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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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Brilliant, breathtaking

Amazing views out over the Canterbury plains and the Southern Alps. Floating quietly above the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dizee T
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Amazing experience!

I took the hot air balloon ride on 12 Sep 17. I was so lucky to take the ride on my last day of New... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
ChyeYing
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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

Amazing views out over the Canterbury plains and the Southern Alps. Floating quietly above the earth has to be experienced.

Thank Dizee T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took the hot air balloon ride on 12 Sep 17. I was so lucky to take the ride on my last day of New Zealand trip which put a sweet ending to my trip. The pilot and driver let us helped out with the...More

Thank ChyeYing
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something out of this world about floating silently 2,000-3,000 feet above the beautiful Canterbury Plains that is hard to describe. But Michael our pilot and Jeff his ground assistant made this flight even more special by their professionalism and attention to detail. From...More

Thank Tan230
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This activity was on our bucket list and was a wedding present from our kids last year. We made our booking on our anniversary date and we couldn't have asked for a better day. Weather was awesome. Ballooning Canterbury rang the night before with directions...More

Thank Warren H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an amazing experience floating over the Canterbury planes back dropped by the snow capped southern alps. Michael is an exceptional pilot who seeks to deliver an experience to remember. His knowledge of the area and farming in NZ provides a great commentary as you...More

Thank richieboy2017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an awesome experince. Cool morning but not in the basket. Michael explains everything. Get involved it helping both set up and finishing, it makes it a better experience. Early start to the day is worth it. Thanks for a great time.

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

Yes it was cool but worth the early start for what was a stunning morning with all that snow still on the mountains.

Reviewed 24 June 2017 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

Thank annemS2386DV
Reviewed 13 June 2017

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

Thank Avisko
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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 2 June 2017

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 31 May 2017

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
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kitmien
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
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
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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