Qantas Explorer

Qantas Explorer

Ready to travel like a local? Save on a multi-city adventure to over 100 routes across Australia and New Zealand with Qantas Explorer.

How does Qantas Explorer work?

Why choose between dream destinations when you can see everywhere and save at the same time? Book an international Economy flight to Australia or New Zealand through Qantas Explorer and you can save on flights within each country. So, if you plan on landing in Sydney and visiting the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru, or flying between the epic landscapes of Auckland, Queenstown and Wellington, Qantas Explorer can help you see more for less.

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Zone information

Travelling around Australia is easy with flights operated by Qantas, Jetstar and QantasLink. Whether you’ve dreamed of visiting Byron Bay’s iconic beaches or the Red Centre’s rolling dunes, you’ll find every destination placed into one of three zones that help determine its fare.

Routes found in Zone 1 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 at an increased fare.

Zone 1 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

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

Zone 1 - Applicable routes (both ways) within New Zealand

Auckland-Christchurch Auckland-Queenstown Christchurch-Wellington
Auckland-Dunedin Auckland-Wellington  

Zone 2 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide-Alice Springs Bendigo-Sydney Canberra-Cairns Kalgoorlie-Perth
Adelaide-Brisbane Brisbane-Cairns Canberra-Hobart Kangaroo Island (Kingscote)-Melbourne
Adelaide-Cairns Brisbane-Canberra Canberra-Sunshine Coast (Maroochydore) Launceston-Sydney
Adelaide-Canberra Brisbane-Hobart Cairns-Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Melbourne-Townsville
Adelaide-Gold Coast (Coolangatta) Brisbane-Launceston Cairns-Mackay Mildura-Sydney
Adelaide-Newcastle Brisbane-Melbourne Cairns-Sydney Proserpine-Sydney
Adelaide-Townsville Brisbane-Snowy Mountains (Cooma) Exmouth (Learmonth)-Perth Sydney-Toowoomba
Albury-Adelaide Brisbane-Wagga Wagga Hamilton Island-Melbourne Sydney-Townsville
Albury-Brisbane Broken Hill-Sydney Hamilton Island-Sydney  

Zone 3 - Applicable routes (both ways) within Australia

Adelaide-Ayers Rock (Uluru) Ayers Rock (Uluru)-Cairns Cairns-Melbourne Hobart-Perth
Adelaide-Darwin Ayers Rock (Uluru)-Melbourne Cairns-Perth Lord Howe Island-Sydney
Adelaide-Perth Ayers Rock (Uluru)-Sydney Cairns-Rockhampton Melbourne-Exmouth (Learmonth)
Alice Springs-Brisbane Brisbane-Darwin Canberra-Darwin Melbourne-Perth
Alice Springs-Cairns Brisbane-Perth Canberra-Perth Melbourne-Proserpine
Alice Springs-Darwin Broome-Brisbane Darwin-Melbourne Perth-Sydney
Alice Springs-Melbourne Broome-Melbourne Darwin-Perth Rockhampton-Townsville
Alice Springs-Perth Broome-Perth Darwin-Sydney  
Alice Springs-Sydney Broome-Sydney Darwin-Townsville  
Ayers Rock (Uluru)-Brisbane Cairns-Darwin Gold Coast (Coolangatta)-Perth  

How to book

Know where you'd like to go and what you want to do? Book all of your flights at the same time and save.

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To make a multi-city booking, add your flights to Australia or New Zealand.

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Add flights around Australia or New Zealand, ending with your flight home.

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Check your itinerary, select 'book' and proceed with payment.

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What you need to know

When sold with a Qantas international flight to Australia or New Zealand, Qantas Explorer fares offer discounted prices on selected domestic routes in each country.

Qantas Explorer fares are only available in Economy.

Yes. Qantas Points Plus Pay can be used to purchase Qantas Explorer fares.

To be eligible for Qantas Explorer fares, you must purchase the fares in conjunction with an international flight into Australia or New Zealand before commencing your journey.

Yes, you can change your travel dates as often as you need. A fare difference and fees will apply.

Yes, there are domestic New Zealand routes you can choose from when booking with Qantas Explorer. Please note, this option is not available to purchase if your international itinerary originates from New Zealand.

No. Qantas Explorer fares only include selected Australian and New Zealand domestic services.

Yes. You can travel within Australia and New Zealand domestically on the same itinerary as part of Qantas Explorer if your journey starts with an international flight from an origin other than Australia or New Zealand. It is important to note that the flight between Australia and New Zealand or vice versa will not be priced at a Qantas Explorer fare.

Your baggage allowance will be the same domestically as it is for international Economy. Additional baggage can be purchased for each flight.

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Important information

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 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

Disclaimer: * Flights operated by Jetstar only.

Disclaimer: ~ Flights operated by Qantas and Jetstar.

Disclaimer: ^ Seasonal service.

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

Disclaimer: + The number of destinations is correct as at 25 January 2024 but is subject to change.