The annual Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta will take to the skies over the Hunter Valley from the 29th September to 2nd October in an amazing display of colour and excitement! Each day sees upward of twenty-five hot air balloons from all around the country launch together at sunrise and float majestically over the Hunter Valley wine country. Come join in the excitement as a passenger or follow along from the ground.
The best way to view the hot air balloon festival is definitely as passengers on board one of the twenty or more balloons that will take to the skies at sunrise each morning. You can book your space on one of our fiesta flights for the experience of a life time; the excitement begins just before dawn as more than twenty hot air balloons are inflated in the launch field - make sure to have your camera ready, it's quite the spectacle - then take off and drifting over the Hunter Valley vineyards for an hour in the company of a fleet of hot air balloons. Celebrations continue after the flight back at Peterson House Winery with live music, a gourmet breakfast and a champagne tasting to wrap up an exciting and fun-filled morning.
For the very first time we will be adding a new evening feature to the Fiesta calendar – the Hunter Valley Night Glow. Being held on the evening of Saturday 30th September at Roche Estate, the evenings activities will include a family friendly night market showcasing some of the Hunter Valley's best food and wine, live musical performances, the opportunity to walk through a semi-inflated hot air balloon and learn how a balloon operates. Face painting and activities to entertain younger children will be on offer, while a mini balloon flight display is sure to delight everyone. The highlight of the night will be the balloon Night Glow where nine hot air balloons will light up the night sky, all choreographed to music. This breathtaking spectacle will culminate with a fireworks display over Roche Estate.
The Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta offers bountiful photographic opportunities and is a thrilling morning’s adventure for passengers and spectators alike. Further details on the best way to follow the fiesta from the ground and capture photographs of the balloons in flight, will be posted on our Balloon Aloft Facebook page closer to the event date.
To learn more about this unique Hunter Valley event please call our team on 1300 723 279
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