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Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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    What to Expect
    Your flight experience begins early in the morning at the Hyatt Hotel, centrally located on Commonwealth Ave, a two minute walk from Parliament House.

    You'll meet just before dawn as this is the best time to fly. From the Hyatt you are taken to the launch site. It takes around 20-25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.

    Dawn lift-off! As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000-feet or more.

    Photography from the balloon is encouraged and you will be rewarded with stunning shots of Canberra, providing you with years of fond memories.

    After approximately one hour you will be greeted by your ground crew as you touch back down to earth. The balloon is packed away with lots of laughs, then you hop back into one of the vehicles and return to the Canberra Hyatt. Enjoy a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you are presented with a commemorative flight certificate as part of our traditional ballooning celebration.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
    Departure Time
    Departure and returns times vary throughout the year. Summer: 5:00am to 9:00am. Winter: 6:00am to 10:00am.

    Meeting/pick up time is approximately 30 minutes before sunrise. The exact time will be confirmed when booking.
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • 45-60 minute balloon flight
    • Flight Certificate
    • Sparkling wine
    • Pickup and drop-off from major central Hotels
    Exclusions
    • Breakfast is not included but a full buffet breakfast is available for purchase at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • You must phone the local operator the morning one hour before the meeting time to confirm the weather is suitable for the flight to go ahead
    • A jacket is recommended in spring and autumn. From late May to August very warm clothes including hats and gloves may be necessary as frosts do occur
    • Enclosed shoes are recommended
    • Meeting and pick up times vary throughout the year, based on the time of sunrise
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 0-5 are not permitted
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 7 September 2019

    From start to finish, this was a great experience. When I initially rang to make a booking, I spoke to Sue who was so friendly and professional that she made me feel confident about doing the flight. We were picked up from our accommodation by...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Australianjen
    Sue d, Manager at Balloon Aloft Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

    Thank you so much Australianjen. You can probably tell we love our job and want everyone to enjoy their experience with us.

    Reviewed 4 September 2019

    I finally did a hot air balloon flight 30 years after first seeing the balloons floating over Canberra. I went with my sister and it was really fabulous. It was everything I hoped for, even though the morning wasn’t bright and sunny, the peace and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank BarbnRick
    Sue d, Manager at Balloon Aloft Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2019

    Thank you for flying with us BarbnRick. Every flight is different but rewarding, you can see why we get up early!

    Reviewed 7 August 2019

    While I did not personally go on the flight my cousin from the UK and husband did. They thought it was fantastic. They were lucky enough to get a lovely sunny morning and despite the early start, which they at first balked at, they felt...More

    Date of experience: November 2018
    Thank Jennifer G
    Reviewed 10 May 2019 via mobile

    We went on a balloon flight this morning and it was a great way to see Canberra. The autumn colours were fantastic. Glass of champagne at the end was a nice touch

    Date of experience: May 2019
    4  Thank Sharport67
    Reviewed 13 April 2019 via mobile

    A birthday treat. It was a great experience. It was beautifully warm in a cold winter morning. Ideal weather conditions. Floating across the lake. It was over far too soon. Our Korean pilot was a wealth of knowledge. I've come to know that Balloons Aloft...More

    Date of experience: May 2018
    Thank Thamli
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