We never thought we’d be saying this six months ago, but it looks as if the only overseas trip you’ll be allowed to take in the foreseeable future will be to Antarctica.
Residents of Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth will be able to see the awe-inspiring continent from the air by way of chartered Qantas services courtesy of Antarctica Flights.
The flights are technically domestic services, meaning you won’t even need your passport to step aboard.
Guests will embark on a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner for the 12 to 13-hour journey, after which icebergs and ice sheets will be visible at the three-hour mark. The flight then crosses over the South Magnetic Pole and the jagged peaks below.
“It really is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to visit Antarctica in a day,” Antarctica Flights’ CEO Bas Bosschieter told 7News.
“I personally think it’s the best answer to the question ‘What did you get up to on the weekend? Just popped down to Antarctica’.”
“Whilst it is very difficult for Australians to travel overseas at this time, our Antarctica Flights guests will be able to “visit” another continent in a day.”
Experts on the frozen continent will be onboard to educate flyers on the environment below them, which will be accompanied by video screenings.
Prices start at AU$1,199 per person for an economy seat over the wing, with big dogs able to splash AU$7,999 for the top-tier ‘business class deluxe’ seats.
There will be seven flights between November to February when the continent boasts the best weather.
To see more and book, visit antarcticaflights.com.au