Hot Air Ballooning in Tasmania
Finally!! A balloon company that decides to fly hot air balloons in Tassie! After quite a few years of not having a balloon flying over the Natural State, we have decided to put an end to the void. We are disembarking this 2018/2019 season to fly in the North of the state.
The Tamar Valley, Launceston, the Northern Midlands and Deloraine. On days with light Northerly winds we might even take off close to the coast, who knows but the wind?. We will try to give you the best views on the day and as we adapt to fly the weather conditions of the state we will expand our options. The experience is for locals and tourists alike.
Yes, we start early! As early as 4:00am. in the Summer and as late as 6:30am. in Winter. We follow the Sun and tend to meet approximately 1½ hours before Sunrise at a convenient location which will be confirmed to you prior to the flight. From here we will drive you, in our vehicles, to the launch site.
Hot air balloons float in the wind, so we have many different take off locations, depending on the wind direction on the day. We like to call the experience “audience participation” which means, if you are game and able to, there are tasks for all who want to take part in this most ancient way to fly. Half an hour is what it takes to prepare these gentle giants. Once on board we lift gently–so gently it constantly amazes passengers–you do not feel height-sick.
Ballooning is not an adrenaline sport, it is a sport where we contemplate, we admire, we see the Sun rise above the horizon, we hear the waking countryside, the city at dawn…. Ballooning is special. As an old English lady once said to us, “balloons are one of the few things built by humankind that truly enhance nature.”
We enjoy what we do, and we aim to hear that you loved the morning you spent with us.
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NOTE: Unless otherwise specified, the rates listed are for the 2020 - 2021 season. The 2020 - 2021 season rates are valid from the 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021. The 2021 - 2022 season rates commence on the 1st April 2021.