Hot air ballooning in Darwin: When, when and how to score the best deal

All you need to know about adding a hot air balloon trip in Alice Springs onto a break in Darwin.

With its food markets, sunset river cruises and waterfront, Darwin offers visitors a long list of things to do on the ground.

That’s why the region’s hot air ballooning experiences focus on the outback.

Follow the well-trodden tourist route to Alice Springs and you can soar over the spines of the footprint-free MacDonnell Ranges.

Here’s how to book.

Hot air ballooning deals in Darwin

RedBalloon RedBalloon

Extra $10 off with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&Cs apply.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quadbiking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

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13 Dec 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra 15% off sitwide FIN****
10 Dec 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + $40 off sitewide LAS****
10 Dec 2019 Up to 10% off dining with code DEC****
27 Nov 2019 Extra 10% off with code FIN****
21 Nov 2019 Year-end sale: Extra $10 off experiences with code YEA****

Where can I do hot air ballooning in Darwin?

  • Outback Ballooning - Fly from Alice Springs over the MacDonnell Ranges.

Our top picks:

Best for price

Hot Air Ballooning, 30 Minute Flight - Alice Springs

Hot Air Ballooning, 30 Minute Flight - Alice Springs from Adrenaline


  • Spend 30 minutes in the air for $295
  • Launch into the air at sunrise
  • Watch dawn break over the unspoiled MacDonnell Ranges
  • Land in time for a light breakfast with sparkling wine

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Best for experience length

Hot Air Ballooning - 60 Minutes

Hot Air Ballooning - 60 Minutes from RedBalloon


  • Spend up to an hour in the sky
  • See the MacDonnell Ranges as it spreads out over 9,709,870 acres beneath you
  • Keep an eye out for red kangaroos
  • Land and tuck into muffins, fruit and sparkling wine

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Hot air ballooning compared

ExperienceBook withPrice (from)LocationDurationExtras/inclusions
30-minute flight, Alice SpringsAdrenaline$295Alice Springs30 minutesLocal pick up.

Light refreshments.

60-minute flight, Alice SpringsRedBalloon$390Alice Springs60 minutesLocal pick up.

Light refreshments.

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