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Hot Air Balloons - Sunrise Queenstown
Hot Air Balloons - Sunrise
The experience of lifting off in a hot air balloon and floating effortlessly over an amazingly textured landscape made up of New Zealand’s rivers, lakes and mountains is absolutely sublime. Sunrise Balloons operates flights that typically take you into the valleys in between Arrowtown and Queenstown. View from the air some of the stunning locations used in the filming of the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Upon landing, be pampered by a champagne breakfast at the landing site. Lord of the Rings fans will be pleased to know that sites such as the Ford of Bruinen, the Gates of Argonath, Dimrill Dale and the Pillars of the Kings can be viewed from the hot air balloon. Mt Earnslaw, which can be seen in the filmic rendering of Isengard, can also be seen.
- Return transfers from accommodation
- 1 hr scenic flight balloon flight
- A champagne celebration when you land
- Certificate as a momento of the flight
- Allow 3hrs round trip from Queenstown
- Early morning (before sunrise between 5.30am & 7am depending on season)
- Pick up from your hotel or central Queenstown
- Operates daily all year (except June - August)
- Flights routes may vary due to weather and at the pilot's discretion
- Does not operate during winter months (jun-aug)
- The balloon can hold up to a maximum of 15 people depending on the total weight of passengers
- Maximum weight of 125kg per person
- Dress warmly as it can be very cold early in the morning
- Sunglasses are strongly recommended
- Children must be at least 5 years old (no infants) for safety reasons
Prices & Options
Child (5-12yrs): NZD$295.00
Private Charter (2-15 people): NZD$7425.00
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Service rating: excellent
Helpful support to answer my enquiry, and I have made some changes of my booking with very quick response and action.
Product rating: good
Around 15 mins late pick up. Thought we would rise before sunrise. But overall experience is great, and we had a fun time to collect the air balloon together
Service rating: excellent
Really good. Had a few dramas with weather but they were very helpful.
Got cancelled on a day with perfect weather....
Everything Travel Group Review
This is something everyone has to do at least once in their lifetime! Ok, the 4.30am wake up call is a bit hard to handle (suggest not drinking the night before) and it's not the cheapest activity in town, but this was without doubt one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I don't think I'll ever see a sunrise like this again! We flew to 8000ft in a very gentle breeze for just over an hour over golf courses, lakes and picturesque farmland; throw in a tasty champagne breakfast and friendly and informative staff... wow...speechless!!
Suggestions: Due to its weather dependent nature (flies on average every other day) I'd suggest booking this for the beginning of your stay in Queenstown so that you can reschedule for another day if necessary. You're also best to book in advance as this is a very popular activity and there are limited spaces available.
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Latest Questions about Hot Air Balloons - Sunrise (Queenstown)
What time would the start be for the of end of April to go up in a hot air balloon. If we book in and the weather is bad what happens?
Hi, I'm heading to queenstown with a friend tomorrow for a week, is the baloon sunrise operating at this time of year, unsure of where we are staying as yet.
how long in advance must be start booking the balloon ride?
I wish to book a Hot Air Balloon ride for the 9th of July.
I was wondering if you still operate during winter, if so do you have place free for this date?
We are a family of 16 people, this group includes 1 child. What is the best if we want to go hot air ballooning? We will be in Queenstown between 23-29th Dec
I was wanting to propose to my girlfriend..how many people do you have on the balloon? was looking at the 17th-18th March.
Is it possible to charter a balloon and or is there a discount for 6 people?
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