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The RedBalloon Story

RedBalloon has come a long way from its humble beginnings – born in the front room of a house owned by founders Naomi Simson and Peter Simson. For Naomi, RedBalloon was an experiment to test whether a company could be successful by simply listening to its people and customers and delivering a great experience to both.

This experiment has evolved into a business providing more than 3500 experiences in every state across Australia and New Zealand. Our experiences range from hot air balloon rides to cooking classes; massages to rally drives; flying trapeze to parasailing; learning to fly and photography workshops. 

Key Facts

  • Founders: Naomi Simson & Peter Simson
  • CEO: Nick Baker
  • Founded 2001
  • 70 employees
  • 3000+ experiences
  • 1000+ experience providers
  • Almost 3 million experiences sold

Our Values

  • Integrity
  • Generosity
  • Leadership
  • Sense of Humour and Fun
  • Little Dog with a Big Dog Personality

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Media Requests

Please contact our PR & Content Manager Lauren Ashton directly on (02) 8755 0034 or email

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Nick Baker: CEO

For media requests or to have Nick speak at your upcoming conference or engagement, please contact RedBalloon PR & Content Manager, Lauren Ashton - 02 8755 0034 | 

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Nick Baker: CEO

Naomi Simson: Founding Director

A regular speaker on leadership, employee engagement and entrepreneurship. To enquire about having Naomi as a speaker at your next event please contact Naomi directly via her blog. Royalty-free images of Naomi avaiable for download.

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Naomi Simson: Founding Director

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