Australia is famous for its natural wonders, beaches, the Outback, koalas, kangaroos and landmarks known all over the world. Although the majority of travelers enter Australia through Sydney or Melbourne, there are so many other things to explore outside these two great cities. Once you booked a flight to Australia , you should consider adding at least one domestic flight in Australia.

Some popular destinations in Australia

Spanning over an entire continent, Australia is a large country so planning to visit it on a single trip is impossible. That’s why you should know more about the most important destinations in Australia outside of Sydney and Melbourne.

  • Canberra: is the capital of Australia, known for the museums, galleries and the outdoors.
  • Adelaide: is known for the architecture, shopping, beaches, dining and nightlife. It is also known as the city of Churches.
  • Brisbane: is the third largest city in Australia. You can visit the Koala Sanctuary, enjoy the museums and check out the nightlife.
  • Cairns: is a very touristy city, surrounded by rainforest. It is dotted with coffee shops and clubs.
  • Perth: is one of the most isolated capital cities in the world. It is well known for the beaches, wine tasting or listen to live music.
  • Hobart: is a small and intimate town, stretched north and south along the Derwent River.

Flights from Sydney or Melbourne

Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport (SYD) is the only airport serving Sydney and a major hub for Qantas. It is the busiest airport in Australia and is one of the oldest continually operated airports in the world. Travelers from abroad will most likely land on Sydney Airport. Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the second busiest airport in Australia. It is located 23 km from the city center and a hub for Tiger Airways Australia, Qantas, Jetstar Airways and Virgin Blue. Depending on where you are heading to, you’ll probably find better deals from Melbourne than from Sydney.

Domestic Airlines operating in Australia

Most of the domestic flights in Australia are run by the following airlines: JetStar Airways, Qantas Airways, Tiger Airways Australia, Virgin Blue and SkyWest Airlines. JetStar Airways and Qantas Airways offer the most connections within the country. When you plan to book a domestic flight in Australia, make sure to compare the prices offered by all airlines.