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Wine Country Ballooning is the Hunter Valley’s original Boutique balloon rides company.  If you deserve the best possible service at the best price, look no further.  With never more than 10 people onboard, flying with the valley’s most experienced local pilot and owner of the company ensures a level of service unsurpassed. Don’t pay extra for what we call standard!

Remember we offer 100% refund of flight fees if your flight is cancelled by bad weather.

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Keep it special – Small groups for romantic flights

Written on February 17, 2015

Ballooning in the Hunter Valley is the ultimate romantic indulgence. Spend your time aloft with friends in a small intimate setting.  Wine Country Ballooning is proud to be the only company to offer boutique balloon flights above the Hunter Valley. With never more than 10 passengers a morning we can ensure attention to detail and personal service.

Free video for all passengers this summer

Written on February 9, 2015

When you fly with Wine Country Ballooning this summer not only do you get an intimate flight and great value we also are giving away a free movie of your flight.  Everybody who flies this summer will have a movie edited and electronically sent to them post flight. Just another way to Keep it special!

Trike tours of the Hunter Valley – Hunter Valley t…

Written on October 2, 2014

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Flying in the Broke Valley

Written on May 24, 2014

Must be winter time again, we are off flying in the Broke Valley. The small town of Broke is just 15 minutes from the heart of Pokolbin. Resting in the valley below the Broken Back Ranges, Broke has a climate all of its own. This morning the Pokolbin valley was a warm 17 degrees with 15 knots of wind which is no good for ballooning. However after a ten minute ride in the 4wd we…Read More


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Hunter Balloon Rides
This has to be the only way to see the valley from the sky. I took my fiancé for an early birthday gift and we were both blown away with the magic of floating over the valley at sunrise.
Darren our pilot was lovely, kept us entertained and even organised our breakfast afterwards (which is a must, floating builds an appetite)
Helping set up and then pack up was great all part of the experience.
If visiting the hunter valley and considering a balloon ride it has to be with these guys!
Hunter Balloon Rides
Darren and Bob you guys are wonderful, talk about PRO'S, just a fantastic morning .... thankyou so much. Such a surreal experience, was simply excellent and so personal, just like we were flying with a friend, the only problem was not wanting to come down. To land randomly at Pools Rock Winery (cockfighters ghost) was just awesome in itself, we actually didn't even no we'd landed .. smooooth smooth sailing.
VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED TO ANYONE .... and congratulations guys for making it better than I ever imagined. HAPPY EASTER x
Hunter Balloon Rides
My husband and I can highly recommend Wine Country Ballooning, we had an amazing experience with them and would love to do it again. I am terrified of heights but Daren and Bob soon put me at my ease, during our flight Daren was humerous and very informative. I soon forgot my fears and just enjoyed the beautiful views as we floated over the valley. Daren offers a very personal service your safety and enjoyment are paramount so we were pleased not to be crammed into a basket with up to 20 other people as some companies will do. The maximum Wine Country Ballooning will take is 10, on our flight there were only five of us including Daren so we had plenty room to take photos and enjoy the wonderful scenery. After our balloon flight we finished off a perfect morning with a glass of Champagne and a hearty breakfast, Daren and Bob then presented us with really cool certificates to remind us of our amazing ballooning experience. Thanks Guys!
Hunter Balloon Rides
Just had our first ever balloon flights, it was a fantastic experience. Darren & Poncho were excellents hosts ... not everyone finds it easy to fly in a balloon, but their enthusiasm and support and obvious eye for safety certainly provided constant reassurance. We enjoyed every moment of the morning. Thanks.

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