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Join us on the adventure of a lifetime to experience Antarctica in a day on an exciting scenic flight. On your Antarctica flight from Melbourne, you’ll depart early in the morning and return late in the evening, giving you ample opportunity to see the great white continent unlike ever before. From epic icebergs to jagged mountain ranges, the beauty and complexity of Antarctica are yours to discover. Even if you’ve cruised to Antarctica before, a flight gives you a much greater appreciation of the sheer size of Antarctica compared to your experience on a ship.
As you’re welcomed aboard your comfortable Qantas aircraft, meet your team of Chimu Adventures Antarctica experts onboard. As you fly, they’ll explain the landscapes and history of the continent along the journey, providing context on the history, environment, and biology of Antarctica. Over the years, Chimu Adventures has built up one of the largest teams of Antarctica experts within Australia, helping us create a fantastic inflight experience for our guests.
After take-off, settle back and enjoy the Qantas hospitality as we make our way south. After around three hours of flying time, gaze in wonder as we start to see scattered icebergs, the bright white glare hard to miss. Once we reach the continent, weather permitting, we’ll get to take in the dramatic mountains, glaciers, and epic frozen landscapes of Antarctica.
Whether it’s your first time looking for ice or you’re a seasoned Antarctic veteran, the grand, inspiring, and fragile landscapes of the continent will both humble and amaze. We’ll spend 3-4 hours flying over the Antarctic continent and, weather permitting, we’ll reduce the flying altitude to approximately 20,000 feet to get closer for enhanced viewing.
On your scenic Antarctic flight from Melbourne, we may see Ross Island, home to both modern and historic research bases, gigantic ice shelves, rugged, snow-covered peaks, and maybe even Mount Erebus, Antarctica’s highest active volcano.
On each departure date, we carefully consider a number of factors, including weather, cloud cover and ice conditions to help provide you with the best viewing experience on the day. Working with Qantas, we have 20 different potential flight paths to choose from, all of which offer incredible views of Antarctica and its fascinating landmarks. With a seat swapping system in place and a range of ticket classes, every traveller will enjoy incredible views, along with full food and beverage service from Qantas.
We can’t wait to show you the great white continent from the air on this unique and memorable Antarctica scenic flight.
* Please note that it is recommended to be double vaccinated against COVID-19 when travelling on this flight.
* Save up to 10% off Economy Wing & Economy No Wing seats (offer ends 30 September 2022)
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Trip Code: ACQADFM
Travel Style: Scenic Flight Tour