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Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight! provided by Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 08/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Get aerial views of Queensland's landscape at sunrise on this hot air balloon tour from Brisbane. Enjoy the fresh air at higher altitudes and get views only otherwise available via helicopter and airplane tours of the Great Dividing Range and the Scenic Rim. Land safely and celebrate with a sunrise toast of sparkling wine and breakfast to complete your experience.
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 2 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights provides a boutique hot air ballooning experience showcasing spectacular city & country views of the Greater Brisbane region encompassing Ipswich, Scenic Rim & Somerset countryside whilst aloft in a balloon wicker basket for an approx 1 hour flight time. How program takes 3 - 4 hours however.
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Highlights
  • Half-day hot air balloon experience with pilot commentary from Ipswich
  • See Australia's Great Dividing Range, the Scenic Rim, and Ipswich countryside
  • Sparkling wine toast and buffet breakfast upon landing
  • Pickup and drop-off in central Ipswich via air-conditioned tour vehicle
What to Expect
Make your way to the Ipswich Country Motel bright and early to meet your balloon captain and guide, and then transfer to the launch site, where you can help inflate the massive balloon, if you wish. Climb into the basket and take off over Queensland's landscape as the sun begins to rise. These aerial views are otherwise only obtained through pricy plane or helicopter rides, but this hot air balloon option gets the same vantage point and allows you to enjoy the fresh air of the Australian outdoors. Snap photos of the Ipswich countryside and watch the sun rise over the Scenic Rim, home to no fewer than six national parks. Listen to your guide's commentary on the historical background, environment, and cultural features of the area. Take in views of the Great Dividing Range before landing for a sparkling wine toast. Then, dig into a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Brisbane QLD, Australia Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, 14 Queen Victoria Parade, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia
Duration
4h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Flight certificate
  • Entry/Admission - Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights
Exclusions
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Brisbane's CBD Hotel pickup and drop-off (additional charge $50/person, minimum of 2 people, payable direct to tour operator)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children (6 - 12 years) must be accompanied by an adult. No infants allowed.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Disabled passengers are able to balloon, although limitations do apply due to the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) regulations. CASA requires that all passengers are able to embark and disembark a balloon basket unassisted for safety reasons. No wheelchair facilities are available. Disabled persons participating in the balloon flight do so at their own risk and the company accepts no liability for any damage or injury caused. As the flight is for approximately 1 hour, passengers must be able to stand unaided for the duration of the flight. (ie: no additional aids such as seats, walkers, sticks or crutches are permitted in the basket). If in doubt, an able bodied person (friend or relative) must accompany the "slightly infirm" passenger.
  • Weight notification: For flight manifest purposes all passengers’ names and estimated weights (in kilograms). Please advise the booking office if any client is over 90 kilograms, or have any medical issues. As weight is an important factor in a hot air balloon; passengers weighing 115 Kg or over attracts a 50% surcharge. Due to safety factors passengers over 130kg cannot participate in hot air ballooning.
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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jomcdonald2020 wrote a review 4 Oct
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Wow ...Thank you Graham for a magical morning floating over the Scenic Rim. Everything was so easy from the start and your knowledge of the area really made the flight personal. If you haven't experienced a hot air balloon ride then it should definitely be on your bucket list.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from gdayIpswich, Owner at Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi jomcdonald2020, Great to read your review " Amazing morning floating over the Scenic Rim" Thank you very much for your positive awesome comments, 5 star review & highly recommendations on doing a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. All the best Regards Graeme
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Laurel-lee wrote a review Sep 2020
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Graham & Chubby were very professional, with a relaxed ease. The whole flight from take off to pick up went seamlessly. Have a slight disability i was slightly concerned how i would go getting in and out of basket, but found it easy. Plus there was help if i needed. I would
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from gdayIpswich, Owner at Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!
Responded 12 Sep 2020
Hi Laurelleel2019, Thank you very much for your positive awesome comments & 5 star recommendations on Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. So glad that to hear that the was the "very professional, with a relaxed ease & your balloon experience was seamlessly" All the best Regards Graem
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Kim wrote a review Sep 2020
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Awesome way to start the day! The views and serenity from way up high were amazing! Graeme and his team thoroughly professional, reassuring, safe and knowledgeable. More than worth the early start... and the breakfast that followed was delicious! Thanks Floating Images...
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Response from gdayIpswich, Owner at Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Hi Kiminqld, Thank you very much for your positive awesome comments & 5 star recommendations on Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. We love to read our passengers reviews. "Up, up & away " All the best Regards Graeme
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rodgs wrote a review Sep 2020
Brisbane, Australia179 contributions71 helpful votes
We were unable to take the first flight we booked due to weather conditions. Ruth and Graeme did a terrific job rescheduling. Our flight could not have been better. Perfect weather and light winds. Glad we couldn't do the first one. Graeme is a very knowledgeable pilot and a
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Response from gdayIpswich, Owner at Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Hi Rodgs, Great to read your review " Great way to spend an EARLY morning" Thank you very much for your positive awesome comments, 5 star review & highly recommendations on doing a Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. All the best Regards Graeme
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H5300IKpaul wrote a review Jul 2020
Ipswich, Australia1 contribution
Went on hot air balloon flight. Great experience Graham and his crew did a great job. Informative a few laughs top views Good breakfast to end a memorable morning. Recommend to all. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Response from gdayIpswich, Owner at Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!
Responded 20 Jul 2020
Hi H5300IKpaul, Thank you very much for your positive awesome comments & 5 star recommendations on Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights. We love to read our passengers reviews. "Bucket List item Ticked, great experience, recommend to all " All the best Regards Graeme
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Sobaruforester2017
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BUCKET LIST
Was a great day for it.good value compared to a helicopter ride.the whole experience lasted 4 hours.plus you got a
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shaneheer235
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Balloon Flight.
Great views over Ipswich and surrounds. Would not recommend for anyone scared of heights but for anyone looking for
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Paul R
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Highly recommend a flight. Great experience.
Our flight was a perfect way to celebrate by partners birthday. Paula really loved the experience, as did I and the
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brianaskinner
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Bree
The flight was awesome, got to see everything form above which was something new and the sunset was gorgeous
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marcandwendy84
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Once In A Lifetime
Best experience ever! Terrific pilot. Could answer all questions about the area we were floating over. Smooth rid
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siim0nw
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Great Birthday Present
The team were very good and knew their jobs and also a lot of great interesting information about the region
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Ambassador612988
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Awesome
Awesome experience being able to float over Ipswich having landmarks pointed out by Graeme and their relevance and
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homebodyBrisbane
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Simply Amazing
Absolutely amazing experience with an awesome company that took care of every detail perfectly. Definitely recommen
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jillamos60
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Hot air balloon flight
excellent flight. Graham the pilot was informative funny and kept us all entertained. it's great to show off our ho
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cathcand
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Great Experience
Fantastic Day.. Everything was Great. Breakfast was Excellent. Staff happy and competent. Highly recommend.
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Bennyland1970
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Just amazing *****A must do******
This was a birthday present for my friend that is scared of heights and she loved it. Graham's safety first proces
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Garry C
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Great Experience
Always wanted to do this and it was a great Fun Safe Easy Gentle activity. Our pilot Graeme really knew his stuff a
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brommie77
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Hot air balloon ride
Had a fantastic time Graham was funny and informative the ride itself was perfect comfortable and so serene very en
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Rebecka L
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Great View's
Loved the breakfast afterwards and the view was wonderful and it was a lovely experience highly recommend it.
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SusanneP1160
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Great experience
Incredible experience, worth every minute. Up and away from all daily trouble. The feel of freedom up in the air an
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese, French
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