Flights to Australia

Fly Qantas non-stop seasonal service Vancouver to Sydney, Australia

Qantas knows long haul travel, drawing on 95 years of flying to design an extraordinary travel experience with your comfort and enjoyment in mind. We believe that the flight to Australia should be easy and something to be enjoyed, as much a part of the journey as the amazing sights and experiences to discover in Australia. And on Qantas, Australia is closer than you think - just a movie, a meal, sleep and you are there! Make sure to watch our video gallery and find out what our customers have to say about flying with Qantas, as well as their travel highlights and tips on what makes Australia a travel destination worth the trip.

Think Australia is too far? Not according to Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman speaks about why you should forget talking about your bucket list and just come to Australia, and why it is not that far with Qantas.


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If you are unable to view the videos from the video gallery above, they are available under the Videos tab as well.

Great fares available from other Canadian cities on our codeshare partner WestJet, connecting to Qantas via Vancouver, including Calgary, Edmonton, Kelowna, Regina, Ottawa, Saskatoon, Toronto and Winnipeg.

Flights from Canada

Terms and Conditions

^ QF76/QF75 supplementary flights operate between Vancouver and Sydney between 10 December 2016 and 30 January 2017.
Airfare is an additional C$30 for reservations made by telephone for Economy and Premium Economy bookings.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure all visa requirements are complied with. For non-Australian passport holders entering Australia, visit border.gov.au.
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Sydney Overview

Top Things to Do

If living it up is your style, then Sydney is your city. Glamorous, radiant and one of the world's leading food destinations, there is no place on earth like Sydney.

See the harbour sights while lazing on a ferry, walk its historic suburbs like The Rocks, Surry Hills or Paddington and finish up with some of the best shopping in the southern hemisphere. Sydney is the gateway to the Hunter Valley wine region, Central Coast and the Blue Mountains and is also home to fantastic beaches from iconic Bondi to the stunning northern beaches like Palm and Whale Beach.

From shopping to gallery hopping, beach adventures to bush hikes, tours and harbour cruises. Your Sydney days will be actioned-packed and your nights brightly lit.

Read what our experts at Travel Insider have to say about where to go and what to see in Sydney and check out our other great ideas around beach, shopping, dining, icons and attractions below.

Beach

  • Explore Sydney's Northern Beaches, including Manly Beach. A relaxing beach spot, there are also some fantastic walks you can do in the surrounding parks and reserves. Grab some sun at Palm Beach or go next door to beautiful Whale Beach and dine at exclusive Jonah's. For a truly decadent experience you can get to Johan's at Whale Beach by seaplane.

Shop

Sydney shopping
  • Go window shopping in The Rocks
  • Visit the great Oxford Street strip in Paddington and Woollahra or King St in Newtown for fantastic local designer finds
  • Spend a day at the markets; Glebe, Paddington, Kirribilli, Bondi Beach, The Rocks, to name just a few
  • Head to the city and CBD and shop in modern mega-complexes or superb heritage listed buildings like the Queen Victoria Building and the Strand Arcade. You will find everything from bargain basement items to world-class designer labels and everything in between

Drink & Dine

Sydney Alfresco
  • Sydney is wonderfully diverse and multicultural and you will find mouth-watering cuisine to suit every palette, around every corner
  • Head to Surry Hills or Darlinghurst for cocktails and dancing as well great dining and bar options
  • Visit Woolloomooloo, Potts Point or Cockle Bay for fancy food and fine wine
  • The Rocks and Balmain offer great places to have a relaxing beer or glass of wine as well as a diverse range of restaurants
  • Dine on scrumptious seafood at the Fish Markets in Pyrmont
  • You can't go past Chinatown or Haymarket for Dim Sum (Yum Cha) or Asian cuisine
  • Sydney's CBD is home to an array of clubs, wine bars, up-market pubs and restaurants galore
  • Visit the Art Gallery of NSW, the Museum of Contemporary Art or any of the fascinating local galleries in The Rocks

Reginal New South Wales

Blue Mountains

The regions within three hours' drive of Sydney offer an inspiring list of experiences perfectly suited to a short break or easy getaway with the kids.

  • Wander through weekend village markets that are packed with freshly-picked local food and artisan produce.
  • Explore Australia's oldest wine-producing region, the Hunter Valley, and one of its newest, the Southern Highlands, offer plenty of tempting food and wine experiences as well as a range of accommodation from five-star resorts to luxe guesthouses, B&Bs and country cabins.
  • Chefs are making their mark on dining experiences in NSW by using fresh regional produce as the basis for terrific menus.
  • Why not take the kids to a farmstay or on a camping adventure during Autumn or Winter this year and enjoy beautiful weather in the great outdoors.

