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Sunrise Balloons

Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
+64 3-442 0781
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Ranked #74 of 168 Activities in Queenstown
Type: Tours
Owner description: Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled daily, all year round, weather permitting. Queenstown is quite possibly... more » Owner description: Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled daily, all year round, weather permitting. Queenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it's even better during a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us! « less
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washington dc
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138 reviews 138 reviews
93 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Eight people of five nationalities in a little basket suspended beside lakes and between mountains at dawn, up and down through the clouds. No sensation of flying, because the balloon moves at the speed of the wind. Just moving along, like in a movie, panning the spectacular scenery of Lord of the Rings. Less than an hour. Champagne after. Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I had the best morning with Sunrise Balloons, what a way to see the sunrise above the mountains!!! Having never been in a hot air balloon I was slightly nervous, but I had no reason to as Rock and the team were extremely professional and made me feel at ease! It is fascinating to watch him fly and land the... More

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

This was something that I wanted to do before I left NZ and it was worth the wait and money. Great pilot, stunning views and good company all contributed to a great morning! Well worth it.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

My trip was a birthday present from my family, the only reason I wanted to go to Queenstown was to do a hot air balloon flight. The weather caused delays and I was worried I was going to miss out but, magically, on the day I left everything came together and we went up. It was worth the wait, I... More

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

We had a wonderful time and the view was amazing, everything was as we have imagined. Great navigation by Rock and great fun with Squid. Definitely a recommended tour if in Queenstown, the view is just too magnificent to describe!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Big props to Ben and them team who took us up. Very friendly team of people. We had to wait a day before we could fly due to weather conditions, but it was well worth it. Fantastic views, can't wait to come back down to see it during Winter. Quite interesting that you don't know where you are taking off... More

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Darwin, Australia
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21 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were booked to fly on a Tuesday but that didn't go well because of technical issues so we were scheduled to fly the next Wednesday. We were picked up from the hotel right on time. We had a very relaxing time while on flight. The staff were very nice too. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting... More

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Taupo, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had waited 2 days because unfortunately the low cloud/fog prevented our trip from happening, but finally on the Wed, I set the alarm and looked out of our hotel room to see a beautiful sky with stars. WHAT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE with an amazingly professional team sending us up in the skies of Queenstown. Thank you soo soo much... More

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our son had kindly booked this for our first day and it was a fantastic welcome to this amazing part of the world. Friendly staff picked us up and took us to the launch site. Very efficient set up and soon we were off, brushing some trees to wake us up! Very skilled piloting took us around the areas with... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

You will get picked up at your hotel at 5:45am, but it is worth the early morning. You spend the first hour watching them set up the balloons which is actually fascinating. There were 15-18 people in our balloon but there was actually a comfortable amount of room for the trip. They set up a go pro camera too to... More

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