The Southern Lights By Flight

Witness the Aurora Australis Over Antarctica From the Air

Many people spend a small fortune to fly to Norway, Canada or the Arctic Circle to see the Northern lights, but did you realise that you can see the same phenomena on a flight departing from Australia?                                                                                                                                 

Join Chimu Adventures and a team of expert astronomers on board a private Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as you head over the Southern Ocean toward Antarctica. Fly into the night and bare witness to one of the world's most indescribable natural phenomena. The Southern Lights, also known as the Aurora Australis!


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WHAT TO EXPECT ONBOARD

Aboard our privately chartered aircraft, you will experience unparalleled viewing of the magical Aurora Australis. Enjoy Qantas service –including premium drinks, delicious meals, and access to a range of inflight entertainment. The duration of the flight varies between 10-13 hours depending on departure airport and we’d typically hope to see a couple of hours of Auroral activity over the course of the trip.

Viewing of the Aurora is an exciting experience, but it is important to note that there is a difference between viewing the Aurora with the naked eye versus what the camera captures. Striking images and videos of the Aurora that you may have seen are captured thanks to the extreme sensitivity of modern digital cameras. To help guests we will have a professional photographer onboard who can assist you in getting the best possible results. If you are an avid photographer or astronomer, we highly recommend you choose a premium seat or book a full row in economy to guarantee window access throughout the duration of the flight. Guests should be aware that once in the Aurora zone the cabin lights will be turned off to enable best viewing.



Join Aurora hunter and astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin & a team of expert astronomers and fly into the night, to witness one of the world’s most magical natural
phenomena.
Take off onboard a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, you will head south over the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica, aiming for latitudes of 62 degrees south where
the Aurora Australis is brightest. We will take you far away from light pollution, high above the clouds and weather systems to see a magical and unforgettable display with uninterrupted view of the southern lights. Along the way you will see constellations, stars, and planets as you have never witnessed them before.
Throughout the flights you will receive a full inflight catering service in both business and economy classes. Expert astronomers will provide information on route about how an aurora is created, as well as pointing out their favourite night sky objects. They will instruct you on how to photograph an aurora and we will have a photographer onboard to assist on how best to use your cameras.
Book with confidence knowing that should COVID cause the cancellation or delay of your flight your money will be refunded.*

At the Latitudes we are heading to, it doesn’t get properly dark between September and March. That’s why The Aurora flights run between Autumn and Spring and we’ve chosen our flight times carefully during this period. On the flight we will fly to the Auroral Zone, which is an area around the South Magnetic Pole. The South Magnetic Pole moves over time and is actually much further north than the
geographical South Pole. The South Magnetic Pole is currently located in the Southern Ocean, south of Australia and just off the coast of Antarctica.

Southern Lights Flight Day Trip - Brisbane

Departing 14 May 2021



Cabin TypePrice
Limited ViewSold Out
Economy (Wing)$2,395 pp
Economy (No Wing)$2,895 pp
Premium Economy$4.495 pp Limited
BusinessSold Out
Business PremiumSold Out

Southern Lights Flight Day Trip - Melbourne

Departing 10 April 2021 and 05 June 2021



Cabin TypePrice
Limited View 10/4/21Sold Out
Economy (Wing) Save up to 10%$1.886 pp
Economy (No Wing) Save up to 10%$2,246 pp
Premium Economy 10/4/21 Limited$3,995 pp
Business$6,395 pp
Business Premium$6,995 pp Limited
Limited View 05/06/21$1.295 pp

Southern Lights Flight Day Trip - Perth

Departing 08 May 2021



Cabin TypePrice
Limited View$1,395 pp Limited
Economy (Wing)$2,395 pp
Economy (No Wing)$2,895 pp
Premium Economy$4,495 pp Limited
BusinessSold Out
Business PremiumSold Out

Southern Lights Flight Day Trip - Sydney

Departing 09 April 2021 and 15 May 2021



Cabin TypePrice
Limited View 9/4/21 Limited$1,295 pp
Economy (Wing)$2,095 pp
Economy (No Wing)$2,495 pp
Premium Economy 9/4/21 Limited$3,995 pp
Business 15/5/21 Limited$6,395 pp
Business Premium$6,995 pp Limited
Limited View 15/5/21Sold Out
Premium Economy 15//5/21Sold Out

*Terms and Conditions: All fares and charges are per person in Australian dollars, including GST. Qantas Airways Limited has been contracted as the operating Airline. Deposit and final payments: A non-refundable deposit per passenger is due at the time of booking equivalent to, Economy class seats AUD$500.00 per person , Premium Economy AUD$750.00 per person, Business class seats AUD$1000.00 per person. Final payment of your booking balance is required eight weeks prior to your departure date. BOOK WITH CONFIDENCE Should your 2021 season flight not be able to depart due to government restrictions with coronavirus, you can choose from either of the following: 1. Transfer to an alternative departure date at no extra cost. Subject to availability. 2. Receive a full refund, excluding a $75 per person administration fee. 3. A 100% travel credit to use when booking another Chimu Adventures product. Prices are strictly subject to availability and can change at any time, without notice. Booking, payment and cancellation conditions apply. Contact your travel agent for full details. SUPPLIER: Chimu Adventures