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Alice Springs Hot Air Ballooning - 60 Minutes

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$395 each
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  • Dawn colours of the outback and amazing views of the MacDonnell Ranges
  • Wildlife including big red kangaroos on most days
  • Spot spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations from the sky

A 60 minute hot air balloon flight takes you on a journey with amazing views of the MacDonnell Ranges. Kangaroos, wallabies & birds can be seen in their natural habitat. Hot air ballooning in Alice Springs is perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colours of the outback.

What's Included?

  • 60 minute hot air balloon flight
  • Return transfers
  • Qualified pilot and flight certificate upon completion
  • Fresh fruit, individually packaged muffins and slices served with fruit juice and sparkling wine

On the morning of your hot air balloon flight you will meet the crew and fellow passengers to sign the necessary paperwork before setting off. Your hot air ballooning adventure begins 1 hour prior to first light.

During the drive to our desert launch site you will get to know the crew as they make final weather checks and explain the routine for the morning. At the launch site gas burners are used to inflate the balloons just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian Outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as the balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. After landing you may become involved in assisting the crew as they pack the nylon balloon back into its bag. You are encouraged to participate when packing up the balloon, however, it does involve some lifting and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos.

Afterwards relax and enjoy refreshments of individually packaged muffins and other slices, cheese and biscuits and fresh fruit accompanied by Australian Sparkling wine and fresh juice.

Please Note:

  • Price includes $30 mandatory flight insurance charge

Session Length

Session Length – allow up to 4 hours

  • The duration of your entire experience will be approximately 4 hours
  • Pick-up time varies throughout the year between 4:15 am to 6 am
  • The experience provider does not operate on December 25 - 26 or January 1
  • Please contact the supplier the day prior to confirm your pick-up time


  • Adult: 17 years old+
  • Child: 6 to 16 years old. 3-5 years are not recommended however will be considered on an individual basis
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Ballooning’s policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance
  • Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided using the basket foot holes and stand for the duration of the flight
  • Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to the provider in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour
  • The packing up tasks at the end of the flight are optional and assistance is appreciated. However, some lifting is involved and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos. Persons with medical conditions participating in the balloon flight and pack up activities do so at their own risk
  • Any form of disablement must be discussed with provider prior to making a booking. Each person is considered on an individual basis


Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.

Numbers on the Day

The price quoted is for one person. There will be a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 24 people in the basket on the day.


Our tours are weather dependant. We will endeavour to fly everyday except blackout dates. Should we cancel, you can rebook to another available day. A light jacket is recommended from April to October and mid winter very warm clothes may be necessary.

Dress Code

Long pants, sturdy shoes and sunscreen. A hat may be worn as the heat from the burners can be intense. Loose items such as dangling jewellery and scarves are not permitted once passengers reach the launch site and dis-embark from the bus

This experience takes place in Alice Springs, NT.