Destination: Walkabout Australia
Filed Under: AustraliaSee more of Australia for less with the Qantas Walkabout AirPass. You can customize your trip for much less than if you booked flights separately and tailor your trip to the adventure you want. Take advantage of our domestic Australian network to experience more of Australia's stunning beauty. Based on your passion and interests, here are 3 examples of how to explore Australia. The Qantas Walkabout Air Pass includes air travel only with round-trip international air plus your choice of selected domestic flights.
Australian Icons Walkabout
Sydney, Rock and ReefStart with 3 nights in Sydney and explore the harbour and beaches, take a deeper dive into the culture and get outside the city to the Blue Mountains for a day.
Can’t miss: View Sydney’s spectacular skyline including the famous Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge. Spend the next 2 nights at Uluru (Ayers Rock); See Uluru rise 348 meters from the desert in the deep centre of Australia, matching the light and weather with hues so vivid they upstage the sunset. Walk around Uluru’s base with an Anangu guide and learn how it was created by spirit ancestors in the Dreamtime.
Can't miss: Early morning Kata Tjuta Sunrise and area educational tour One-of-a-kind Outback dining experience in the Red Centre. Watch a kaleidoscope of changing colors as the sun sets over this magnificent natural wonder. Have your camera ready to capture the moment!
End your trip in Queensland exploring the Great Barrier Reef for 3 nights. You can swim, snorkel, dive and sail the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, a living masterpiece so big it can be seen from outer space.
Can’t miss: Discover the Great Barrier Reef's abundance of marine life through a glass bottom boat tour or try a guided snorkel adventure.
Southern Adventure Walkabout
Melbourne, Tasmania and SydneyMelbourne is the ideal place to start your Aussie adventure with its maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Spend 3 nights in Victoria’s capital city and soak up culture, hit the sporting grounds, taste the dynamic food and wine scene, then dance until dawn or wander the parks and leafy boulevards.
Can’t miss: Learn about Australian sports, see unique wildlife or perhaps take a hot air balloon over Melbourne. Drive along the stunning Great Ocean Road or see little penguins just off the coast at Phillip Island.
Enjoy 3 nights in Hobart, Tasmania’s scenic capital, famous for its Georgian buildings and crisp air. Visit the charming seaside town of Port Arthur an old penal colony or explore a peninsula of pink granite mountains, pure white beaches and turquoise sea in Freycinet.
Can’t miss: Kayak the harbour, cruise to rugged Bruny Island or take an afternoon city tour, visiting the many historic houses, pubs and restaurants. Then go zip lining above the forest or walking at the stunning Freycinet National Park.
End your adventure with a trip to Sydney and soak up the many sites in this gorgeous harbour. In addition to its landmark buildings, Sydney Harbour National Park shelters secluded beaches, picturesque islands and rare pockets of native bushland.
Can’t miss: Swim, picnic and bushwalk along the spectacular foreshore or hop on a boat to visit the harbour islands. Tour the world-famous Sydney Opera House and join the twilight climb on the Harbour Bridge.
Food and Wine Walkabout
Melbourne, Adelaide and SydneyStart your holiday with 3 nights in Melbourne where hidden laneways are home to some of the city's best cafes, then venture further to the Yarra Valley to sample world-famous wines and relax among the vines.
Can’t miss: Cruise along the famous Yarra River and admire this spectacular city from the water, see botanical gardens, the Melbourne Cricket ground and the National Tennis Center home to the Australian Open.
Spend 3 nights exploring Adelaide from the Central Market to the fine wines, from delicacies of McLaren Vale to The Barossa, a foodie's mecca. Visit Adelaide Hills, one of Australia's most charming wine regions then head to Kangaroo Island where artisan producers offer a unique array of locally produced food including with Ligurian honey straight from the hive and handcrafted sheep's milk cheese or delicious liqueurs.
Can’t miss: Savor seafood plucked daily from the sea, crack open sweet, freshwater crayfish or feast on a spit-roasted organic lamb. Spend a full day on Kangaroo Island known as a 'zoo without fences' with sightings of kangaroos, wallabies, koalas, echidnas and sea lions.
End your trip in Sydney with 3 nights in the city that boasts some of the world's finest restaurants and also some simple tasty pleasures such as enjoying fish and chips at Bondi Beach, and a lunch or dinner cruise around the sparkling harbor past the Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
Can’t miss: Sydney Wildlife World, see the largest variety of Australia's unique wildlife from koalas, kangaroos, wombats, crocodiles and a 2-story butterfly enclosure all in one location. Visit the Sydney Fish market or venture out to The Hunter Valley, Australia's oldest producing wine region.
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