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Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Balloon Flight

Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Balloon Flight


  • Experience the bliss of hot air ballooning from the foothills of Mt Hutt
  • Admire views across the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains
  • Enjoy a celebratory Sparking wine/juice drink after the flight

Embarking on a Methven-Mt Hutt scenic hot air balloon flight promises an exhilarating and unforgettable adventure, offering a unique perspective of the stunning Canterbury landscape from the foothills of Mt Hutt.

What's Included?

  • 60 minute hot air balloon flight from the foothill of Mt Hutt
  • Transport to and from the Methven centre
  • Post flight champagne-style celebration and snacks
  • A four hour experience not to be missed.

As you soar gently into the sky, prepare to be awe-struck by the panoramic views that unfold beneath you. From the snow-capped peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and patchwork fields of the Canterbury Plains, the vistas are nothing short of breathtaking. Experience the serene tranquility of drifting silently through the air, with only the occasional whoosh of the burner interrupting the peace. Your hot air balloon flight will be led by experienced and knowledgeable pilots who are well-versed in the local area. They'll provide fascinating insights into the geography, history, and wildlife of the Canterbury region, enriching your journey with their expertise. Upon landing, celebrate your aerial adventure with a traditional champagne toast, a time-honored hot air ballooning tradition. Reflect on the beauty of your flight as you mingle with your fellow travelers and savor the moment.

Session Length

  • Please allow four hours in total for this experience. The flight duration is approximately one hour
  • Flight times will show on booking
  • Meeting time is the same as flight time, you do not have to be early.


  • Minimum age is five years old. Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Although ballooning is not a very energetic activity, it is wise to contact the provider if you have any medical issues or are pregnant


  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 24 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Numbers on the Day

Maximum of 12 participants per Balloon however, we can provide flights for bigger groups. Please contact operator.


On request.


Light winds, good visibility and an acceptable cloud base is required for this flight. The flight may be cancelled if the weather is not suitable.

Dress Code

The temperature when flying is the same as when on the ground so dress according to the season. Covered flat shoes should be worn - tramping/walking boots or sports shoes/trainers are ideal. Open toed shoes, sandals and high heels are not suitable. We will be launching and landing in paddocks, please wear suitable clothes.

The meeting point for this experience is Methven, just over an hour from Christchurch and Timaru.

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