PerthGloryFan From Australia, joined Oct 2000, 751 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 733 times:
QF's Indian Ocean services to JNB are known as the Wallaby Route. i.e., a long hop but not as long a hop as the Kangaroo Route.
In the olden days (Connies & later 707s) the Kangaroo Route had stops such as:
Cairo-Rome-London or Rome-Frankfurt-London
For a while later routings included SYD-PER-Colombo-Karachi-etc.
Don't forget QF was a RTW airline then so continuing westwards it was London-NY-SFO-HNL-Nandi-SYD.
When QF's N. Am HQ moved from SFO to Tuscon and LAX became the Pacific terminus the westward RTW route became London-Bermuda-MEX-Acapulco-Papeete-AKL-SYD.