Hot air ballooning in Sydney: A guide to the top locations and deals

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From discovering the beautiful wine region of the Hunter Valley to floating by the lush green plains of Macarthur, Sydney has a wide variety of options for you. We've brought all the hot air balloon experiences available to you in one easy guide, with the latest offers and where to book.


Where can I book a hot air balloon experience in Sydney and surrounding areas?

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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 Sydney
5 years
$10
Yes
Yes
Adrenaline
Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
5 years
No
Yes
Yes
Viator
Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Klook
Klook - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
Depends on the individual experience
No
Yes
Yes
Experience Oz
Experience Oz - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
1 year
No
Yes
Yes
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Our top picks: Hot air ballooning experiences you can book now in Sydney and its surroundings

Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley

Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley from RedBalloon

Best for: Winery visits

    Highlights:
  • Spend the rest of the day at Peterson House
  • Winery views while you’re flying
  • Meals and snacks included
  • View details
    Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon Flight

    Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon Flight from Klook

    Best for: Close to the city

      Highlights:
    • Incredible views of the Macarthur region
    • Self-drive and transfer options available
    • Flight is 2,000 feet off the ground
    • View details
      Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee Region

      Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee Region from RedBalloon

      Best for: Countryside views

        Highlights:
      • Buffet breakfast upon return
      • Views include wineries, pastures, hills and green landscapes
      • Complimentary champagne
      • View details
        Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek Stay

        Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek Stay from RedBalloon

        Best for: Families

          Highlights:
        • Ideal for a family holiday activity
        • Flight certificates included
        • Inclusive of meals and accommodation
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          Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for two

          Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for two from RedBalloon

          Best for: Couples

            Highlights:
          • Ideal for a weekend away
          • Enjoy complimentary champagne
          • Beautiful views of the Hunter Valley wine region
          • View details

            Hot air ballooning in Sydney: Inclusions, locations and more

            ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter ValleyHunter Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • Champagne breakfast
            • Souvenir photos available for purchase
            • Tea and coffee upon arrival
            RedBalloon
            Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon FlightCamden Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • Tea and coffee upon arrival
            • Insurance and levy
            • Optional breakfast package
            Klook
            Hunter Valley Sunrise Balloon FlightHunter Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • Optional breakfast package
            • Insurance and levy
            Klook
            Ultimate Romantic Getaway with Private Hot Air Balloon for twoCanowindra60 minutes
            • Private flight for two
            • Overnight accommodation
            • Dinner and breakfasts included
            • Flight certificate
            • Complimentary bottle of wine
            RedBalloon
            Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek StayOrange50 - 60 minutes
            • Private sunrise flight for four people
            • Gourmet breakfast
            • Champagne (18+)
            • Flight certificate
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Macarthur RegionMacarthur60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise balloon flight
            • Spectacular views
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee RegionMudgee60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Complimentary champagne
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for twoHunter Valley60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Complimentary champagne
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Balloon Sunrise flight at CanowindraCanowindra45 - 60 minutes
            • Champagne breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Flight certificate
            Adrenaline

            Hot air ballooning deals

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            Up to 10% off hot air balloon flight experience

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            Up to 20% off things to do in Sydney

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            Up to 10% off Hunter Valley activities

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            Things to do in Australia from $5


            Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Sydney

            Where can I do hot air ballooning in Sydney and surrounding areas?

            Hunter Valley: 3.5 hours north of Sydney via car.

            Mudgee: 3.5 hours north west of Sydney via car.

            Macarthur: 1 hour south west of Sydney via car.

            Orange: 3.5 hours west of Sydney via car.

            What do I need to bring/wear?

            It is asked that everyone participating in the flight wears enclosed shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. It's also recommended you bring a hat and a camera to capture those jaw-dropping moments.

            Can anyone book a hot air balloon experience?

            There is no experience requirement when taking a hot air balloon flight. Individuals partaking in the activity will need to be able to stand for the full duration and have the ability to enter and exit the basket. People who have had serious injuries and women pregnant past the 12-week mark are unable to fly.


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              WilliamJanuary 17, 2019

              Hi,

              I would like to know the following:
              1) What time is the pickup from the hotel for the sunrise flight?
              2) Is there any sunset flight? If yes, what is/will the pickup time from the hotel?

              I am staying at Breakfree at George. This is for 2 persons.

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                JeniJanuary 19, 2019Staff

                Hi William,

                Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

                Please note that hot air balloon rides can be booked directly with the hot air balloon companies or through experience websites such as RedBAlloon, Adrenalin and Viator. You may find hot air balloon schedule like sunrise/sunset flight once you visit their official page or contact them directly.

                I hope this helps.

                Thank you and have a wonderful day!

                Cheers,
                Jeni

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              kishorDecember 22, 2018

              Hello there,
              I am looking for a hot air balloon ride for 3 persons on 6th Jan 2019.do you have some cheap deals around Sydney?

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                ValDecember 22, 2018Staff

                Hi Kishor,

                Thank you for reaching out to finder. You can try checking this link for deals and promos for Hot Air Balloon available.
                Before applying, please ensure that you meet all the eligibility criteria and read through the details of the needed requirements as well as the relevant Product Disclosure Statements/Terms and Conditions when comparing your options before making a decision on whether it is right for you.

                Hope this helps!

                Cheers!
                Val

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              KevinJuly 31, 2016

              Do the companies pick up and return you from Sydney ? We will be staying in Manly.
              What time of year is best to ensure a flight on a booking day ? We will only be in Sydney for the booking day.
              Is there any age restriction to match the min. height ?

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                StephanieAugust 2, 2016Staff

                Hi Kevin,

                The hot air balloon rides included in this article do not include transfers from Sydney. Many only offer a shuttle service for a specific location, such as a hotel, to the hot balloon flight site and back.

                The closest hot air balloon experience to Sydney available is in Windsor, which is a hour’s drive from Sydney CBD. You can find more details of this experience here.

                It’s more likely that you’ll be able to secure a flight on the booking day during the winter months. You might also like to look at weekday and day flights as sunset/twilight and weekend flights are likely to book out faster than flights during the working week.

                There are no height or age restrictions for the experience mentioned above, however it is worth contacting the company you wish to book with prior to purchase to confirm this.

                Hope that helps,

                Stephanie

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