The Southern Lights by Flight

Witness the Aurora Australis over the Southern Ocean on a scenic flight from Australia

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When it comes to once-in-a-lifetime bucket list experiences, they don't get much better than this! This is your boarding pass to one of the most indescribable natural phenomena in the world - the Aurora Australis, also known as the Southern Lights.

Taking off under the blanket of night, you'll soar high above weather systems and clouds to escape light pollution heading for the Southern Aurora Zone to chase the incredible Aurora Australis. Departing from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide this is the most unique way to view stars, constellations and planets as you've never seen before.

Whether marvelling at the Southern Lights in economy or business class, passengers will enjoy the trademark Qantas inflight service flying onboard an exclusively chartered Qantas Dreamliner. While onboard, a team of expert astronomers will guide you through their favourite night sky highlights as well as providing information on how Auroras are created. There will also be an onboard photographer to coach you through the settings on your camera to successfully capture the magic of the Southern Lights.

With a variety of booking classes available as well as a purpose-designed seat swapping structure and the large windows of the Dreamliner, every passenger is guaranteed an amazing view of this incredible natural display.


  • Overnight flight onboard a Qantas Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, departing Sydney, Melbourne, Perth or Brisbane
  • Incredible views during a once-in-a-lifetime round trip
  • Two full-service meals plus in-flight snacks onboard
  • Full bar service onboard, including champagne, wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Select your viewing on the in-seat entertainment system
  • Onboard photographer giving expert tips on how to take the best photos
  • Seat-swap system guarantees ample time in one of the two seats closest to the windows
  • Sydney - 02 April 2022 - Limited availability & 24 Sept 2022
  • Melbourne - 30 April 2022 - Limited Availability
  • Melbourne - Hobart Australian Antarctic Festival - 25 August 2022
  • Perth - 27 August 2022
  • Brisbane 01 April 2022 - Selling Fast
  • Adelaide 23 September 2022 -


  • Economy Class (Limited View) SYD, MEL & ADL from $1295pp / BNE & PER from $1395pp: Limited View seats do not have direct access to a window. Passengers are given priority access to stand in the common areas to enjoy the views of Aurora Australis as well as enjoying Qantas's International service with a full meal service for dinner & breakfast as well as inflight entertainment. These seats do no rotate.
  • Economy Class (Wing) SYD, MEL & ADL from *$1886pp / BNE & PER from *$2156pp: Experience an award-winning Recaro seat, ergonomically designed for optimal comfort. Overlooking the wing, with an obstructed view of the night sky, these seats are often preferred by photographers, as they offer a great perspective. *Book and Save up to 10% - Sale Ends 31st March 2022
  • Economy Class (No Wing) SYD & ADL from *$2246pp / BNE & PER from $2606pp: Enjoy unobstructed views of the night sky from an award-winning Recaro seat, ergonomically designed for optimal comfort. Here, nothing stands between you and views of the magical night sky. *Book and Save up to 10% - Sale Ends 31st March 2022
  • Premium Economy Class SYD & ADL from $3995pp / BNE & PER from $4495pp: Situated in an intimate separate cabin, these seats allow room to stretch out and relax. Experience attentive service and a refreshed menu with extensive wine list, all while enjoying magnificent uninterrupted views of the Aurora Australis from large windows.
  • Business Class SYD & ADL from $6395pp / BNE & PER from $6995pp: Relax in a super-soft, lie-flat leather seat with direct aisle access and enjoy all of the upgraded benefits of international Business Class service. These seats are located on the wing with an obstructed view of the night sky, however are often preferred by photographers, as they offer a great perspective.
  • Premium Business Class SYD & ADL from $6995pp / BNE & PER from $7695pp: Admire unobstructed views of the Aurora Australis in utmost comfort when you choose Premium Business Class, featuring all of the benefits of international Business Class service, including super-soft, lie-flat leather seating, direct aisle access and an extensive menu and wine list.

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Terms & Conditions

  • Charter airline Qantas Airways Limited has been contracted as the operating Airline on Charter basis. Therefore, all bookings for this flight must be made via the charter. Deposit and final payments A non-refundable deposit per passenger is due at the time of booking equivalent to: 1. Economy class seats AUD$600.00 per person 2. Premium Economy AUD$850.00 per person 3. Business class seats AUD$1100.00 per person Final payment of your booking balance is required ten weeks prior to your departure date.
  • Fares: All fares and charges are per person in Australian dollars, including GST. Cancellation fees Should your 2022 season flight not be able to depart due to government restrictions with coronavirus, you can choose from either of the following: 1. Transfer to an alternative departure date at no extra cost. 2. Receive a full refund, excluding $125 per person administration fee. 3. A 100% travel credit to use when booking other Chimu Adventures product. If you cancel, the following fees will apply; 1. Between confirmation and eight weeks prior to departure - full loss of deposit. 2. Between eight weeks and four weeks prior to departure - full refund less 50% cancellation fee. 3. Between four weeks and departure date - no refund Travel insurance is strongly recommended.
  • An AUD$175 name change service fee per change will apply up to 24 hrs prior to departure. This same service fee will apply for change of class. Travel documents Trip information and travel documents will be forwarded to you approximately 10 days prior to travel, providing full payment has been received. Seat numbers Will not be confirmed in advance of the flight. Please note that we cannot be responsible for the act or omissions of suppliers or services, or for any representation made by suppliers or third parties. The photographs appearing in this brochure are representational only and are not a guarantee that everything will be exactly as depicted at the location upon arrival. No guarantee can be given of clear viewing conditions and no refund or part refund will be made if the views are fully or partially obscured. Special note: A Qantas 787 aircraft will operate all flights; however, other Qantas aircraft may be substituted without notice. Frequent flyer points do not apply. If flight booking numbers do not reach minimum numbers, then the flight may be cancelled prior to departure date. Passport identification is NOT required upon check-in. As this is classed as a domestic charter flight, a valid photo identification card such as a drivers licence is required upon check in.