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AORAKI A MAORI WORD MEANING 'CLOUD PIERCER' The 'Magical' Sky Experience Methven - 'New Zealand's Finest Ballooning Location' Commencing at sunrise, allow up to 4 hours (about 1 hour is actual flight time), concluding with a buffet champagne style...more
I was in methven for a weekend and we had booked to go in the hot air balloons. The first day it was too windy so we rescheduled for the next day. Low clouds. We rescheduled for the next day and the hot air balloon...More
I have submitted this review despite not flying due to the weather.
I read a review on here saying the company was poor at contacting customers and thus unprofessional. Not so in my experience, we received a call advising us of cancellation and why. Seemed...More
A well-run operation where customers are kept well briefed by the staff and are included in many aspects of the flight from leaving the office until returning there. Martyn, the pilot, is not only very knowledgeable about the balloon’s operation but the history of ballooning...More
Amazing experience! You literally float into the air & then have a portable lookout to view the mountains & plains below. I loved every minute; starting with the fact the company helped keep it as a surprise from me, we then had a gorgeous sunrise,...More
What a waste of time and truly unprofessional lot. I booked a ride and was told that Aoraki would confirm details the night before between 7-730pm but I had a odd feeling that they might not, so I called them-9 TIMES and left 3 v.msg...More
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Robyn L, Receptionist at Aoraki Balloon Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2015
Thank you very much for your Trip Advisor review.
We would have replied to you earlier but we wanted to research the cause of the problem that you experienced by Aoraki Balloon Safaris (Methven) Ltd for your Hot Air Ballooning flight for 02...More
The scenery and silence made for a breathtaking experience, it was definitely a ZEN moment and it was brilliant to spend it with an amazing group of people from all over the globe. The pilot was a wealth of information and the champagne and nibbles...More
The title says it all...we started off the year 1 Jan 2015 with a hot air balloon ride...we are a family of 2 adults & 2 teenage girls...it was so amazing...words a not enough to describe the feelings of floating in the air.
Not sure what to expect soon turned into the most amazing experience. Martyn and Paul are real characters and from start to finish the whole morning was wonderful. We enjoyed being included in the setting up of the balloon, you really get an idea of...More