Is Antarctica on your “bucket list” but always seems just that bit out of reach? Antarctica Sightseeing Flights gives you the opportunity to experience the sublime beauty of this ordinarily hard to access land in just one day.
Antarctica Sightseeing Flights announces five flights over the upcoming summer. The Antarctica flight season begins with the always popular New Year’s Eve party flight from Melbourne.
A pristine white landscape will greet travellers seeing the first daylight of 2013 on an entirely unique New Year’s Eve flight to Antarctica. The specially chartered Qantas 747 flight, the only one day Antarctica sightseeing flight in the world, will take in the icebergs, coastal cliffs, glaciers and spectacular mountain ranges for which Antarctica is renowned.
Quality wine, beer and spirits plus dinner and a live on board jazz band add to the once in a lifetime excitement of the New Year’s Eve “Midnight Sun” flight.
Other Antarctica flights, departing from Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth are offered on Saturdays or Sundays in January and February 2013.
According to Phil Asker, Founder & Director of Antarctica Sightseeing Flights, “The length of time sailing rough seas and cost of a cruise to Antarctica means the closest most people will ever come to seeing the world’s last great wilderness is via their TV screen.
“The full majesty of the landscape is seen from the aircraft and expert Antarctic expeditioners are on board to talk about the polar environment and life on the ground.”
For 18 years, Antarctica Sightseeing Flights has taken more than 31,000 travellers on over 100 flights across the Antarctic and, according to Mr Asker, the New Year’s Eve flight remains the most popular. “Flying over the Antarctic is such an amazing way to start the New Year. People who’ve done the trip previously have said that it really set the tone for the year ahead. There is something special about being amongst the first in the world to see the New Year daylight.”
Antarctica flights take approximately four hours to reach the South Magnetic Pole, descending over spectacular sea ice and icebergs and crossing the Antarctic coast near the French research base at Dumont d’Urville.
From there the aircraft flies over magnificent glaciers and ice fields before continuing to Cape Hudson and Cape Washington and the astounding Trans Antarctic Range.
Up to nineteen different routes are available to take advantage of the clearest weather conditions of the day, ensuring the best possible views of the Antarctic landscape.
Friday, 24 August 2012
Experience Antarctica in One Day
Source = The Captain's Choice Tour