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Take Flight in Winter: Experience Canberra by Hot Air Balloon

Canberra, Australia's capital city, offers a unique opportunity for adventure seekers - hot air ballooning in winter! Soaring above the city as the sun paints the sky with vibrant hues is an unforgettable experience, and winter provides exceptional conditions for a smooth and scenic flight.

A Soaring History:

The tradition of hot air ballooning in Canberra dates back to the 1960s, making it one of Australia's pioneering regions for this thrilling activity. The city's vast open spaces and predictable weather patterns in winter create an ideal environment for safe and breathtaking flights.

Your Trusted Captains of the Sky:

Two companies we'd recommend that operate hot air balloon tours in Canberra: Dawn Drifters and Balloon Aloft Canberra.

Dawn Drifters: Boasting over 30 years of experience, Dawn Drifters prioritizes safety and personalized experiences. Their passionate team offers informative briefings and ensures a comfortable and memorable journey.

  • Pricing: Weekends: Adults $460, Children $330 | Weekdays: Adults $410, Children $290
  • Website: Dawn Drifters

Balloon Aloft Canberra: This established operator has been showcasing Canberra from above for over 35 years. They utilize modern balloons and experienced pilots, guaranteeing a smooth and scenic flight. They also offer special winter rates, making a hot air balloon ride a more accessible adventure.


What to Expect:

Winter offers distinct advantages for hot air ballooning in Canberra. Cooler temperatures create a more stable atmosphere, resulting in a smoother and more comfortable flight. Most hot air ballooning tours in Canberra depart early in the morning, allowing you to witness the breathtaking sunrise as you gently ascend. The experienced pilots will navigate the balloon over scenic landscapes, pointing out notable landmarks and sharing interesting facts about the city. The duration of the flight typically ranges from 45 minutes to an hour, followed by a celebratory champagne breakfast upon landing.

Booking Your Unforgettable Ride:

Both Dawn Drifters and Balloon Aloft Canberra offer online booking options for your convenience. Websites provide detailed information about their packages, pricing, and safety procedures. Consider factors like budget, desired experience, and group size when choosing your operator.

Experience Canberra Like Never Before:

A hot air balloon ride in winter is an unparalleled way to experience Canberra. So, embrace the crisp winter air, book your flight, and prepare to be captivated by the beauty of Australia's capital city from a breathtaking new perspective. Be sure to stay at Canberra Parklands Central Apartment Hotel, located a short drive from the pickup point for each hot air balloon company.

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