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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

2126 Bealey Road | RD 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 508 422 556
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Winter ballooning

Thoroughly enjoyed our ballooning experience, a present from our son. Michael & Jeff were... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
annemS2386DV
via mobile
Definitely worth it

I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and was ecstatic when I stumbled upon Michael's... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Avisko
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. There is nothing quite so romantic and exciting as floating across an ever changing landscape. Come fly with us!
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2126 Bealey Road | RD 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our ballooning experience, a present from our son. Michael & Jeff were fantastic, very knowledgeable, & friendly, cruising over the canterbury plains, from helping to set up the balloon to packing it up, the champagne & muffins, & the stories about ballooning history...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon and was ecstatic when I stumbled upon Michael's company!! I was picked up from my hotel early in the morning and met Michael at the site 45 minutes out from Christchurch. Being able to help...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wow, the balloon flight was amazing, the scenery absolutely fantastic and good customer service but both my partner and I were left with a horrible feeling by the way Michael treated his staff member Jeff. Jeff was fantastic and doing his absolute best but with...More

Thank Chris M
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Yes it was an amazing flight. So glad you enjoyed it and took the time to write a review. Will take your comments on board.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went in May so it was a little cold, but an absolute blast!! Make sure you bundle up. The staff were extremely friendly and picked us up/dropped us off at our hostel. The view of the mountains as well as the farmland was amazing.

Thank Lillian M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Did my first balloon flight with them and it was awesome. Meeting place was easy to find via driving with help of a gps. Got brought to the launch site and everyone who is flying helped to get up the balloon together with Michael and...More

Thank hanfrenzy
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

So good to hear you enjoyed it as much as we enjoy flying you. Yes with winter nearly here good advice to put and extra layer of clothing on.

Reviewed 17 May 2017

One of the best things I've tried. Both Mike and Jeeves made sure we had a great experience from the start to the end. Jeeves, our pilot, provided us with the history surrounding the area we flew in. Got us involved in the set up...More

Thank Sadiq T
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

It was a pleasure to fly you. You all did a great job helping us with setting up the ballooning and the pack up.

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Surfing in the most beautiful landscape, with the best pilot( his experience and local knowledge), high above the sky, feel like in your dreams, an experience will last a lifetime long in your memory! Everything you would wish for and what more you can ask!!

Thank samzhongcao
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Yes I would say its the closest thing to riding a masgic carpet. Glad you enjoyed the experience.

Reviewed 13 May 2017

I went with a group from work and it was a truly memorable experience. The pilot was very experienced and knowledgeable and clearly truly enjoys sharing his love of both ballooning and the Canterbury landscape. Felt totally safe and was blown away by how amazing...More

Thank Karl T
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Great to have your group join us Karl. Its so nice to haveing a fun group who relly get into the experience which makes my job so much more rewarding. Look forward to seeing you back one day.

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

This was my first balloon flight. I was collected from my hotel and the bus arrived perfectly at the arranged time. The pilot was friendly and entertaining and very patiently took photos for passengers at opportune moments during the trip. He is a very experienced...More

Thank Lisa C
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Such warm comments like yours just supports the experience Ballooning Canterbury works hard to achieve for our passengers. We always strive to give our passengers the most memorible experince.

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Went on this morning with my girlfriend. Awesome experience. Would definitely recommend! Staff are friendly, fun helping set up the balloon and the breakfast was nice. Make sure you wear lots of layers as it gets very cold!

Thank Jordan C
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2017

Your so right. With winter comimg on we get the best views but do remeber that extra layer of clothing.

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kitmien
If I am scheduled to depart Christchurch in the late morning, will I still have sufficient time to schedule hot air ballooning that morning during winter?
18 February 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Depending on what time of year it is. In April you are back in Christchurch by 10:00 am.
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rohitc96
What is the duration of the whole thing?
20 November 2016|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
allow 4-5 hours from leaving Christchurch. If you stay locally 3.5 hrs.
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pottssgm
Hi, do you pick up and drop off from Mount Hutt Lodge? What is the cost per person ?
3 October 2016|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Sorry our transfers are from Central Christchurch locations
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