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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 0781

Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled...

Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled daily, all year round, weather permitting.

Queenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it's even better during a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us!

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Expensive but great expierence

I guess most people find the ballon fly a bit expensive but you simply can't get the same great view anywhere else. Weather is the most critical factor here and for us luckily it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Shanghai, China

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Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I guess most people find the ballon fly a bit expensive but you simply can't get the same great view anywhere else. Weather is the most critical factor here and for us luckily it was perfect. Captain Rock or Father Rock(he'll get it :)) gives a lot of information of the ballon and the area. Great expierence overall.

Thank Rogue117
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a good weather on that day. All was perfectly prepared starting from pickup through all experience and finishing with nice breakfast with bubbles 🥂🍾 all the organizers were very nice and helpful. Highly recommended experience.

Thank Weronika T
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to an amazing crew for a trip of a lifetime. This was truly the best way to see such a stunning part of the world and look down over beautiful countryside and snow capped mountains. We loved getting involved in inflating the balloon. Smoothest flight we've ever experienced. This trip is fun, interesting and a 'must do' experience and... More 

Thank Samantha R
Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't fly because there was a miscommunication on our travel agent's side of things. Although in the end this was not entirely Sunrise Balloons' fault, I was disappointed in the way things went down with them. Firstly, we had to try SEVERAL times to reach someone at Sunrise to reconfirm. The phone was busy 12 of the 15 attempted... More 

Thank Sarah H
hughmac2013, Owner at Sunrise Balloons, responded to this review

We did receive a copy of the voucher from the agent with the wrong pickup time and the wrong pickup location, we replied with the correct information which we had initially supplied with the booking confirmation, obviously this information was not communicated to the clients on either occasion! As to the phone calls I suspect the clients may have been... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic morning when we travelled with our Pilot Ben in the Balloon basket It was fun getting the balloon filled with hot air ,then getting in and taking off slowly travelling higher with an amazing view . After an hour we came down to a safe paddock where we enjoyed a great breakfast. Cheers.....David

Thank David B
Queenstown, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

It had snowed recently in Queenstown and we were very lucky to go hot Air balloon with Carrick. The views were amazing. Carrick was an excelelnt pilot and very informative. To finish off once we had landed was breakfast and champayne. Highly recommend doing this activity.

Thank Pris54
Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Wonderful trip with these guys, amazing experience for everyone onboard. Before today’s flight, I thought a balloon trip would be a little bit scary because you would fly up quit high. But actually the trip was totally smooth and pleasant. You could hardly feel you were going up. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the beautiful views... More 

Thank gao_ying
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Did this today with my partner. Got picked up from our hotel nice and early. I wore thermals but I'd recommend double socks and a hat as my feet were frozen solid by the end! Ben was a fabulous pilot who was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The other staff were also friendly and personable. I really... More 

Thank Kim B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience from pick up to drop off. Incredible. Thank you so much team sunrise! Loved it. Stunning scenery, was a real treat.

Thank Jennifer O
Greenville, South Carolina
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our first hot air balloon flight with Sunrise Balloons while on vacation in New Zealand. Service and staff were great. Really enjoyed the flight with "Rock" the pilot. Aaron picked us up from our hotel and was a pleasure to get to know. All in all a great company providing great service. Highly recommend!

Thank gsptraveler123

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