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“Fantastic experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours

Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours
Corner of Broke Road & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin, New South Wales 2320, Australia
02 4990 9242
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Ranked #2 of 96 Activities in Pokolbin
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Owner description: Balloon Aloft took to the skies for the first time back in 1980 becoming Australia’s very first hot air ballooning company. With over 30 years experience in providing the ultimate flight experience, Balloon Aloft has been recognised with numerous national, state and regional tourism awards including many Best Adventure Tourism Operator awards. A family run company, Balloon Aloft is dedicated to providing the very best ballooning adventure to each and every passenger.
Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Fabulous morning spent with family hot air ballooning with Balloon Aloft, Pokolbin. Wonderful experience to be floating along seeing the sun come up over the ocean, followed by a great champange breakfast after we had helped pack up the balloon. Thanks Josh, Paul and Sam for a fantastic experience.
We stayed at Pokolbin Village, a five minute drive from Petersons Champagne House where we had to meet at 5am.

Visited January 2014
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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this review, January 27, 2014
Thank you for posting your lovely review of your flight with us. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight with Yosh, Paul and Sam and the champagne breakfast afterwards. I also hope you also enjoyed you stay in the Hunter Valley.

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Newcastle, Australia
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“Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

We had our first balloon ride over the Hunter Valley with Balloon Aloft,it was a wonderful experience,staff were excellent as was the champagne breakfast, would recommend it to anyone.Thanks to my daughter & son-in law for the present.Had a great morning with our friends.

Visited January 2014
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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post your review of your Balloon Aloft adventure. I am happy to hear that you enjoyed your flight as well as the champagne breakfast afterwards at the lovely Peterson House winery. Thank you for recommending us to others and hope to see you again in the future.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Awesome Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

I got this experience as a birthday present for my husband and I was not sure what to expect. Our Pilot Nicola was awesome, the views were amazing and we felt like part of the team setting up the hot air balloon! It was so much better than i expected and we would definitely do this again. The food was great and the restaurant had beautiful views as well. I highly recommend this to anyone and everyone! Our landing was seamless thanks to Nicola's skill and precision, we were slowly floating down and then we had landed! Amazing!

Visited January 2014
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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this review, January 15, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post your lovely review. Nicola was so happy to hear that you enjoyed the flight with her and the Balloon Aloft flight team. She always loves when her passengers compliment her landings, so you really made her day. We hope to see you again sometime in the future.

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“Balloon aloft”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Thankyou Graeme We had a wonderful time!, would certainly recommend a balloon ride be added to everyones bucket list Shell & Kyle

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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this review, January 14, 2014
Hi Shell & Kyle,

Graeme was delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time with us on your balloon flight on Sunday. He has asked me to express his thanks to you for taking the time to post your review & for recommending us to others and wishes you all the best in the future.

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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

I took my mum on a balloon ride for Christmas and we had an amazing experience. Yoshi, our pilot, was wonderful -- such a nice and funny person! The ground team were excellent too. It was a very welcoming environment. Floating above the clouds is one of the most serene and beautiful experiences there is! Those guys have amazing jobs. Highly recommend this company!

Visited December 2013
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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this review, December 18, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your Balloon Aloft experience here. We are delighted to hear that you had a great time with Yoshi and the ground crew on the morning of your flight – and yes, they do indeed have amazing jobs!

I am so glad we could help you and your Mum celebrate Christmas above the clouds and we truly appreciate your recommendation of us to others.

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