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Ballooning Canterbury

Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps.

What to expect:

  • An early start: Ballooning is best at sunrise, when the weather is calmest and to make the most of the beautiful morning light.
  • Ballooning Canterbury is a 35-minute drive west of Christchurch Airport. Allow approximately 4-5 hours for this remarkable experience, from the time of leaving your accommodation to the time you return. The actual flying time is approximately one hour
  • For visitors who do not have their own transport Ballooning Canterbury can provide transfers from central hotel/motels in Christchurch
  • It is a hands-on experience. Passengers are actively encouraged to help the pilot and crew with the pre-flight inflation and packing up the conclusion of the flight
  • Spectacular views and fantastic photo opportunities
  • A glass of chilled champagne or fruit juice and a light snack after landing
  • In-flight photos, given to you for free by way of Facebook.


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