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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 0781
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Description: Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are...
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!
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An incredible way to start your day!

What an incredible morning! Alarm was set for 4:20am (which was tough), and at 5:15 we were collected for our sunrise hot air balloon trip. I don’t know why, but I’d expected the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

What an incredible morning! Alarm was set for 4:20am (which was tough), and at 5:15 we were collected for our sunrise hot air balloon trip. I don’t know why, but I’d expected the balloons to be inflated and ready for us when we arrived, so was a bit taken aback to see a couple of trailers in a field in... More 

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Full marks to the Sunrise Balloons team for what has to be the absolute best way to start a day in Queenstown. Being there to see the inflation of the balloon was a really awesome start to the trip, while watching the sun start to show its face. The launch was incredibly smooth, like stepping onto an elevator, as we... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We started the day with a sunrise balloon ride and had a wonderful time with our four children (ages 3-9). Balloon felt stable and safe the whole time. The burners kept the basket a bit warmer than we expected. Our balloon "driver" was amazing. He was informative, funny, and happy to answer our questions. He landed beautifully, and then let... More 

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Auckland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

My wife and I loved the breath taking view, we recommend that everyone should do this when they come to Queenstown

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We (me and my wife) did the hot air balloon in October 2014. The view was amazing, we also tried the helicopter ride when we were in Qtown, they have different feel to it. Helicopter is more thrilling but hot air balloon was more tranquil, serene. The view was breathtaking. I had my best pictures in Queenstown during our hot... More 

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Cold, trip goes nowhere just up, down, up, down. Save your money, sleep in and do one of the fantastic helicopter trips.

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hughmac2013, Owner at Sunrise Balloons, responded to this review

I'm sorry this did not meet your expectations but balloons only travel with the breeze and that is the magic of the experience. The pilot can only go up and down but in doing so you get to see some amazing scenery and travel across the countryside and to finish there is the Champagne breakfast which the majority of people... More 

Macmasters Beach, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This was an amazing experience from start to finish. The team was so professional and organised, being scared of heights I thought I would be nervous, but I really felt very comfortable as they are such a professional bunch of guys. The views are amazing, something I will always remember. A must do in Queenstown. Many thanks for the memories.

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Queenstown, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Wow, wow, wow - summaries this trip. The best way to see Queenstown from above, captures everything in one hit! Would do this trip again tommorrow and I bet it would look different again. And to top if off you finish with bubbles & pastries! Yum. Thank you to Sunrise Balloons.

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Isle of Islay Scotland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Fantastic thing to do in New Zealand. The views were spectacular. All the staff were very helpful, friendly and professional. Highly recommend doing this! Awesome morning. Thank you :-)

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washington dc
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205 reviews 205 reviews
129 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 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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