A 30 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.
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.
Session Length – allow up to 4 hours.
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.
Should this experience be cancelled due to inclement weather, you will be rebooked to another available day. Please contact the supplier the day prior to confirm your flight is going ahead.
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.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to their policy.