Explore the great southern land
The island continent of Australia is a traveller’s dream. Many spend weeks and months exploring its network of roads, beaches, mountain ranges and vast Outback – an arid and predominantly unpopulated stretch of desert-like land, which is blanketed over much of the country’s centre covering it in red soil.
Scorched under the sun, it’s possible to visit some of Australia’s unique natural landscapes, such as Uluru (Ayers Rock) which stands a staggering 348 metres above the ground. Like the monolith Uluru, much of the Outback is full of important cultural sites for Australia’s Aboriginal people, and it’s this great diversity of culture that lures many travellers to the continent.
Look towards the coast and you’ll find 89% of the country’s population who live in cities. Surrounded by beautiful architecture, art and a fantastic gourmet scene, Australian cities include some of the world’s most iconic destinations. For a really authentic journey, visit the country’s smaller and more rural towns to get a taste of traditional Australian life.
We fly to more than 60 destinations across Australia, including famous cities and off the beaten track places. So, whether you're diving the Great Barrier Reef or koala spotting along the Otway Coast, wherever you end up, you’re in for a uniquely Australian experience.
Domestic Australia flights
If you’re heading Down Under, we can take you even further. Qantas Explorer fares (formally known as the Qantas Walkabout Pass) give you the chance to see more of Australia and New Zealand, for less.
By booking your international and domestic flights with Qantas, you can create your own customised experience, and could spend less compared to booking them separately. Find out more about Qantas Explorer fares today.
Your flight with Qantas
At Qantas, we believe that a journey starts as soon as you step on the aircraft, which is why we offer our customers more. This includes a range of entertainment on every flight, as well as complimentary checked luggage allowance on every flight, starting with a generous 30kg for international Economy flights.
As winners of the Best Premium Economy Class Onboard Catering at the Skytrax World Airline Awards in 2016, our world class inflight dining includes larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight, and you can enjoy our Rockpool-inspired cuisine, which showcases fresh, seasonal ingredients, on a weekly-changing menu created by Chef Neil Perry.
Award-winning wines and prestige champagnes are the perfect accompaniment to your flight, with some of Australia’s most iconic wines on offer. All our wines are carefully chosen at the Annual Qantas Wine Tasting, where our chef and six Qantas Rockpool Sommeliers undergo the tricky task of choosing from 1,400 different wines and Champagnes.
Enjoy larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight when you fly with us.
Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including news, TV, film, radio and more.
Eligible customers can relax before their next flight in our stylish lounges.
Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.
Art and culture
While Australia is a relatively young country by today’s standards, the country’s fascinating Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years. This has created a society with an incredible diversity when coupled with the youthful energy of today’s culture.
The jewel of Sydney is its sparkling harbour, which is overlooked by the city’s architectural icons and surrounded by beautiful beaches. The city’s climate is ever-temperate, making it a brilliant place to visit all-year-round. Visit it on your next Australian adventure, and experience one of the most beautiful and vibrant cities in the world.
With exciting beaches, fun for all ages and a range of hotels and accommodation to suit all budgets and flavours, we've found some of the best places around our network for your next family holiday in Australia.
Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD
The ultimate locations for some all-important “you time”, look no further than Cairns and Port Douglas. Cairns is a haven for explorers of the water who are looking to experience the world-famous Great Barrier Reef, as well as for travellers wishing to see the surrounding Daintree Rainforest. This, coupled with the luxury foodie scene of Port Douglas, and you’ve got a recipe for perfection.
Romantic and luxury getaways
Let us guide you and the one you love to a range of intimate destinations around the country, where you can discover the true meaning of relaxation. Step away from the stresses of everyday life and focus on spending quality time with the ones who matter.
Hamilton Island, QLD
With some of Australia’s most pristine white beaches, coral and marine life, Hamilton and Hayman Islands are the home of luxury in Australia. Don’t miss the incredible Whitehaven Beach, one of the country’s most famous stretches of sand, and enjoy the silence that comes with a much-welcome no car rule.
Activity and adventure holidays
Theme parks, skiing, surfing, hiking, sailing, diving and more - Australia has something for everyone. Whether you're with friends, spending time with the local wildlife or ticking things off your bucket list, you could never come to Australia and say you were bored.
Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef, WA
Meet a few of the locals at Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia, from friendly dolphins to majestic manta rays. Of course we couldn’t forget about one of the ocean’s greatest inhabitants, the mighty humpback whale, and its largest fish, the whale shark. Nearby you’ll be amazed by the sights of the Cape Range National Park, a desert red playground.
Outback and country escapes
It’s been the subject of travel books, poetry and song – the Australian Outback is a mysterious land which has been explored by many but still remains understood by few. It’s one of the most unique landscapes on the planet and stands as a stark contrast to the colourful wildlife which lines the Australian coast. Stand in awe of the immense openness of it, and discover what makes this part of Australia so special.
Alice Springs and Red Centre, NT
A thriving hub in the centre of Australia, Alice Springs boasts so much to see and do. Grab a mountain bike and find out why Simpson's Gap or the Alice Springs Telegraph Station's numerous mountain bike tracks are so popular with adventure-seekers, and check out the Alice Springs Desert Park or learn the history of critical services in the remote areas of the NT by visiting the Royal Flying Doctors Service facility. Check the local calendar for the latest events and festivals going on. The gateway to the Red Centre has a whole lot going on.
Food and drink
With a flourishing foodie scene, Australia is home to some of the freshest flavours. Enjoy delicious seafood from our coastal waters and wines, cheeses and meats from further inland, plus world-class restaurants in our cities. Here are some options to get you started.
Melbourne provides a perfect start for your Australian adventure. Take a couple of days to discover Australia's cultural and sporting hub. Known for its restaurants, endless shopping, great sporting events and world-class galleries.
With a mainland coastline stretching over 35,000kms, and an additional 23,800km of island coastlines, it's no wonder Australia has some of the most famous, and remote, beaches in the world. Explore the Qantas network and find your beach paradise.
Sunshine Coast, Queensland
With an average of seven hours’ of sun per day, the Sunshine Coast in Queensland has a reputation for the best life on the beach. It’s an easy-going outdoorsy hive of activity, which stretches along the Coral Sea about 100kms north of Brisbane. Get ready for colourful sand dunes, the best beaches in town and beautiful nature reserves.
Disclaimer: ~ Qantas Explorer fares must be booked in conjunction with a Qantas return international fare to Australia or New Zealand, and have the same validity as your international ticket. Prices exclude carrier charges, fees and taxes, which will vary depending on your departure and destination points. Savings are based on a comparison with the year round fare. At times, there may be sale fares available which may be cheaper than the Qantas Explorer fare for that routing.