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Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides


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Escape to a world of peace and tranquillity. Hot Air Ballooning is a magical experience and a flight with Ballooning Canterbury offers panoramic views across the fertile Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps. There is nothing quite so romantic and...more
2126 Bealey Road | Rd 2, Darfield 7572, New Zealand
+64 508 422 556
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed October 10, 2015 via mobile

A giant thank you to Ballooning Canterbury and Michael for making our wedding day amazing and unforgettable. We did our wedding ceremony in his smaller balloon and it was absolutely perfect! Michael is extremely skilled at piloting the balloon, very kind, passionate about flying, and...More

3  Thank joel w
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

We attempted to cancel and were told no refunds. My husband then said he would go solo and they refused to take him. They said we were the only two going and wouldn't go for just one. And still wouldnt make a refund. That's poor...More

4  Thank scott e
Michael O, Owner at Ballooning Canterbury - Hot Air Balloon Rides, responded to this reviewResponded December 5, 2016

We called these people the evening prior to the flight to confirm that it was operating and advised the pick up time, at no stage during our conversation with them did they advise they wanted to cancel. Half an hour later we get a call...More

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Ballooning Canterbury is not to be missed. The team is well qualified, fun to be with and very professional. It is an early start to your day, but it is a worthwhile way to begin. Beautiful views and a thrilling balloon trip,

Thank Temple M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is something I have wanted to do for a long time, this trip did not disappoint in any way. I am not to keen on heights but at no time was I nervous, looking down on the Canterbury plains and as far east as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We boarded the balloon on 2-Nov. It was great experience with breathtaking view of Canterbury from over 3000ft above. Highly experienced young pilot doubles up as guide in providing information on what to see during the 1hour flight. We absolutely enjoyed.

Thank Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first experience in ballooning and it was incredible. The crew was so helpful and absolutely Professional. The pilot has much experience in ballooning and also in giving informations about what passengers become to see. I want to say on this way again...More

Thank Departure16409852921
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ultimate Hot Air Balloon experience in NZ. Mike is knowlegable and informative with a great sense of humour. With his experience and expertise you know you are in safe and capable hands too

Thank ktrouncedavies
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thank you Michael for an unforgettable experience in the air yesterday. A must do round canterbury for everyone and anyone. we had a couple of nervous flyers but we were all very assured we would be safe. thanks again.

Thank 888lucyd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Words fail to describe the event..... Extra special as I dropped the question to my partner 3000 feet up.....worked a treat! The staff are Awesome and Mike the pilot / owner operator was a gentleman and a top notch safety conscious pilot. Don't dream about...More

Thank 825kevinroberts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing morning and incredible views! The staff were really informative, friendly and nice! They took photos of us during the flight as well. Such a superb experience. Lovely picnic to finish off the morning. Would highly recommend! (Pack warm clothes, gloves, hat & scarf) Only...More

Thank Knight93
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I really loved the experience of air ballooning. Every bit of it. Michael and Faith really did a great job. I would recommend this to anyone. Thank yous so much. Much appreciated. Bucket list ticked off.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic experience! We were a bit unlucky with the weather, it was great that we got up in the air at all for a while before the rain came. So many chances to take amazing pictures, too. The team was very friendly and patient, keeping...More

Thank IStMunich
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Chonglt C
November 26, 2017|
Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Hi $395 Adults $320 Child 12 under 1 hour flight Champagne light snack after flight Photos are free allow 4-5 hrs
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
Depending on what time of year it is. In April you are back in Christchurch by 10:00 am.
November 20, 2016|
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Response from Michael O | Property representative |
allow 4-5 hours from leaving Christchurch. If you stay locally 3.5 hrs.