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.
See more than the average tourist with Qantas Explorer fares
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
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.
Art and culture
Although a relatively young country by modern standards, Australia's fascinating Aboriginal culture stretches back more than 40,000 years. Combine this with youthful energy of today's culture and you won't be short of exciting exhibitions, shows and things to see.
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.
Romantic and luxury getaways
We can take you and the one you love to a range of intimate destinations around the country where you can relax and enjoy quality time together. Escape the toils of everyday life, put your feet up and spend quality time with the people that matter.
Hamilton and Hayman Island, QLD
Escape to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and discover the secrets of this magical island. Part of the spectacular Whitsunday Islands, fly direct from Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane or Cairns.
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.
Outback and country escapes
The Australian Outback is one of the most unique landscapes on the planet and a stunning contrast from the lush coastal regions, with it's wide open plains, deep red soil and arid environment. Try these towns as your starting point.
Alice Springs and Red Centre, NT
Alice Springs is far more than the gateway to the Red Centre – it’s a thriving, spirited outback centre famous for the personality of its locals and natural wonders.
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.
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.
Local service fees apply for any changes.
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.