A hot air balloon ride over Waikato is a tranquil and sublime experience! Breathe in the still, crisp early morning air as your hot air balloon gently rises above sleepy Hamilton and then drifts out to the green pastures of the Waikato. Soak up the beautiful scenery from your peak altitude!
You will meet the hot air ballooning team just before sunrise and with everybody's help the balloon is prepared and ready to lift off within 30 minutes. You will rise above Hamilton and float across the Waikato. On a clear day you can see the distant snow-capped mountains of Tongariro National Park. The scenery and stillness of it all will take your breath away.
The hot air balloon flies as fast as the wind blows, therefore it is comfortably calm in the basket. After about an hour of tranquility, you float back to earth. Bubbly and light refreshments will then be served, to conclude your amazing hot air balloon flight. This day will be remembered for a lifetime.
Please note this experience operates from September - June only.
Please wear sturdy footwear and comfortable clothing.
The modern equipment is under regular Civil Aviation Authority operational inspection.
Participants must be 18 years of age or older to consume alcohol.
Once this experience has been confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy: