You’ve gotta do it at least once in your life - so why not now? Take to the skies in a hot balloon ride at one of these top locations.
There’s something undeniably romantic about hot air ballooning. From the moment your feet touch basket in the early hours of the morning to that photo-perfect second the sun creeps over the horizon illuminating everything below, it’s a majestic experience.
If you’re looking to book a flight for a special occasion or simply wish to tick it off your bucket list, various locations around Sydney offer hot air balloon riding, complete with breakfast and victory Champagne.
Where can I go hot air balloon riding?
The three main regions for hot air ballooning in Sydney and its surrounds as the Macarthur Region, Hawkesbury River and the Hunter Valley. Want to see the Blue Mountains from above? Opt for a flight from Macarthur or the Hawkesbury River.
Hawkesbury River / Windsor
A balloon ride through the Hawkesbury region offers the unique experience of a very diverse landscape. Located at the foothills of the Blue Mountains, farmlands and forest meet river and mountain in this understated ride.
Macarthur / Camden Valley
Start in Macarthur for spectacular views of the Blue Mountains from a distance. The landscape below is dotted with valleys and historical properties and, as Macarthur is only a 50 minute drive from the city centre, it’s very convenient to get to.
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The wine region of the Hunter Valley is a popular spot for hot air ballooning. Private flights for two can be booked to mark special occasions - and they’re worth it, as the view of the vineyards below is phenomenal.
Top Hot Air Balloon Ride deals in Sydney
Compare prices for hot air balloon rides in Sydney
|Location||Duration of flight||Price (weekday/weekend)||Extras||Company|
|Windsor||45 minutes||$284/$299||Full gourmet breakfast||Adrenalin|
|45 minutes||$259/$274||Optional breakfast||Adrenalin|
|Macarthur Region||1 hour||$299||Champagne breakfast||RedBalloon|
|Hunter Valley||1 hour||$259/$269||Small group, champagne afterwards||Adrenalin|
|50-65 minutes||$299||Full gourmet breakfast||Adrenalin|
|45-60 minutes||$259/$274||Breakfast optional||Adrenalin|
|1 hour||$299 (weekend)||Champagne breakfast||RedBalloon|
Hot air balloon occasions | How to celebrate in style
Some of the most romantic occasions are celebrated via hot air balloon, from proposals to wedding anniversaries. To help you celebrate (or pop the question), opt for one of these VIP or private flights.
Things you need to know about hot air ballooning:
Where can I book Hot Air Balloon rides in Sydney?
Hot Air Balloon rides can be booked direct with the hot air balloon companies or through experience websites such as Adrenalin and Viator.
Can I hot air balloon over Sydney Harbour?
Unfortunately there are no hot air balloon rides that fly directly over Sydney Harbour.
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