Join a group of fellow over-60 adventurers for the coolest party on the planet! This New Year's Eve roundtrip to Antarctica promises to be an event to remember - and we've secured a group of seats especially for Starts at 60 and Travel at 60 readers! No need for visas or vaccinations; you'll depart from and return to Sydney on this flight of a lifetime.
Be one of the first to welcome in the new year – in broad daylight! Depart Sydney airport for the highest and most unique celebration in the world, as we fly you over the jaw droppingly beautiful Antarctic region. Celebrate onboard with champagne, as well as entertainment provided by a live jazz band. See endless mountain ranges, mesmerizing ice formations and some of the most unique scenery in the world. Join us for the coolest New Year’s Eve celebration in the world!
You are afforded optimal views to the vast white wilderness thanks to windows 65% larger than any other vessel of its size. Its lower cabin altitude mitigates the discomfort passengers may sometimes experience during and after a long flight. USB charging ports and personal HD touchscreens are also available for all seating classes, for those moments in between iceberg spotting.
What To Expect:
The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500–10,500 km round trip (approximately 12.5 hours) depending on your departure city. Expert Antarctic expeditioners are onboard to talk on the polar environment and its history while video screenings depict life on the ground.
Approximately three hours south of Australia, passengers will usually see the first scattered ice followed by dozens of icebergs and ice floes. We then cross the South Magnetic Pole where you will start to view the rugged mountainous topography of the Antarctic mainland.
Where You'll Fly:
Whilst we will be over the Antarctica Treaty area for around 4 hours, approximately 3-4 hours will be spent flying over the Antarctic continent.
In planning our route, considerable time is taken to select the most spectacular area of Antarctica within aircrafts range. The selected area will be chosen from 19 different flight plans, taking into account:
Commitment to the Environment:
It’s our mission to leave this pristine landscape the way we found it. That’s why every Antarctica Flight is carbon neutral. Inspired by their Antarctic experience, many of our guests go on to become environmental ambassadors.
Please note prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change or be withdrawn at any time without notice.
Standard Economy Class - $2,199 per person
These are the four seats on each side of the aircraft in the Economy Class section over or near the wing, which can obstruct viewing. The window and the adjacent aisle seats will be exchanged at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Superior Economy Class - $3,199 per person
The rear Economy Class section is reserved for Superior passengers. All seat rows are well clear of the wing for excellent viewing. Superior seats are the four seats on each side of the aircraft and will be exchanged at the halfway point of the journey. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Premium Economy Class - $3,999 per person
Qantas’ International Premium seats, with larger seats and seat pitch than Economy Class seats. Seats are located over the wing, which can obstruct viewing. Each passenger will have a window seat or the seat next to a window seat for half of the flight and an aisle seat or adjacent for the other half of the flight.
Business Class - $6,499 per person
Business seats are set at the leading edge of the plane’s wing, which means there will be a slight viewing obstruction. With full international business class service, all seats are either a window or aisle seat. Passengers will swap at the halfway point of the journey. With ample space between each seat, enjoy the room to spread out.
Business Class Deluxe - $7,999 per person
Admire aerial views of Antarctica in utmost comfort in Business Deluxe seats with full international business class service. All seats are either a window or aisle seat, and passengers will swap at the halfway point of the journey, which means everyone will have unobstructed views of Antarctica. With ample space between each seat, enjoy the room to spread out.
Call our local travel team on 1300 414 198 to book your seat on this unique scenic flight!
Departing from Sydney Airport - 31 Dec 2021
Check in: 4:45pm
Your Antarctica flight will depart and return to the Qantas Domestic Terminal at Sydney Airport. Check in is at least 45 minutes prior to the departure of your flight.
Flight times should be used as a guide only and are subject to change. Confirmation of exact times will be provided with your final documentation.
Guests joining our flight from other Domestic or International ports, ensure you arrive at least two hours prior to the departure time mentioned above.
Arriving from another city/town?
Are there any age restrictions for the flight?
People of all ages are welcome on the flights, however we do ask you to consider the following:
Will I need my passport?
Can I use or redeem Qantas frequent flyer points for my flight?
How long is the flight and how long do you spend over the ice?
How does the seat rotation work?
Can I reserve a particular seat?
What kind of viewing can I expect from an Explorer Economy seat?
What kind of viewing can I expect seated over a wing?
Will the flight land?
What time do you depart and return?
How much will the weather affect the viewing?
How low will we fly?
What will be there to eat and drink?
Do I need travel insurance?
Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply. Prices are correct as at 15 Oct 2020 & are subject to change at any time without notice. Prices are per person. Valid for new bookings only. All product is subject to availability and may be withdrawn or varied without notice.
Please note a non-refundable deposit of $300 per person is required for all cabins at time of booking. Final payment is required no later than Fri 15 Oct 2021