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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Great ride, friendly service

We had a great ride made even better by the fun and friendly pilots and staff. They had lots of... read more

Reviewed 19 December 2017
MattW4887
Brilliant

Loved it, Michael the pilot was brilliant as is Regan in crew (and not just because he found my... read more

Reviewed 17 December 2017
Luke G
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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
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2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
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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.

Thank MattW4887
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

Thank Luke G
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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Reviewed 10 December 2017

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 7 December 2017 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 6 December 2017

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 6 December 2017

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 5 December 2017

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 3 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Julie B
Reviewed 22 November 2017 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.

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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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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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