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Southern Lights by Flight - Melbourne

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STYLE: Scenic Flight Tour

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Join us on a scenic flight to observe one of the world’s most magical natural phenomenathe Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights. On this Southern Lights flight from Melbourne, board your comfortable Qantas Dreamliner in the early evening and travel over the Southern Ocean to the Southern Auroral Zone, returning the following morning.

The Southern Lights are one of the most unique and elusive natural occurrences, so we’ll take you far away from light pollution and high above the clouds and weather systems for an unobstructed view of the incredible light display of the Southern Lights, unlike anything you can see from land. 

As we fly, we’ll watch the vibrant, haunting lights of the aurora as they dance across the sky, changing shape and colour. To the naked eye, the beauty of the auroras most often appear a milky white or occasionally a green shade. But behind the lens, these ghostly curtains can appear green, purple, blue, pink, and red, chemical explosions between the sun’s particles and earth’s atoms, with your camera able to pick up hues not seen by the eye alone. The shape, movement, and flow of the Southern Lights can change in an instant, each flight different than the last. 

The thrill of this spectacular scenic Southern Lights flight begins as you board the flight, joined by expert astronomers, providing information en route about how an aurora is created and pointing out their favourite constellations and night sky objects. We’ll also have a professional astrophotographer who will instruct you on how to photograph an aurora and assist on how best to use your camera. 

The exact route we take will depend on the activity of the Aurora Australis that night, but regardless of our path, seeing the Southern Lights from the dark night sky, free from any light pollution, is an ethereal, magical, and unforgettable experience.

With several different booking classes, including business, and a seat swapping structure in place to share the best view of this amazing natural display with your fellow passengers, everyone will have ample time to see the lights up close. Two full-service meals, drinks, and snacks are included, along with Chimu Adventures’ experts onboard to answer all your questions. 

We can’t wait to show you the Southern Lights from Melbourne, one of the most unique and memorable scenic flights in the world. 

Please note that it is recommended to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 when travelling on this flight. 


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

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Southern Lights by Flight

Southern Lights by Flight

Fly into the night in search of one of the world's most indescribable natural phenomena. The Southern Lights, also known as the Aurora Australis!

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.

We will leave mid-evening and head south taking you far away from the light pollution and high above the clouds and weather systems to chase the Aurora Australis in the Southern Aurora Zone. Departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane you will see constellations, stars and planets as you have never witnessed them before. Passengers will enjoy Qantas inflight service in both business and economy classes. Expert astronomers will provide information on route about how an Aurora is formed, as well as pointing out their favourite night sky objects.

This light show is as much about shapes as it is about lights. To the naked eye the Aurora Australis appears as bleached, majestic, ghostly curtains, propelling themselves across the globe from the far horizons.  Point your camera to this phenomenon and, due to the camera's sensitivity to pick up more colour, immediately it will display the greens and, even, pinks and reds of the chemical explosions between the sun’s particles and earth’s atoms, either way, the vision is extraordinary and unforgettable.

Our astrophotographers onboard will offer commentary on how to photograph an aurora, as well as capturing a collection of images for your personal use, allowing you more time to stare at the phenomenon and less time worrying about your lens.

With different booking classes and a seat swapping structure in place to share the best view of this amazing natural display from the large Dreamliner windows, there is an option for everyone.

When we gaze upon the dancing lights of an aurora, we are witnessing billions of individual collisions lighting up the magnetic lines of our planet.  


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

Peruse our selection of photos below to get a feel for what the naked eye might see, as well as the incredible colours our cameras are capable of picking up.

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We believe that appropriate accommodation should add to the authentic travel experience, as well as providing utmost enjoyment. For that reason our accommodation is scrutinised by our staff on the ground frequently, ensuring the properties adhere to our high standards. This key will help you understand the levels of accommodation available on this tour.


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Departing Ending Duration From Price
15 Sep 2023 15 Sep 2023 1 AUD 1,166
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Premium Business SAVE UP TO 10% OFF AUD 6,296
Business SAVE UP TO 10% OFFAUD 5,756
Premium Economy SAVE UP TO 10% OFFAUD 3,596
Economy (No Wing) SAVE UP TO 10% OFF AUD 2,246
Economy (Wing) SAVE UP TO 10% OFF AUD 1,886
Economy Limited View SAVE UP TO 10% OFF AUD 1,166

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