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Outback Ballooning

Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723
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OUTBACK BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS: Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness and scenery of the Australian outback. Wildlife, such as big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as your balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. The tour includes return transfer from your accommodation in Alice Springs, sparkling wine and light refreshments plus a flight certificate. 30 Or 60 minute balloon flights available. Daily departures.
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

I booked 2 tix for a dawn balloon flight with Outback Ballooning, at least I thought I did. The booking was actually taken by a booking agent,Travel Freedom. During the booking process at no time was I aware of any specific terms and conditions on...More

Thank Wally H
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 19 June 2017

Wally H is perhaps trying to be helpful about some third party booking agents but his method is totally inappropriate and for such a supposedly experienced traveller shows a distinct lack of understanding about the modern travel industry. Travel bookings as Wally H should know...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this lovely trip out of Alice Springs. Safe and professionally run, this experience is amazing with lovely views over the dessert and cattle farms. Pilot very experienced and the ride was smooth and we felt safe at all times. Kids loved.

Thank Sophie P
Reviewed 5 May 2017 via mobile

We were really looking forward to our hot air balloon ride over the MacDonnell Ranges. The balloon was so overcrowded that we could not move an inch. It was so hard to turn around to see the sunrise if you were on the other side...More

Thank cass-vella
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks for your feedback Cassandra and I would like to address all your comments. Firstly, we definitely do not over crowd our balloons, the manufacturer specifies the maximum number allowed in each different size balloon which we strictly adhere to and in your case the...More

Reviewed 14 April 2017

What better way to see the sun rise than from a hot air balloon? Early pick up by John who kept us amused throughout. You need to be a little agile to climb in and out of the basket but help is at hand. Then...More

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we were picked up at our hotel to our drop off everything was awesome. John was hilarious, Jason and colleagues ( sorry, can't remember their names) were friendly, fun and professional. The flight was beautiful and the whole experience one we have...More

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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful way of seeing the sunrise. Such a smooth way to glide through the air. Definately put it on your bucket list.

Thank Russell-Joy C
Reviewed 29 November 2016

I felt very scared at first but when we got off the ground it was amazing you have to go very early in the morning at about 4.30 am and it was really hot, the bus picks you up from your digs and takes you...More

1  Thank rachtrex
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Bad but not the worst luck. We changed a few places before we can set off. So We missed the best time to see the sunrise in the balloon up in the air. $30 insurance fee was very tricky. The view was still good then....More

1  Thank Robinson C
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Thank you for your feedback although we are a bit confused by the points you seem to be trying to make. Ballooning is totally weather dependant as I am sure you appreciate. Sometimes as the weather changes we have to change our planned take off...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We got up very early but it was really worth it. The view and the sunrise was spectaculaire. I Will really recommend this Tour.

2  Thank Lisbeth A
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. We were picked up from our hotel early in the morning at 4.40am by a charismatic driver who briefed us on safety and took us to our start location. Flight experience was awesome! Pilot was reassuring and gave info throughout the flight. I...More

1  Thank amyfreddo
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our motto is to always offer our passengers a safe and fun adventure in the outback and glad to hear that our staff delivered on that promise. We have an amazing team who love what they...More

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Leah H
27 May 2017|
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Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Leah, thank you for your enquiry. All passengers must be able to climb up and in to the basket unaided using the footholes in the basket. The basket height is approx 1.2 metres high. Due to safety, the weather conditions... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
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Response from CT-Surrey | Reviewed this property |
We took an early morning flight like Tony, timeline the same. I believe that they do late afternoon / early evening flight. Their minibus goes around the hotels collecting the guests, then takes them to the departure point... More
Ruth M
25 July 2015|
Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, thanks for your enquiry. Pickup times varies throughout August and also depends on where you are staying in town, but as a guide it would be between 5-6am. The return time again depends on the above as well but you... More