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South Pole Scenic Flight

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STYLE: Scenic Flight Tour

Trip Code: ACQASP


SHIP: Antarctica Flights


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•    Fly to the South Pole from another continent and follow the routes of famous Antarctic explorers, Scott and Amundsen.
•    Fly over the Transantarctic mountain range.
•    Witness the absolute vastness of the white continent.
•    Fly all the way to the south pole and tick it off your bucket list.
•    Gaze upon remote landscapes few humans have ever seen.
•    Hear incredible stories about the history of Antarctica from experts as you fly. 

This is the ultimate 'bucket-list' journey! Not possible from anywhere else in the world. 


Our South Pole flight is the only commercial scenic flight to the South Pole directly from Australia, making it a unique opportunity for Antarctica enthusiasts and bucket-listers alike.

Set to take place over 16 spectacular hours, lucky travellers will find themselves flying to earth’s end from the comfort of a Qantas Boeing Dreamliner 787. 

Celebrating some of Antarctica’s most illustrious history, this scenic flight plans to take travellers across the largest body of floating ice on the planet; the Ross Ice Shelf, then over the Beardmore Glacier and the Transantarctic Mountains, and all going well, all the way to the South Pole, as it retraces the out-route of Robert Falcon Scott during his race to the South Pole. 

The international research station, manned year-round at the South Pole, will be witnessed from the air before the flight makes its way back across the vast Polar Plateau, to the Axel Heiburg Glacier and, again, across the Ross Ice Shelf to the Bay of Whales, all along Amundsen’s successful route home, where he was crowned the victor in the race to the South Pole. 

There will be a team of Antarctica and history experts to share with you the details of the history of the Heroic Age of Exploration as well as the geographic wonders of Antarctica. 

Whilst exact views and exactly the route we take will be determined by conditions on the day, the prospect of many incredible highlights are bountiful. Every traveller will have the privilege of a magical trip that few can claim to have done; to say that you are one of the few individuals in human history to have visited the South Pole, had the chance to appreciate the enormity of Antarctica and to truly appreciate heroic feats of Scott and Amundsen’s journeys, is something incredibly unique. 

For those lucky enough to secure a place on this historic flight, you will return with a head full of incredible stories and memories of unbelievable vistas, all from the comfort of a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. 

Why do this flight? 
Whilst the route of this flight is a bucket-lister and Antarctica buff's dream-come-true, the excitement and entertainment inside the cabin, as we trace the routes of formidable explorers will be palpable. 

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

Who else do you know can claim to have been to the South Pole? 


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*  Save 10% off ALL SEATS on all of our Great Southern Flights - offer ends 31 May 2023. 

Antarctica Flights

Antarctica Flights

Experience the wonder, beauty, and thrills of Antarctica via a scenic flight, taking you to Antarctica and back in a single day. With our scenic Antarctica flights from Australia, you can marvel at the beauty of the great white continent, its floating icebergs and iconic landmarks, all without the time commitment or hassle of international travel. Seeing Antarctica from above, as you travel aboard a luxury Qantas aircraft, helps you appreciate the sheer size and grandeur of the vast Antarctic continent unlike a ship-based expedition and is ideal for those short on time. 

On your Antarctic flight journey, travel around 9,500-13,500 km round trip, depending on your departure city. The excitement starts from the moment you step on board, with our team of Chimu Adventures Antarctica experts joining you on the adventure, welcoming you and explaining the landscapes and history of the continent as we fly. Over the years, Chimu Adventures has built up one of the largest teams of Antarctica experts within Australia and we’re proud to offer a fun, immersive, and educational flight, whether it’s your first time spotting ice or you’re a seasoned Antarctic veteran. 

Your scenic flight will also include fun and educational presentations throughout the day with plenty of opportunities to ask questions from Antarctic researchers, experts, and professional photographers. 

After around three hours of flying time south of Australia, the anticipation building, we’ll start to see scattered icebergs and shortly after we’ll reach the continent itself, where, weather permitting, we’ll get to take in the dramatic mountains, glaciers and frozen landscapes of Antarctica. Our expert commentators will point out the incredible landscapes we see, which can include Mount Erebus, Ross Island (home to both Scott and Shackleton’s bases), gigantic ice shelves, rugged mountains, glaciers, and vast, uncharted lands. Be sure to bring your camera and your sense of adventure, as every flight is completely unique. 

With 3-4 hours of flying time over the Antarctic continent, we’ll hope to reduce the flying altitude to approximately 20,000 feet, weather permitting, to give incredibly close viewing of some areas. On our South Pole Flight, we’ll spend significantly longer over Antarctica, mostly at cruising altitude, as we aim to reach the South Pole.

As we fly back, swap stories and photos with fellow passengers and enjoy the five-star Qantas hospitality, with meals and bar service included. An Antarctica sightseeing flight is one of the most unique ways to enjoy the continent, whether you’re on a budget, have limited time, or you’re simply yearning for a new and unusual travel experience. 

On each departure date, we carefully consider a number of factors, including weather, cloud cover and ice conditions to help provide you with the best viewing experience on the day. Partnering with Qantas, we have 20 different potential flight paths to choose from, all of which have a variety of fascinating landmarks and features to see. 

While our Antarctic cruises will get you up close and personal with the continent, these flights will offer you an unbridled appreciation for the sheer vastness of Antarctica, even if you've visited before. 

We can’t wait to take you on a flight unlike any other—­­the beauty and inspiration of Antarctica await. 

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


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Breadth: Max
Draft: Cruising
Electricity: Passenger

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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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