Destination New South Wales

Wake up in Sydney

Sydney is one of the greatest cities in the world. Its sparkling harbour, stunning beaches, iconic buildings, award-winning restaurants, world-class events and uniquely vibrant culture make it a must-see destination.

With daily departures from the US to Sydney, including non-stop services from Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Francisco (from Dec 2015 subject to government approval), and one-stop from New York (JFK), it's easier than ever to fly to Sydney with Qantas.

International Economy:

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

Advance Purchase: 14 days.

Minimum Stay: 7 days after the transpacific flight departure.

US Departures To Round trip* Outbound Travel Periods Book by  
Los Angeles
Sydney $1,578 2-30 Nov 2015 or 1 Feb - 31 Mar 2016 Year-round Book now
San Francisco^
^ Subject to government and regulatory approval
Sydney $1,778 1 Feb - 31 Mar 2016 Year-round Book now
New York (JFK)
Valid QF operated JFK-LAX or v.v.
Sydney $1,784 9-30 Nov 2015 or 1 Feb - 31 Mar 2016 Year-round Book now
Dallas/Fort Worth
Vailid on QF8/QF7
Sydney $1,878 1 Feb - 31 Mar 2016 Year-round Book now

Great deals may also be available from other US cities on our codeshare partner American Airlines and Alaska Airlines, connecting to Qantas via LAX, DFW or JFK, as well as for other travel periods where there may not be enough seats to allow us to advertise.

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Timetable at a glance

Travel Tip: Why not consider taking QF17 so that you can maximise your time in Sydney before returning home? With evening 17:40 departure, you'll have ample time to have a last minute shopping trip or enjoy a tranquil lunch at one of many beautiful and award-winning restaurants.

From Los Angeles or Dallas/Fort Worth to Sydney

Depart (Local Time) Arrive (Local Time) Frequency Flight Number Stops
22:00 LAX
23:55 LAX
22:40 DFW
06:10^ SYD
07:40^ SYD
06:30^ SYD
Daily
Daily
Daily except Tuesday
QF12
QF18
QF8
0
0
0

^ arrives 2 days later

From Sydney to Los Angeles or Dallas/Fort Worth

Depart (Local Time) Arrive (Local Time) Frequency Flight Number Stops
09:50 SYD
17:40 SYD
13:10 SYD
06:30 LAX
14:15 LAX
13:45 DFW
Daily
Daily
Daily except Tuesday
QF11
QF17
QF7
0
0
0

^ arrives 2 days later

Terms and Conditions

Economy Airfares Terms and Conditions:
* Advertised fares are for Economy round trip travel in US dollars and include all taxes and fees. Advertised fares are based the least expensive mid-week (Sunday through Wednesday) itinerary on Qantas flights. Minimum stay is 7 days after the transpacific flight departure. 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. A cancellation fee of $200 applies per person per ticket. However, customers who purchase a ticket in the United States 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 $100 per person per change. No Show fee is $500 per person per ticket. 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. Other restrictions apply. Fares are valid year-round. Information is correct as at 28 July 2015 and subject to change without notice. Total price may vary as the result of exchange rate fluctuations affecting the amount of applicable taxes.

See Spectacular Events in Sydney

See Spectacular Events in Sydney

From world-class sporting events, musicals and festivals, Sydney has a year-round calendar of fabulous events. Check out what's on in Sydney this Summer and start planning your trip.

Read more at visitnsw.com.

Must do:

  • VIVID Sydney
  • New Year's Eve Sydney
  • Australia Day at Darling Harbour
  • Sydney Mardi Gras
  • HANDA Opera on Sydney Harbour

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 visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

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 visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

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

Beach Lifestyle

Beach lifestyle

The State's coastline stretches 1590km with a grand total of 892 beaches including Sydney's famed harbour and ocean beaches and seven of Australia's National Surfing Reserves. With so many beaches and bays on offer in New South Wales, you are spolit for choice. From stunning beaches on Sydney's doorstep, world famous surf on the North Coast and stunning hidden gems in the South Coast.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Bondi to Coogee coastal walk
  • Sydney Harbour Kayaks
  • Seven Mile Beach
  • Surfing at Byron
  • Fingal Bay Beach

Hikes & Walks

  • Bondi to Coogee coastal walk
  • Sydney Harbour Kayaks
  • Seven Mile Beach
  • Surfing at Byron
  • Fingal Bay Beach
Hikes & Walks

With its rich environment of bushland, pockets of rainforest, green open spaces and coastal strips, both Sydney and New South Wales provide the ultimate playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Sydney Harbour National Park - Bradleys Head
  • Kosciusko National Park
  • Mungo National Park
  • Lord Howe Island

Animals in the Wild

Animals in the Wild

NSW has a whole host of places where you can see animals in their natural habitats. Secluded coastlines, NSW national parks, state forests and reserves as well as remote areas.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Jervis Bay
  • Montague Island
  • Port Stephens
  • Byron Bay

Adventure and Sport

Adventure and Sport

If the instinct for adventure travel runs in your blood, New South Wales is your place. It's got the lot - diversity of terrains and weather that will give you plenty of choice for adventure.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Jenolan Caves
  • Blue Mountains Adventure Company
  • Sand Dune Adventures
  • Thredbo and Perisher
  • Skydive the Beach

Family Fun

Family Fun

There are plenty of things to do, top attractions and great holiday destinations around Sydney and NSW for the whole family at any time of the year.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Taronga Western Plains Zoo
  • Treetop Adventure Park
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Australian National Maritime Museum

Golfing in NSW

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Golfing in NSW

Sydney and NSW are endowed with an ever-increasing number of championship golf courses. Many offer glamorous on-course accommodation, spas and chic restaurants as well as fine courses.

Read more at visitnsw.com and sydney.com.

Must do:

  • Bonville Golf Resort
  • Bowral Golf Club
  • Wentworth Golf Club
  • Cypress Lakes Golf and Country Club

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

Qantas has re-defined the international travel experience between 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 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

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.
First Suite

A380 First Suites

  • Let your individual suite be your own personal sanctuary.
  • Stretch out in your own fully flat, extra-wide bed with luxurious pillows, blankets, a duvet as well as a sheepskin mattress.
  • Invite a guest to dine restaurant style in your suite and enjoy fine dining from Neil Perry complemented by an award winning wine cellar.
  • Enjoy over 1500 entertainment choices on demand via your personal touch screen with noise-cancelling headset.
  • Pamper yourself with our exclusive luxury amenities collection for both men and women.
  • Relax in style before your flight in our Qantas First lounges, including the award-winning Sydney and Melbourne lounges plus the new Los Angeles First lounge featuring a la carte dining.
* Available on A380 and 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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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.

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