Alice Springs: Hot Air Ballooning: 30 Minute
- 30 Minutes
- 30 Minutes
- On request
Your ballooning adventure begins in the cool pre-dawn darkness as you are picked up from your accommodation in Alice Springs. During the 15-minute drive to the desert launch site you will get to know the crew as they make final weather checks and explain the routine for the morning. At the launch site gas burners are used to inflate the balloons just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges.
Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian Outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as the balloon floats above spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations.
After landing you may become involved in assisting the crew or taking photographs as we pack the nylon balloon back into its bag. At the balloon landing site you will be offered champagne and tropical fruit juice accompanied by a selection of muesli biscuits, exotic slices, cheese and fresh fruit and given the opportunity to purchase photographs taken earlier in the morning. A range of Outback Ballooning souvenirs is also available.
Transfers back to your hotel, the airport or another tour, and a commemorative flight certificate completes your morning with Outback Ballooning.
Duration: 30 Minutes
Departs: 4 a.m. - Returns: 4:30 a.m.
Departs: 4:15 a.m. - Returns: 4:45 a.m.
Departs: 4:30 a.m. - Returns: 5 a.m.
Departs: 4:45 a.m. - Returns: 5:15 a.m.
Departs: 5 a.m. - Returns: 5:30 a.m.
From: Alice Springs or Erldunda