Sydney and New South Wales

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Discover a new you.

Welcome to Sydney, where the city's vibrant energy can be found on just about every corner. You'll feel it down historic laneways; deep within lush green spaces; beside the iconic harbour; and soaking up the sun on Sydney's famous golden beaches. With a bold calendar of soul-stirring events, along with intriguing galleries and museums, unique outdoor markets and some of the world's best restaurants and bars, you'll encounter countless ways to discover a new you.

Discover A New You with Qantas and Destination New South Wales Hop on a Qantas flight to Sydney, Australia and discover a new you. Now flying non-stop from Vancouver to Sydney year round with connections across Canada available with our partner WestJet.
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Reasons to fly with us

We believe the journey should be as exciting as the destination and that’s why we include more with every fare. Familiar smiles are waiting to welcome you onboard and take you to Sydney.

Complimentary food and drinks on every flight

Enjoy a meal or snack every time you fly with us, as well as a range of refreshments including beer and wine.

Inflight dining

Checked and carry-on baggage included

Pack more into your trip with checked and carry-on baggage included in every fare.

Baggage

Inflight entertainment included

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including TV, film, Qantas magazine and more.

Entertainment

Extensive network

Flying to more than 75 destinations across Australia and the world. Enjoy incredible value with Qantas Explorer, offering discounted fares within Australia.

Where we fly

An adventurous you

New South Wales is spectacularly diverse, dotted with rugged national parks, UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites, untouched wilderness and curious creatures.

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Blue Mountains

There’s nothing quite like a hike in the fresh mountain air in the golden light of the morning. So close and, yet, a world away among ancient rock formations, forested valleys and villages from another era.

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Byron Bay

Get up close with nature when you kayak with the resident dolphins or snorkel over hidden volcanic reef with local turtles. From June to November, spot the massive humpback whales as they migrate along the coast.

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Lord Howe Island

This World Heritage-listed island paradise is only a two-hour flight from Sydney, and is famous for its breathtaking twin peaks and pristine beaches. The island lies on the worlds southernmost coral reef, home to 500 species of fish and more than 90 species of coral.

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A brave you

Whether you’re a rugby fan, diving enthusiast, avid sailor or expert surfer, you’ll find outdoor activities, adventurous challenges and plenty of sport to suit all tastes in Sydney. 

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Port Stephens

A sparkling blue shoreline; golden sweeping sand dunes - Port Stephens is a coastal paradise. Swim alongside dolphins, zoom down the largest moving sand dunes in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Jervis Bay

Experience safari-style luxury surrounded by pristine Australian bush at Paperbark Camp. Just a 2.5hr drive south of Sydney, it’s the perfect base to explore the adventure playground of Jervis Bay.

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Sydney

Feel a new high in Sydney. BridgeClimb Sydney is an iconic Australian experience that takes you on a journey to the top of the nation’s most famous and celebrated structure – the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

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An inquisitive you

Sydney shines all year round with a blockbuster calendar of events. Satisfy your culture fix with one of Sydney’s upcoming musicals or enjoy a spectacular outdoor opera.

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Tribal Warrior

Embark on a two-hour journey to hear the stories of the Cadigal, Guringai, Wangal, Gammeraigal and Wallumedegal. Learn the Aboriginal names and meanings of significant Sydney landmarks.

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26 May to 17 June 2023
Vivid Sydney

Vivid Sydney

From 26 May to 17 June 2023, experience the city in a whole new light during Vivid Sydney; an incredible festival of light, live music, food and new ideas.

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Museum of Contemporary Art

MCA celebrates the work of living artists, bringing exceptional exhibitions of international and Australian art to as many people as possible – welcoming over a million visitors each year – in the belief that art is for everyone.

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The food lover in you

Taste the delectable delights of New South Wales, from elegant wines and organic produce in the beautiful countryside to fresh seafood on the gorgeous coast.

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Hunter Valley

Embrace the surreal feeling of rising gently into the clouds above rows of vines below. This is a place for slowing things down with vineyard picnics, wine tasting, horse riding and culinary masterclasses.

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Orange

Perfect for any time of year, Orange is a thriving country town as rich in heritage as it is in award-winning restaurants, boutique shops, magnificent gardens and bustling markets. 

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South Coast

Drive south from Sydney along the Grand Pacific Drive and unearth boutique wines, cheeses and seafood in the Shoalhaven Coast wine region. Continue south along Australia’s Oyster Coast Trail for some of the world’s best oysters.

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Important information

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

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 26 April 2023, but is subject to change. Before booking and departure, ensure you check the latest travel requirements.

Disclaimer: ± Inflight entertainment varies by route and aircraft.

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 that may be cheaper than the Qantas Explorer fare for that routing. To include Qantas Explorer fares for your trip to Australia or New Zealand, you can choose the multi-city option when making your booking.

Disclaimer: Prices based on payment at qantas.com. 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 rates 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 the time of booking.

Disclaimer: View the Qantas Explorer fare rules.