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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

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2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
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The peacefulness of a ballon flight over the Patchwork Canterbury Plains

What a wonderful experience.. The information given to us from the balloon pilot of the Canterbury... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
the2ljs
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Christchurch, New Zealand
A perfect morning for ballooning

Wonderful early morning flight with friends across the Canterbury Plains with panoramic views of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cecilia P
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience.. The information given to us from the balloon pilot of the Canterbury Plains and surrounding mountains was excellent. This is an experience not to be missed. Lesley McAllister

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful early morning flight with friends across the Canterbury Plains with panoramic views of the Southern Alps, patchwork farmland, winding rivers, rural townships, sun rising in the east and moon still visible to the west. Looked down on cows, sheep and crops that looked like...More

Thank Cecilia P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s so amazing! We saw the sunrise and beautiful view. So definitely worth to go and it’s not far from Christchurch. Besides, the staff all nice and funny. We really enjoy it. Thanks a lot.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It could be a bit scary for the first couple of minutes but its totally worth it. Amazing scenarios. Peaceful and quiet.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Be on time because you don’t want to miss the sunrise! We found the whole trip thrilling, not frightening. Definitely a Must Do!

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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Well worth the early morning. Had an amazing experience. It was also great to help set the balloon up. Also enjoyed the fizz, muffin and fruit afterwards. Would recommend to everyone

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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Not to be missed if you have the opportunity and time to do this. Very professional staff, safety is assured. The views are spectacular. The early start is rewarded by great sunrise photos.

Thank Phil E
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Such a great experience! We were lucky enough to have Nick as our pilot who was amazing. He was the host with the most and incredibly skilled at all facets of the operation; piloting the hot air balloon, educating the group on the history of...More

Thank Richard W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

The entire experience was amazing worth getting up extra early for! Helping set up the balloon was great fun, and the ride was fantastic. I would highly recommend that everyone comes here for a ride on a gorgeous hot air balloon with new zealands finest...More

Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

The balloon ride was an amazing trip. All the staff were very friendly and made you feel welcome. The pilot was very informative and explained what was happening,the surrounding landscape and a bit of hostory of ballooning. All in all an unforgettable experience.

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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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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
allow 4-5 hours from leaving Christchurch. If you stay locally 3.5 hrs.
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