Flights do not get any better than this. Great passengers, fantastic weather and the ground below us looked as beautiful as ever. Drifting overt the tops of the trees in Hope Estate to 2500ft above the vines of Kevin Sobel Wines, this mornings flight was a cracker in anyone’s books. Just 4 passengers on board is great fun and a nice small balloon makes the pack up easy as well. The highlight of the flight…Read More
Ballooning in the valley for the next week Friday and Saturday mornings are looking really good for the weather. We have 2 spaces left on Saturday and full Sunday. Next week we have flights going on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday with limited space on all these. If you would like to book get the best deals online or call the office on 1300 80 70 24.
Great weekend for hot air ballooning in the Hunter Valley. This weekend looks like being a great one for ballooning in the Hunter Valley. The forecast sees no rain and light winds for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We have a few spaces left on each day but they will go so book early to avoid disappointment. Take advantage of our discounted Autumn rates and grab yourself a bargain. You can book online or give…Read More
Wedding over the Hunter Valley in a Hot Air Balloon A wedding in a hot air balloon over the Hunter Valley, what a way to tie the knot. This was posted on Google+
Winds in the valley last weekend were no good for ballooning Ballooning requires calm winds or a gentle breeze at best. Last weekend was the wildest and coldest weekend we have had since last winter. Overnight temperatures dropped to a very chilly 6 degrees and the wind blew hard from Friday morning until today. The only good news for the weekend is that the weather forecast saw it coming so our passengers had plenty of…Read More
Mother’s Day Hot Air Balloon Ride. Why not totally spoil your Mum this year with a hot air balloon gift voucher? Gift vouchers valid for 12 months start at $239 per person. Book online or give us a call on 1300 80 70 24.
We’re swapping hot air ballooning for kite flying this weekend… Ballooning is weather dependent and the forecast of windy weather means we can fly our kite! The Bureau of Meteorology’s forecast for Saturday is for North Westerly winds 25 to 40 km/h turning Westerly 45 to 55 km/h in the morning then tending W/NW 30 to 45 km/h in the late afternoon. This is far in excess for what we call “flyable” for a Hunter…Read More
Up up and away with new friends. This morning’s VIP balloon flight over the Hunter Valley was a pleasure. We have been speaking with Richard for the last few weeks as he planned this surprise morning for Sarah. To his credit she did not have a clue. Turning up at 5:30 in the morning wondering what she could possibly do in the valley at this time. The only thing that gave it away was the…Read More
Hot Air Ballooning at its most intimate. A hot air balloon over the Hunter Valley for just you and your partner – does it get any more romantic than this? We don’t do too many of these. Tomorrow we will be flying high above the valley with just a young couple and the pilot. Bubbles and chocolate in the air, a video of the whole morning and more photos than you can shake a stick…Read More
After 15 years ballooning in the Hunter Valley, do you still enjoy it? A question our owner/Chief Pilot often gets asked, the answer is always the same “No..I love it!” “I enjoy the challenge of flying a balloon in the Hunter and the physical side of controlling these massive aircraft. The valley I fell in love with from my first flight here, the mountains surrounding us, the contrast between flying over Cessnock and the Vineyards…Read More
Here’s what happening this week with your local Hot Air Balloon company No flying on Monday as one of our balloons is off too Sydney to do some work for the morning, don’t worry we will be back in the evening ready to fly on Tuesday. At this stage the weather is looking good for Tuesday and we still have a couple of spots left. No flights booked for Wednesday yet so if you give…Read More
Windy, Foggy and calm all in the one morning. After the torrential rain on ANZAC Day, the valley put on a stunner for us this morning. We had every possible weather in the one hour balloon flight over the Hunter Valley vineyards. Take off was windy with 7 or 8 knots as we left the paddock. Dropping in behind some trees we found a nice light breeze taking us over the vines. Soon we had…Read More