While floating gently in your hot air balloon you will appreciate the vast remoteness 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.
What to Expect
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 our 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, Outback Ballooning has designed its program to allow you a unique opportunity to experience the Australia bush. Most of our landings are in the desert kilometres 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 our fruit juice. Perhaps mix the two for a delightful morning cocktail. Drinks are accompanied by a variety of muffins, biscuits, slices, cheese and fresh fruit. It's the perfect experience to end a magical morning 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 of AUD 30 per person (payable on the day of the tour)
Cancel up to 1 day in advance for a full refund
Know Before You Go
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.
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.