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Alice Springs: Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight

Product ID: 16758
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The perfect way to appreciate the vast remoteness and spectacular dawn colours of the Australian outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as your balloon floats over spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Pick-up from any hotel, resort, caravan park or hostel in Alice Springs.

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  • Experience the spectacular dawn colours of the Australian outback from a hot air balloon
  • Enjoy a glass of sparkling wine and light refreshments in the bush
  • Admire the rugged MacDonnell Ranges
Full description
Your ballooning adventure begins in the cool pre-dawn darkness as you are picked up from your accommodation in Alice Springs. During the drive to the desert launch site you will get to know the crew as they make final weather checks and explain the routine for the morning. At the launch site gas burners are used to inflate the balloons just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges.

Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as the balloon floats above spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations.

After landing, enjoy a program designed to allow you a unique opportunity to experience the Australia bush. Most landings are in the desert, kilometers away from the nearest road. There is no traffic, no other people and no noise. The perfect place to enjoy a glass of sparkling Australian wine or if you prefer some tropical apple and guava juice. Perhaps mix the two for a delightful morning cocktail. Drinks are accompanied by a variety of muffins, biscuits, slices of cheese and fresh fruit. It's the perfect mix to enjoy before reboarding your bus to return to “town”.
  • Return transfers
  • Balloon flight
  • Light refreshments with sparkling wine
  • Commemorative flight certificate
What’s Not Included
  • Mandatory Civil Aviation Authority Insurance charge of $30 per person – payable directly to the tour operator on the morning of the tour

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Important information
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Safety is our primary concern and on the rare occasion that a passenger is prevented from flying due to weather conditions, a full refund applies.

No fee is charged for cancellations more than 24 hours before the flight.
Children must be 6 years or older & accompanied by an adult.

Daily departures except for 25 December, 26 December and 1 January.

Suitable clothing (not white), enclosed shoes and a hat are recommended. It is no colder in the balloon than on the ground but it can be chilly before sunrise. A light jacket is recommended from April to October and during mid winter very warm clothes may be necessary.

From US$ 268.04 per person

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Outback Ballooning

Product ID: 16758