Weekends $380 pp or $330 weekdays. Children 6 – 12 years $280 weekends or $240 weekdays.
Yes we can offer a 10% discount for a group of 5 or more.
You will ring for a recorded weather confirmation message 1 hour before the meeting time. The flight may be cancelled if the wind is too strong, rain is expected or in low visibility conditions. We will not fly if we believe you will not enjoy the flight.
You can ring the office during normal office hours to advise a new booking date or request a refund on the ticket.
We meet about 1/2 hour before sunrise so the meeting time varies throughout the year. You will be advised when you make the booking.
You need to allow approx 3 hours from meeting time to return to the hotel. If you choose to have breakfast after the flight allow at least 1 more hour.
It is warmer in the air than on the ground. Dress in layers and wear walking shoes or sturdy flat soled shoes with warm socks.
They are welcome to book through Balloon Aloft at $40pp.
We sell open dated gift certificates and they are valid for 12 months.
These are available. Please see our website for options.
You will ring the weather confirmation number and weather permitting we meet at the front reception of the Hyatt Hotel in Commonwealth Avenue Yarralumla. There is ample parking at the hotel (parking charges apply after 8.30am, Monday to Friday). After checking in with our crew at the front reception of the hotel we will take you to a launch site in our vehicles. The launch site is normally within 20 mins drive from the Hyatt. After watching small helium filled balloons a launch site will be chosen to allow the best possible scenic flight over Canberra. The balloons are set up with your assistance if you volunteer and a flight of approx 45 to 60 mins will be conducted over Canberra. After landing the balloon is packed up and we return to the Hyatt for a champagne celebration in one of the courtyards. We expect to return within 3 hours of departing from the hotel.
Wear sturdy flat soled shoes hat and sunglasses. Long trousers or slacks are preferred to shorts and avoid white clothes. ballooning is an outdoor adventure experience and white clothes may be soiled. .Don’t forget your camera which may be carried at your own risk.
There is ample parking at the Hyatt Hotel. Please note parking charges apply after 8.30am Monday to Friday.
Pleas ring the office and provide as much notice as possible. Refunds will not be provided for cancellations within 72 hours of the flight date. For full booking conditions click here.
We have had many wonderful weddings in the balloon. Please call the office to discuss your requirements.
We can offer a magic exclusive flight for 2 for a special occasion or a marriage proposal. You can celebrate an engagement with a champagne breakfast at the Hyatt hotel after the flight.
We can accommodate groups of up to 120 passengers per morning – contact us for more details.
Please call into our office in Pialligo to pick and pay for a gift certificate. Please ring us on 02 6249 8660 beforehand to have it all ready for you to pick up and to get directions to our office. Or if you can’t make it into the office we can post or email a gift certificate to you.
We have a number of launch sites around Canberra which your pilot will choose to maximise your enjoyment of your Canberra balloon flight. We land wherever the wind takes us in one of many open areas around Canberra including Parks, Reserves sports fields and grazing land.
Numbers vary from 4 passengers in a small balloon to 16 passengers in a large 4 compartment balloon.
We will fly from tree top height to approx 3000 feet above the ground.
Many passengers are not very comfortable with ladders or high buildings but we very rarely have a bad reaction from any of our passengers once in the air in a balloon. Most passengers are very pleasantly surprised about the calm anxiety free experience. The basket is high enough for comfort, everything happens very slowly and you are not aware of any sensation of movement. Once in the air it feels like a wonderful place to be and there is some disappointment when it is time to return to earth.