- 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)
- 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.