Its easy to plan the ultimate Aussie adventure thanks to Qantas Explorer.
Ahhhh Australia. Kiwis so often just think of it as that quick, convenient trip across the ditch but it’s easy to forget that many of its iconic attractions draw in millions of people from all over the world every week.
As New Zealanders we are so lucky to be able to visit world class attractions so close to our shores, and if you plan it cleverly it’s truly possible to have the best of everything – city fun, jaw dropping natural wonders, relaxing beach time, arts and culture all in the same trip. And now it’s even easier to plan your ultimate Aussie adventure with Qantas Explorer – a multi-city booking tool that offers those travelling to Australia the chance to customise their dream trip with discounted fares on over 100 routes.
Say hello to a seamless booking experience that can help you create unforgettable trips flying to Australia while unlocking great savings at the same time. So, if you plan on landing in Sydney and want to visit the Great Barrier Reef or go stargazing around Uluru, Qantas Explorer can help you see everywhere for less.
Here’s a reminder of some of the wonders waiting for us all on the other side of the Tasman so you can get planning your perfect Australian holiday with Qantas Explorer.
A true ancient wonder of the world, this 348-metre-high ochre-hued sandstone monolith is one of the most impressive sights on the planet. Rising from the earth in all its red glory, Uluru, will leave you speechless, breathless and contemplating your relative size and significance in the universe. Deeply spiritual and sacred to not only the Anangu people, who have lived in the Red Centre for more than 30,000 years, but to all Aboriginal people, this is a place to really feel the spirit of one of the oldest, most sacred civilisations in the world.
The Great Barrier Reef
A bucket list destination for so many people, the Great Barrier Reef is some of Mother Nature’s best work. Spanning over 2300 km of the eastern coastline, it’s enormous and full of treasures – one of the most diverse ocean habitats in the world. Snorkelling and diving in this area will reveal a show of intricate coral formations, multiple species of turtles, giant clams, rare whales, stingrays and so so many fish (1600 species altogether). And it’s not just for the underwater fanatics – relax on the white sand of an island and soak up the sunshine as you forget what stress even means.
The Sydney Opera House
The Sydney Opera House is one of those buildings that you think you know because you’ve seen it on TV and in so many books since you were little, but you may never have actually visited. Much like Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower it’s truly iconic, but in this case it’s all about getting inside as well as admiring from the exterior. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage architectural wonder, it’s one of the best-known performing arts centres in the world. You can see one of the 40 shows it offers a week, go on a behind the scenes tour or even dine in its restaurant. Officially opened in 1973 it is Australia’s number one tourist destination, welcoming more than 8.2 million visitors every year.
While it’s easy to think of the Australian Outback as just kilometres and kilometres of red dirt there’s so much more to it than that and many of the sights you’ll see will make you wonder if you’re on another planet, such is it’s otherworldliness. Whether it’s Flinders Ranges or Mungo National Park (which literally does look like Mars), Kata Tjuta, The Kimberley or the quirky underground dwellings of Coober Pedy these are unique vistas you won’t see anywhere else in the world.
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How it works
As a multi-city booking tool Qantas Explorer offers discounted fares to over 100 destinations across Australia – far beyond more than the most popular destinations of Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Adelaide, Canberra, and Darwin. There are bidirectional routes available on Qantas Explorer, categorised into three zones determining the added fare. Australia’s vast terrain means distant destinations like the Northern Territory or Perth and surrounds over in Western Australia are priced a bit higher.
So get booking with Qantas Explorer. By booking your flight from your kiwi hometown to Australia you’ll access discounts on internal flights. There are 132 bidirectional routes so it’s easy to go from the beaches of Byron Bay to the city fun of Sydney to the wine regions of Adelaide or the magical landscapes of the outback. There are many iconic destinations around Australia, and Qantas Explorer makes it super easy to see them all in one trip, saving you money along the way.
Find out more and book online with Qantas Explorer or speak to your preferred travel agent.