If I am scheduled to depart Christchurch in the late morning, will I still have sufficient time to schedule hot air ballooning that morning during winter?
Depending on what time of year it is. In April you are back in Christchurch by 10:00 am.
So the Hot Air Ballooning is from around 6am to 9.30am - so it is doable if you have a late morning fight. It could be a bit cut to cut, but that's a call you'll have to take.
Further, this ride is weather dependent so check with the tour operator(s) before booking.
Get quick answers from Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides staff and past visitors.