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Witness the world's most remarkable natural light show.

The Aurora Australis, better known as the Southern Lights, is a natural phenomenon unlike no other – the world’s most unforgettable light show, which paints the southern night sky in shades of pink, green and red. At its brightest and best beyond 62 degrees south, this ten-hour flight experience will take you far south across the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see this spectacular display for yourself. 


♡ Esteemed astrophysicist, Dr Ian Griffin, and a team of expert astronomers will be your guides on this incredible journey, providing insights into the aurora phenomenon and the night sky outside your window. A professional photographer will also accompany you, providing insider tips on how best to use your camera to capture the experience.

♡ Travelling so far from civilisation means you’re also far from light pollution, while the high-altitude flight path ensures that you’re above the clouds and weather systems that can keep the aurora hidden from view on the ground. The result is a magical display that encompasses the aurora as well as constellations of stars and planets as you’ve never seen them before.
♡ Forget your thermals and polar jacket – experience the Aurora from the comfort of a chartered Air New Zealand 787 Dreamliner. Along the way, you’ll be treated to exceptional inflight hospitality: two delicious full-service meals, with premium drinks (including champagne, wine, spirits and beer), snacks and inflight entertainment.



View Southern Lights by Flight brochure for seat details
from $1545 per seat in Economy Class limited view
from $2295 per seat in Economy Class wing
from $2495 per seat in Economy Class no wing
from $7890 per 2 person in Economy SkyCouch
from $4995 per seat in Premium Economy Class


24-25 Sep 22
25-26 Sep 22
18-19 Mar 23
16-17 Sep 23



  • Two full-service Air New Zealand meals plus in-flight snacks.
  • Full bar service onboard
  • Charter flight departing from Christchurch aiming for latitudes of 62 degrees south
  • Expert team of Astronomers & Photographer onboard
  • Celebrate your adventure with wine, beer, spirits
  • Pre flight mission at the International Antarctica Centre
  • Seat options from Economy to Business Premium plus, ask us for details



Ensure you are in Christchurch at least 3 hours before the flight time. Once checked in you will board your flight and take off around 7:30pm (tentative departure time, subject to change) in search of the Southern Lights.

Aboard our privately chartered state-of-the-art 787 Dreamliner, you will experience unparalleled viewing of the magical Aurora Australis. Enjoy Full Air New Zealand service – including premium drinks, delicious meals, and access to full inflight entertainment when outside the Aurora zone.

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. Viewing of the Aurora is an exciting experience, but it is important to note that there is a difference between viewing the Aurora with the naked eye versus what the camera captures. Striking images and videos of the Aurora that you may have seen are captured thanks to the extreme sensitivity of modern digital cameras. To help guests there is a professional photographer onboard who can assist you in getting the best possible results.

If you are an avid photographer or astronomer, we highly recommend you choose a premium seat or book a full row in economy to guarantee window access throughout the duration of the flight.

Guests should be aware that once in the Aurora zone the cabin lights will be turned off to enable best viewing.

How long will we see the Aurora for?
As you will appreciate, the Aurora is a natural phenomenon, so this can never be guaranteed. However, on previous two charter flights, passengers enjoyed between 4 and 6 hours of viewing.

The flight will be a round trip lasting a total of 10 hours, spending as much time as possible flying with the Aurora Australis. You will return to Christchurch the next day, after experiencing one of the most unique natural lightshows in the world.


This is just a taste of the journeys we have available through our House of Travel consultants.
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