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.