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Hunter Valley scenic flights: A guide to where, when and the best deals

A quick and easy guide to flying in and out of the Hunter Valley.

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The Hunter Valley is a major wine region in New South Wales, boasting spectacular vineyards and serene landscapes. See it all from above with these unique flying experiences ranging from joy flights to scenic helicopter journeys and hot air balloon rides.


Hunter Valley flight deals

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Extra $10 off site-wide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises and more. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. Minimum spend of $80 required. T&Cs apply.

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Extra 10% off Australia activities with code

Valid on all dates on activities like skydiving, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, cruises, tours and more. Minimum spend of $100 applies. Destinations include Darwin, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane and more. T&Cs apply.

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Northern Territory activities from $36 + Extra $10 off off with code

Available on select dates and experiences like sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights, scenic flights and much more. Minimum spend of $80 applies. T&Cs apply.

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Where do scenic flights in the Hunter Valley depart?

All experiences listed here depart from Cessnock Airport or the Hunter Valley Airport.

Our top picks for hot air balloon flights in the Hunter Valley

Best for value: Midweek hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley

Best for value: Midweek hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • $199 per adult and $179 per child
  • Midweek sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • One-hour flight over the Hunter Valley region
  • Access to digital photos from flight

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Best for views: Sunrise hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley

Best for views: Sunrise hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • One-hour sunrise hot air ballooning flight
  • Views overlooking Hunter Valley vineyards
  • Experienced pilot with expert local knowledge
  • Photo opportunities
  • À la carte breakfast with a glass of wine at local winery

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Our top picks for scenic helicopter flights in the Hunter Valley

Best for price: Best of the Hunter Valley scenic flight

Best for price: Best of the Hunter Valley scenic flight from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • $350 for two people
  • Take in views of the Hunter Valley Vineyards and Brokenback Mountains
  • 12-minute ride
  • Commentary from pilot throughout the flight

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Best for views: Hunter Valley scenic flight with gourmet breakfast

Best for views: Hunter Valley scenic flight with gourmet breakfast from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 15-minute scenic flight over the Hunter Valley
  • Gourmet breakfast accompanied with sparkling wine for two at Peterson House or Enzo
  • Picturesque views and photo opportunities

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Our top picks for joy flights in the Hunter Valley

Best for experience length: Aerobatic war bird formation and dogfighting flight

Best for experience length: Aerobatic war bird formation and dogfighting flight from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 30-minute aerobatic flight
  • Experience manoeuvres including loops, turns and rolls
  • Experienced, ex-military pilot

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Best for value: Matt Hall Racing - The Ride of Your Life

Best for value: Matt Hall Racing - The Ride of Your Life from RedBalloon

Highlights:

  • 10-minute extreme air racing
  • Aerobatic manoeuvres including G turns, rolls, spins, half Cubans and upside down

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Best for views: Tiger Moth scenic flight

Best for views: Tiger Moth scenic flight from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Ride in a two seater aircraft with an open cockpit
  • Enjoy unobstructed panoramic views
  • Opportunity to get pictures with the aircraft
  • Get suited up in authentic flying gear
  • Fly over the Hunter Valley Gardens, The Vintage Golf Course, the Brokenback mountain ranges and the Upper Hunter Valley

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Flights in the Hunter Valley compared: Price and duration

Experience nameBooking companyPriceDurationExtras/inclusions available
Midweek hot air ballooning over the Hunter ValleyAdrenaline$179+Minimum 1 hour
  • Access to digital photos from the flight
Sunrise hot air ballooning over the Hunter Valley RedBalloon$538 for two peopleMinimum 1 hour
  • À la carte breakfast at local winery with a glass of sparkling wine
Best of the Hunter Valley scenic flightAdrenaline$350 for two peopleMinimum 12 minutes
  • Window view
  • Headset to communicate with pilot
Hunter Valley scenic flight and gourmet breakfastRedBalloon$550 for two peopleMinimum 15 minutes
  • Gourmet breakfast with sparkling wine
  • Flight back to airport base after breakfast
Aerobatic war bird formation and dog fighting flightRedBalloon$499Minimum 30 minutes
  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Formation or stream take off
  • Aerobatics including loops, rolls and turns
  • Flights tailored to your preferences
Matt Hall Racing - The Ride of Your LifeRedBalloon$429Minimum 10 minutes
  • Aerobatics including high G turns, rolls, spins, half Cubans and upside down manoeuvres
  • Option to purchase Matt Hall Racing merchandise
Tiger Moth scenic flightAdrenaline$799Minimum 60 minutes
  • Pre-flight safety briefing
  • Use of vintage flight attire including leather jacket, goggles and flying mask

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