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“Amazing Experience”
Review of Up, Up And Away Hot Air Balloon - CLOSED

Up, Up And Away Hot Air Balloon
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Miami
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71 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Amazing Experience”
Reviewed 25 December 2010

Well organized, reasonably priced.
The group participates in the preparation of the hot air balloon prior to takeoff. The flight is peaceful with amazing views of the NZ countryside.
Geoff, our pilot, made us feel very safe as he is very experienced and explained the whole process of hot air ballooning.
The champagne toast at the end was memorable as well.

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English first
Brisbane, Qld. Australia
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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Stunning Views”
Reviewed 28 October 2010

From the moment you hear "It's On" from the pre recorded telephone message your heart starts racing, the excitement builds, you are collected by bus from Hal Tapley who also happens to be Managing Director of Up, Up and Away, when you arrive at the designated area everyone is involved in getting the balloon ready for the flight, the basket gets lifted off the back of the bus,our pilot Nigel Howard fired up the burners to check everything was okay, and then the envelope was carefully unfolded on the ground and inflated and we climbed inside the balloon and then we were up in the air, at one stage it was so still, felt like we were just suspended , the views over the Canterbury Plains are just breathtaking, the flight is just so serene.
Nigel got the camera ready and hoisted it out of the basket and took the photo.
Back on the ground we packed the envelope back in it's bag and enjoyed a glass of bubbly together before heading back to our hotels.This is a very professional operation and safety is a very big priority. Would definately do it again when we return to NZ.

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