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Outback Ballooning

Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723
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OUTBACK BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS: Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness and scenery 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. The tour includes return transfer from your accommodation in Alice Springs, sparkling wine and light refreshments plus a flight certificate. 30 Or 60 minute balloon flights available. Daily departures.
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A spectacular way to watch sunrise over the West MacDonnell Ranges. A well organised activity including hotel pick up and drop off and a champagne breakfast (home by around 9.30am)

Thank Jenna S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed a 30 min plus trip with a full basket of 24 people across southern Alice Springs with great views of the Western Macs. Was warmer up in air than on ground, but still needed to rug up a bit. Where clothes you are happy...More

Thank Neville B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the one hour flight but unfortunately they could not get the number and I was sorely disappointed with the 30 minutes flight. From the comments I read, this was not isolated and perhaps this company should not offer the 60 minutes if they...More

Thank Perry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our dawn hot air baloon ride this morning The whole set up from pick up to drop off was professional and friendly The actual ride was great fun and a very gentle way to fly, even the landing was reasonably smooth Be...More

Thank Flamingo3820
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you can only do one thing in Alice Springs, this is it. This was THE highlight of our Red Centre adventure. Float above the vast plains as you watch the sun rise. Kangaroos hop beneath you as you glide over the scrub. Finish off...More

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

I booked 2 tix for a dawn balloon flight with Outback Ballooning, at least I thought I did. The booking was actually taken by a booking agent,Travel Freedom. During the booking process at no time was I aware of any specific terms and conditions on...More

Thank Wally H
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Wally H is perhaps trying to be helpful about some third party booking agents but his method is totally inappropriate and for such a supposedly experienced traveller shows a distinct lack of understanding about the modern travel industry. Travel bookings as Wally H should know...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this lovely trip out of Alice Springs. Safe and professionally run, this experience is amazing with lovely views over the dessert and cattle farms. Pilot very experienced and the ride was smooth and we felt safe at all times. Kids loved.

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our hot air balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges. The balloon was so overcrowded that we could not move an inch. It was so hard to turn around to see the sunrise if you were on the other side...More

Thank cass-vella
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks for your feedback Cassandra and I would like to address all your comments. Firstly, we definitely do not over crowd our balloons, the manufacturer specifies the maximum number allowed in each different size balloon which we strictly adhere to and in your case the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

What better way to see the sun rise than from a hot air balloon? Early pick up by John who kept us amused throughout. You need to be a little agile to climb in and out of the basket but help is at hand. Then...More

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we were picked up at our hotel to our drop off everything was awesome. John was hilarious, Jason and colleagues ( sorry, can't remember their names) were friendly, fun and professional. The flight was beautiful and the whole experience one we have...More

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Leah H
27 May 2017|
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Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Leah, thank you for your enquiry. All passengers must be able to climb up and in to the basket unaided using the footholes in the basket. The basket height is approx 1.2 metres high. Due to safety, the weather conditions... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
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Response from CT-Surrey | Reviewed this property |
We took an early morning flight like Tony, timeline the same. I believe that they do late afternoon / early evening flight. Their minibus goes around the hotels collecting the guests, then takes them to the departure point... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, thanks for your enquiry. Pickup times varies throughout August and also depends on where you are staying in town, but as a guide it would be between 5-6am. The return time again depends on the above as well but you... More