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Hot Air Ballooning over Canterbury with Champagne

Canterbury Plains - Show on map
Ballooning Canterbury
For 1 person
$395 each
1 Adult
$395 each

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  • Blissful hot air balloon flight across the Canterbury Plains at sunrise
  • Magnificent views of the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean
  • Sip on a glass of champagne after the flight

Greet the hues of sunrise as you float peacefully in a hot air balloon over the picturesque Canterbury Plains. Stare in awe as the sun casts dreamy rays across the snow-peaked Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, as well as the gorgeous patchwork paddocks and farmland below.

What's Included?

  • One hour sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • Return transfers from meeting point to launch site
  • Glass of champagne, juice and a light snack
  • Entertaining commentary by a professional pilot
  • Complimentary photos of your flight

Prepare yourself for a blissful morning with a spectacular sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Canterbury Plains. After a courtesy transfer to the launch site, watch as your colourful ride comes to life during the balloon inflation, before jumping on board and rising slowly above the ground. Hold your breath as stunning vistas of the snow-covered Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean come into view, illuminated by the dreamy colours of sunrise, as well as the region's famous patchwork landscape. Upon landing, enjoy a chilled glass of champagne and cheers to your unforgettable morning.

Session Length

  • Please allow 4-5 hours for this experience. The actual flight time is approximately one hour
  • The meeting time varies throughout the year as it is a sunrise flight
  • Available seven days a week year-round


Not recommended for pregnant women over 12 weeks.


  • Children must be over 1.1m tall
  • Maximum individual weight is 130kg


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

Numbers on the Day

Maximum of 27 participants over two balloons.


Spectators welcome.


The provider will contact you around 7pm the night before the flight to confirm weather, meeting time and what gear to wear and bring. If you do not hear from them by 8pm, please contact them directly.

Dress Code

Warm clothes and sensible footwear.

Other Info

Ballooning Canterbury has the right to refuse any passenger in ill health, intoxicated or under the influence of drugs and unfit for participation in this activity.

This experience takes place in Hororata, 30 minutes from Christchurch.

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