Where to go in 2018

Where to go in 2018

Break new ground, explore new regions and scale new heights. We'll show you our top ten best trips and places to see in 2018.

Now’s the time to start planning your next holiday. Fly to some of the most exciting and exotic locations with Qantas and our partner airlines, off the beaten track or in the heart of the city, here are a few highlights of where to head in 2018. 

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Melbourne

Whether this is your first time venturing to this bay-side capital or you've worn the soles of your bespoke leather shoes on its cobblestone laneways many times before, Melbourne will almost always have something fresh and new instore.

It's a city of diversity, secret pockets and hidden laneways. It's easy to explore away the hours uncovering hidden restaurant gems, or laneways filled with shops that stock the kind of unique, sophisticated, one-of-a-kind wares you will only find in this southern city.

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Perth

Seemingly endless sunshine, pristine sandy beaches, great food and wines, there’s nowhere like Perth. With the promise of an easy going lifestyle, stunning sandy beaches and a sophisticated dining scene, it attracts thousands of new residents every week. Plus just outside the city lies one of the most spectacular natural environments on earth waiting to be explored.

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Tasmania

Tasmania is a land of rich contrasts that has turned its remoteness into an asset. With unique wilderness tourism programs, colourful local characters and haunting convict history, it has so much to offer, in addition to its burgeoning reputation as a foodie playground. Roughly 20 percent of the island is World Heritage listed, satisfying more criteria than any other world heritage property on earth.

Singapore

Despite its relatively small size, Singapore is a city-state that packs a punch. Aside from the famous shopping district of Orchard Road and the Singapore Zoo, there is plenty more to discover and unearth in this eclectic place.

Whether you decide to treat yourself in one of the many malls, indulge in some delicious fare in a hawker centre, hop over to Sentosa Island for some thrilling rides or just explore the different neighbourhoods such as Chinatown and Little India; Singapore has something for everyone and is full of surprises.

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Adelaide

With its festivals, city beaches, a thriving small bar scene like the Clare Valley and Kangaroo Island on its doorstep, there’s plenty to love about Adelaide

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Brisbane

Brisbane is a stylish urbane city with star attractions. Come and discover the cosmopolitan vibe mixed with down-to-earth attitude and subtropical climate.

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Sydney

With clear, blue skies, golden sunsets and warmer weather, Sydney knows how to sparkle in the summer sunshine. The warmer weather sees the locals making the most of the various outdoor activities on offer across the state.

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Queenstown

Known around the world for being the adventure capital of New Zealand, Queenstown also offers a softer side, with its emerging restaurant scene, internationally renowned golf courses and vibrant new wineries. The younger crowd head there to throw themselves out of planes or bungee jump off bridges, but if you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway you won't be disappointed either. 

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Canberra

An energetic, creative and cultural hub with world-class restaurants, spectacular artworks and outdoor adventures on your doorstep, Canberra is no longer the political bore. With the artificial Lake Burley Griffin at the centre it's easy to navigate yourself around the city, going from art gallery to museum to shopping hotspots with a heap of fun activities for the kids.

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Exmouth

Exmouth is a nature-lover’s dream. A place where clear turquoise waters host an incredible diversity of fish and coral life on the coast of North Western Australia. Whale sharks famously inhabit the reef between April and July, and it is the opportunity to swim with these gentle giants that is the region’s biggest drawcard. But, not to be upstaged are the scores of dolphins, manta rays, turtles, dugong and humpback whales who also call Ningaloo home - making any time of the year an opportunity for close encounters with our ocean’s most fascinating creatures.