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Outback Ballooning

Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723
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OUTBACK BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS: Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness and scenery of the Australian outback. Wildlife, such as big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as your balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. The tour includes return transfer from your accommodation in Alice Springs, sparkling wine and light refreshments plus a flight certificate. 30 Or 60 minute balloon flights available. Daily departures.
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful sunrise ride. Crew was extremely knowledgeable and friendly. My only complaint is that we did not book the hour ride! Made the trip to Alice Springs worth it.More

Thank Kathy2369
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write this wonderful review. We love hearing positive feedback especially about our crew which I will pass on to them. Glad we could be the best part of your trip to Alice, maybe you can come back for...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

I did the one hour sunrise flight recently with my mother. I had won this experience as part of a whole holiday package and was initially going to back out of the ballooning because I am terrified of heights. I'll admit I cried for the...More

1  Thank Megan R
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Really unique and worthwhile experience with knowledgeable and professional staff. Unfortunately the weather wasn't great the first couple of days we had booked so those flights were cancelled but third time lucky! It's an early start and it was absolutely freezing while waiting but warmer...More

Thank Haley0710
Reviewed 24 September 2017

We had a good trip great sunrise took lots of photos, but the landing did not go well basket tipped over with a great thud leaving lots of people with sore necks and backs including both of us. The staff were great breakfast and drinks...More

Thank Faye W
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

We are sorry that a small bump on landing appears to have coloured your review of the whole morning – which you obviously enjoyed. The landing was a little faster than normal in Alice Springs but still 100% safe. In fact, most passengers feel such...More

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A spectacular way to watch sunrise over the West MacDonnell Ranges. A well organised activity including hotel pick up and drop off and a champagne breakfast (home by around 9.30am)

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Enjoyed a 30 min plus trip with a full basket of 24 people across southern Alice Springs with great views of the Western Macs. Was warmer up in air than on ground, but still needed to rug up a bit. Where clothes you are happy...More

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

I booked the one hour flight but unfortunately they could not get the number and I was sorely disappointed with the 30 minutes flight. From the comments I read, this was not isolated and perhaps this company should not offer the 60 minutes if they...More

Thank Perry W
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed our dawn hot air baloon ride this morning The whole set up from pick up to drop off was professional and friendly The actual ride was great fun and a very gentle way to fly, even the landing was reasonably smooth Be...More

Thank Flamingo3820
Reviewed 25 August 2017

If you can only do one thing in Alice Springs, this is it. This was THE highlight of our Red Centre adventure. Float above the vast plains as you watch the sun rise. Kangaroos hop beneath you as you glide over the scrub. Finish off...More

1  Thank Peter K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I booked 2 tix for a dawn balloon flight with Outback Ballooning, at least I thought I did. The booking was actually taken by a booking agent,Travel Freedom. During the booking process at no time was I aware of any specific terms and conditions on...More

Thank Wally H
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Wally H is perhaps trying to be helpful about some third party booking agents but his method is totally inappropriate and for such a supposedly experienced traveller shows a distinct lack of understanding about the modern travel industry. Travel bookings as Wally H should know...More

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Leah H
27 May 2017|
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Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Leah, thank you for your enquiry. All passengers must be able to climb up and in to the basket unaided using the footholes in the basket. The basket height is approx 1.2 metres high. Due to safety, the weather conditions... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
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Response from CT-Surrey | Reviewed this property |
We took an early morning flight like Tony, timeline the same. I believe that they do late afternoon / early evening flight. Their minibus goes around the hotels collecting the guests, then takes them to the departure point... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, thanks for your enquiry. Pickup times varies throughout August and also depends on where you are staying in town, but as a guide it would be between 5-6am. The return time again depends on the above as well but you... More