It’s just a month until the Canberra Balloon Spectacular so now is the time to get your tickets.

This year’s Balloon Spectacular starts on Saturday 7 March and runs for 9 days until Sunday 15 March.  The balloons are scheduled to launch early each morning, weather permitting.

The Balloon Spectacular is free for spectators and we do advise you to arrive by 06:30 am to see the balloons inflate and launch from in front of Old Parliament House.

You can be part of the action by booking a balloon flight.  Bookings can only be made directly with our office by phoning 02 6249 8660 or you can send us an email.

Weekends sell out first so book soon if you want to fly on a weekend.  Our suggestion is to book for the first weekend, Saturday 7, Sunday 8 and Canberra Day, Monday 9 March, that way if your flight is cancelled* due to unsafe weather conditions you have a chance to rebook during the Spectacular.

Balloon Spectacular flight prices are :

Weekend flights           $395 per person or $290 per child aged 6-12.
(including Canberra Day)
Weekday flights           $345 per person or $250 per child aged 6-12.

Passenger flights last approximately 45-60 minutes.  Following the flight all passengers will be presented with a commemorative flight certificate and offered Australian sparkling wine and a cooked breakfast prepared by the Lions Club of Canberra.  Your flight check in time is 05:45 am and the total experience time is approximately 3-4 hours.

Book nowphone 02 6249 8660 or email

*Payment is required at the time of booking.  Should your flight be cancelled by Balloon Aloft due to unsuitable conditions you can either rebook or get a full refund.  You may rebook during the event or we do offer flights throughout the year.

Photos from 2019 courtesy of Adrian Kelson

Balloon Aloft Canberra