Testimonials

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Hunter Balloon Rides
16/07/2012
Thanks to Daren and crew man Bob for a fantastic flight. Jazz and I loved the way that you get to be involved in the whole process, from assisting in the setting up of the balloon, the photographs inside the balloon at the end and the packing away of the crate after;Truly a memorable day. The weather was perfect and we were made to feel totally at ease. We had missed out on a flight earlier in the year due to weather and other balloons went up and got into trouble.We thank Daren for his level-headedness that day in not allowing the balloon to go up.The champagne at resortl was a great end to a perfect day.
Hunter Balloon Rides
04/06/2012
Thank you so much to Darren and Bobby-dazzler for our balloon experience in May for my 30th birthday celebration!! It was the most wonderful experience, with beautiful misty weather, fabulous company and professional service. We all felt so safe and at ease, even those of us who are especially weary of heights! It is truly amazing what you can see from above, made all the more enjoyable with the absence of any motors, screens or windows.
We have recommended Wine Country Ballooning to our friends and know who to contact when we feel the urge to float once again!!
A truly memorable day - thanks again!
Phoebe and Rod Wilby
Hunter Balloon Rides
26/02/2012
Thanks for a great time. Ivette & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves this morning - another tick off my "Bucket's List". Your sense of humour made the trip all the more enjoyable. Take off and landing was picture perfect. Must compliment your skills. Landing in a paddock full of roos was a great way to end the flight. Thanks too for the DVD - great movies & pics. You made us all (small group of 8) feel very special as only you could..! Thanks once again.Oscar & Ivette
Hunter Balloon Rides
05/02/2012
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
05/02/2012
Want to thank the team for a wonderful flight experience that coincided perfectly with a champagne finish to celebrate my daughters birthday. Great fun and perfect just for the family.
Hunter Balloon Rides
16/12/2011
There are some experiences in life that are truly amazing and that you never forget, this was one of them. I went ballooning this morning with Daren and his team, it was an absolutely magical experience from the first moment of unpacking the balloon, filling it with air and raising off the ground, soaring above the beautiful vineyards to our eventual landing in a field and helping pack the balloon away.This is an experience everyone should do, thank you for an amazing flight. Helen
Hunter Balloon Rides
21/11/2011
This message is a little late after our wonderful experience. A big thank you Daren for your patience with the weather not complying on the day of our flight but we were lucky enough to be staying an extra night which worked to our advantage. You go on these adventures not knowing what to expect and the experience of helping getting off the ground and the packing up afterwards was an experience on its own. The scenery alone was breathtaking as was the sunrise. Daren, as a pilot you are A1 and we wish you and your company all the best for the future. Happy flying to future passengers. Thank you to the Mercure for our delicious breakfast. It's a "must do adventure".
Hunter Balloon Rides
23/10/2011
This is a bit late but we thoroughly enjoyed our Balloon Flight with Wine Country Ballooning. It was a great way to spend my 50th Birthday. Even though it was an early morning (and thanks to Darren for picking us up from our Motel) and the cloud and wind kept changing directions Darren perservered and we finally took flight. It was like floating on a cloud. I have already recommended Wine Country Ballooning to my family and friends and would love to take flight again even though it is virtually in my back yard. Darren's sense of humour and his offsider were great and kept us entertained the whole time. It was such a great flight that the time flies (sorry for the pun there) that it seemed like five minutes had gone and we hand to land. We didn't even mind helping pack up the baloon and equipment afterwards it was all part of the great experience. Thanks Darren and the other passengers and hope to fly with you again soon.
Annette, Colin and Emma
Hunter Balloon Rides
20/10/2011
IM ENGAGED!!! A huge big thank you to Daren and Bob for making our day so special. Not only was your service fantastic but you were both very friendly and extremely funny....The balloon ride and scenery was completely unforgettable. For anyone planning a proposal or a romantic balloon ride we highly recommend wine country ballooning.
Hunter Balloon Rides
17/09/2011
A lovely morning flying over the Hunter Valley. Beautiful weather, excellent flight path over the Hunter Valley gardens and various wineries with a perfect landing! Thank you!
Hunter Balloon Rides
01/09/2011
After all the heavy rain we consider ourselves very lucky to have been able to fly and what a glorious morning we had. Helping to prepare the balloon before the flight and packing up after landing was all part of the experience and helped to break the ice with the other passengers. Daren is a consumate pilot who's confidence and authority were appreciated by all. He's a genuine person with no pretence at friendliness, who was happy to spend time chatting to us well beyond the call of duty. We had comfortable rooms at the Australian Hotel Motel, just 10 minutes drive from the meeting site, and our meals there were excellent. I recommend passengers linger over a champagne breakfast at the Mercure Resort after the flight. A great experience in every way.
Hunter Balloon Rides
01/09/2011
Omg what a fanberrytastic day. I don't deal with heights well. But with Daren and Chris looking after me, I was very excited and at ease. These guys are great and I will be talking about this for a long time to come. Many thanks for a wonderful day spent with my husband Peter and some lovely other people as well.
Hunter Balloon Rides
03/08/2011
A great balloon ride this morning. Lovely views in the Broke Valley. Excellent personalised service by Daren and Bob, who are cheerful and friendly guys. Great pilotting by Daren ensured a smooth landing. Thanks again to you both.
Hunter Balloon Rides
27/07/2011
What an amazing way to see the Hunter Valley! A big thanks to Darren who made the whole experience enjoyable and inclusive. Totally worth it and we have already been recommending it to friends and family!! Loved it!
Hunter Balloon Rides
25/07/2011
Brilliant experience. A well run outfit. A great way to see the Hunter from above. Great experienced pilot with good light hearted banter to match. We loved the flight and particularly enjoed the landing position.....Great work Wine Country Ballooning, Number 1 in the Hunter!
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