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Experience

Go hot air ballooning in Canberra with multi-award winning Balloon Aloft. Canberra is one of the only places in the world where you can regularly take flight over a nation’s capital and hot air ballooning is the perfect way to get a bird’s eye view of the architectural wonder of this city.

Our sunrise hot air ballooning rides are scheduled daily and meet conveniently at the Canberra Hyatt in Yarralumla. All of our ballooning flights conclude with a champagne celebration and, if you choose, you can also complete the morning with a delicious gourmet breakfast at the Canberra Hyatt Hotel following the flight.

Balloon Aloft acts as an agent for all Canberra flights.

 

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Arrival

Your pilots and crew will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive at the Canberra Hyatt Hotel at the designated time. See how the pilot checks the morning’s local winds conditions and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.

 

 

Launch Site

Your adventure begins with a short trip 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 all around Canberra. This is a good opportunity to get to know your pilot and crew and ask any questions your may have.

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Pre-flight

It takes around 20-25 minutes for the 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.

Flight

As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little 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.

Champagne Celebration

The excitement of the morning continues over a champagne celebration back at the Hyatt Canberra Hotel. Relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your fellow passengers and you pilot as you celebrate one of the most exhilarating mornings of your life. You may also choose to stay for the delicious breakfast at the Hyatt after the flight.

 

 

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