In search of the trip of a lifetime? This flight will take you to see the Southern Lights up close

Viva Expeditions has teamed up with Air New Zealand and the Otago Museum to offer the opportunity of a lifetime — a chance to experience the Southern Lights up close.

On the 20th of March, join astrophysicist Dr Ian Griffin and a team of expert astronomers on an exclusive Air New Zealand Dreamliner flight that will leave from Christchurch and travel across the Southern Ocean towards Antarctica, where the Aurora Australis shines the brightest.

Over the course of the 10 hour, non-stop round-trip (eventually ending up back in Christchurch) passengers will be treated to an unprecedented view of this incredible, natural phenomenon as well as views of various constellations and planets, with the astronomers giving guidance on what to look out for, and an on-board photographer helping to ensure everyone is able to get some truly stellar shots.

With tickets already in high demand, bookings are essential.

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