Christchurch Tours: Southern Lights by Flight 1 Day Tour


Departure dates

Selected travel dates between 11,12 Sep 21.

What's included

Air New Zealand flight from Christchurch (and back) heading south over the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica.
Witness the Southern Lights from onboard this special Air New Zealand Dreamliner charter flight.
Trip Leader: Expert team of Astronomers & Photographers onboard.
Meals: 2 full-service Air New Zealand meals plus in-flight snacks, full bar service.
Includes One-of-a-kind pre-flight programme hosted by the International Antarctic Centre on the day of the Southern Lights Flight.
Upgrades available: Economy Class Wing from $2295*pp, Economy Class No-Wing from $2495*pp.

Itinerary / more information

  • BONUS: Last Chance to book for September 2021. Limited Availability. Please Note: Airfares are additional.

    Your Southern Lights by Flight tour with Viva Expeditions departs from Christchurch.

    Witness the world's most remarkable natural light show. The Southern lights.also known as the Aurora Australis! Many people spend a small fortune to fly to Norway, Canada or the Arctic Circle to see the Northern lights, but did you realize that you can see the same phenomena on a flight departing from Christchurch New Zealand Join Viva Expeditions & 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 an Air New Zealand 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 in flight 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. The duration of the flight is approximately 10 hours, and the Aurora can typically be seen after about two and a half hours flying - it's an experience like no other.

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  • Tour on sale until 31 July 2021, unless sold out prior.
  • You must book in store and have paid a deposit, or in full where deal requires payment in full, prior to close of business on sales end date.
  • Prices are per person, and are based on share occupancy unless otherwise specified.
  • Prices are correct at time of publication to the web, but are subject to change without notice, and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
  • All pricing is subject to availability.
  • Prices do not include local gratuities unless stated otherwise.
  • We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions.
  • Stopovers and alternative routes may incur additional costs.
  • All prices are based on payment by cash or eftpos only.
  • Any bonus inclusions, additional nights or special offers are already included in the advertised price.
  • Blackout dates and seasonal surcharges may apply depending on date of travel.
  • Airfares are not included.
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  • Travel Insurance maybe compulsory for some tours please check with your consultant.
  • Valid for sale until sold out.
  • All fares and charges are per person in New Zealand dollars, including GST.
  • A non-refundable deposit per passenger is due at the time of booking equivalent to: Economy class seats - NZD$500,00 per person.
  • Final payment of your booking balance is required eight weeks prior to your departure date.
  • NOTE: Economy class limited view seats - Passengers are free to stand in the aisles and common areas to enjoy the views of Aurora Australis and no seat swaps in this class.
  • Should your 2021 season flight not be able to depart due to government travel restrictions, you can choose from either of the following: Transfer to an alternative departure date, if available, at no extra cost.
  • Receive a full refund, excluding $75 per person administration fee.
  • Seat numbers will not be confirmed in advance of the flight.
  • They will be issued on your boarding pass at the departure airport.
  • Passport identification is required upon check-in.
  • As this is a charter flight, a valid passport is required for check in (a driver's licence will not suffice).
  • Prices are correct at time of going live on the website & may be subject to change without notice.
  • We reserve the right to correct any errors or omissions.
  • Events beyond our control such as currency fluctuations, changes to the price of aviation fuel may result in prices variations plus offers may be amended or withdrawn at any time.
  • Our Travel Specialists recommend you take out comprehensive insurance cover.
  • Further conditions may apply to the services offered..

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