The Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2016

2016 Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 March

The “Spectacular” will again be held on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House where a mass of balloons will inflate at sunrise each morning (weather permitting), and after a gentle lift off, fly over the lake and city. Balloons come from all over Australia and overseas.

All flights during the Spectacular are approximately 45-60 minutes. Following the flight all passengers will be presented with a commemorative flight certificate and offered champagne and a cooked breakfast prepared by the Lions Club of Canberra.


Balloons will start inflating at approximately 6.15am and will be expected to launch at between 6.30 – 7.00am , so make sure you get up early to see this amazing site. Breakfast can be purchased on the morning from a variety of vendors or bring your own picnic. This is a free community event for spectators.

FLIGHT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Phone 02 6249 8660, or email

Please click on the image below to download the Balloon Spectacular information brochure (PDF – 771Kb).

Balloon Spectacular

Balloon Aloft