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Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs

Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs
4.5
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What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Get amazing views of Alice Springs and the outback’s red center on this early-morning balloon ride. Book ahead of time to guarantee a spot on the balloon, which flies high above the rugged landscape for epic views and photo ops. Hear insightful commentary from your guide along the way. Back on the ground, refuel with light refreshments, including sparkling wine, before going about your full day in the outback.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Choose a flight duration to suit your schedule and budget
Get epic views and photo ops of the red dirt outback as the sun rises
Insightful commentary from your balloon pilot and guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a hassle-free adventure
What to expect
Roll out of bed for pickup at your Alice Springs hotel. Ride to the balloon launch site, where you can learn about the flight mechanics and safety considerations while watching the crew unroll the balloon in the predawn. Once in the basket, head high into the sky for the best possible views of the region as the sun illuminates the red dirt. Snap photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the history and environment; look out for native red kangaroos. There’s no better way to see the landscape without booking an expensive helicopter or plane tour. Back on the ground, refresh yourself with juice and sparkling wine before heading back to the hotel, a whole day in the outback ahead of you. A “balloon chase” option can be booked for those who’d like to join the tour, but don't actually want to go up in the balloon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26227_30_60FLT
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
30 or 60 minute hot air balloon flight (depending on option selected) • Light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice • Hotel pickup and drop off • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
The listed price does not include the mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance. This insurance charge is AUD$30 per person and applies to all passengers regardless of age. This can be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS on the morning of the tour.
Duration
4h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
30 or 60 minute hot air balloon flight (depending on option selected) • Light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice • Hotel pickup and drop off • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
The listed price does not include the mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance. This insurance charge is AUD$30 per person and applies to all passengers regardless of age. This can be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS on the morning of the tour.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
On occasion, the 60 minute flight time may be two separate, sequential 30 minute flights taken one directly after the other with a short changeover in between the two flights, depending on operational restrictions. Passengers will be notified the day prior should this be the case on the day of their flight.
Child price applies to 6-16 years and must be accompanied by an adult.
Children 3-5 years are not recommended but considered on an individual basis.
Weather Conditions
Safety is our primary concern and if we are prevented from flying due to unsuitable weather conditions, passengers may either re-book for another day or receive a full refund. The pilot’s decision with regard to flying conditions is final.
Where possible, the balloon flight should always be booked for the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.
General Health
Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided using the basket foot holes and stand for the duration of the flight.
Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Ballooning’s policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance.
Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to Outback Ballooning in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour.
The packing up tasks at the end of the flight are optional and we would appreciate your assistance in these enjoyable activities. However, they do involve some lifting and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos. Persons with medical conditions participating in the balloon flight and pack up activities do so at their own risk.
Any form of disablement must be discussed with Outback Ballooning prior to making a booking. Each person is considered on an individual basis.
The flight and carriage of any passenger will take place at the pilot’s discretion.
Sparkling Wine
Fruit juice
Selection of individually packaged muffins, slices and cookies
Cheese and biscuits
Fresh fruit
Menu subject to change without notice
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Not recommended for travellers with back problems
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    MacDonnell Ranges
    Outback Ballooning
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4.5
150 reviews
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18
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7

S & S - Adelaide
2 contributions
Must do ... while in Alice Springs
Jul 2021
Amazing experience ... worth the early morning getup. Duncan and his team are great. Safety was their priority throughout the experience. Duncan, an experienced aviator, provided details to place and the balloon he was navigating. The champagne and cheese brought the session to a gentle close. Many thanks Duncan and team. S&S (17Jul2021)
Written 21 July 2021
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Jenny M
Dingley Village, Australia104 contributions
Such a thrilling experience
Jun 2021
The most magical thing that we have ever done. We were a bit nervous at first, but that only lasted for a few seconds! It was an early start (of course) and it was so exciting when we arrived and saw the balloon being inflated. The pilot was amazing and answered all of our questions. The view was so beautiful - in my mind I could see all the Albert Namitjira paintings come alive. It does get a bit cold up there, so pack some gloves and wear a warm jacket. The Champagne breakfast afterwards was a great finish. Would we do it again? Yessss!!
Written 16 July 2021
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Catharine M
1 contribution
Amazing views fun packing the ballon up and refreshing snacks
Jul 2021 • Family
The trip was amazing. All the staff were lovely. The views where spectacular. Friendly and helpful staff
Written 15 July 2021
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oz4vawds
Melbourne, Australia69 contributions
Spectacular experience & beautiful sunrise
What a way to experience a spectacular sunrise in Alice Springs! Yes, it’s an early start - pick up an hour before sunrise. We felt informed & comfortable with our pilot Donna. She flys our balloon with skill and precision, rotating the basket so everyone gets to see the 360o views. We were lucky & had near perfect conditions.
Would highly recommend!
Written 5 July 2021
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outbackalice
Thanks for the great review. The weather in winter is perfect for ballooning and yes it is an early start and can be cold but it is much warmer once you have taken to the skies.
