Brand New Departures South Pole Expedition Flight

Follow the routes of famous explorers

Members from: $1,295 P.P SingleNon-members from: $1,295 P.P Single

  • Type

    Package Holidays

  • Destination


  • Supplier

    National Seniors Exclusive

  • Booking Code


  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.


  • Seat options from Economy Class-Limited View to
    Premium Business

  • Two Full-Service Qantas meals plus snacks

  • Full Bar Service including champagne, beer, spirits and soft drinks

  • Choose your viewing on the in seat entertainment system

  • Knowledge and leadership by experienced Antarctica
    specialists and photographers

Experience the beauty of Antarctica from above

On this approx. 16-hour return flight, we aim to celebrate some of Antarctica’s most celebrated Antarctica history. Weather and time permitting, our plan is to follow Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s route to the South Pole on the outward journey. We will endeavour to pass over Ross Island which Scott used as his base for his attempts on the South Pole. From there we plan to follow Scott’s route south across the Ross Ice Shelf towards the Transantarctic mountains where it may be possible to fly over the Beardmore Glacier, which Scott used as his pathway from the Ross Ice Shelf up to the Polar Plateau. 

From the Transantarctic Mountains we will continue across the Antarctica Polar Plateau (the dome of ice which comprises central Antarctica) all the way to the South Pole. Conditions and regulatory approval allowing, we hope to see the South Pole Station, manned year around by a team of international scientists. 

If time allows, we hope to return via Roald Amundsen’s South Pole route, travelling South to the Axel Heiberg Glacier, which was Amundsen’s route from the Ross Ice Shelf to the Polar Plateau. From there we will attempt to travel across the Ross Ice Shelf to the Bay of Whales, Amundsen’s start points, and the location Amundsen moored his ship, the Fram, for his South Pole expedition. It is from here that we will make our way back towards Australia, where the flight will end.

Qantas Dreamliner: Providing optimal comfort and space

Providing optimal comfort and space for every passenger is at the core of the Qantas Dreamliner design which features 236 seats - less than most other aircraft of its type. The aircraft is fitted with state-of-the-art technology to reduce turbulence, improve noise quality and reduced aircraft vibrations for a smoother flight. Every seat has been designed to offer the ultimate
comfort for long-haul flyers. The windows on the Dreamliner are 65% larger than comparable aircraft windows, providing an increased sense of space and the opportunity for passengers to see more of the world.

South Pole Expedition Flight Prices

27 November 2021$9,895 $7,995 $5,585 $3,975 $2,965 $1,695

Seating Options

Economy Class - Limited View

Limited View seats do not have direct access to a window. These passengers are given priority access to stand in the common areas to enjoy the view. Passengers will enjoy Qantas’s International service. All economy customers will enjoy a full meal service for dinner & breakfast as well as inflight entertainment. These seats do no rotate.

Economy Class - Wing

These economy seats are over the wing. This does obstruct views of the night
sky however many photographers like the wing as it gives great perspective
in images and video. All economy customers will enjoy a full meal service for dinner & breakfast. As per the below diagram there will be a seat swap during the flight to give everyone the opportunity to get better views through the large windows.

Economy Class - No Wing

These economy seats have unobstructed views from the windows. All economy
customers will enjoy a full meal service for dinner & breakfast. On the Dreamliner B787’s you’ll enjoy the next generation and award-winning Recaro seat, ergonomically designed for optimal comfort.

Premium - Economy Class

Stretch out and relax in Qantas’s award-winning Premium Economy cabin, with luxurious levels of space and attentive service. Seated in an intimate and private cabin, you’ll enjoy the benefits of flying premium with a well thought out seat design, indulgent touches to make you feel at home plus a refreshed menu and
an extensive wine list. All while you enjoy magnificent views of the Southern
Lights through large windows.

Business Class

Enjoy the same wonderful seating and service as Premium Business Class customers. The difference is the seats are situated over the wing. This does slightly obstruct views of the night sky however many photographers like the wing as it gives great perspective in images and video. These seats will undergo a swap as per the below diagram to ensure everyone gets ample time in a window seat.

Premium Business Class

Admire wide views in utmost comfort with full international business class service in a Premium Business Class seats. The windows in the Dreamliner are 65% larger than comparable aircraft windows. In Premium Business Class, you will enjoy a super soft leather seat that transforms into a luxurious two-metre lie-flat bed, with a memory foam mattress, two full-size pillows and a cosy duvet. The extensive storage space, wide range of seat adjustments and in-seat massage options will suit your personal needs. And all lie-flat beds have direct aisle access.

COVID Measures

We take the health and safety of our passengers and crew seriously during COVID 19. As such we will be undertaking these additional COVID

safety measures during your Aurora flight, in partnership with Qantas and airport authorities:

  • In the days prior to departure and for the peace of mind of all passengers, everyone boarding the flight will be required to complete a Health and Safety declaration form.
  • A contactless temperature test will be conducted on all passengers prior to embarkation (depending on transmission rates in the state of departure at the time). Those people with a fever (38°C or higher) will be denied boarding, but, will receive a credit for a future Southern Light Flight.
  • To reduce congestion on board, not all seats in Economy Class will be utilised. This will allow more space for passengers.
  • Each passenger will receive a personal Qantas pack for the flight including disposable mask, sanitiser and disinfectant wipes.
  • There is enhanced cleaning of the aircraft with a disinfectant effective against coronaviruses including during the seat swap process. The aircraft’s air conditioning system is fitted with hospital-grade HEPA filters, which remove 99.9% of all particles, including viruses. Air inside the cabin is refreshed every few minutes, ensuring high air quality.
  • Additional sanitisers will be available on board throughout the duration of the flight.
  • Depending on transition rates in your state at the date of departure and the latest medical advice at the time, there may be additional measures implemented closer to departure.

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A non‑refundable deposit per passenger is due at the time of booking equivalent to:
1. Economy class seats AUD$500.00 per person
2. Premium Economy AUD$750.00 per person
3. Business class seats AUD$1000.00 per person
Final payment of your booking balance is required eight weeks prior to your departure date.
All fares and charges are per person in Australian dollars, including GST.
Cancellation fees
Should your 2021/2 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.
2. Receive a full refund, excluding $75 per person administration fee.
3. A 100% travel credit to use when booking other Chimu Adventures product.
If you cancel, the following fees will apply;
1. Between confirmation and eight weeks prior to departure – full loss of deposit.
2. Between eight weeks and four weeks prior to departure – full refund less 50% cancellation fee.
3. Between four weeks and departure date – no refund
Travel insurance is strongly recommended.