Destination New South Wales

Fly Qantas to Sydney

Fares from Los Angeles starting at $1,529* round trip in Economy

Sydney is one of the most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities in the world. Its sparkling harbour, stunning beaches, famous architecture, award-winning restaurants, world-class events and vibrant arts and culture make it an appealing destination at any time of the year. Enjoy Sydney's great outdoors where you'll find a long list of activities that are both healthy and scenic. Walks, national parks, gardens and colourful sunsets are just a few of the natural highlights. And, within easy reach of Sydney there are pristine beaches, World Heritage-listed national parks, beautiful wine regions, subtropical rainforests and coastal drives that are easily explored. With daily departures from the US to Sydney, including double daily flights non-stop from Los Angeles to Sydney and a new non-stop service from DFW to Sydney from 29 September, it's easier than ever to fly to Sydney with Qantas. So book these Sydney deals with Qantas now.

All advertised fares are for mid-week Monday through Thursday travel only. Weekend Friday through Sunday travel is permitted for an additional fare.

Minimun Stay: 10 days for Economy counting from the transpacific flight departure date.

Advance Purchase: 14 days.

US Departures To Round trip from* Outbound Travel Periods Expiration  
Los Angeles Sydney $1,529 1 May - 8 Jun 2015 15 Sep 2014 Book now
Dallas/Fort Worth Sydney $1,776 1 May - 8 Jun 2015 15 Sep 2014 Book now
New York (JFK) Sydney $1,793 1 May - 8 Jun 2015 15 Sep 2014 Book now

If your travel dates are flexible, use the 'Flexible with dates' option to find the best airfare.

Terms and Conditions

Economy Airfares Terms and Conditions:
* Fares are for round trip travel in US dollars and include all taxes and fees. Advertised fares are based the least expensive mid-week (Monday through Thursday) itinerary on Qantas flights. Seats are very limited and are not available on every flight. Minimum stay is 10 days. maximum stay 12 months subject to system range limitation between 330 to 350 days from departure date. A 14-day advance purchase is required. Add-on fares are available from North American cities that are not Qantas gateways. No refunds. However, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States for travel on Qantas may cancel their reservations and refund ticket without charge within 24 hours of ticketing when purchase is made one week or more prior to departure of the first flight in the itinerary. Date changes are permitted for a fee of $250 per person per change. An additional service fee of US$40/AU$80 per person applies for each transaction made to an Economy ticket via telephone, retail outlet, or an airport ticket counter, depending on the country where the change is made. Fare valid from 27 August to 15 September 2014. Other restrictions apply. Information is correct as at 27 August 2014 and subject to change without notice. Total price may vary as the result of exchange rate fluctuations affecting the amount of applicable taxes.
Qantas flights operating on B747 or A380 equipment or a combination thereof depending on itinerary chosen.
Airfare is an additional $30 for reservations made by telephone.
Available on our A380 and B747-400 aircraft, subject to last minute schedule change.
It is the passenger's responsibility to ensure all visa requirements are complied with.
Back to top

Top Restaurants in Sydney NSW

Top Restaurants in Sydney NSW

Treat yourself to a mouth-watering taste of Sydney's best food and wine, served in stunning locations around the city. Sydney has an ever-growing list of beautiful and award-winning dining options.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • Quay
  • Cafe Sydney
  • Icebergs Dining Room and Bar
  • Rockpool Bar and Grill

Food & Wine Trails

Food & Wine Trails

NSW is famous for its wineries, which produce award-winning wines available for sampling at local cellar doors. And with some of the most fertile land in Australia the produce is vast and varied.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • Hunter Valley wineries
  • Mudgee wineries
  • Griffith and the Riverina
  • Southern Highland wineries
  • Poachers Way
  • Orange wineries - On food and wine trails

Gourmet Food Tours

Gourmet Food Tours

Gourmet safari tours and restaurants liberally sprinkled around the state give food enthusiasts the opportunity to try different cuisines of the world without having to leave New South Wales.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • Kangaroo Valley Foodies Trail
  • Two Fat Blokes Gourmet Tours
  • FoodPath Day Tours
  • Foodscape Tours South Coast Indulgence
  • Ultimately Sydney

