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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!

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

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Wine Country Ballooning will be closed on Friday. …

Written on April 23, 2014

Wine Country Ballooning will be closed on Friday.  Sorry but the Hunter Valley team like to pay their respects on ANZAC morning at local services so there will be no ballooning for us on Friday. The office will be taking calls after 1pm.  We will be back in the air on the weekend and looking at the forecast it should be a cracker! The Lovedale store also at the Wine Country Ballooning property will also…Read More

Post Easter hot air ballooning in the Hunter Valley

Written on April 22, 2014

The Easter Hot Air Balloon rush is over Wow! That was the busiest Easter we have ever had hot air ballooning here in the Hunter Valley. Full balloons, great weather and fantastic passengers to match. It seems as if winter has arrived in the valley this week. The overnight lows have dropped to a chilly 6 or 7 degrees. perfect balloon weather, cool mornings and light breeze. We even met some new friends along the…Read More

Happy Easter from Wine Country Ballooning

Written on April 20, 2014

Happy Easter from your hunter balloon rides team Yvette, Daren and family would like to wish all our passengers past and present a happy Easter.  Have a safe weekend, be careful on the road and try not to eat too many eggs. We would also like to take the opportunity to thank our balloon support crew for working over the holidays (again!!) great job done guys with some of the best Easter flying weather I…Read More

Next flight with any space is on Tuesday

Written on April 19, 2014

Next flight with any space is on Tuesday. Sorry but there is always a bit of a rush at Easter. We are fully booked tomorrow and Monday but we do have space on Tuesday and Wednesday.  This is a photo of our happy passengers above the Hunter Valley this morning.  Full for us is only ever ten passengers.  We only fly one balloon a morning and never more than ten passengers in a basket. This…Read More


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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!
Evelyn Syme
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.
Dave and Ann
My husband and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversay with a hot air balloon flight with the highly professional and fun winecountry ballooning. I felt completely safe and highly entertained. Darren the pilot and poncho the crew man made the hole experience one I will never forget. Totally worth the 430am wake up!
Thank you Darren and Bob for another beautiful experience for our memory book.The whole experience was amazing from the setup, to the perfect takeoff, the peace and atmosphere created while drifting over the Broke Valley, the pinpoint landing, the pack up, champagne and chocolates to celebrate, the breakfast, certificate and dvd - what a magical morning! We will recommend you to anyone who will listen!
Ann and Jim

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