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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
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2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 508 422 556
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

So today my husband and I went on an amazing journey with this fantastic company! Our early start was well worth it as the knowledge that Mike brought to the table enabled us to have the most amazing experience! From getting involved with the set...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank ChanGleimius
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went at the end of February as a family (mom, three adult children, and spouses). It was such an amazing experience! From helping to get the balloon off-the-shelf ground, to floating 5,000 feet in the air, to landing in the owner's front lawn! Mike...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent an incredible morning floating above the clouds with the Southern Alps as a backdrop. Ballooning Canterbury gave us the flight of a lifetime. We were very excited as we helped ready the balloon for flight and then clambered into the basket. It was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank SRM08
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an awesome experience! Ballooning had been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. So glad to have crossed this off the list ( I might put it back on my list )

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Mark F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a breathe taking morning we had Ballooning! Thanks to Mike and the team for such an experience. From pick up to drop off it was truly a delight I highly recommend this to all!

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 731kristah
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are New Zealanders seeing our beautiful country on holiday instead of visiting someone else. This trip by balloon was wonderful. Professionally run with a world ballooning champion at the controls and so knowledgeable about the countryside, farming and ballooning that the whole time including...More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank 221nurselynn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were gifted a ballooning trip for Christmas. We booked for February. I am scared of heights so was a little worried and not really looking forward to the trip. I couldn't have been more wrong though. We had excellent hosts that...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Toycoco
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful views! It’s an experience since you need to help yourself with preparing and finishing the flight. Which actually makes it more fun as well! Quit amazing how fast the balloon can go up and down. You feel like some kind of bird up there...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anne O
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a most excellent trip. You get to be involved in the entire process, unpacking, handling, inflating the balloon, deflating, and packing it back up. There's plenty of opportunities for photos and the guides will take plenty for you too. The guides know their...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Soulspike
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife is a little nervous of heights so we phoned them and asked if we could see the basket and have a chat about it .Michael who runs the operation with his son was very accommodating and spent time explaining what would happen and...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Julie S
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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
17 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.