Icons & Attractions

Sydney Activities
  • Walk across or climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge
  • Visit the spectacular Opera House, take a guided tour or take in a show
  • Have a picnic in the lush surroundings of the Botanical Gardens or Mrs Macquaries Chair
  • Take a harbour cruise by day or night or catch the ferry to Manly
  • Visit Taronga Zoo or the SEA LIFE Sydney

Check out the urban hot spots and great advice on what to do when in Sydney from our Travel Insider guide.

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Think Australia is too far? Not according to Hugh Jackman

     Hugh Jackman speaks about why you should forget talking about your bucket list and just come to Australia, and why it is not that far with Qantas.

What is the best way to get to Australia?

     Your dream Australian getaway starts on board a Qantas flight. After taking off, settle back in your custom designed seat and enjoy our friendly hospitality along with Australia's best wine and food, as well as thousands of on-demand entertainment options.

Think Australia is too far?

     Australia is closer than you think. On your Qantas flight, choose from over 1,500 entertainment choices, enjoy gourmet meals, complimentary snacks and award-winning wines. Then, relax in your comfy seat, get some sleep, wake up and you're there.

Not sure what to do in Australia?

     Australia has no shortage of spectacular landscapes, diverse wildlife and iconic landmarks. From the pristine beaches of Queensland to the rugged outback of Western Australia and everywhere in between, you're dream Australian getaway is just a Qantas flight away.

Can you see Australia in a short space of time?

     Think you can't experience the best of Australia in just a short trip? You can and you'll want to come back! Qantas flies to over 60 destinations in Australia making it easy for you to hop around and experience the highlights from spectacular Sydney, to the Great Barrier Reef, to Australia’s Outback and more!

AUSTRALIA. Qantas makes it easy. Discover why the best of Australia starts with Qantas.

Qantas has re-defined the international travel experience between the North America and Australia* - with fully flat beds in Business, spacious seats in Premium Economy and even self-serve snack bars in Economy in addition to a new inflight dining experience with a bigger choice of complimentary meals and drinks. After taking off, settle back and enjoy our friendly hospitality along with Australia's best wine and food, as well as thousands of on-demand entertainment choices in every seat.

With seasonal services from Vancouver, plus daily departures to Australia from Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, New York (JFK), San Francisco (from Dec. 2015 subject to government approval) and Honolulu~, it's easier than ever to experience the best of Australia before you've even arrived.

Economy self-serve snack bar

International Economy*

Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey.

  • Relax in seats designed with your comfort in mind including built-in lumbar support, adjustable headrests, enhanced cushioning and unique netted footrests.
  • We're raising the bar with our New International Economy dining experience. Enjoy bigger and better meals, more meal choices and exciting new dishes to choose from - all complimentary.
  • Treat yourself to in-between meals snacks with our self-service snack bars and continuous refreshment service.
  • Enjoy personal on-demand, in-flight entertainment system with 1,500 options.
  • Stay refreshed and cosy with complimentary comfort kit plus blanket and pillow on selected flights.
Premium Economy

Premium Economy*

Experience our award winning premium travel class^

  • Enjoy personalised service in an exclusive environment with dedicated flight attendants.
  • Stretch out in spacious seats with extra width and recline. Plus enjoy extra legroom with legrest and fold out footrest.
  • Relax as soon as you're on board with a complimentary sparkling wine or beverage.
  • Choose from a selection of premium Australian wines that match the contemporary multi-course menus inspired by leading Australian restaurateur Neil Perry.
  • Enjoy our continuous refreshment service and self-serve bars throughout the flight.
  • Enjoy your on-demand, in-flight entertainment system featuring over 1500 entertainment choices with noise-cancelling headsets.
  • Stay refreshed and cosy with complimentary comfort kit plus blanket and pillow on selected flights.
International Business

International Business*

  • Sleep soundly in our fully-flat, extra-long beds complete with sleep service including mattress, duvet and turndown service, plus designer pajamas on selected flights.
  • Unwind with your personanl in-seat massage system and fully adjustable seat.
  • Savor our onboard cuisine with a signature, made-to-order menu designed by leading restaurateur Neil Perry.
  • Choose premium Australia wines from our award winning cellar in the sky.
  • Enjoy over 1500 entertainment choices on demand via your personal touch screen TV with noise-cancelling headsets.
  • Stay refreshed with your exclusive amenity kit from Kate and Jack Spade including a selection of luxury skin care products.
  • Relax in style before your flight in our Qantas Business lounges, including the new Los Angeles oneworld lounge.
* Available on B747 aircrafts
^ Qantas wins Best International Premium Economy at the Australian Business Traveller Awards 2012
~ Note: The above product is not available on Honolulu services operated by A330 or B767 aircrafts
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We interviewed real Qantas customers from the US and Canada at the airport during their journey with Qantas, returning to Los Angeles or Dallas from Sydney in March 2015, asking them about their Qantas experience, the best part of the flight, what they did on their trip in Australia, their favorite part of their trip and what they would recommend to others, as well as what they would say to other Americans/Canadians who think Australia is too far away.