Hot Air Ballooning in Australia
What better way to experience Australia’s amazing landscapes than from above? How about spicing things up and going on an exotic hot air balloon ride? Here are a few ideas to inspire you:
HUNTER VALLEY (New South Wales)
If wineries are your thing, experiencing the Hunter Valley from a hot air balloon will definitely amaze you. Rise with the sun and glide over rolling hills, lush vineyards, looming mountains and the iconic Australian bushland. Whether you’re looking for a romantic flight for two or exhilarating adventure with friends, your flight with Hunter Valley Ballooning will be unforgettable.
ATHERTON TABLELANDS (Queensland)
If you’re already planning a visit to the Great Barrier Reef, why not make a day of it and start with a hot air balloon ride over the Atherton Tablelands? Hot Air offers a combo deal with a 30-minute balloon ride during sunrise over the beautiful landscape and a cruise so you can snorkel at the famous Great Barrier Reef. The company also offers many more balloon ride options throughout Queensland, including Gold Coast and Brisbane areas.
It is rare to go on a hot air balloon ride over a city so if you want something different, Melbourne is your pick. You will fly for about an hour over the city and experience the urban space like you’ve never have before. Global Ballooning offers the option of adding a buffet champagne breakfast at the Hilton on the Park.
MCDONELL RANGES (Northern Territory)
If you want to go to the heart of Australia, the McDonnell Ranges in Alice Springs is the place for you. You will get a chance to explore the Australian Outback in a unique way, watching the sun rise over the desert. And you may also be lucky enough to spot a red kangaroo on your journey. The company Hot Air Balloon offers a four course breakfast after the flight.
AVON VALLEY (Western Australia)
This is for the lovers of rural landscape and Australian wildlife. Flying over the peaceful Avon Valley, you will get panoramic views of the hills and rivers. You may even spot a few animals. Unfortunately, there are only a few companies that offer the service in Western Australia. Windward Balloon Adventure is one of Australia’s oldest operators and they also offer a champagne breakfast after the flight.
FLINDERS RANGES (South Australia)
The largest mountain range in South Australia is even more impressive from above. You can watch the sun rise over the mountains and check out some wildlife. Outback Ballooning has been operating in the area since 1986 and they offer a light breakfast after landing. Be advised that this journey is only available from mid-April until the end of May and in August or September.
CANBERRA (Australian Capital Territory)
Canberra’s original ballooning company, Balloon Aloft has over 27 years’ experience and are the leaders in commercial hot air ballooning. Who better to see Canberra from an entirely new perspective with? Embark on a sunrise flight over Canberra’s beautiful landscape with a loved one or a group of friends. Keep an eye out and see the spectacular landmarks of the nation’s capital like never before!
You will need to call the company a day prior to your flight to reconfirm it because of weather conditions. It is worth checking the companies’ websites for deals and promotions.
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