Hot Air Balloon Flight Alice Springs

Experience amazing views of Australia's Red Centre on a hot air balloon flight from Alice Springs - 30 min or 60 min.

map Alice Springs, Australia
Duration
Duration
Up to 4 hours
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
6 yrs
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Alice Springs
FromAUD $269
ValueAUD $275SAVE AUD $6
Child (6-16 years): AUD $200
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What's Included

  • 30 or 60-minute hot air balloon flight
  • Incredible views of the MacDonnell Ranges and Owen Springs Cattle Station
  • Sparkling wine or juice and nibbles
  • Transfers to and from your Alice Springs accommodation
  • Transfers to the airport or other tours (Available on request)

What's excluded

  • Mandatory Civil Aviation Authority Insurance ($30 per person, payable direct to the supplier on the morning of the tour)

WHAT TO EXPECT

There are few things more relaxing than silently floating above the Outback on a hot air balloon. On this 30 or 60-minute tour from Alice Springs, you will get the chance to experience that luxury for yourself as you take to the skies of Australia's great Red Centre. Your tour will depart very early, from 4.15am to 5.45am depending on the time of the year - But waking up in the wee hours of the morning is well worth it thanks to the breathtaking sunrise views that you'll be able to witness. 

 

Your journey will begin with a complimentary pickup from your Alice Springs accommodation (approximately 1 hour before first flight). From there, a guide will drive you to your launch site, approximately 15km south of Alice Springs, where you will board your hot air balloon. Ascend slowly over the MacDonnell Ranges as the sun begins to rise, casting light on these incredible mountain formations. Float over the expansive terrain of the Central Australian Outback, being sure to look out for wildlife along the way. You may have the opportunity to spot red kangaroos, wild camels, native birds and other creatures. Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres depending on the which tour you book and weather conditions on the day.

 

Then, prepare to make your descent back to land. Once you're back on the ground, you can choose to assist the crew in packing the balloon back into its bag. Otherwise, enjoy a bit of free time to take photographs of the beautiful landscape. You will also have some time to enjoy a delectable spread of sweet and savoury treats including muffins, slices, biscuits, cheese and fruit, plus a glass of sparkling wine or juice. If you'd like a memento to remember your journey, an assortment of ballooning souvenirs will be available for purchase. All participants will also go home with their very own commemorative flight certificate!

 

Once you've finished your refreshments and taken your photos, you will be dropped off at your Alice Springs accommodation. Transfers to the airport or other tours are available on request for an additional fee.

TOUR OPTIONS
  • Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight - 30 Minutes - Backpackers Deal
    Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the morning light begins to illuminate the MacDonnell Ranges on this awe-inspiring adventure. Enjoy light refreshments & sparkling wine in the middle of nowhere!
    FromAUD $269
    ValueAUD $275SAVE AUD $6
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  • Early Morning Hot Air Balloon Flight - 60 Minutes
    Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the morning light begins to illuminate the MacDonnell Ranges on this awe-inspiring adventure. Enjoy light refreshments & sparkling wine in the middle of nowhere!
    FromAUD $349
    ValueAUD $365SAVE AUD $16
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The supplier has a large fleet of balloons suitable for 2-4 people, up to 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 people in one balloon depending on number of bookings on the day.

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Balloons fly within 1000ft above the ground level. The weather will determine how high balloons fly on the morning.

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Outdoor clothing (preferably not white if you want it to stay that way), long pants and hat or cap are recommended. Enclosed flat heel shoes are essential. Because it can be cool before sunrise, layers are advised. Loose items such as dangling jewellery and scarves are not permitted once passengers reach the launch site.

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Yes. The minimum age recommended is 6yrs old. The supplier can take 3-5 year olds at no charge but do not recommend this as they generally cannot see over the side of basket (1.2 metres high) and cannot be lifted up, although they can look through foot holes. Also, the noise of the burners or the fire itself can scare them (earplugs are recommended).

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Terms & Conditions:

  • Depending on many operational factors, which vary each day, passengers may be on the ground or in the balloon when the sun is actually coming over the horizon or rising - either way, you will still see an amazing dawn.
  • Regarding 60-minute flights: On occasion, the flight time may be two separate, sequential 30-minute flights taken one directly after the other with a short changeover in between the two flights, depending on operational restrictions. Passengers will be notified the day prior should this be the case on the day of their flight.
  • Check with your medical practitioner if you have a pre-existing medical condition that may be affected by the physical nature of hot air ballooning.
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and the supplier's policy prevent the supplier from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance. 


Cancellation Policy:

In the unfortunate event you should have to alter or cancel your booking certain fees & conditions apply:

  • No refunds will be given for cancellations less than 24 hours before the flight.
  • You will be charged the full cost of your flight if you fail to show for your flight no matter what the reason. No refunds or flight rescheduling are allowed. 


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Pickup Locations
  • A Good Rest B&B
  • Alice in the Territory
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Alice Motor Inn
  • Alice on Todd Apartments
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  • A Good Rest B&B
  • Alice in the Territory
  • Alice Lodge Backpackers
  • Alice Motor Inn
  • Alice on Todd Apartments
  • Alice Springs Tourist Park
  • Alice's Secret Travellers Inn
  • Aurora Alice Springs
  • Big 4 MacDonnell Range Holiday Park
  • Crowne Plaza Alice Springs Lasseters
  • Desert Palms Resort
  • Desert Rose Inn
  • Diplomat Motel
  • DoubleTree by Hilton
  • Elkira Court Motel
  • G'Day Mate Tourist Park
  • Gapview Hotel and Campground
  • Haven Backpacker Resort
  • Heritage Caravan Park
  • Ibis Styles Alice Springs Oasis Hotel
  • Jump Inn Alice Springs
  • Kathy's Place B&B
  • Mercure Alice Springs Resort
  • Pathdorf B&B
  • Quest Alice Springs
  • St Philip's Roundabout
  • Swagmans Rest Apartments
  • Temple Bar Caravan Park
  • Todd Tavern
  • Vatu Sanctuary
  • Waangardi Caravan Park
  • Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park
  • YHA Alice Springs

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ValueAUD $275SAVE AUD $6
Child (6-16 years): AUD $200
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