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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 4 November 2014

I'm a glider pilot and was a little nervous about the experience. I didn't need to be , what a stunning experience. Mike has the ability to make everything seem very simple and enjoyable. And once airbourne, WOW! The views are stunning and it is...More

2  Thank George D
Reviewed 4 November 2014 via mobile

Oh it was an amazing experience.. we were 6 of us and it was a great balloning with Michael and team.. views were amazing with a clear sky.. Michael took some great pics for us and the best he did not charge us unlike the...More

2  Thank abhishek g
Reviewed 22 June 2014

I took 6 members of my family on a balloon flight at Queens Birthday weekend, including my mother (72) and my disabled son (19). We all had a truly amazing experience. Mike and the team were really helpful and accommodating, especially with my son. My...More

2  Thank Ian106
Reviewed 12 June 2014

The early morning flight over the Canterbury Plains, with the sun rising while we were in the air, and the backdrop of snow-capped mountains, was a truly stunning and peaceful experience. Our pilot was great too, letting us help with setting up the balloon and...More

2  Thank Stuart B
Reviewed 5 May 2014

Do yourself a big favour....DO fly with Ballooning Canterbury at least once in a lifetime before you die! Life's too short and the views of Canterbury Plains to Southern Alps from up there are something you would definitely want to see! The views are just...More

1  Thank Poikime
Reviewed 30 April 2014

It's hard to imagine a more beautiful way to see New Zealand. Michael was an absolutely wonderful pilot, and host. I had never been ballooning before and he made sure I felt comfortable and safe. The ride itself was graceful and stunning. We had a...More

Thank Meghan S
Reviewed 22 April 2014 via mobile

A great way to look at the beautiful Canterbury area. We got lucky with the weather and were able to see mt cook on one side and as far as the kaikoura coastline on the other. Michael is an experienced pilot and a lovely guide...More

Thank Rc_20986
Reviewed 1 April 2014

We are driven way out into the Canterbury plains - today it's up into the Waimakariri gorge, looking for the perfect spot to launch. We all pitch in to help set up the balloon, and slowly, magically, it rises into the air. Before you know...More

1  Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 1 January 2014

Floating in the air in a hot air balloon has always been one of our dreams and it was realized, in the most amazing and memorable manner! Not only that we caught the first ray of 2014 up in the air, the light shower we...More

Thank sgsheep
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We had such a great experience, better than we could have ever hoped for. Helps that Michael is super friendly and took lots of pictures of us. What an amazing way to experience the sun rise over Canterbury. Huge thanks for a perfect ride!

3  Thank Dan M
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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.