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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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BALLOONING CANTEBURY-Christchurch, New Zealand

Riding with Michael Oakley or his son is an awesome, not to be missed experience. He holds titles... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kyle N
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Nelson, New Zealand
Amazing!

Highly recommend to everyone. Great pilot, great story, highlight of our New Zealand trip! I would... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jeska7
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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 1 week ago

Riding with Michael Oakley or his son is an awesome, not to be missed experience. He holds titles world wide for ballooning, fixed wing glider, and other local championships. They are certainly the organisation to balloon with. It is amazing, but not scary, even for...More

Thank Kyle N
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend to everyone. Great pilot, great story, highlight of our New Zealand trip! I would love to do it again!

Thank Jeska7
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was not too excited to get up at 4:00 am in the morning during my holidays but the balloon ride was worth it. It was an experience that no helicopter ride can give you.

Thank Amit A
Reviewed 1 week ago

An early pick-up, leaving Christchurch in the dark.. and arriving just in time for sunrise and (lucky us) for the super moon setting over the mountains. Not only was the ride incredible for its scenery but I also learned a lot about the human and...More

Thank Kay L
Reviewed 1 week ago

The wind was blowing in Methven but by the time we arrived at Hororata the weather couldn't have been more perfect so a really very enjoyable day and would recommend to others to take the experience. Our pilot Nick made sure we were kept informed...More

Thank CarlFoxNZ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful day for such an amazing experience. Amazing scenery and brilliant pilot/tour guide. Definitely recommend it.

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic experience - thank you so much! A unique and perfectly rounded experience from beginning to end. I wholeheartedly recommend hot air ballooning with Ballooning Canterbury.

Thank Meegs17
Reviewed 11 November 2017

What an absolute joy of an adventure. A beautiful day the sun rising before us and the ground below a patchwork of fields. The captain was a great host along with his able ground crew. Will do it again and I will be recommending it...More

Thank _paul_deb_salisbury
Reviewed 11 November 2017

A fabulous way to celebrate my birthday thanks to my daughter. The flight was an awesome experience and well worth the early morning wake-up. Our pilot was great, telling us some interesting facts about the area and about the balloon ride. Highly recommend this experience...More

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

So pleased you enjoyed your trip. I think your daughter chose well . Balloon flights make excellent gifts and vouchers are available that last for twelve months making them great for birthdays, Christmas or thankyou gifts.

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Great trip, pilot Michael, very good and knew what he was doing. He made me feel very comfortable and relaxed. Great landing. Thank you

Thank Cliff F
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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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