Hot air balloon rides to add to your bucket list

by Trisha Mee

Serene, spectacular and stunning - these are just some of the words RedBalloon customers are using to describe their recent hot air balloon experience. From floating over wineries, cities and farmland, here is more of what our customers had to say and the amazing photos they captured from up above.

"Definitely a bucket list item."

"What a beautiful way to spend a Melbourne morning, with 360 degree views of the city at sunrise. The flight was really relaxing and peaceful, and we even landed next to the house from the movie, The Castle... 'How's the serenity?!'"

>> Hot air balloon flight over Melbourne, VIC

"Magical and beautiful."

"I'm terrified of heights and this helped me overcome it. The company and instructor were fantastic and made it a good all round experience. I recommend this for anyone that has ever wanted to fly in a hot air balloon."

>> Hot air ballooning over the Yarra Valley, VIC

"An amazing experience."

"Floating along peacefully, it was almost as if nothing else existed. Our pilot took the time to explain how the balloon operated and made us all feel very comfortable."

>> Hot air ballooning over the Avon Valley, Northam, WA

"Afraid of heights, but loved it."

"I was very anxious about this gift, as I'm afraid of heights. So much so, that I kept putting it off until I had to book before it expired. After informing the staff of my anxiety, they were very supportive to assist in my enjoyment of the experience. It was a beautiful spring morning in Canberra, so I think the beauty of the city helped take my mind off the height whilst I took lots of photos. Also, the advise I was given helped enormously....'look out to the horizon, not down'."

>> Hot air ballooning over Canberra for two, ACT


"It was one of the most spectacular sights I've ever seen. Definitely worth the cold early morning start."

>> Hot air ballooning over the Avon Valley, Northam, WA

"More peaceful than I thought it would be."

"We flew up and down and through the valley taking in the gorgeous view and enjoying the moment. The scenery was shrouded by early morning fog that lifted to expose vines, farmland and kangaroos just waking up and hopping around. It was so quiet and still that you could hear dogs barking in the nearby farms. The silence was only punctuated by the occasional burst of gas into the balloon to keep us afloat." 

>> Hot air ballooning in the Hunter Valley, NSW

"The local landscape from the air was incredible."

"It was lovely to be picked up from our motel accommodation and driven to the launch area. The balloon flight took us over some beautiful wineries and local farms and the breakfast after was lovely."

>> Hot air balloon flight and vineyard breakfast, Orange, Central West NSW

"Perfect gift, amazing experience and great getaway."

"The hot air balloon was given to me as a 21st birthday gift by my partner and it was the perfect present. Looking at The Hunter Valley from above is like no other experience. It is a once in a lifetime thing to do and a memory that won't be forgotten. The service was amazing as the employees were great blokes, funny and professional. Definitley worth doing, especially with the breakfast included!"

>> Hot air ballooning in The Hunter Valley, NSW 

"Feels like you're on top of the world!"

"This experience was bought as a surprise present for my friend's 30th birthday and it certainly wasn't a let down. We both left feeling elated. We had an amazing time, watched a perfect sunrise and floated above great views. It was definitely better than I had anticipated.

>> Hot air ballooning over Sydney Macarthur region, NSW

"Best experience I have ever had."

"My daughter and I received vouchers as a birthday present and decided to go ballooning. May I say it was the most wonderful experience for both of us. We were both scared at first and within minutes of floating in the air we both felt very secure. The pilot was very professional and so were his crew on the ground. We LOVED every minute of it. Something for all ages. A big THANKYOU to RedBalloon for making both our birthdays one to remember."

>> Hot air ballooning for 60 minutes, Alice Springs, NT

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