Our favourite short breaks


Short break or getaway ideas

Need to refresh, rejuvenate or looking for ideas for the holidays? If you're keen to get away, time-poor, travelling with a family or just need time out, we've got you covered. Check out our favourites and pretty soon, they'll be yours too.

Close to home

Don't want to travel too far? There are plenty of options in your own backyard. Whether you're looking for sunshine bliss, tropical paradise or a regional escape our top picks will get you planning.

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Never been? Make the capital, Canberra your next destination. With so much to offer such as the excellent restaurants, wineries, museums, activities for kids and  landscapes, you will not be disappointed.

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Explore paradise Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas

The tropical climate makes you feel like you're on an island escape the minute you arrive. Whether it's the rainforest or reef  (or both) you're after, it's the perfect short break for anyone.

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Discover Hamilton and Hayman Island Pool at Hamilton Island

Hamilton and Hayman Island

Made up of white sand and turquoise blue waters, the Whitsundays is not be missed. With so much to do in the area, these tropical islands can be experienced poolside, sailing, snorkelling and much more.

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Regional Australia

Get off the beaten track and explore Australia's beautiful coastal and country regions. Fly with QantasLink and explore Australia to the most remote holiday destinations on the planet. 

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Explore extraordinary WA Crab Creek Red Sea Broome - Western Australia

Western Australia

Western Australia offers incredible landscapes, coastlines and breathtaking scenery. From the wine region of Margaret River to the long white sandy beaches of Broome there is so much to explore in this extraordinary state.

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Explore Tasmania Cradle Mountain Walk - Tasmania


This small  but unique island offers stunning landscapes, spectacular hiking, produce and wines that make the food scene up and coming. The best way to see the island is by car making it a road trip  you won't forget.

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Across the shores

Feeling a little more adventurous or want to experience some culture? Then head abroad, here are our top picks offering something for everyone and every budget.

Explore more on Travel Insider Bali


Different sceneries make Bali an exotic destination - sunsets, temples, lush green rainforests, volcanoes and surfing beaches. Add in trending resorts and restaurants to make your break more luxe.

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Discover more in Travel insider Queenstown - New Zealand

New Zealand

Want adventure, road trips or a relaxing break?  Hit the ski slopes of Queenstown, wineries around Nelson, or take a drive through the spectacular North and South Islands offering everything and more.

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Explore Hong Kong Lantau island buddha - Hong Kong

Hong Kong

With so much culture to be explored this city is modern but made of ancient charm. Discover the hidden temples,  festivals, hike the mountains, take to the markets and try the local cuisine.   

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Book your entire trip with us

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Hotels and Airbnb

Plan the perfect escape with Qantas Hotels or Airbnb, and earn 3 Qantas Points^ per A$1 on hotel bookings and 1 Qantas Point^ per A$1 on Airbnb bookings

Plus if you're a new user of Airbnb and your first ever stay is booked via qantas.com, you'll earn an additional 500 bonus points^.

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Qantas makes getting to and from your destination even easier. With options of car hire, transfers or Uber. The best part? You'll also be earning Qantas Points^.

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Find activities Little girl playing in waterpark - Activities


Choose from over 10,000 hand picked activities and tours in 800 destinations around the world. Qantas Frequent Flyers can earn 1 Qantas Point^ per A$1 spent.

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Choose from a wide-range of travel insurance with Qantas Assure, plus earn 1 Qantas Point^ per A$1 spent on selected policies. 

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Important information

* Flight prices are per adult in Australian Dollars, based on payment at qantas.com by BPAY made 7 days or more before departure, POLi or Qantas issued UATP. For other payment options a percentage based fee applies, capped at a maximum per passenger of $11 for Domestic or $70 for International travel. Prices are not guaranteed until payment is made. Fares may not be available on all flights or days. Some flights are operated by partner or subsidiary airlines. Prices may fluctuate if taxes or foreign exchange rates change. Passengers booking Premium Economy may be seated in Economy on connecting flights. Check the fare rules for more details before booking. Inclusions vary between flights. All schedules subject to change, including last minute aircraft changes. QantasLink flights operated by Sunstate Airlines (Qld) Pty Ltd ABN 82 009 734 703, Eastern Australia Airlines Pty Ltd ABN 77 001 599 024, and National Jet Systems Pty Ltd ABN 11 008 279 203. Licence No per state: QLD - 407, NSW - 2TA000237, VIC - 30362, SA - TTA155, WA - 9TA52.

^ Qantas Frequent Flyer members can earn 1 Qantas Point per A$1 spent on the premium paid on eligible Qantas Assure policies, excluding Australian Cancellation and Baggage. You will be eligible for these points upon departure, and points may take up to 6 weeks from the date of your departure to be credited to your Qantas Frequent Flyer account. You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem points. Membership and points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions. A joining fee usually applies. However, this will be waived if you join when you download the Qantas Assure App. The Qantas Assure App is offered by Qantas and you must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and aged 13+ to use the App.