Up, Up and Away to Antarctica

We have a very happy winner in the Australian Antarctic Festival Competition to win tickets for two on an exclusive Qantas flight to Antarctica!  Courtesy of Captain’s Choice and Antarctica Flights, 19 year-old Caitlyn and her Mum, Fiona, will be flying to Melbourne to join their chartered Qantas 747 for a stunning flight over Antarctica – the trip of a lifetime.

Caitlyn was on site at the Antarctic Festival (2-5 August) and filled out an entry in the competition to win this terrific prize.  She completed a 30-question survey on the Festival, rating it for interest, content and excitement.  With just under 2000 addresses in the draw, chances were a lot better than playing Powerball, and our winner was drawn by random number generation at the offices of the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in the presence of three witnesses on October 1.

Caitlyn Thomas and her Mum Fiona collect the winning voucher in the Australian Antarctic Festival draw from festival director Paul Cullen

The winning pair will enjoy a luxury flight with full meal and drinks service, expert guides and a rotating seat plan that ensures everyone gets a chance at the window for some stunning sightseeing over the frozen continent.


The flight provides a full day of Antarctic experience. Our flight from Australia ranges between 9,500 – 10,500kms 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.

The atmosphere on board is electric. You’re all present for the same reason – to fulfill that dream of seeing Antarctica. With up to four hours over the ice and the remaining hours to enjoy the bespoke service  including premium drinks, delicious meals and talks from Antarctic expeditioners – there is never a dull moment.

This will be unlike any flight you have ever been on and nothing can prepare you for the amazing sights you will see.

from the Antarctic Flights website: www.antarcticaflights.com.au

Thanks to our generous sponsors, congratulations on your lucky win Caitlyn and bon voyage for an amazing experience!