Byron Bay beach
Explore Regional Australia

Wander off the beaten track to a place where the stars shine brighter and the water is bluer than you can imagine. While international travel is off the cards and with so many new destinations available, now's the time to fly with QantasLink, rediscover and explore regional Australia. 

New Regional Routes

Rediscover Regional Australia with thirty three new regional routes launched on the QantasLink network since April 2020. You'll now have greater and direct access to more coastal and inland destinations around Australia. 

Route (both ways)                                  Commencement date

  • Sydney - Griffith                                            1 March 2021
  • Melbourne - Merimbula                               1 March 2021
  • Melbourne - Newcastle                             15 March 2021 
  • Brisbane - Norfolk Island                        19 March 2021 
  • Melbourne - Mount Gambier                    28 March 2021
  • Melbourne - Wagga Wagga                      28 March 2021  
  • Melbourne - Albury                                    28 March 2021
  • Adelaide - Mount Gambier                      28 March 2021
  • Melbourne - Coffs Harbour                           1 April 2021      
  • Canberra - Ballina                                          1 April 2021
  • Brisbane - Coffs Harbour                           29 April 2021    

Route (both ways)                                  Commencement date       

  • Brisbane - Albury (Seasonal)                              1 July 2021  
  • Brisbane - Cooma  (Seasonal)                            1 July 2021
  • Sydney - Cooma (Seasonal)                                1 July 2021
  • Canberra - Darwin                                              21 June 2021
  • Burnie - Melbourne                                             21 June 2021    
  • Adelaide - Gold Coast                                        25 June 2021
  • Adelaide - Cairns                                             16 August 2021
  • Adelaide - Townsville                                      16 August 2021
  • Melbourne - Townsville                            13 September 2021
  • Sydney - Townsville                                  13 September 2021
  • Gold Coast - Perth                                    25 September 2021
  • Sydney - Ayers Rock (Uluru)                            27 March 2022

The perfect beach holiday

Discover the Sunshine Coast Paddleboarders on Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

The pristine Sunshine Coast offers the perfect beach holiday escape whatever the occasion. With a favourable year-round climate, stunning beaches, epic surf breaks and plenty of beach towns to choose from including Noosa, Coolum and Sunshine Beach, you won't be disappointed.

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Search flights to Merimbula Stingrays in Exmouth


Located on the stunning New South Wales South Coast, Merimbula is a coastal gem offering stunning beaches suitable for all water sports, fresh local seafood, year round whale watching and plenty of family friendly activities to keep the family entertained.

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Read about Coffs harbour Beach in Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour is nestled between breathtaking mountains and sandy beaches in Northern New South Wales. A favourite destination for family holidays or a beach escape, this stunning region enjoys one of Australia's most liveable climates.

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Food and wine indulgence

Discover more about Orange Couple in Orange


Picturesque Orange is a place of rolling hills, fine heritage architecture and some of the country’s best cool-climate wines. With new QantasLink flights direct from Sydney to Orange, this charming regional centre is home to a blossoming food-and-wine scene, happy locals and plenty of pretty orchards.

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Read more about Margaret River Whale watching

Margaret River

Many are drawn to the jewel-like blue hues of Margaret River, but that’s just the beginning when it comes to this lush southwestern corner – after all, it is Australia's premium wine region. With stunning forests, rivers, and gourmet escapes, Margaret River serves up full-bodied adventures in the wild west.

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Book flights to Melbourne Lavendar farm, Launceston

Yarra Valley

Lose yourself in vine-strung hills and rolling farmland. The Yarra Valley is the oldest wine region in Victoria and known for its world-class food and wine, located just an hour's drive from the Melbourne CBD. Whether you go for a weekend or a week, there's plenty to do in the Yarra.

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Family friendly

Read more about Dubbo Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo


Dubbo, a historical regional centre in New South Wales has been a family favourite for years. Home to the famous Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo is the perfect place to sample regional produce, explore the colonial architecture and discover the thriving surrounds of this region.

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Discover Byron Bay Whale watching

Byron Bay

The unique and popular coastal town of Byron Bay offers the perfect family holiday.  With warm waters and pristine beaches, water sports such as surfing, swimming, fishing and snorkeling are big drawcards. Take in the spectacular coastal walk to the lighthouse or discover the spectacular Byron hinterland. 

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Read more about skiing in Australia Lavendar farm, Launceston

Cooma - Snowy Mountains

Hit the ski slopes this winter with seasonal direct flights between Sydney and Cooma-Snowy Mountains starting 1 July 2021. Cooma, situated approximately 1 hour from popular Perisher and Thredbo ski resorts, allows you easier and quicker access to hit the slopes and enjoy that family ski holiday. 

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Adventure in remote wonderlands

Read more about Alice Springs Sand hills in Alice Springs

Alice Springs

Alice Springs is a buzzing outback city and a great base to see the red centre of Australia. Mountain bike through the surrounding trails, go outback ballooning or visit the historic Telegraph Station before exploring the Alice Springs Desert Park nearby. 

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Read the Uluru travel guide Uluru at sunrise


Discover the country's most iconic and culturally significant landmark in the middle of the Australia desert. Walk or cycle around the base of this mammoth rock, explore the national park and hear the traditional Aboriginal stories of the land. 

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Find flights to Broome Boat in Broome


Broome is famous for rugged wilderness, turquoise water, beach camel rides and some of the most breathtaking sunsets on the planet. With a year-round tropical climate, stunning coast that stretches for miles, you're going to want to slowdown to Broome time. 

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Important information

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Disclaimer: ^ You must be a member of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program to earn and redeem Qantas Points. A joining fee may apply. Membership and Qantas Points are subject to the Qantas Frequent Flyer program terms and conditions.