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Hot Air Ballooning Greater Brisbane - Adult
- Location: Ipswich, Brisbane Region
- For: 1 person
- Valid for 12 months
- Free exchange
Ever wanted to experience hotair ballooning over the greater Brisbane region and surrounds? Now you can enjoy superb and glorious views whilst floating majestically and effortlessly over the stunning valley's of the Scenic Rim, Somerset and the heritage city of Ipswich.
The Greater Brisbane regions including Ipswich, Somerset and Scenic Rim in South East Queensland is the ultimate place to experience the magic and adventure of hot air ballooning.
For your boutique ballooning experience, we are just a short 30 minute drive from the Brisbane CBD! After being greeted 20 minutes prior to sunrise, your pilot will brief you and your fellow passengers on the morning’s proceedings. After final weather checks by the pilot, you will then be taken to the chosen launch site, based on the mornings wind speed and direction. You might even be able to assist with the inflation of the hot air balloon. Once the balloon is inflated, you will lift off for your hot air balloon ride, which will be approximately one hour in duration. Whilst floating majestically and effortlessly, your hot air balloon ride combines the city and country in one flight. Your flight is tranquil yet exhilarating. As the world slowly awakens, you float peacefully overhead, witnessing the serenity in slow motion from the balloon basket. Breathtaking views of the city of Ipswich and its classic Queenslanders, heritage buildings and homes, Flinders Peak, Mt Walker, the Great Dividing and McPherson Ranges, Mt Tamborine, Moreton Bay, the skyline of Brisbane, Mount Coot-tha, D'Aguilar Range, Wivenhoe Dam, the Brisbane, Fassifern and Lockyer Valleys and the Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.
Upon landing, you may become involved in assisting the crew in packing up the hot air balloon or taking photographs. Afterwards our crew will return you to Ipswich for a sumptuous sit down 4 star restaurant breakfast including a full hot breakfast and a continental breakfast spread. A commemorative flight certificate will be presented to each passenger to conclude the morning’s activity.
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Our flight meeting point is in Ipswich - a 35 minute drive west of the Brisbane CBD.
Flights run daily at sunrise (weather and numbers permitting). Please allow three to four hours. The actual flight is one hour in duration. Start times vary throughout the year, depending on sunrise. The exact time for your hot air balloon ride will be communicated to you at the time of booking.
For flight manifest purposes, all passengers’ names and estimated weights (in kilograms) must be advised. Please advise the booking office if you are over 90 kilograms, or have any medical issues. Anyone over 115kg will incur a 50% surcharge. Women are not permitted to fly during pregnancy.
The price quoted is for one adult. We operate with a minimum of four and a maximum of ten people. In the event that minimum numbers are not met, we reserve the right to reschedule your experience for a later date. Child prices are also available, please refer to product code FTG593.
Spectators are welcome. If they wish to join the after flight restaurant breakfast, this will incur an additional fee of $20 per person. They are also welcome to watch the inflation and deflation of the balloon and can 'chase' the balloon in their own vehicles.
This experience is completely weather dependent. In the event of poor weather, we may be required to reschedule your experience for a later date. Please telephone the booking office, the night prior to the flight to confirm flight time and weather conditions.
All passengers must complete and sign a standard company Registration, Medical Check and Assumption of Risk form before the flight. You will be briefed and given safety instructions on the day. This includes take off and landing positions.
Suitable for people with a sensory impairment only. You must be independently mobile in case of emergency.
The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.
Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 19 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sandy61 It was an awesome experience. I thoroughly enjoyed my hot air balloon flight. The people I flew with were very friendly, the pilot was fabulous and the things I saw were absolutely stunning. It was so peaceful and calm up there. Would definitely do it again and would highly recommend the experience. 15 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 The whole experience was managed very efficently from booking to the meeting point and transport to the balloon site.. An added bonus was that we could help with the preparation and the pack up. 21 August 2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by March2013 Not recommended Not recommended, expensive, as we weren't able to see much due to hear from the gas burners. Breakfast was very disappointing and the location of where the breakfast was also disappointing. Would not do this experience ever again unfortunately. 17 March 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by Hern Terrible experience - not recommended We were unable to see much as we were constantly getting hot and Extreme heat from the gas burners as we were standing directly underneath and we had to keep bending down to get away from it. The breakfast was very bad, we felt that everything was way over priced for what we got. We wouldn't recommend this experience so anyone else. Very disappointing. Never again. Also charged a crazy amount of $25.00 for a CD with only a hand Full of photos from our hot balloon experience,all other photos not ours. 16 March 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by leo27 fantastic experience. Beautiful scenery. We had a wonderful flight. Our pilot was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us the best experience. 11 February 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by flighty wonderfully serene thought the pilot was very good and kept us informed but found the breakfast disappointing both the food and where it was. 13 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by ANNE AND BRUCE2 We had a fantastic time and really enjoyed the experience 26 August 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 We had a great day and experience. Our pilot Graham was great, we felt quite safe in his capable hands. 21 August 2012