Hot Air Ballooning Adventure over the Hunter Valley
Join us for a balloon flight where you and your loved one will gently and silently float over the countryside like a leaf in the wind. Fly over Australia's premier wine region The Hunter Valley and let us share with you our knowledge of the magic and romance that is ballooning. Sunrise flights are held daily all year round.
Located just two hours north of Sydney and forty-five minutes from Newcastle, the Hunter Valley - Australia’s premier vineyard region - offers the perfect backdrop for the flight of a lifetime.
Your Hunter Valley balloon flight will begin at sunrise and take in views of the picturesque wine regions of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke. Balloon flights last approximately one hour and are followed by a delicious gourmet breakfast and champagne celebration at the famous Peterson House winery and Restaurant.
Your pilots and crew will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive at Peterson’s Champagne House at the designated time. Enjoy a tea or coffee as you sign-in and make your breakfast order. See how the pilot checks the morning’s local winds conditions in readiness for your flight and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.
Your Hunter Valley ballooning adventure begins with a short drive to your launch site. This is determined by your pilot and depends on the wind direction on the morning. We have over a dozen launch sites to choose from in the lower Hunter Valley. This is a great opportunity to get to know your flight team and ask them any questions you may have.
It only takes around 20-25 minutes for your balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.
As the sun rises you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze; in your basket you will feel completely secure with virtually no sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then, moments later, effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000 feet or more. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture views of the Hunter Valley from a perspective like no other.
After landing we will pack the balloon away and then it’s back to Peterson House where the excitement of the morning continues over a gourmet champagne breakfast on the deck of Restaurant Cuvee overlooking the vines. Relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your fellow passengers and your pilot as you celebrate your exhilarating morning. Photos, souvenirs and Personalised Photobook Vouchers will be available for purchase during breakfast.
Our dedicated team of professionals will help deliver the perfect hot air ballooning experience!
Tea and coffee on arrival at a pre-flight briefing
Transport to and from the launch site
1 Hour (approx) Sunrise Balloon Flight
Delicious Gourmet Breakfast at Peterson House Winery
Champagne Celebration and Sparkling wine tasting
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.