Southern Lights by Flight
The greatest travel experience you can have! This 10-hour flight departing from Christchurch, New Zealand, will see you witnessing the most spectacular light show on Earth™, the Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights.
You will experience an unforgettable round-trip including:
• Two full-service Air New Zealand meals per person, plus in-flight snacks.
• Celebrate your adventure with bubbly, wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks onboard.
• 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.
• Mission to Aurora Australis Pre-Flight Programme hosted at the International Antarctic Centre.
For full trip details please see our Southern Lights by Flight E-Brochure.
We look forward to seeing you onboard!
*Please note: images used were taken on previous flights, and will appear brighter/with more colour than viewing with the naked eye.
These dates are not guaranteed and are subject to final airline confirmation.
If we are unable to operate the 2023 flight dates due to re-scheduling by the airline, any payments made to Viva are fully refundable.
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A rare opportunity to fly towards Antarctica to around 62 degrees south, accompanied by a team of expert astronomers and photographer. Great for those that would like to try to photograph the aurora.
“I’m really excited about this charter flight. Flying into the southern auroral zone is a wonderful experience, you never know quite what you are going to see." - Dr Ian Griffin, astronomer. (Dr Griffin and/or other astronomers join us onboard)
The timing of this aurora flight is no coincidence! It coincides perfectly with the Autumn equinox which helps to maximise the chance the aurora will be bright thanks to a phenomenon called the Russell-McPherron effect.