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Experience Canberra in the best possible way with Balloon Aloft Canberra



Hot air balloon rides are an exciting and exhilarating experience, but if you have never ridden in a balloon before, what can you expect?



Your pilots and crew will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive at the meeting point, Hyatt Hotel Canberra. See how the pilots check the morning’s winds conditions and listen while they give you a short flight briefing.



Your adventure begins with a short trip to your launch site. This is determined by your pilots and depends on the wind direction on the morning. We have over a dozen launch sites to choose from all around Canberra. This is a good opportunity to get to know your pilot and crew and ask any questions your may have.



It takes around 20-25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life. 

The actual launch of the hot-air balloon usually takes no more than half an hour after arrival at the launch site. The balloon and basket are carried in a trailer. The basket is laid on its side and the balloon envelope is pulled out of its bag. Flying wires from the ‘envelope’ are attached to the basket and the whole system is given a ‘walk around’ inspection by the pilot. Once the balloon is inflated and the passengers get in, the balloon lifts off the ground effortlessly and the wonderful experience begins.



As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along with the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascending to heights of 3000 feet or more. 

Your flight time is approximately 45-60 minutes, however, please allow 3-4 hours for the total tour time. An optional full buffet breakfast at the Hyatt is available after the flight.  Please allow an extra hour if you decide to stay for breakfast.

All flights are weather dependant.  Should your flight be cancelled due to unsuitable conditions you can either rebook your flight or request a refund.



The excitement of the morning continues over a champagne celebration back at your landing site. Relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your fellow passengers and your pilot as you celebrate one of the most exhilarating mornings of your life.



Hot air ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so wear clothes that could get stained or dirty and sturdy, enclosed footwear. DO NOT WEAR high-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops or open-toe shoes. 
Generally, it will not be any colder in the air during the flight than on the ground, so wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up.



One of the great joys of ballooning is its tranquillity as you float with the breeze, feeling absolutely no sensation of movement. You have become one with the wind, you are moving with it and therefore you have become a part of a complex weather system that is ever changing.

Balloon flights are weather dependent and for safety reasons, we will not fly when it is wet, foggy or too windy.

If the flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you may rebook to another or you can request a refund of your money. Gift certificates are non refundable. 

Different prices apply during the March Canberra Balloon Spectacular.


Weekdays Flight only Flight with Breakfast
$430 per adult $475 per adult
$310 per child $340 per child
Weekends & Public Holidays $480 per adult $525 per adult
$350 per child $380 per child



A Balloon Aloft flight over Canberra is a wonderful experience and the perfect present for any occasion.

All flights last for approximately 45 minutes to an hour and include traditional sparkling wine celebration after the flight.  Breakfast is an optional extra.  The prices are as follows:

– weekday flights $430 per person.

– weekend flights $480 per person

– full buffet breakfast at the Hyatt after the flight $45 per person.

You can order a gift voucher online and have it instantly emailed to you or email or phone us on 02 6249 8660 to order.



Picture the joy of floating over the beautiful Canberra landscapes with your partner enjoying a glass of champagne as you float gently over  the spectacular landmarks of the nation’s capital… Imagine having your own private balloon.

Balloon Aloft offers a unique balloon flight where you have the exclusive use of a hot air balloon for an amazing flight over Canberra. You will enjoy privacy, an opportunity to enjoy a quiet serene experience with time and an opportunity for making a proposal or simply enjoying the special time together.


Exclusive flight for 2, includes Australian sparkling wine and/or fruit juice, no breakfast – from $2450 weekdays.

Flights can be booked by phoning 02 6249 8660.   Please note: bookings should be made well in advance, weekends are generally not available.

Romantic flight for 2, including Champagne and chocolates, followed by a full buffet breakfast at the Hyatt – from $2550 weekdays.