Hot air ballooning in Canberra: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals
A round-up of hot air ballooning adventures in Canberra to help you decide which experience is best for you.
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As Australia's capital city, Canberra is not short on great scenery or experiences. Treat yourself (or someone else) to a hot air balloon ride over the city. Here are the top options for taking to the air.
Where can I book a hot air ballooning experience in Canberra and surrounding areas?
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Our top picks: Hot air ballooning experiences you can book right now in Canberra
Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra - Midweek from RedBalloon
Best for: Local experience
Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra - Weekend from Adrenaline
Best for: Luxury experience
Hot air ballooning in Canberra: Compare experiences, locations and more
|Experience||Location||Duration||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra - Midweek||Canberra City||Experience length: 3 hours|
Flight length: 45 minutes
|Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra - Weekend||Canberra City||Experience length: 3 hours|
Flight length: 1 hour
|Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra for 2 - Midweek||Canberra City||Experience length: 3 hours|
Flight length: 45 minutes
|Hot Air Ballooning over Canberra for 2 - Weekend||Canberra||Experience length: 3 hours|
Flight length: 1 hour
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Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Canberra
Where can I go hot air ballooning in Canberra?
The pick-up spot for hot air ballooning experiences in Canberra is conveniently located in Canberra City.
How high does the hot air balloon fly?
The flight height depends on the strength of the wind. You can expect to fly at approximately 3,000 feet above the ground.
What is the minimum age to fly in a hot air balloon?
Children aged six years and older can participate in a hot air ballooning experience.
What should I wear for my hot air balloon experience?
You should wear comfortable clothing and enclosed shoes. As the experience starts early in the morning, it's recommended that passengers wear layers of clothing that can be removed as the sun starts to rise and it gets warmer. It's also encouraged to wear a hat as it can get warm standing next to the burner.
Can I take photos and videos during a hot air balloon ride?
Yes, as long as you keep all of your belongings inside of the basket.
Can I go hot air ballooning if I am pregnant?
No. For safety reasons, pregnant women 12 weeks and over are not permitted to fly.
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