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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-442 0781
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Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled...

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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Best Sunrise in Queenstown

It was early, it was cold, but it was worth it! What a great way to start the day. After a bit of a briefing and some paperwork, it is on. BE warned there is a little work that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
ParkinM
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Edmonton, Canada

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Edmonton, Canada
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50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was early, it was cold, but it was worth it! What a great way to start the day. After a bit of a briefing and some paperwork, it is on. BE warned there is a little work that goes into before getting off the ground, but it does pretty quick. Our pilot was amazing, great personality, very confident in... More 

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1 Thank ParkinM
Mumbai, India
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well organised event. We called then at 7 pm the earlier day and again at 4.15 am on the day to reconfirm the weather. They picked us up at 5 am from our hotel and took us around 20 mins away from Queenstown, pikcing up more people on the way. When we reached the site we saw the... More 

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Thank Pgude
Sydney, Australia
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fiance and I went on the Sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Christmas/New Years break while in Queenstown. We were lucky to take the last two spots and the weather was beautiful on the day of our booking which was a huge relieve. Unfortunately for the price, it was a pretty underwhelming experience although the staff were very professional... More 

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Daventry
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

My family, all except me, who hadn't been in a ballon before, went with Sunrise. It was quite superb, relaxed and truly spectacular. The whole operation was slick and done a very professional manner but great fun. Could rate it higher- thanks guys.

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Thank Charlie M
Manchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

Brilliant experience. We were booked in for the 19/12/15 and got out to the paddock but unfortunately the wind had decided against balloons that day and we had to postpone for safely. However Carrick managed to fit us on to the trip for 20/12/15 and all went perfectly. The flight was great and also got to help setting up and... More 

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Thank Mark B
Singapore, Singapore
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

This trip got my family of late risers out at 5am! Surprised that we were able to fit that many people (there were 15 of us passengers in the basket) but everything was set up well for a memorable (early!) morning ride above Queenstown/Arrowtown with bird's eye views.

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Thank ChristopherGee
Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

If you haven't done hot air ballooning I can't think of a better place to do it than Queenstown. Sunrise were fantastic right from the pickup at our accom before dawn and we even get to help inflate the balloon. If it's cold make sure you offer to help hold the balloon as it's an instant heater when they flash... More 

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Thank Brady G
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

The staff was very nice and professional. I was impressed by how quickly they set the balloon up and broke it down. The views were incredible and the champagne breakfast is a nice touch.

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Thank Elizabeth H
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

This was our first hot air balloon ride ever. We could not have asked for anything better, collected at our hotel, taken to the launch site, (ever got to help inflate the balloon!) flown through clouds, and sat down low over the Shotover River, before landing for a delightful breakfast of sparkling wine, tea, coffee and pastries. Can highly recommend... More 

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1 Thank Cid G
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We feel we were very lucky - it was too windy for 2 days before our balloon ride, and the weather for 3 days afterwards was cloudy and rainy. But the day we did it we were blessed with only slight wind and clear skies. The whole family went and enjoyed ourselves immensely. We had some excitement - brushed a... More 

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