Hot air ballooning in Tasmania: A guide to where, when and the best deals

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Once upon a time, Goldrush Ballooning offered seasonal hot air balloon flights in Tasmania. However, today it operates from Victoria floating its balloons over Mansfield and King Valley.

There are other options for taking to the skies above Tasmania, though. You can take your pick from a selection of helicopter rides and scenic flights. Here are a few of the top choices.

Where can I go hot air ballooning in Tasmania?

The closest hot air balloon flights to Tasmania take off in Victoria. However, you can get airborne over the island by taking helicopter rides and scenic flights from Hobart.

Our top picks of flying experiences in Tasmania you can book now:

Best for city views

Hobart Helicopter Tour

Hobart Helicopter Tour from Viator


  • Choose from a 20- or 60-minute trip
  • Get picked up from your hotel doorstep
  • Hover over Mt Wellington, the River Derwent and the Tasman Bridge
  • Hear stories about Hobart from the pilot

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Best for foodies

Frogmore Creek Winery by Helicopter with Optional Lunch

Frogmore Creek Winery by Helicopter with Optional Lunch from Viator


  • Fly to Frogmore winery, over the River Derwent and Tasman Bridge
  • Touch down and go wine tasting
  • Treat yourself to a lunch made from local produce
  • Return to Hobart by private car

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Best for the great outdoors

Tahune AirWalk with optional Eagle Hang Glider

Tahune AirWalk with optional Eagle Hang Glider from Experience Oz


  • Explore Tasmania's rainforest from above its treetop line
  • Option to get airborne with an Eagle Hang Glider experience over the Huong River
  • Includes three forest walks

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