Escape to a world of peace and tranquility. 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. There is nothing quite so romantic and exciting as floating effortlessly over an ever changing landscape.
We are passionate about flying. Michael Oakley is one of New Zealand’s top balloonists. He has been ballooning since 1987, he has won national ballooning events throughout New Zealand and represented New Zealand at the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Mildrua, Australia. Michael is also a keen glider pilot with years of experience in cross country soaring.
We are passionate about Canterbury. Michael was born and raised in the area and is a 5th generation Canterbury farmer.
Michael’s experience with flying, Canterbury’s unique weather patterns and the local landscape gives him a wealth of knowledge to guide you through the elements you’re flying in, as well as providing insight into the fertile Canterbury Plains, river gorges and mountains passing below.
What to expect from your day?
Ballooning is best at sunrise, when the weather is calmest and to make the most of the beautiful morning light. Start times vary depending on the time of year. Ballooning Canterbury flights operate all year round, depending on passenger numbers and weather.
Hot air ballooning is a hands-on experience and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon itself.
Chilled champagne, orange juice and a light snack will be served, to conclude your amazing hot air balloon flight. In-flight photos of your balloon flight will also be available to purchase.
Don’t forget your Camera!! During your flight you will experience spectacular views and have fantastic photo opportunities
|Address:||2126 Bealey Road RD2|
|Phone:||+64 3 318 0860|
|Mobile:||+64 27 436 8308|
|Free Phone:||0508 422 556 (NZ Only)|
|Fax:||+64 3 318 0860|
Your day will begin with an early start. Allow approximately 4 – 5 hours for this remarkable experience; the actual flying time is approximately one hour.