About Hunter Valley Ballooning
Over 30 years of premium balloon flights over the Hunter Valley Vineyards
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Based right here in the vineyards, Hunter Valley Ballooning has been offering premium hot air ballooning experiences for over 30 years. Whether you are after a spectacular sunrise flight amongst a group, a romantic flight just for two, or a private charter balloon flight for small groups, as specialists in quality balloon flights, we can arrange a balloon flight to suit your needs.
Our daily hot air balloon rides launch at sunrise each morning to take in amazing views of the Hunter Valley. Enjoy stunning views of the vineyards, farmland and mountains of the lower Hunter Valley from a vantage point like no other.
Our Hunter Valley Balloon Rides last for approximately 1 hour but the whole mornings adventure, including the Celebration Breakfast at Peterson House Winery, usually lasts approximately 3.5 - 4 hours. Flights are offered 7 days a week, all year round.
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Hunter Valley Ballooning has been dedicated to offering exceptional hot air ballooning experiences over the Hunter Valley for over 30 years.
Starting approximately 60 - 120 minutes before sunrise, the Hunter Valley Ballooning Team will be there to greet you when you arrive at the designated meeting point at Peterson House, located on the corner of Wine Country Drive and Broke Road in Pokolbin. Listen to your Flight Briefing before boarding our Coaster Bus bound for your launch site.
With over a dozen launch sites in the Hunter Valley, your skillful Flight Team will determine the best launch site for the early morning conditions. At the launch site you will be shown a safety demonstration and watch the balloons being inflated before climbing aboard, ready to begin your flight.
Climb aboard the balloon using the steps cut into the sides of the basket. Once aboard, the pilot will make final flight preparations. This is a great chance to get some photos of your balloon launch.
Enjoy a 45 - 60 minute flight over the vineyards and countryside of the lower Hunter Valley. Take in the sunrise as we soar to heights of 2000 feet or more above the Valley floor. You are welcome to bring your camera or phone aboard to capture all the amazing views.
Landing and Pack-up
As your balloon approaches the landing site, you will be asked to adopt the landing positions with your knees bent. Upon landing your balloon basket may remain in the upright position or tip over on to its side, depending on wind conditions. Both sorts of landing are completely normal and are entertaining for all. Once the balloon has landed, our ground team will take you inside the balloon for photos, if conditions allow, and then it’s time to pack the balloon away. Feel free to assist as we squeeze the air from the balloon fabric & pack the balloon away or stand back and watch all the fun.
We will return to Peterson House following the flight to enjoy a delicious Sparkling Wine Breakfast at Restaurant Cuvee. Indulge in an Exclusive Sparkling Wine tasting experience and enjoy a 10% discount at the Cellar Door.
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A really great experience - helped by gorgeous weather. Very professional, well organised, great experience
Kat - via TripAdvisor
Experience of a lifetime ✅ off my bucket list. Sam, our Balloon Pilot, was awesome, the group in our basket were wonderful people - new friendships made. Definitely recommend this adventure!
Janette Ann - via Facebook
Wow! What an incredible experience seeing the breathtaking views of the Hunter Valley with our wonderful pilot, Clay. Hayley and the crew were all so friendly and made our entire experience one to remember for a life time.
Krystal - via TripAdvisor
Fabulous day! Beautiful views of the valley, with lots of kangaroos hopping around. Staff were absolutely briiliant, from the ground crew providing clear and helpful directions, to the pilots providing easy to understand instructions and entertaining commentary.
Suz - via TripAdvisor
We were so impressed with the whole experience, from the smooth initial booking process, to the magnificent flight, set-up so efficiently by the boys who seemed as if they could do it with their eyes closed.
Peter, Kim, Sophie and Chelsea - via email