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Australia’s Top Adventures: Hot Air Ballooning

Have you got your head in the clouds? Luckily for you, Australia is home to some of the world’s best locations for flying above and beyond in a hot air balloon!

Experience an exciting escape and spectacular panoramic views of vineyards, beaches and headlands. With breakfast and champagne included in many of the hot ballooning packages this experience provides the goods in more ways than one.

So what are you waiting for? Jump on board your hot balloon and you’re up, up and away!

Over Alice Springs, NT

There is something special about the Australian Outback. It’s rich colours, unique wildlife and seemingly endless space.Soak in all its magic in a hot air balloon flight at dawn and watch the red outback come to life. Refreshments are offered after landing.

Bookings and prices here.

Over the Hunter Valley –  NSW

Top off a weekend away at the vineyards with an incredible hot air ballooning experience. Take a sunrise flight over vineyards, farmlands, mountain ranges and national parks. Follow your flight with an a la carte breakfast for two.

Bookings and prices here.

Over The Avon Valley – Northam, WA

Lose yourself in the magical sunrise over Western Australia’s Avon Valley in one of Australia’s oldest and most experienced air ballooning locations. Take time and enjoy the hills, fields and rivers of the valley and delight in a breakfast and champagne after the flight.

Bookings and prices here 

Over The Barossa Valley –  SA

Experience one of Australia’s most picturesque countrysides and world class vineyards from a bird’s eye view. Soak in the 360° views during a sunrise flight over the valley, Barossa ranges and out to the ocean. Champagne breakfast packages offered. 

Bookings and prices here.

Image via balloondownunder.com.au

Over Gold Coast – QLD

See one of Australia’s most infamous coast lines from above. Experience panoramic views of the ocean, of Gold Coast City and surrounding Hinterland. Book ahead for champagne breakfast.

Bookings and prices here.

Over Atherton Tablelands Cairns – QLD

This location is often regarded as Australia’s best ballooning location and ‘must do’ Cairns activity. Glide over Queensland’s Atherton Tablelands, fly over the bushland and farms of Mareeba Valley at dawn for a romantic experience.

Bookings and prices here

Over Melbourne CBD, VIC

See the Melbourne skyline like you’ve never seen it before. Go higher than your local rooftop bar and check out the view above iconic structures, including the MCG and Eureka Tower. Ascending to heights upwards of 2000 feet, you can’t get much more rooftop than that.

Bookings and prices for a balloon rides and breakfast for 2 here.

Over Byron Bay, NSW

Byron Bay is becoming one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations (understandably). Experience a striking contrast of seaside and hinterland, soaking up all Mother Nature has to offer. Flights are usually one hour, plenty of time to lap up views of Mt Warning volcanic caldera (Google it) to the North, lush greenery and the coastline to the East (and maybe even spy a few hot surfers?).

Bookings and prices here. 

Yarra Valley, VIC

Yarra Valley wine region offers hot air ballooning for those looking experience the world class views from above. Take a one hour sunrise flight over the Yarra Valley for the perfect romantic experience and weekend away. Enjoy the break of dawn behind the Valley’s surrounding mountains. Book ahead for getaway deals including accommodation and breakfast. 

Bookings and prices here

Over Canberra, ACT

This is experiencing Australia’s capital city in a whole new way! Take a magical balloon ride over the Parliament House and suburbs at sunrise. Enjoy a peaceful and tranquil one hour flight which will give you a whole new perspective on Canberra, don’t forget to wave to Malcolm. For an extra special experience, participate in Balloon Spectacular at Canberra’s Enlighten Festival.  Book a champagne breakfast for the ultimate romantic experience. Bookings and prices here 

Bookings and prices here 

Feature image via Queensland.com