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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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A bit pricey and a few hiccups but an overall positive experience

-Probably priciest experience in my 8 day itinerary -Schedule heavily dependent on weather... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
leom1994
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Am amazing experience

I was lucky enough to receive a voucher for ballooning Canterbury as a gift, and the whole... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2018
Kirsty F
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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 weeks ago

-Probably priciest experience in my 8 day itinerary -Schedule heavily dependent on weather (temperature) -Experience heavily dependent on weather (clouds) -Great pilots (Communication, lots of pictures) -Hands on experience setting up and taking down (Some may take this as a negative, but not most of...More

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

Thankyou for your review. When dealing with so many passengers on a daily basis along with the weather and the early starts it can be very testing for an operator when many do not speak english as a first langauge. We ask passengers for a...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

I was lucky enough to receive a voucher for ballooning Canterbury as a gift, and the whole experience was amazing! Loved every minute! And for someone who isn't the best morning person, 100% worth the early start to catch sun rise. Highly recommend this to...More

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

Great views, very experienced "pilot" and fantastic all round experience.Champagne finish and very interesting explanation of the history of balloning. Highly recommended

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

Michael & his staff at Ballooning Canterbury were fantastic. A first rate shop with great staff, efficiently run, shared knowledgable information and always felt safe the entire time! A must do when visiting Christchurch to get a real sense of the landscape. Beautiful Canterbury -...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a fantastic experience. My daughter Emma took me out for a 68 birthday treat. Thoroughly recommend this up up and away experience. Great team, thanks Mike. Cheers Harry

1  Thank Harry D
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This was an awesome experience, Michael the pilot and his team were brilliant, explained everything in detail, lots of photo opportunities, being a hands on experience added to the fun of it.

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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to squeeze in a balloon flight on our NZ holiday. Our pilot Nick was great at pointing out things of interest and was happy to answer all questions fired at him. We were able to travel about 16km - quite a long...More

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

We had a great ride made even better by the fun and friendly pilots and staff. They had lots of local knowledge too which made the trip even more interesting.

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Loved it, Michael the pilot was brilliant as is Regan in crew (and not just because he found my lost phone in a paddock of long grass...!). A must do and beautiful way to start the day, looking out in every direction of the South...More

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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

What a great flight. An early start made sure we say the best of the day Great team that looked after us and made us feel welcomed. Flight was really peaceful with brilliant views. What a way to start the day. We went in the...More

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Chonglt C
27 November 2017|
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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
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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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allow 4-5 hours from leaving Christchurch. If you stay locally 3.5 hrs.
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