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Hot Air Balloon Rides and Gift Vouchers with the Valley’s only boutique ballooning company

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.

Recent News

Nice Quiet Easter was the plan

Written on April 17, 2014

Nice Quiet Easter? A quiet Easter was the plan, drinking some of the finest wines the valley has to offer. A last minute rush has put pay to that. It seems that ballooning and eggs are on the cards this year. We have 2 spaces left on Saturday, full Sunday, Monday and Wednesday with limited space on Tuesday and Thursday.  There is also no room at the Lovedale Balloon Cottage with bookings through until Wednesday….Read More

Easter Opening Hours

Written on April 16, 2014

Wine Country Ballooning to shut Good Friday There are three days a year when the team at Wine Country Ballooning will not fly. Christmas Day, Good Friday and ANZAC day. The two in this month both on a Friday.  We never get many requests for Good Friday so it is a great time for our pilots and crew to relax with family, although the booking office will be open for reservations. ANZAC day is also…Read More

Get fired up and fly this Easter! We have very lit…

Written on April 15, 2014

Get fired up and fly this Easter!We have very little space to fly on Easter Sunday and Easter Monday but lots of space for ballooning in the Hunter Valley for Saturday. Book online to get our best deals or call the office anytime on 1300 80 70 24 This was posted on Google+

Did you know you can now book your flight and pick up Gift Vouchers?

Written on April 14, 2014

Did you know you can now book your flight, pick up gift vouchers and even check out our balloons when you visit the Lovedale Store on Lovedale Road. While you are there you can treat yourself to a great coffee and a “fat free” caramel slice. This was posted on Google+


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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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