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Burketown Flights in the Gulf of Carpentaria

For a limited time only – Balloon Aloft Flights from Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria

Balloon Aloft is partnering with Yagurli Tours for a hot air balloon experience with a difference this July and August. Take flight over the extraordinary landscape of Burketown in the Gulf of Carpentaria for a once in a lifetime ballooning adventure.

Enjoy views like no other of the spectacular Gulf Country including Australia’s largest salt pan, Albert River and out over the ocean. See this beautiful natural landscape from a whole new perspective, while learning about the rich cultural heritage of the land and the unique flora and fauna from our local Gangalidda and Garawa crew.

Sunrise flights are scheduled daily during July only and are approximately 30-40 minutes in duration. All flights are followed by a Champagne celebration with your pilot and fellow passengers upon landing.


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June 2020

COVID Safe Information

In line with government guidelines, Balloon Aloft has implemented the following policies to ensure that we can all fly COVID Safe. Please take a moment to read through the following details for your flight and please ensure you and all members of your flight party understand your obligations before arriving for your flight. 

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June 2020

Flights to Resume June 2020

To ensure that we are doing all we can to keep Australian’s safe from COVID -19, it is imperative that we return to flight operations with a comprehensive COVID safe plan to ensure the safety of both our passengers and our team.  There has been quite a lot of planning and safety preparations to put in place before we could announce start dates, so we thank you all for your patience whilst we developed our COVID Safe plan.


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May 2020

Temporary Flight Suspension

To do our part in stopping the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) here in New South Wales, we have placed a temporary stop to our flights in Byron Bay, Camden, Hunter Valley and Mudgee.

Whilst our flights are temporarily suspended through until June, we are still trading and will resume our scheduled flights as soon as it is deemed as safe to do so by the NSW Government. In the meantime, you will still be able to be able to purchase our 3-year Gift Vouchers for all locations and book for flights from June 2020 onwards.

Our team are currently hard at work on our COVID safe plan in order to keep both our passengers and our team safe when flight operations resume. We plan to reopen flights in the Hunter Valley in line with the stage two easing of restrictions in NSW.

Our Byron Bay, Mudgee and Camden flight will re-open when stage three of restrictions easing takes effect.

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Summer 2019/20

Bushfire Haze

With the recent bush fire activity in New South Wales, many people have been concerned whether our hot air balloon flights have been proceeding – The answer is yes, many of our flights are proceeding.

Fortunately, our flight areas have remained largely untouched by bush fires however, as with many areas around the state, we do have days where drifting smoke haze can reduce visibility.


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Augist 2017

Hunter Valley Night Glow set to dazzle crowds

An exciting new event is set to light up the night skies with the launch of the Hunter Valley Night Glow at Roche Estate on Saturday 30th September.  The highlight of the event will be a spectacular balloon night glow which will see ten hot air balloons light up their burners in the dark and all choreographed to music.

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September 2016

World Championship Pilot in the News

It's been a busy few weeks for Balloon Aloft pilot Nicola Scaife after her recent win at the Women's World Championships in Lithuania, appearing on Channel Nine’s Today show, SBS’s 'The Feed' and ABC radios 'What's Your Story'.

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July 2016

Second World Championship win for Nicola Scaife

Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley pilot Nicola Scaife has successfully defended her Women’s World Hot Air Ballooning Championship title after a week of competition flying in Birstonas, Lithuania. The event took place from the 5th-10th July and attracted 42 Pilots from 20 countries worldwide.

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July 2016

Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Fiesta

Balloon Aloft will once again host its annual Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta and organisers are expecting this year’s event to be the biggest yet.

Twenty hot air balloonists from around the country will to take to the skies in a beautiful display of colour on the weekend of 22 and 23 October.

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Sept 2015

Balloon Aloft pilots take out top spots at National Ballooning Championships

Our Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley pilots, and husband and wife, Matthew and Nicola Scaife have taken out 1st and 2nd position at the National Ballooning Championships held in the Avon Valley in Western Australia last week.
Thirty competitors took part in the week-long event with pilots from all around Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Russia and Japan taking part.


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