Written 13 July 2021
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CANSF
West Ulverstone, Australia5 contributions
Beaut early morning Alice experience
Jul 2021 • Couples
Team worked hard to provide a quality experience. Skimming across the top of mulga scrub was a thrill. Unfortunately for the operators the terrain is quite monotonous and atm there is a distinct lack of any wildlife except for flocks of budgies and the odd black kite.
Written 5 July 2021
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outbackalice
Thanks for your feedback. Ballooning is the perfect way to see our desert landscape and you do realise just how vast and endless the Red Centre can be. How lucky you were to see the flock of budgies, wildlife can be seen most days but whether that will be kangaroos, wild camels or the many different bird species we have is anyone's guess.
Written 13 July 2021
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Sonia J
27 contributions
Amazing Experience
Jun 2021
Amazing adventure. We had a lovely sunrise as we slowly drifted over the outback. Quite emotional! Our pilot was great and pointed out interesting landmarks along the way. After a soft landing, we enjoyed champagne and snacks after packing up the balloon. Very professional company. Whole experience was well coordinated from pick up to drop off. Perfect for any age.
Written 1 July 2021
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jon m
6 contributions
Dawn ballooning
Great experience run by very good people.
All aspects very good and followed by a quick sparkling and snacks. Pick up and return all well coordinated.
Written 27 June 2021
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A A
1 contribution
Amazing
Jun 2021 • Couples
We had an amazing hot air balloon experience. The staff were very friendly and the ride was very smooth.
Written 26 June 2021
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Andrew
1 contribution
Thoroughly recommended surreal experience in Alice
Apr 2021
A truly memorable family experience - beautiful scenery at sunrise, great pilot and knowledgeable and friendly support team, topped off with some interesting history and champagne toast.
Written 26 June 2021
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Madshus
Canberra, Australia1,264 contributions
Brilliant
It was worth every single penny. Our bus driver Marco was charming and did the safety briefing with humour. We took off in a bit of wind but the pilot and extras were calm and competent. After takeoff we drifted over trees before reaching a max height of 1000 ft. We saw the sun rise. We saw the aircraft covid graveyard at the airport. Landing was smooth! Champagne and light breakfast snack completed the experience. Yes we had to muck in and help roll up the chute and get grubby but heck ... we’re tough Aussie’s right?
Written 24 June 2021
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outbackalice
What a great review, thanks for sharing. Yes, you are right, helping pack up can be dusty in the middle of the desert. It's not mandatory but is certainly a bit of fun getting the hot air out!
Written 26 June 2021
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RetiringnotShy
RetiringnotShy
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The only way to fly
If you haven't been ballooning this is a great way to try it. Great team, loads of information and heaps of fun. If
bek1729
bek1729
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Bucket list tick
Fantastic experience- it was a bucket list tick for us and we loved it. So peaceful and quiet floating in the breez
Cruiser535787
Cruiser535787
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One of our best experiences in the Alice
Huge thanks to our pilot Duncan for a fabulous morning. We both felt very safe and Duncan put us at ease with his s
Gino P
Gino P
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Superb early morning experience
Duncan & Andy were great. Knowledgeable and funny. Always felt safe. So glad we did this. Also floated by the 137
M1437LRandrewr
M1437LRandrewr
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Holiday
This experience is and was totally wonderful the team were really well organised and gave easy instructions to fo
Melissa H
Melissa H
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Macdonnell sunrise ballooning
Awesome experience with great friendly crew Loved it and would Highly recommend *****% stars from Me
AmeliaaBeth
AmeliaaBeth
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Incredible!
Not much room to move in the basket but was totally worth it! We went this morning for sunrise and it was spectacul
Gittemm
Gittemm
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Fantastic ;)
Fantastic, everything was perfect ;) the Crew were amazing, they really love their job, and their entusiasme was re
alang54
alang54
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Great start to the day
My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Outback Ballooning.The staff were excellent from our hotel pic
845dyland
845dyland
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Great morning
Was a really fun morning . Pilot has heaps of experience and it’s a great way to see the sunrise. Picked up from th
busysquirrel66
busysquirrel66
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Magical.
A bucket list activity that was well worth the pricey tag. Got double the flight time and a memorable morning. Sunr
Sue O
Sue O
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The dizzy heights
A very early morning start enabled us to view the countryside from a hot air balloon - never done that before. Saw
AuntGale
AuntGale
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Great time, Great Business
This is a wonderful company; plenty of credentials and hours in the air. Saftey first. Very enjoyable ride, fun cre
carolinelundberg71
carolinelundberg71
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Amazing start of the day!
We got picked up at 04:05 from the hotel and were given the safety instructions in the bus. The crew set up the bal
Billbrewer999
Billbrewer999
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Super early morning experience
Very well organised hot air balloon ride. Fun and engaging staff. Fantastic views and even saw wild kangaroos. Defi
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