Testimonials

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Hunter Balloon Rides
01/05/2014
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
29/04/2014
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
17/04/2014
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
24/09/2013
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!
Hunter Balloon Rides
24/09/2013
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.
Hunter Balloon Rides
07/08/2013
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!
Hunter Balloon Rides
09/07/2013
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
08/05/2013
Bought the whole family vouchers for Christmas...got it SO right!!! Everyone loved it and would do it again in a heartbeat (and I'm scared of heights!). Especially loved the friendly, humorous service and smaller group (definitely didn't feel like a number).
Hunter Balloon Rides
31/01/2013
Hi Daren & chums! Just to say thanks again for a most memorable experience last Friday morning. Who would have believed after several hundred attempts, at last!!!!!! Best wishes for a continued ballooning career. Who knows, our paths may cross again, I hope so.

Barbara & Derek
Hunter Balloon Rides
31/01/2013
Hi Daren & chums! Just to say thanks again for a most memorable experience last Friday morning. Who would have believed after several hundred attempts, at last!!!!!! Best wishes for a continued ballooning career. Who knows, our paths may cross again, I hope so.

Barbara & Derek
Hunter Balloon Rides
15/01/2013
Went up this morning and loved it, Would recommend to everybody that is considering on doing this to go with the guys from Wine Country Ballooning, the guys were great and made the experience enjoyable. By far a great experience full of laughter....
Hunter Balloon Rides
23/12/2012
What a perfect morning! our balloon ride was fantastic, there is no beter way to see the Hunter Valley. Would highly reccomend the team at Wine Country Ballooning they were amazing!
Jake & Ashlee
Hunter Balloon Rides
05/10/2012
Daren, what an adventure. We enjoyed the beautiful morning and your dry humour. You made it such a wonderful, fun and memorable experience and we will be recommending this to our friends. Your professionalism and hard work is also appreciated. Thanks also to gaffer Bob.
Hunter Balloon Rides
02/10/2012
A truly magical experience! We absolutely loved it! It was definitely worth the wait. Darren and Bob were sensational hosts. They are certainly experts in the region. The views were breathtaking, the flight very smooth and peaceful. I would strongly recommend anyone going to the Hunter Valley to do it! Thank you Wine Country Ballooning!
Hunter Balloon Rides
23/07/2012
Hello Darren and Bob
Thank you both for such a wonderful and fun flight last Thursday morning. It was that great combination of a truly professional attraction, perfect weather and good company that made it such a memorable experience, which I'm passing on to as many as possible. I am particularly impressed by your very effective use of technology, Darren, and the slick production of the photo DVD, amongst other instances. It's a lovely memento which recalls our fun exchanges and the pleasure of a special event which I shall share with my friends and family.
I wish you both continuing success with this excellent service.
Kind regards
Philippa
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