Hot Air Ballooning

Escape to a world of peace and tranquility in Canterbury

Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience, there is nothing quite so romantic and exciting as floating effortlessly over an ever changing landscape. This flight offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

Ballooning is best at sunrise, when the weather is calmest and to make the most of the beautiful morning light. Start times vary depending on the time of year. You will be contacted the evening prior to the flight to confirm if it is operating and to arrange the meeting time and place.

You need to wear warm clothes and sensible footwear (do not wear open toe shoes, high heels or scarves). You need to allow 4-5 hours for the whole experience, from the time of leaving your accommodation to your return. Please note the maximum weight for each passenger is 130 kg. The operator requires a minimum of two people to fly and provide transfers, but if you have a booking for one please send us an enquiry and we can check if they already have other bookings for that day.


There is a $100 per person cancellation fee if you cancel between 48-24 hours. If you cancel within 24 hours of the flight, or fail to turn up on the day, you forfeit the full fare. If the flight is cancelled due to weather or for safety reasons, a full refund will be given or you can change your booking to another date if space is available.

Transfers from central hotels/motels in Christchurch or out towards Riccarton/Airport area
Hot Air Balloon Ride (approx. flight time 1 hour)
A light snack of chilled champagne, orange juice, seasonal fruit and muffins
Transfers are not offered from/to private addresses. If you are not staying at a hotel/motel in Christchurch, please let us know where you are staying so we can confirm if transfers are available for you.
1 October 2018 – 31 March 2019

The ballooning was fabulous. A divine experience. Nick was just an all nice bloke and highly skilled at flying. We felt in very safe hands. Awesome company, awesome guys!!!!!

— Brenda James