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Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight
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Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight

By Hot Air Balloon Flights from Methven
Recommended by 95% of travellers
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About
Our Pilots will take you up to 9500 ft above the patchwork Canterbury Plains with spectacular Panoramic views west to the Mountains and east to the Pacific Ocean. Launching from the famous foothills of Mt Hutt. The flight can only be described as exhilarating, gliding above the treetops and rising up to watch as the Canterbury Plains roll out in front of you. Then looking west you will see the majestic snow caped Southern Alps.
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Ages 5-101, max of 12 per group
Duration: 3–4 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • To finish we will be having a celebratory glass of Sparkling wine or fruit juice
  • Photos will be posted on Facebook or on request from us info@adventrueballoonsnz.com


Start:
  • Recycling Station, 116A Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
    Methven town Centre Bus stop, in front of Methven Medical Centre
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 344162P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight?
    Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight price starts from $387.24. Discover and book Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight on Tripadvisor
    What is the Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight cancellation policy?
    Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 3h. Discover and book Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 344162P1

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Recycling Station
      116A Main Street, Methven 7730, New Zealand
      Methven town Centre Bus stop, in front of Methven Medical Centre
      See address & details
    • Pass by
      Methven
      Canterbury Region
    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Hot Air Balloon Flights from Methven
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      Methven, New Zealand
      Joined in March 2022
    • mwhemsley
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Stunning panoramic views
      Adventure of a life time! Well worth doing and recommending to friends and family. Would be ideal for anniversaries and birthday presents
      Written 15 May 2022
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    CraSZE
    31 contributions
    1.0 of 5 bubbles
    1
    Not recommended unless you want to waste your time!
    Our reservation was originally on Wednesday and it happened on Monday we got an email notification from Adventure Balloon that Wednesday weather would not be suitable for the flight and suggesting us to move to Saturday. We counterposed any other alternative dates since Saturday we have already left New Zealand. The tour company representative Michaela proposed to make it on next day Tuesday as the weather would be fine to do that given that Michaela knew we were at Tekapo that would take a long overnight drive to make it to Methven. We decided to compromise to make it on next day despite we have to change our original itinerary and drove from Tekapo to Methven in midnight for 2.5 hours.

    On Tuesday morning, we have arrived the meet up point on time at 6am together with three other tourist. Adventure Balloon pilot/technician arrived and then they took sometime to observe the weather in Methven city center. Then, they announced the flight would be cancelled due to the weather would turn bad sharply. We respected the decision and left but we felt very disappointed since we spent 5 hours round trip between Tekapo to Methven. Plus Tuesday was a good day proposed by Adventure Balloon directly.

    Later on, we had our Hot Air Balloon flight in another tour company two days later and we were told that Tuesday was a great day to do the hot air balloon which they actually did fly successfully. They also explained that weather forecast was done the night before event day and it would be accurate enough. It was too rude to announce cancel tour to customers face to face on meet up point which this communication they would do that one night before, so as to give people to organise their itinerary and not wasting time! They have no idea why Adventure Balloon would forecast Tuesday not good for flying (they operate in the same district) and even they decide not to go should have done that one day before.

