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

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Hot air ballooning in Brisbane is an experience like no other. Starting with a sunrise take-off, you'll drift above the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and the Somerset countryside.

Dreamy, right?

If you're searching for a way to celebrate life's special moments, tick an item off your bucket list or spoil someone special (or spoil yourself), these are the hot air balloon rides to do just that.


Our top picks for hot air ballooning in Brisbane

Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight

Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight from Klook Australia

Best for: Value

    Highlights:
  • $350 for a 1-hour flight
  • Views of Ipswich, Somerset and Scenic Rim
  • Receive a personalised flight certificate after you land
  • View details
    Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight with CBD Transfer and Breakfast

    Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight with CBD Transfer and Breakfast from Klook Australia

    Best for: Price

      Highlights:
    • 60-minute flight, champagne buffet breakfast and Brisbane hotel transfers for $259
    • Includes pick-up and drop-off from/to Brisbane CBD hotels
    • Restaurant breakfast
    • Receive a personalised flight certificate when you land
    • View details

      Why you can trust our recommendations for hot air ballooning in Brisbane

      • We compared hot air ballooning in Brisbane 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 Brisbane experiences.

      Hot air ballooning in Brisbane: Compare experiences, locations and more

      Experience nameLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsBook with
      Hot Air Ballooning Over Greater Brisbane with BreakfastDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

      1 hour flight, 3 hour experience
      • After-flight restaurant breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      RedBalloon
      Hot Air Ballooning with BreakfastDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

      1 hour flight, 3 hour experience
      • After-flight restaurant breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      RedBalloon
      Hot Air Ballooning 1hr Flight With Full Breakfast - Brisbane RegionDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

      1 hour flight, allow 4 hours for the experience
      • Hot breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      Adrenaline
      Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight with BreakfastDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

      1 hour flight
      • Restaurant breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      Klook
      Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight with Breakfast and CBD Return TransferDeparts: Brisbane CBD

      Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

      1 hour flight
      • Restaurant breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      • Transfers from your Brisbane CBD hotel
      Klook
      Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country Views from IpswichDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset

      1 hour flight, 4 hour experience
      • Hot breakfast
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      Viator
      Hot Air Ballooning Brisbane including Carungra Vineyards VisitPick-up: Nerang or Canungra

      Views of: Scenic Rim

      30 minute flight, 4-6 hour experience
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      • Transfers from Nerang or Canungra
      • Breakfast with a glass of sparkling
      Viator
      60 Minute Hot Air Balloon Flight Over IpswichDeparts: Ipswich

      Views of: Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset

      1 hour flight
      • Commemorative flight certificate
      • Restaurant breakfast
      • Hotel transfers from Brisbane CBD available for $50pp, min 2 people pickup
      Experience Oz

      Where can I book a hot air balloon experience in and around Brisbane?

      Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
      RedBalloon
      RedBalloon - Hot Air Ballooning in Brisbane
      5 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
      Adrenaline
      Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Brisbane
      5 years
      $10
      No
      Yes
      Viator
      Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Brisbane
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Klook
      Klook - Hot Air Ballooning in Brisbane
      Depends on the individual experience
      No
      Yes
      Yes
      Experience Oz
      Experience Oz - Hot Air Ballooning in Brisbane
      3 years
      $10
      Yes
      Yes
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      Hot air ballooning deals in Brisbane

      RedBalloonRedBalloon

      Get $10 off sitewide with code

      Klook AustraliaKlook Australia

      Up to 23% off Australia flight experiences

      Experience OzExperience Oz

      Up to 23% off Brisbane experiences

      RedBalloonRedBalloon

      Up to 48% off things to do in Brisbane + an extra $5 off with code

      AdrenalineAdrenaline

      Get 5% off Australia activities

      Everything AustraliaEverything Australia

      Up to 40% off things to do in Australia

      ViatorViator

      Up to 15% off local activities

      KKdayKKday

      Up to 43% off things to do in Australia


      Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Brisbane

      Where can I go hot air ballooning in Brisbane?

      Flights that begin in Brisbane start in Ipswich and fly over Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset. Select experiences can pick you up in Brisbane and take you to the Gold Coast for your ride.

      The meeting point for Ipswich is at the Metro Hotel Ipswich International located at 43 South Street, Ipswich, a 30-minute drive west of Brisbane's centre.

      For experiences based in Southern Brisbane, you can choose from 2 meeting points:

      Nerang – Coles Shopping Center, Beaudesert Nerang Road

      Canungra – Canungra Visitor Information Centre, 12-14 Kidston Street

      More flights over the Gold Coast can be found here.

      How much does hot air ballooning cost in Brisbane?

      In Brisbane, you can expect to pay between $250-$350 for a hot air ballooning experience.

      How high does the hot air balloon fly?

      The exact height depends on the wind speed on the day. Generally, you can expect to be flying from 1,000-4,000 feet above ground.

      What do I need to bring/wear?

      As flights take off before sunrise, it's advised you bring a jacket on board with you which you can take off when you warm up. Closed shoes are mandatory and a hat is recommended, as it can get quite hot being close to the burner.

      Also, don't forget to bring a camera to capture all that stunning scenery. If you forget, photos are taken throughout the journey which you can purchase after you land.

      Can anyone book a hot air balloon experience?

      There is no experience required to ride in a hot air balloon, but individuals will need to be capable of standing for the full duration of the ride. You must also be able to climb into the basket comfortably. Women who are pregnant past the 12-week mark and children under 6 years old are not permitted to fly.

      How many people can fit in a hot air balloon?

      This depends on the size of the basket. For Brisbane hot air balloon rides, this is often capped at 10-12 people.

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