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

Best for: Price

    Highlights:
  • $310 for a 1 hour flight
  • Views of Ipswich, Somerset and Scenic Rim
  • Receive a personalised flight certificate after you land
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    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

    Best for: Value

      Highlights:
    • 60 minute flight, champagne buffet breakfast and Brisbane hotel transfers for $380
    • Includes pick-up and drop-off from/to Brisbane CBD hotels
    • Restaurant breakfast
    • Receive a personalised flight certificate when you land
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      Hot Air Ballooning, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise in a Day

      Hot Air Ballooning, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise in a Day from Experience Oz

      Best for: Brisbane sightseeing

        Highlights:
      • Includes hot air balloon ride, visit to Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and afternoon river cruise
      • Morning transfers with evening drop off at Southbank Cultural Precinct
      • Full day experience
      • Breakfast is included, but not lunch
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        Hot Air Balloon and Gold Coast Tour

        Hot Air Balloon and Gold Coast Tour from Viator

        Best for: Gold Coast sightseeing

          Highlights:
        • Full day out featuring a flight over the Gold Coast, vineyard breakfast and free time on the Gold Coast
        • All transfers included
        • Free time in Surfers Paradise
        • Breakfast at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyard
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          • 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.
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          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
          RedBalloonDeparts: 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
          • Buffet breakfast
          • Commemorative flight certificate
          Adrenaline
          Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon FlightDeparts: Ipswich

          Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

          1 hour flight
          • Commemorative flight certificate
          Klook
          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: Ipswich

          Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

          1 hour flight
          • Restaurant breakfast
          • Commemorative flight certificate
          • Transfers from your Brisbane CBD hotel
          Klook
          Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning with Breakfast - Greater BrisbaneDeparts: Ipswich

          Views of: Ipswich, Somerset, Scenic Rim

          1 hour flight, 4 hour experience
          • Restaurant breakfast with glass of bubbles
          • Commemorative certificate
          • Brisbane CBD hotel transfers available for an extra $50pp, min 2 people per booking
          Expedia
          Hot Air Balloon and Gold Coast TourPick-up: Brisbane CBD hotel

          Views of: Gold Coast

          1 hour flight, 8-9 hour experience
          • Return coach from Brisbane CBD
          • Breakfast at O'Reilly's Canungra Valley Vineyards
          • Free time at Surfers Paradise Beach and Cavill Mall
          • Surfers Paradise map planner
          Viator
          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
          Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City and Country Views from IpswichDeparts: Brisbane

          Views of: Ipswich, Great Dividing Range and Scenic Rim

          1 hour flight, 4 hour experience
          • Commemorative flight certificate
          • Hotel transfers from Brisbane CBD available for $50pp, min 2 people pickup
          • Breakfast with a glass of sparkling
          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
          ExperienceOz
          Hot Air Ballooning, Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary and River Cruise in a DayDeparts: Ipswich

          Views of: Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset

          1 hour flight, full day experience
          • Morning pick-up from Brisbane CBD hotels
          • Restaurant breakfast
          • Commemorative flight certificate
          • Entry into Lone Pine Sanctuary
          • Afternoon cruise on Mirimar Cruises with transfer to Southbank Cultural Precinct (no return transfers to hotel)
          ExperienceOz

          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

          ScooponScoopon

          Up to 70% off things to do in Brisbane

          Ends

          KlookKlook

          Up to 23% off Australia flight experiences

          ViatorViator

          Up to 15% off local activities

          Experience OzExperience Oz

          Up to 23% off Brisbane experiences

          AdrenalineAdrenaline

          Up to 50% off flying experiences

          Ends

          AdrenalineAdrenaline

          Up to 23% off hot air balloon flights

          Ends

          RedBalloonRedBalloon

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

          RedBalloonRedBalloon

          Up to 24% off Australia experiences for 2

          Ends


          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 two 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 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 however 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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