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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides

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Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. There is nothing quite so romantic and...more
2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 508 422 556
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

That was a marvellous experience yet cheaper then Queenstown.The flight was wonderfull ,pick up from hotel was timely and above all Michel and his son is a wonderfull person to deal with.They didn't ask any advance money for booking,took us early in the morning,did the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Ag2670667
Reviewed 6 days ago

Got given the balloon trip as a gift & what a fabulous experience it was. Very professional & very safe. You got fully involved to help with the setting up & dismantling, so a great way to learn how it all works. So peaceful gliding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JandalJohn
Reviewed 6 days ago

Both engaging and professional, Mike is foremost a great pilot. The hour plus airborne with him was the highlight of my 3 weeks in New Zealand. Thank you, Mike!

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank awilh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Words can’t quite capture how incredible hot air ballooning was with Ballooning Canterbury. Our balloon pilot Michael was extremely friendly, knowledgable and informative. He encouraged us all to get hands on and was great to answer any questions we had. We were all mesmerised with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Cristinjuliap
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommended activity, each step from set up to packing up was funny and engaging. The flight was amazing and the staff too. Thank you guys.

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Davidfilzi
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The skies were cloudy when we were all ready to set up, however we were lucky that it cleared up and we all got to fly up the skies. The flight was great, we got to see mt cook and scenic views, touch the clouds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank weiqit
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friends and I had a wonderful experience with Ballooning Canterbury. We captured and absorbed the beauty of the patchwork quilt-like Canterbury Plains and farmland and the Southern Alps during the peaceful 1 hour ride. You'll be encouraged to help with the process of inflating...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hannahyeong
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had the pleasure of flying with Mike who was not only an outstanding pilot but great fun as well. The entire adventure from the pick up to the balloon flight was outstanding. We met some lovely fellow flyers who were like...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank raz77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have known Mike and Nick Oakely for many years through the gliding movement, they are both outstanding glider pilots, by way of example Mike recently did a 1967km gliding flight.. I'd never been ballooning before, its under rated! The conditions were incredible this morning...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alap992885
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The weather was spot on. Michael, the owner and pilot was most professional in all his protocols, and inspired a lot of confidence in those who were more nervous. We had wonderful views and a most enjoyable experience. Thanks so much Michael and Ballooning Canterbury.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Chonglt C
27 November 2017|
Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi $395 Adults $320 Child 12 under 1 hour flight Champagne light snack after flight Photos are free allow 4-5 hrs
17 February 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Depending on what time of year it is. In April you are back in Christchurch by 10:00 am.
20 November 2016|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
allow 4-5 hours from leaving Christchurch. If you stay locally 3.5 hrs.