Hot air ballooning in Adelaide: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

Capture the beauty of the land from above with these hot air balloon rides in Adelaide's surrounds.

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With its patchwork of vineyards and colourful plains, the Barossa Valley is the focus of hot air ballooning adventures in the Adelaide region.

A number of ballooning companies run trips out there. To get you on the right one, we've rounded up your best options by price, length and style.

Our top picks for hot air ballooning you can book now in and around Adelaide:

Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast

Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast from RedBalloon

Best for: A local experience

  • Views over the Barossa Valley
  • Spend around an hour in the sky
  • Opt to help pack the balloon away after landing
  • After your flight, relax with a sparkling wine, coffee or soft drink and hot local breakfast featuring Linke's Butchers meats, Barossa Valley feta and Tanunda Bakery bread.
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    Barossa Valley Ballooning

    Barossa Valley Ballooning from Adrenaline

    Best for: Luxury

    • Watch dawn break over Barossa Valley’s vineyards
    • Spend up to an hour in the sky
    • Experience a hot buffet breakfast at the Novotel's award winning The Cellar Kitchen Restaurant
    • Toast your trip with a glass of sparkling
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      Why you can trust our recommendations for hot air ballooning in Adelaide

      • We compared hot air ballooning in Adelaide options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
      • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
      • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our hot air ballooning in Adelaide experiences.

      Hot air ballooning companies in Adelaide compared

      ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
      Barossa Valley BallooningPick-up: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
      Flight: Barossa Valley
      1-hour flight
      • Free transfers from Novotel Barossa Valley Hotel
      • Buffet breakfast with a glass of bubbles
      Hot Air Balloon Flight with BreakfastPick-up: Barossa Balloon Adventures, Nuriootpa

      Flight: Barossa Valley

      1-hour flight
      • Flight certificate
      • Champagne breakfast at Barossa Balloon Adventures with a view of Penfolds Stonewall vineyards
      Hot Air Balloon Flight over Barossa ValleyPick-up: Barossa Balloon Adventures, Nuriootpa

      Flight: Barossa Valley

      1-hour flight
      • Flight certificate
      • Sparkling wine
      • Breakfast

      Where can I book hot air balloon rides in Adelaide and its surrounds?

      Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
      RedBalloon - Hot Air Ballooning in Adelaide
      5 years
      Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Adelaide
      5 years
      Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Adelaide
      Depends on the individual experience

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      Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Adelaide

      Where can I go hot air ballooning in Adelaide?

      Hot air ballooning in the Adelaide area is centred on the Barossa Valley and the Murray River.

      Barossa Valley Ballooning only has Barossa Valley flights while Barossa Balloon Adventures has Barossa Valley and Murray River flights.

      How much does hot air ballooning cost in Adelaide?

      Hot air ballooning in Adelaide and its surrounding areas costs approximately $330 - $340 per person.

      How high does the hot air balloon fly?

      The flight height depends on the strength of the wind. Typically, you'll fly anywhere from 1,000-4,000 feet above the ground.

      How many people can fit in a hot air balloon?

      Adelaide's commercial hot air balloons fit up to 16 passengers. Passengers are spread around the balloon, often with eight on either side of the basket.

      Is there a minimum age to fly?

      Yes. Due to safety precautions, passengers must be 6+ years to fly.

      What types of clothing should I wear?

      As you'll be flying before sunrise, it can start off quite cold at the beginning of your journey before the sun peeks above the horizon. You're advised to wear layers that you can take off as you warm up.

      It's also a good idea to wear a hat as it can get hot standing next to the burner.

      Closed shoes are mandatory for all passengers.

      Where exactly will we fly?

      That's dependent on the wind direction. You could fly over the vineyards, nearby paddocks or even along the Murray River. On the day of your flight, the pilot assesses the wind speed and direction to determine the best pathway for your flight.

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