Christchurch - Christchurch

Join Aurora hunter and astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin with a team of expert astronomers and fly into the night to witness the world’s most remarkable natural lightshow The Southern Lights…Aurora Australis! 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 we will have 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.


All seating classes will experience and an unforgettable round-trip including:
• Two full-service Air New Zealand meals plus in-flight snacks.
• Celebrate your adventure with champagne, wine, beer, spirits, and soft drinks as you enjoy a full bar service onboard.
• Choose your viewing on the state-of-theart entertainment system when outside of the Aurora Zone.
• 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.


Departing Christchurch 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 inflight catering service in both business and economy

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.


Date: 20 March 2021
From NZ$1195 per person with various seating options and views available.
Seating options from Business Premier Plus, Business Premier, Premium Economy, Sky Couch, Economy No Wing, Economy Wing and Economy Limited View.
Talk to us about these options.

Should your 2021 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 $75 per person administration fee.
3. A 100% travel credit to use when booking another Viva New Zealand product.

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