Few things in life can compare to the thrill and exhilaration of a ride in a hot air balloon. Whether you are 9 years old or 90 years old, the sensation of being airbourne in a beautiful hot air balloon cannot be equalled. Imagine! As the dew covered fields shrink silently away, the panorama of the earth becomes a breathtaking view of beauty and life.
Experience sunrise like never before-floating over vineyards, townships and wide open spaces from the serenity of a hot air balloon. Your Hot Air Ballooning Adventure begins an hour before dawn. We become airbourne just as the sun peeps over the horizon. Even when the clouds hide the sun, the experience is lovely, mystical and ethereal. We stay airbourne for approx an hour.
Hot Air Ballooning is unique and we can also do things that can't be done in other types of aircrafts, such as low-flying at low speed. You will also be able to see people on the ground, view wildlife close-up, as well as high-flying for uninterrupted 360 views.
All our outings include sparkling wine, chocolates, orange juice and nibbles followed by cooked breakfast when we get back to town. Before your adventure ends, you will receive a full-colour personalised flight certificate to show the world that, yes, you really did go hot air ballooning.
NOTE: The 2013 - 2014 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2013 - 31st March 2014. The 2014 - 2015 season rates commence on the 1st April 2014.
Strathalbyn - 50 minutes from Adelaide. Return transfers are available on request from your Adelaide CBD accommodation. Please note this is an additional cost of $25.00 (cash only) per person and must be paid directly to the supplier on the day.
The duration of your Hot Air Balloon ride is one hour. Please allow approximately 3-4 hours for this experience, from the time we meet to the end of breakfast.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. There will be a minimum of four and up to eleven other people in the basket with you during your flight.
Hot Air Ballooning is not recommended for children under 6, please check with us before booking. We are not able to fly anyone over 14 weeks pregnant. You will need to be fit and healthy and you must not suffer from fits or seizures.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
The coldest you will be is when we first meet, and on the launch field, so we say "dress in layers" that way you can take a coat or jacket off and leave in retrieve vehicle.
We recommend a flat covered shoe like a boot or sandshoe. No Strappy sandals or thongs will be permitted nor will shorts or short sleeve shirts.
DO NOT WEAR ANYTHING SYNTHETIC (outer clothing only)
Don't forget to bring along your camera as we will enjoy some stunning views of Strathalbyn!! Most importantly please remember Ballooning is very weather dependant sport, the colder the better for ballooning. Best months Apr- July. we do fly all year round weather allowing.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
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EXPERIENCE QUICK LINKS
"Hi we had a fantastic time. The employees, food, cruise we had the best experience we have had in a long time would recommend to anyone and we hope do go again.
The whole deal was awesome thanks to all involved Janine." Janine (New South Wales, Australia.)
"This is a really well organised tour. An absolute great time was had by all 21 of us on this tour. I was travelling on my own and really enjoyed sharing this experience with other people. "Wombat" our guide did a fantastic job of cooking, giving info and driving, an absolute star !!
Especially enjoyed Cradle Mountain, Port Arthur and Wineglass bay. If your looking for a compact 6 day tour to explore Tasmania then this is it." Mick (Gold Coast, Australia.)
"I wanted to send you a note to say THANKYOU for all the care taken with our booking.
We had an absolutely incredible evening and our faces were sore from smiling and laughing afterwards!
We will be sure to contact you again when we're planning our next adventure!
Thanks a million and all the best xo" Merly (Australia)
"It was perfect. Really impressed with the whole experience from dealing with you (Australian Explorer) to the driver. Will definitely use this service again. Thanks." Jacqui (Australia)
"Australian Explorer were courteous, very helpful and pleasant to deal with and best of all, we booked our tour over the phone!!! I’m absolutely delighted that we’ve got it booked and all the confirmation emails and the necessary voucher have been processed and sent directly to my inbox – brilliant service!" Kate (Australia)