shopping, international sporting events and world-class galleries.

Read the Melbourne destination guide
Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Hobart Hobart

Hobart

Beach holidays

With a mainland coastline stretching over 35,000kms, and an additional 23,800km of island coastlines, it's no wonder Australia has some of the most famous, and remote, beaches in the world. Explore the Qantas network and find your beach paradise. 

Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

It’s called the Sunshine Coast for good reason with an average of seven hours sunshine per day. Enjoy a laid-back lifestyle centred around pristine beaches, freshwater rivers and lakes.

Read the Sunshine Coast destination guide

Important information

# The Qantas Walkabout Pass must be booked and ticketed with a Qantas return international fare to Australia or New Zealand and it has the same validity as your international ticket. To include the Qantas Walkabout Pass choose the multi-city option when making your booking at qantas.com. 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 Walkabout Pass fare for that routing.