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“Great way to view Alice Springs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Outback Ballooning

Outback Ballooning
PO Box 2702, Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723
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Owner description: OUTBACK BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS: Whilst floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness and scenery of the Australian outback. Wildlife, such as big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as your balloon crosses spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations. The tour includes return transfer from your accommodation in Alice Springs, sparkling wine and light refreshments plus a flight certificate. 30 Or 60 minute balloon flights available. Daily departures.
Geelong, Victoria, Australia
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“Great way to view Alice Springs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013 via mobile

The early start was well worth it. Took the whole family on a balloon ride near Alice Springs. Such a peaceful & enjoyable way to see the sunrise and the views around Alice. Alot of fun! Thanks the Baensch Family

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“Early morning flight”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

Exciting first flight in an hot air balloon.

Picked up from hotel at 0415 by balloon companies driver and arrived at ballons location close to airport for instructions and flight safety. Got underway still in the dark but dawn just about breaking.
Our flight over the vast open land was just about 1 hour in length. Loads of photographs taken of the landscape and sun rising along with a freight train heading south.
We touched down just past the railway lines and the balloons support team were with us a short time afterwards.
Champane breakfast was to follow. The pilot them opened his "Office" in the middle of nowhere and payment was made. The remarkable thing to me was the pin & chip machine working in the middle of nowhere!
Great flight, Great Ballon staff, Great experiance. Well recommended!!!!

Visited October 2012
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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“Up Up and Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

This was the 2nd time we had been on a flight with Outback Ballooning, last time was in 2001.

Rising at silly o'clock we set out to the departure field and helped lay out the balloon ready for inflation. After some Health and Safety instructions we managed to clamber into the basket ready for the assent. The pilot was really good and a bit of a joker, keeping us informed all of the time as to what he was doing, where we were and what we were seeing.
We came to earth with a bit of a jolt and landed sideways, which all added to the fun of the experience.
The champagne breakfast was good, plenty to help ourselves to.
A very enjoyable experience and worth getting up for.

Visited October 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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“What a way to start the day!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012

It's been on my bucket list for years. Well worth setting the alarm for 2:30 am. Charlie, Ron and Byron were friendly and welcoming. Great views over the area. An added bonus was sunrise on the day of the eclipse. Everyone was happy to assist with tasks associated with setting up and packing up. Ample food and drink was supplied for the "light" breakfast and more than enough time was provided to enjoy this part of the experience. Just one tip - don't wear your Sunday best. Everyone got very dirty in helping to pack up the balloon. I still can't believe it fitted into its bag!

Visited November 2012
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“Great Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Obviously very experienced family company being run by the 2nd generation of balloonists! We felt very safe and in good hands, a lovely peaceful ride in the wee hours of the morning, only to happy to answer any questions, and in fact very chatty! Helping to pack the balloon back was a hoot! Lovely champagne breakfast to end a great tour!

Visited September 2012
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