Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, Darfield: Hours, Address, Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides Reviews: 5/5

Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
About
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!
Darfield, New Zealand
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Travellers' Choice
2021
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Madison
1 contribution
May 2022 • Friends
Was such an amazing experience, the staff were amazing. We arrived and went in the bus to the take off point. It was great to be able to help with the set up and take down too. Couldn't recommend this experience any more !
Written 17 May 2022
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Sarah D
Groveland, CA73 contributions
May 2022
Woop! Here we are! The orange flashing light which tells us we have arrived at Ballooning Canterbury. We sidle in over the cattle stop, and crunch across the gravel to the carpark where we park up, take our extra layers of jackets, hats, scarves out of the boot. Dean is waiting for us. “Hi, I’m your ground crew, I’ll be shuttling you back here after the flight. Mike is your pilot, he’s just doing last minute checks of the weather, wind and so on.”

The basket is on the back of a trailer, with a large canvas bag which is obviously full of balloon. The basket is exactly as I expected, woven into an oblong with red leather upholstery, with a metal framework reaching up to the structure which holds the gas jets and all the necessary (and unknowable) technology. We drive into the middle of a field. Mike and Dean drag the basket off the trailer, and lay it down on its side on the grass. They manhandle the bag of balloon onto the field, and gradually extract the balloon along the length of it, ready to be inflated. Mike sets and starts up a large electric fan, which blows directly into the mouth of the balloon, held open by Ceri and Laura. I am impressed by the speed with which the balloon begins to fill with the cold air.
Written 3 May 2022
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Ann
Manarola, Italy2 contributions
May 2022
Thank you to the team at Ballooning Canterbury, we had an amazing experience flying over the beautiful Canterbury Plains. You run a very professional outfit with a good helping of fun thrown in for good measure.

I will be very happy recommending Canterbury Ballooning to family & friends.
Written 3 May 2022
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Laura A
Langkawi, Malaysia, Asia6 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
Amazing time up above the Canterbury plains, thanks so much! A fantastic experience. Seeing the sun rise and the whenua wake up, an incredible way to start the day. Mike shared some interesting info about the area and made sure we got great photos and videos.
Written 2 May 2022
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Lesley H
10 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
What a perfect gift this turned out to be.
Very friendly team of Mike and Britta who explained everything to us. We were lucky with fantastic weather and seeing the sunrise was very special. A great way to fly! Thanks.
Written 1 May 2022
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Lucia
3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Amazing experience, really good people, very good trip!!
Beautiful morning
Good weather
Very good experience with friends
Written 28 April 2022
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MamaC
2 contributions
Apr 2022
I must say I would never have chosen to do this on my own volition. However, I was gifted a ride for a milestone birthday (along with 3 friends) and felt somewhat obliged.
Having been safely returned from the trip, I am so happy with the gift. It was a fabulous experience.
I loved that we were effectively the crew and were involved in set up and pack down. I loved that we heard the story of the birth of ballooning.
There was a great balance of quiet and narrated time in the air (not much narration but enough to orient us to the likes of the rivers and Aoraki etc.).
I think we were super-lucky with the day, which made the trip and the photos even better.
Such a great opportunity.
Written 23 April 2022
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So glad you enjoyed your gift to go Hot Air Ballooning. It's great to see people doing things they wouldn't normally do and a gift voucher is a great way to do that and they a valid for 12 months.
Written 26 April 2022
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CH
1 contribution
Apr 2022
I had an opportunity to take a Balloon ride at the Waiarapa Balloon Festival. Just fabulous a real Bucket list thing for me with a big TICK, and so organised . Great Crew. Thanks to Michael and his team. Flying in such tranquility. We all had a part in getting the balloon ready to fly and to pack it up great fun.
Again Definitely A++Gold Class Recommendation. Claire
Written 18 April 2022
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Thanks Claire. So pleased you could join us in the Wairarapa. Look forward to flying you next time you are in the South Is.
Written 26 April 2022
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David W
1 contribution
Apr 2022
Our eldest son shouted us a balloon ride for his mum's seventy fifth birthday. The weather was perfect and the ride was too. We loved being part of the armada of fifteen balloons flying from Martinborough as part of the Wairarapa Balloon Festival. The arrangements were excellent - great ground crew - our pilot was cheerful and chatty - all in all a very memorable experience. Highly recommended. David and Kath
Written 17 April 2022
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David and Kath it was a joy to fly you on such a nice day. Having all the other balloons around made it just that little more special. Thanks for your support. Michael
Written 26 April 2022
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rgok001
Auckland Central, New Zealand2 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
Amazing. Would definitely do it again! The crew and pilot are really experienced making it a safe and pleasant adventure.
Written 17 April 2022
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