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Australian Antarctic Festival Aurora Flight - MEL to Hobart

1 Days FROM AUD 1,295



BOOK AND SAVE: Up to 10% off select seats*

See the majestic Aurora Australis and pair it with our three-day Antarctic Festival Package. Celebrate all things Antarctica at the Hobart International Antarctica Festival, learn about Mawson's expeditions, attend a Gala dinner and more.

Come join us for this unique experience departing from Melbourne to witness the Aurora Australis (Southern Lights) before touching down in Hobart to celebrate the biennial Hobart International Antarctic Festival. This festival will take you on a journey of the worlds highest, driest, windiest and coldest continent and learn all about Australia's role and influence over this fascinating continent. There is even the opportunity to inspect the nation's supply and research vessel while it is docked in Hobart for the winter.

Departing from Melbourne in the early evening, you will fly into the night, to witness one of the world’s most magical natural phenomena, the Aurora Australis or Southern Lights before returning to Hobart. On board a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, you will travel over the Southern Ocean heading for the Southern Auroral Zone. This spectacular scenic flight will take you far away from light pollution, high above the clouds and weather systems for a unique unobstructed view of the incredible light display of the Southern Lights. 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 an ethereal, magical and unforgettable experience.

Throughout the flight 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 on board to assist on how best to use your cameras.

This is a unique trip not to be missed!

This flight is a unique experience for any science or adventure lovers and not to be missed!

* Please note travellers must be double vaccinated against COVID-19 to travel on this flight. 


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For more information regarding the flights please see our detailed Flight Brochure  

*    Save up to 10% off Economy Wing & Economy No Wing seats (offer ends 31 May 2022)


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Trip Code: ACQAHF

Travel Style: Scenic Flight Tour

Location: Southern Ocean

Ship: Southern Lights by Flight



  • This flight pairs perfectly with our three-day Antarctic Festival Package. Celebrate all things Antarctica at the Hobart International Antarctica Festival including guided visits to historic Antarctic sites around Hobart, Mawson's Hut Replica Museum, and attend the Festival gala dinner. Extend your trip for another night and visit Bruny Island with a three-hour wildlife cruise with the possibility of sighting Penguins, seals, albatross, whales and other sea birds.

Departing Ending Duration Price
25 Aug 2022 26 Aug 2022 2 AUD 1,295
Cabin Type Price
Business Premium AUD 6,995
Business AUD 6,395
Premium Economy AUD 3,995
Economy (No Wing) Book and save up to 10%AUD 2,246
Economy (Wing) Book and save up to 10%AUD 1,886
Economy Limited View AUD 1,295

Important Information

  • 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 expert on board photographers and astronomers

  • Departure date and availability


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