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Take a balloon ride and feel the magic of soaring over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket under a glorious hot air balloon. Balloon rides are as beautiful as they sound, so why not enjoy a hot air ballooning adventure?
Looking for an incredible outing that you won’t forget in a hurry? Wanting to tick a bucket list experience off your list? Searching for a romantic activity to share with a special someone? A hot air balloon ride is the perfect option, allowing you to enjoy a unique flying experience you’re sure to remember for years to come.
Hot air balloon rides make fantastic gifts for couples, families and more. Browse through the incredible hot air balloon experiences available at RedBalloon and get ready to give your best gift yet. Not sure which location or experience they’ll love best? Give the gift of choice with a RedBalloon gift voucher.
Hot air ballooning is a flying experience that sees you ride in a large basket lifted by an envelope or ‘balloon’ of heated air. As air is heated, it becomes less dense, which causes it to rise. The ‘balloon’ traps the air as it is warmed by burners, helping the hot air balloon to take flight. Most hot air balloon rides take passengers across scenic areas, making it easy to soak up some spectacular sights and experience a region from a brand new angle.
The price, duration and inclusions of a hot air balloon flight can vary between locations and operators. Some operators may provide snacks and refreshments, return transfers and complimentary photos, while others may not. Be sure to carefully read each hot air ballooning experience listing before you book.
Much like any other activity, it’s important to ensure you’re dressed appropriately to go hot air ballooning. Most hot air balloon rides depart early in the morning when it’s likely to be a little chilly, but it may start to warm up throughout the morning and as you stand beneath the hot air balloon’s burners. Dress in layers that you can remove easily if you begin to feel warm. Pants or shorts are also recommended over skirts and dresses. It’s also important to wear comfortable footwear as you will be on your feet for a decent period of time. Forgo the high heels and sandals and opt for comfy, practical shoes such as boots or sneakers.
Although it may be last on your list of essentials for a morning hot air balloon ride, be sure to bring along a hat, a pair of sunglasses and some sunscreen. These handy accessories will help to protect you from the sun, reduce glare and help avoid discomfort from the heat produced by the hot air balloon’s burner.
With RedBalloon, you’ll find fantastic hot air ballooning experiences across New Zealand’s North and South Islands. Enjoy a blissful hot air balloon ride across the Canterbury Plains, soaking up spectacular views from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean or set out on an unforgettable outing from the foothills of Mt Hutt. For a unique way to discover the North Island, go hot air ballooning over the Waikato region. With the opportunity to see the snow-capped mountains located within Tongariro National Park, it’s sure to be a great start to your day.
Looking to take to the air? With RedBalloon, you can discover an assortment of memorable flying experiences, from helicopter flights and heli skiing to skydiving, seaplane flights and flying lessons. See New Zealand and its natural beauty from a brand new angle.