Best Pubs & Breweries

Best Pubs & Breweries

New South Wales is home to some of Australia's oldest pubs and breweries, as well as the new ones which all serve up an assortment of beers waiting for you to taste test.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • George 4th Inn and Scharers Little Brewery
  • Goulburn Brewery
  • The Little Brewing Company
  • Murray's Brewery
  • Lord Nelson
  • Young Henrys

Small Bar Scene

Small Bar Scene

Sydney's bar scene is electrifying. Quirky, classy and full of personality, basement bars and pop-ups are happening all over the city, serving sassy cocktails, wines by the glass and small plates.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • Shady Pines Saloon
  • Bulletin Place
  • Love Tilly Devine
  • Vasco
  • Stitch Bar

Farmers Markets

Farmers Markets

Regular farmers markets are held in towns throughout NSW, giving you the chance to buy food at its freshest, meet the growers and enjoy a great day of eating that's fun for the whole family.

Read more at and

Must do:

  • Byron Bay Community Market
  • Orange Farmers Markets
  • Creative Traders Markets at Thirlmere
  • Pyrmont Growers' Market

Back to top

Sydney Overview

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.

Top Things to Do

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.


  • 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.


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

Looking to eat somewhere quirky? Check out the some of the new independent eateries in Sydney.

  • 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.

Back to top

No other flight is quite like Qantas - from our flagship A380 First Suites to fully flat beds in Business, Premium Economy's spacious seats and the self-serve snack bars in Economy.* After taking off, settle back and enjoy Australia's best wine and food, as well as hundreds of on-demand entertainment choices in every seat.

With daily departures from Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth and New York, with Qantas it's easier than ever to experience the best of Australia before you've even arrived.

Economy self-serve snack bar


Sit back, relax and enjoy the journey

  • Sit back and relax in our ergonomically designed slimline seats with built-in lumbar support for your comfort. Features such as adjustable headrests and reclination in your seat are sure to keep you comfortable for the duration of your journey.
  • Self-service snack bars on A380 and refurbished 747 aircraft,
  • Personal on-demand, in-flight entertainment system with 1,500 options
  • On selected international flights, you will be treated to a continuous refreshment service every 60-90 minutes and to add variety, a third main meal option for long haul flights and a dedicated self serve snack bar onboard the A380 and refurbished B747 aircraft.
Premium Economy

Premium Economy

Experience our award winning premium travel class^

  • Spacious seat with extra legroom and legrest so you can stretch out.
  • Personalised service in an exclusive environment with dedicated flight attendants.
  • A selection of premium Australian wines that match the contemporary menu inspired by leading Australian restaurateur Neil Perry.
  • Enjoy on-demand, in-flight entertainment system with noise-cancelling headsets.
  • Complimentary comfort kits are offered on selected flights to help you stay refreshed.
International Business


Relax, work or sleep in contemporary comfort

  • Fully flat beds available on A380 and refurbished 747 aircraft
  • New sleep service, including a new mattress, duvet and turndown service (on select flights)
  • Onboard dining experience with a signature, made-to-order menu designed by leading restaurateur Neil Perry
  • Advanced entertainment system includes a personal touch screen, noise-cancelling headsets and on-demand control
  • An exclusive amenity kit includes a selection of luxury Malin + Goetz skin care products
  • Peter Morrissey designed pyjamas
First Suite

First Suites

Unsurpassed luxury on the Qantas A380

  • Indulge in an eight-course tasting menu or choose to dine with an a la carte menu offering signature dishes.
  • Stretch out in your own fully flat, extra-wide bed with luxurious pillows, blankets, a duvet
    as well as a sheepskin mattress.
  • Advanced entertainment system includes a personal touch screen, noise-cancelling headsets and on-demand control.
  • Qantas First Amenity Kits feature exclusive collections for both men and women from a premium cosmetic house. The women's kit includes a Payot Paris clutch-style bag and for men, a fold-out travel bag.
* Now available on both the A380 and newly refurbished 747 services.
^ Qantas wins Best International Premium Economy at the Australian Business Traveller Awards 2012

Search for a flight deal now

Fun Facts

  • QANTAS is an acronym that stands for Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services.
  • Australia is closer than you think. Flying to Australia from the west coast is only 14 hours, the same time it takes to fly to most European destinations from the western US.
  • We are the only airline to fly the A380 between the US and Australia.
  • In November 2013, we celebrated 93 years of flying. See our evolving look.

Stay up to date with Qantas

Sign up for Qantas Fare Alerts from the US:

Back to top