Australia

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When you fly with Qantas, your Australian holiday starts the moment you step on board. From hand-picked wines from Australia's best vineyards to the warm and friendly local service, we'll share the spirit of Australia with you before you arrive down under.

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.

Our Australia - Hunter Valley The Hunter Valley is wine country, and is home to some of Australia’s most famous winemakers. Just over two hours from Sydney Airport, it’s the perfect place to experience wine, food and unique Australian wildlife.

Your A330 flight with Qantas

Enjoy a new standard of luxury in our new A330 Business Suites, and a new level of comfort in Economy. Our refurbished A330 aircraft are being progressively introduced on flights to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane throughout 2016.

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

Our Sommeliers in the sky will match your Rockpool-inspired cuisine with some of Australia's best wines. 

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

Enjoy over 500 hours of entertainment, on our new larger, wider touchscreen entertainment systems..

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

Customers travelling in our new Business class suite, can relax in innovative seats that recline from take-off right through to landing. The seats also convert to fully-flat beds.

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

Enjoy your choice of up to the three main meals in Economy, or a contemporary selection of Rockpool inspired small and main plates in Business.

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

Beyond Sydney’s waterfront restaurants and hipster cafés is a whole list of hidden gems just a drive away from the city.

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

Need some 'you time'? This is where to head. In fact, why not stay an extra day or two, or three?

Read the Cairns and Port Douglas destination guide
Brisbane Brisbane

Brisbane

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

Rockhampton and Great Keppel Island

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 Island Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

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.

Read the Hamilton Island destination guide
Broome Broome

Broome

Mackay Mackay

Mackay

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

245 sunny days a year on average, a 57 kilometre strip of gorgeous beaches and a balmy subtropical climate – at least three reasons to visit the Gold Coast.

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

Exmouth and Ningaloo Reef

Perth Perth

Perth

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

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Tamworth

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. 

Hobart Hobart harbour

Hobart

Hobart, TAS

Make a long weekend of it and explore Australia's second oldest capital, nestled at the entrance of the Derwent River and the foothills of Mount Wellington,combining heritage charm with a modern lifestyle.

Read the Hobart destination guide
Adelaide Adelaide

Adelaide

Canberra Canberra

Canberra

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. 

Sunshine Coast Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

It’s called the Sunshine Coast for good reason with an average of seven hours sun per day. So whether beaching or eating, the living is easygoing and mostly outdoors.

Read the Sunshine Coast destination guide
Port Macquarie Port Macquarie

Port Macquarie

Coffs Harbour Coffs Harbour

Coffs Harbour

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