Southern Lights by flight day trip from Australia


Fly into the night, to witness one of the world’s most magical natural phenomena, the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. On board a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner you will head over the Southern Sea aiming for the Aurora Zone.

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

  • Type

    Special Interest

  • Destination

    Australia

  • Supplier

    National Seniors Exclusive

  • Booking Code

    ACQASF

  • Departs

    Multiple departures available. Enquire for more details.



Overview


Fly into the night, to witness one of the world’s most magical natural phenomena, the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights. On board a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner you will head over the Southern Sea aiming for the Aurora Zone. Departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane these flights will take you far away from light pollution, high above the clouds and weather systems. The exact route will depend on the activity of the Aurora Australis on the night. Seeing the Southern Lights from the comfort of the Qantas Dreamliner is a magical and unforgettable experience.

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 professional photographer onboard to assist on how best to use your cameras.

This is a Unique trip not to be missed!

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CITY & DEP DATE

ECONOMY LIMITED VIEW

ECONOMY WING

ECONOMY NO WING

PREMIUM ECONOMY

BUSINESS

PREMIUM BUSINESS

Sydney

09 April 2021

$1295

$2095

$2495

$3995

$6395

$6995

15 May 2021

$1295

$2095

$2495

$3995

$6395

$6995

Melbourne

10 April 2021

$1295

$2095

$2495

$3995

$6395

$6995

05 June 2021

$1295

$2095

$2495

$3995

$6395

$6995

Perth

08 May 2021

$1395

$2395

$2895

$4495

$6995

$7695

Brisbane

14 May 2021

$1395

$2395

$2895

$4495

$6995

$7695

Aurora Australis


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.

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. 

All seating classes will experience spectacular views and an unforgettable round-trip including:

Two full-service Qantas meals plus in-flight snacks

  • Celebrate your adventure with champagne, wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks as you enjoy a full bar service onboard.
  • Choose your viewing on the in seat entertainment system.
  • Learn about the Aurora, how it is formed and how best to capture it on your cameras with an expert team of Astronomers & Photographers onboard.


Peace of mind for all passengers


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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Disclaimer


Prices stated are in Australian Dollars ($AUD) and are current at the time of publication. The most up to date pricing is available on our website. The price includes accommodation, transportation and other inclusions as per the published itinerary.

International and domestic airfares and airport/hotel transfers are not included unless specifically stated. Costs associated with passports, visas, vaccinations, insurance, meals (other than those stipulated), emergency evacuation costs, gratuities, and all items of a personal nature are not included.