Imagine, floating above the Barossa Valley, drifting with the breeze and not a care in the world. Dreaming? Think again! Ballooning is probably the most romantic form of transportation, from the traditional wicker basket to the champagne breakfast. Balloon flying in the morning, wine tasting in the afternoon. Sound tempting?
Once at the launch site we then inflate the balloon which takes about half an hour. Then it's up, up and away for an experience of a lifetime. We fly with the wind for approximatley an hour which gives you plenty of time to take photos and just enjoy the sense of freedom drifting with the breeze.
Then when we land, our support vehicle arrives, we pack the balloon away, then head off to pop some corks and enjoy some of the local bubbly and fine Barossa food. Our gourmet champagne breakfast features a selection of the finest Barossa foods and good "ol' fashioned" home cooking.
After your champagne breakfast everyone is then officially certified a "Balloonatic" with your own flight certificate. So in total you're with us for about 5 - 6 hours - from the time we pick you up from the meeting point to the time we drop you back at the same meeting point.
We fly down wind for approximately an hour. On landing the balloon is packed away and the retrieve crew picks us all up.
NOTE: The 2012 - 2013 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2012 to the 31st March 2013. The 2013 - 2014 season rates commence on the 1st April 2013.
BOOKED DATE: Wednesday 4 July 2012
"We had a wonderful time and breathtaking experience. Justin and John were awesome and made us feel very comfortable and confident throughout our time with them - they are also good for a laugh... Great family owned company!
Would and have recommended the Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning Adventure Over Barossa Valley to everyone and and would do it again in a heartbeat!!"
Bradley & Kylie : Adelaide, South Australia
Tanunda, about 75 Km North East of Adelaide - which is about 50 - 60 minutes drive from Adelaide city centre.
The duration of your hot air balloon flight is approximately 1 hour. We are available to fly seven days a week, all year round, weather permitting. We meet approximately one hour before sunrise, so that time changes throughout the year.
MINIMUM / MAXIMUM NUMBERS
The price quoted is for one person. Our maximum is 16, but sometimes we get to the weight limit of the balloon before we get to the 16 passengers. If you have a group larger than 16, give us a call to discuss options.
You should be able to bend your knees and hold on with both hands to the rope handles inside the basket.
DRESSCODE / WHAT TO BRING
Flat soled walking shoes, a hat, and reading glasses if you need them.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority rules prevent us from carrying handicapped or disabled people.
PACKAGE OPTIONS (please select your preferred option)
Operating Days Generally Operates Occasionally Operates Never Operates
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)