from Christchurch

6 dates to choose from!

Witness the world’s most remarkable light show.

Join Viva Expeditions and Aurora hunter and astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin & a team of expert astronomers and fly into the night, to witness 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 inflight 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.

Book with confidence knowing that should COVID cause the cancellation or delay of your flight your money will be refunded*


$1545 pp Economy Class, limited view
$2295 pp Economy Class, no wing
$4995 pp Premium Economy Class
from $6795 pp Business Premier Class

* Flight duration of approximately 10 hours
* 2 full service Air New Zealand meals plus in-flight snacks
* Full bar service onboard including champagne, wine, beer, spirits & soft drinks
* Expert team of astronomers & photographers onboard to learn about the Aurora and capture your best images
* Onboard entertainment (movies, TV, games etc on your personal TV screen)

Please note most categories include “seat swap” so passengers can have the opportunity to enjoy a window seat.  Please click on the Seating Plan for full explanations of your seating options. There is also the ability not to seat swap if you wish, details on page 1 of the attachment in the link below.

Travel date
11 September 2021
12 September 2021
26 March 2022
27 March 2022
24 September 2022
25 September 2022

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Available until sold out

Terms & Conditions
Prices shown unless otherwise stated are in NZ$, and are subject to currency fluctuations and are for payment by cash, Eftpos, direct deposit or cleared cheque only.  Credit Card payments are also accepted but will incur a small surcharge, please enquire.   Airfares to & from Christchurch are not included.  Full payment due immediately upon booking confirmation.  Prices correct as at 22 March 2021 and are subject to change or withdrawal without notice. Other conditions may apply. Please see E-brochure for further Terms and Conditions.

* Should this flight not be able to depart due to government restrictions with relation to Covid-19, you can choose from the following:
1 – Transfer to an additional flight departure date (dates TBC) at no extra cost
2 – Receive a full refund, excluding a $125 pp administration fee.
3 – Receive a 100% travel credit to use when booking another Viva New Zealand Product. Travel credit is not available on any other product other than Viva New Zealand.