Australia

Kangaroo enjoying the Beach at Esperance

Explore the great southern land

This vast island continent is the world’s sixth largest country by total area, but don’t let its size put you off, as it’s also one of the most diverse and multicultural destinations you can hope to visit.

There are vibrant cities filled with art, culture and gourmet dining and small, quaint country towns where life ticks over at a more traditional pace. There are beaches galore, rainforests, bushland, desert, mountains and more.

Plus discover the secrets of the Aboriginal people and their culture, estimated to be roughly 40,000 years old. And of course, you can't forget Australia's unique wildlife with the kangaroos, koalas, wombat, possums and more.

So head down under and tick some of the world's most incredible, natural landscapes off your bucket list, including of course the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru (Ayer's Rock). When you’re looking for holidays in Australia, there's a whole world waiting to be explored. Here are some top recommendations to get you started.

Qantas loves Australia From plunging waterfalls, endless desert and some of the world's most enviable beaches, this wide brown land holds many hidden treasures. Discover Australia.

The best of Australia starts with Qantas

Your flight with Qantas

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy larger portions and a greater menu variety on every flight when you fly with us. 

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Enjoy a range of entertainment on every flight, including news, TV, film, radio and more.

Make The Qantas Club your first destination for business or leisure.

Eligible customers can relax in style before their next flight in our stylish Sydney Qantas Club.

Complimentary meals, entertainment and baggage included on every Qantas flight.

Pack more into your trip with complimentary checked baggage allowance on every flight.

See more than the average tourist with Qantas Explorer fares

If you’re heading Down Under, we can take you even further.  Qantas Explorer fares

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.

 

 

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. 

Sydney Sydney

Sydney

Sydney, NSW

It's always bright in Sydney when the city comes alive. Explore iconic Sydney Harbour and famous beaches, relax in chic cafes, and discover the locals' favourite suburbs.

Read the Sydney destination guide
Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

Melbourne Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Family holidays

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 Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas

Cairns and Port Douglas, QLD

Once you reach this tropical region, you won't want to leave.

Read the Cairns and Port Douglas destination guide
Brisbane Brisbane

Brisbane

Gold Coast Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Bundaberg

Bundaberg

Bundaberg, QLD

Find adventure in Bundaberg and the North Burnett Region. Come for turtle hatching season, head west to discover the sandstone wilderness or sit back and lap up the Southern Great Barrier Reef.

Read the Bundaberg destination guide

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 Islands Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Hamilton and Hayman Islands

Hamilton and Hayman 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.

Read the Hamilton and Hayman Islands destination guide
Broome Broome

Broome

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

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. 

Gold Coast Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Gold Coast, QLD

Endless sunshine, miles of gorgeous beach and a creative and active outdoor lifestyle – this is one destination offering more reasons to visit than ever before.

Read the Gold Coast destination guide
Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth

Ningaloo Reef and Exmouth

Alice Springs and Red Centre Alice Springs and Red Centre

Alice Springs and Red Centre

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 Alice Springs and Red Centre

Alice Springs and Red Centre

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.

Read the Alice Springs and Red Centre destination guide
Darwin Darwin

Darwin

Broome Broome

Broome

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 Melbourne skyline at night

Melbourne

Melbourne, VIC

Welcome to Melbourne, Australia's cultural and entertainment hub. Known for its eateries, endless shopping, international sporting events and world-class galleries.

Read the Melbourne destination guide
Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Hobart Hobart harbour

Hobart

Beach holidays

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. 

Perth Perth

Perth

Perth, WA

Seemingly endless sunshine, pristine sandy beaches plus great food and world-class local wines – there’s nowhere quite like Perth.

Read the Perth destination guide
Gold Coast Gold Coast

Gold Coast

Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Important information

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.