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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides


Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides
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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...more
2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 508 422 556
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Reviewed today via mobile

I really loved the experience of air ballooning. Every bit of it. Michael and Faith really did a great job. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank yous so much. Much appreciated. Bucket list ticked off.

Thank aannaa01
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! We were a bit unlucky with the weather, it was great that we got up in the air at all for a while before the rain came. So many chances to take amazing pictures, too. The team was very friendly and patient, keeping...More

Thank IStMunich
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great day! If it can wow a teenager it must be a good thing. Spectacular views great narrative by Michael, the owner. Directions and communication were great as we traveled. Easy to find and helping with the balloon was a very fun experience. Must do...More

Thank Derek M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our trip was postponed due to poor weather but the pilot kept us informed of the launch time. The weather cleared and everyone chipped in to help launch the balloon. It is a wonderful feeling to fly. It is not like looking out of an...More

Thank kazerian
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Yes the weather plays a very important part in our day to day operation at Ballooning Canterbury. We are so glad you could make it a little later. We new the weather was going to clear and provide you with a fantastic flight.Its just all...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool experience!! In New Zealand you don't have to miss this trip!! A way to live and see from a different point of view this country!! Great staff, thanks. J

Thank Luca T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Omg!! This was the best way to start the day off. The guys were great and the information was good. Highly recommend this to any one with a spare morning. Great job guys 👍😁

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

We really enjoyed having you join us for your wedding Anniversary. Anniversaries are very popular with us. See you again for another anniversary in the future.

Reviewed 30 August 2018

An early morning start for us all, had a delay while storm moved through but a terrific flight, very quiet, great views of the Canterbury plains, patchwork fields, over the Selwyn River, lovely company, a great pilot with commentary on what we could see, a...More

Thank 769seymour
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

As you proved age is no problem when it comes to Hot Air Ballooning. Yes a shame the sun did not show but must agree the view was stunning. Hope we see you for your 90 th.

Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Really early morning start. Picked up on time from our hotel in a nice warm van. Due to weather conditions we had a postponed start buty finally got away about an hour later. Loved helping set up the balloon, watching it inflate. Was a bit...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Amazing trip! Views fantastic, fu to be involved in setting up and putting away the ballon. Just a fantastic morning!!

Thank ErinjCaswell
Reviewed 14 August 2018

What an amazing experience. The team, Michael and Brita, were friendly professional and reassuring. I had no fear, which really surprised me and the feeling of being up in that balloon floating with the sunrise was incredible. I cannot explain how I felt. But being...More

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Chonglt C
27 November 2017|
Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi $395 Adults $320 Child 12 under 1 hour flight Champagne light snack after flight Photos are free allow 4-5 hrs
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.
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.