    We strongly not recommended you to join this tour. We understand weather can be uncertain sometimes but communication should be done it in a better way. We travelled a long way from the other side of the globe to be here in New Zealand while because of the poor arrangement we have given up our hotel, next morning itinerary, arranged a 5-hour round trip drive from Tekapo to meet up point in mid-night just because you suggested Tuesday would be a good day.
    Written 28 January 2023
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    I am very sorry you had such a disappointing experience! We knew Saturday would be the best day to fly which you said you could not do. Tuesdays weather (the day before your booking) did look like it would be slightly better. However, we take the safety of our passengers very serious and our pilot that morning did not find that the wind up above was not safe enough to fly. We do not want or like to cancel flights but safety first. I am very sorry for your inconvenience but there was a reason for suggesting Saturday! Kind Regards Michaela I would like to add! Abusing our pilot and crew and trying to pay them extra to take you flying is not the way we operate!
    Written 29 January 2023
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    Edmund M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2024 • Solo
    The introduction was great, and from there it just got better, got to take great photos and videos, the take off was so gentle, and the landing was so smooth, I had no idea it was going to be so fantastic,
    I would recommend this experience to anybody, and you have no worries, just do it.
    The team made it such a wonderful experience, thank you guys. Just one fault, not enough champagne 🍾, two glasses would be better, it's something to think about. Thanks guys.
    Written 8 April 2024
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    Darren P
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2023 • Friends
    I have always wanted to fly in a balloon, so while inNZ on holiday from England was the perfect chance , and OMG I am so glad I did, lifetime memories are built with moments like this , if you are unsure then don't be, surely weather does make a difference but we were fortunate to have the best day in my opinion, great time from start to finish, we chose to do the private charter ,pilot and 3 of us ,
    thank you for a great experience.
    Kevin. from Keighley West Yorkshire and 2 others
    Written 13 January 2024
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    Kim
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    Such an amazing thing to tick off the bucket list everyone should give this a go definitely recommend. The views are amazing. It's no as scary as you think we had two people scared of heights and they were perfectly fine.
    Would happily do it again staff were also fantastic.
    Written 5 August 2023
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    Thanks guys! We do have a very special area to fly in and are so pleased you chose us to tick of one of your bucket list items. We loved hosting you! Thanks
    Written 6 August 2023
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    Dreamer30028351519
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2024 • Friends
    What a fantastic experience! Another experience off the bucket list. Thanks Graham and your lovely team for making my friend's 60th birthday so special. We really enjoyed the professional and warm service provision, supported with great information, plenty of chuckles, outstanding balloon management skills, awesome views, wonderful hospitality. Would strongly recommend this experience. Worth every penny. Will be back for more 😊👍
    Written 30 March 2024
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    david m
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Aug 2023 • Couples
    We were a little hesitant at the start and a little unsure of what we had committed to. But our pilot soon had us assured being very experienced and having trained in UK. Felt as safe as we could at 5,500 ft up. Was amazing! Unbelievable how big the balloon was, the views , the serenity, could see right across to Mt Cook, the southern alps , beautifull. The landing was perfect and we ended up lying horizontal and very happy to be back on Terra firmament. 10/10.
    Written 6 August 2023
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    Very much appreciate your review. We loved flying!
    Written 23 August 2023
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    Go47601476215
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2024 • Family
    Excellent experience! Me and my Sister had an absolute blast! could not recommend it enough. Had to reschedule only once due to the weather, so couldn't do it on her actual birthday day, but still ended up being a really nice gift. Well worth the drive, and bringing a camera is a must. Only downside is that the group picture isn't the best as we all had the sun right in our eyes.
    Written 20 February 2024
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    Jennifer A
    Canberra, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2023 • Couples
    My husband and l had an amazing Balloon flight this morning with Graeme, our Pilot and Greg, his driver. It was such a beautiful experience. The morning appeared a little cloudy but it opened up beautifully. Especially loved being above the clouds and seeing Mount Hutt and surrounding mountains. Absolutely stunning. Graeme was a wonderful pilot, loved his enthusiasm and sharing his joy with us. Thank you, Jenny and Salih
    Written 7 February 2023
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    Tony C
    Honolulu, HI15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2022
    Incredible way to see the Southern Alps, Christchurch, and the beautiful countryside. Folks here are so happy and pleasant. Save for some labor required to help the crew, the experience was incredible and I think our Pilot Alexander was so patient and lovely with our son.

    A very peaceful and fulfilling experience
    Written 16 October 2022
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    Thank you very much for your review. We a very happy you enjoyed your flight!
    Written 17 October 2022
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    cha
    Manila, Philippines1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We are a family of 11px. We were picked up from our hotel, great great service and experience. One for the books. Highly recommend.
    Written 2 April 2024
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