Hot Air Ballooning is a popular adventure sport in New Zealand

Hot Air Ballooning is a popular adventure sport in New Zealand

Hot Air Ballooning is one of the most popular adventure sports in New Zealand. Many tourists in New Zealand participate in this fun-filled recreational activity whenever they visit the country. There are many tour operators in New Zealand that arrange for hot air ballooning.

About Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is the sport of flying hot air balloons from one destination to another according to regulated guidelines. The most interesting features of ballooning incorporate the outstanding silence (apart from the time when the propane burners are burning), the absence of a sense of motion and the panoramic view. As the balloon travels with the breeze, the riders feel as if there is no breeze at all other than the short phases of the flight when the balloon ascends or goes down into air flows of higher velocities. The ideal time for hot air ballooning is the cooler hours of the day.

Hot Air Ballooning In New Zealand

Hot Air Ballooning has gained significant popularity as an adventure sport in New Zealand. Aside from Queenstown and Canterbury Plains you will find hot air balloon operators on the planer areas of the nation such as Waikato, North Auckland, Wairarapa and Hawke's Bay. Prices for one trip are in the range of NZD 300.00 per adult.

New Zealand Hot Air Ballooning Companies

If you are a hot air ballooning lover, you should contact the following places in New Zealand :

  • Balloon Expedition Company of New Zealand - Auckland

The Balloon Expedition Company of New Zealand is based in Auckland. The agency organizes both scenic flights and corporate ballooning for travelers.
Tel / Fax: +64 9 416 8590

  • Up Up and Away Ltd. - Christchurch

Up Up and Away Ltd. organizes ballooning tours in Christchurch/Canterbury. It is one of the best ballooning companies in the world. At present, their rate is NZD 340.00 per adult individual and NZD 300.00 per Kid (aged 5-11 years) which includes tax. The weather and topography of Christchurch is perfect for ballooning.
Tel: +64 3 381 4600

  • Sunrise Balloons - Queenstown

Sunrise Balloons is one of the best hot air balloon operators in New Zealand. It is located in Queenstown. They schedule hot air balloon flights round the year. It is a stimulating means to view Queenstown.
Tel: +64 (0)3 442 0781

  • Aoraki (Hot Air) Balloon Safaris - Methven

Aoraki Balloon Safaris is one of the leading Hot Air Balloon operators in New Zealand. It is located in Methven, Christchurch, and has been in operation since 1982. The rates of a balloon flight starts from NZD 305.
Tel: +64 3 302 8172

  • Balloons Over Waikato - Hamilton

Balloons Over Waikato is one of the premier hot air balloon flying operators in New Zealand. It organizes a number of flying programs and festivals round the year.
Tel / Fax: +64 (0)7 849 5472

  • Early Morning Balloons Ltd.

Hot Air Ballooning in Hastings, Hawkes Bay area

  • Kiwi Balloon Company

Hot Air Ballooning in Hamilton, Hamilton and Waikato area

  • Let's Go Ballooning

Hot Air Ballooning in Whangarei, Northland area. Offers hot air ballooning adventures with experts.

  • Ballooning New Zealand Ltd.

Hot Air Ballooning in Carterton, Wairarapa area. Hot air ballooning in New Zealand gives you the opportunity to get a panoramic view of the country. Operators always ensure maximum safety as per international norms and standards.

Published On: Thursday, October 24th, 2013