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Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs provided by Outback Ballooning

Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs

Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs
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About
Get amazing views of Alice Springs and the outback’s red center on this early-morning balloon ride. Book ahead of time to guarantee a spot on the balloon, which flies high above the rugged landscape for epic views and photo ops. Hear insightful commentary from your guide along the way. Back on the ground, refuel with light refreshments, including sparkling wine, before going about your full day in the outback.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Choose a flight duration to suit your schedule and budget
  • Get epic views and photo ops of the red dirt outback as the sun rises
  • Insightful commentary from your balloon pilot and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a hassle-free adventure
What to expect
  • Roll out of bed for pickup at your Alice Springs hotel. Ride to the balloon launch site, where you can learn about the flight mechanics and safety considerations while watching the crew unroll the balloon in the predawn. Once in the basket, head high into the sky for the best possible views of the region as the sun illuminates the red dirt. Snap photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the history and environment; look out for native red kangaroos. There’s no better way to see the landscape without booking an expensive helicopter or plane tour. Back on the ground, refresh yourself with juice and sparkling wine before heading back to the hotel, a whole day in the outback ahead of you. A “balloon chase” option can be booked for those who’d like to join the tour, but don't actually want to go up in the balloon.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Choose a flight duration to suit your schedule and budget
  • Get epic views and photo ops of the red dirt outback as the sun rises
  • Insightful commentary from your balloon pilot and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a hassle-free adventure
What to expect
  • Roll out of bed for pickup at your Alice Springs hotel. Ride to the balloon launch site, where you can learn about the flight mechanics and safety considerations while watching the crew unroll the balloon in the predawn. Once in the basket, head high into the sky for the best possible views of the region as the sun illuminates the red dirt. Snap photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the history and environment; look out for native red kangaroos. There’s no better way to see the landscape without booking an expensive helicopter or plane tour. Back on the ground, refresh yourself with juice and sparkling wine before heading back to the hotel, a whole day in the outback ahead of you. A “balloon chase” option can be booked for those who’d like to join the tour, but don't actually want to go up in the balloon.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 26227_30_60FLT
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • 30 or 60 minute hot air balloon flight (depending on option selected)
  • Light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include the mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance. This insurance charge is AUD$30 per person and applies to all passengers regardless of age. This can be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS on the morning of the tour.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasion, the 60 minute flight time may be two separate, sequential 30 minute flights taken one directly after the other with a short changeover in between the two flights, depending on operational restrictions. Passengers will be notified the day prior should this be the case on the day of their flight.
  • Child price applies to 6-16 years and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 3-5 years are not recommended but considered on an individual basis.
  • Weather Conditions
  • Safety is our primary concern and if we are prevented from flying due to unsuitable weather conditions, passengers may either re-book for another day or receive a full refund. The pilot’s decision with regard to flying conditions is final.
  • Where possible, the balloon flight should always be booked for the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.
  • General Health
  • Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided using the basket foot holes and stand for the duration of the flight.
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Ballooning’s policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance.
  • Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to Outback Ballooning in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour.
  • The packing up tasks at the end of the flight are optional and we would appreciate your assistance in these enjoyable activities. However, they do involve some lifting and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos. Persons with medical conditions participating in the balloon flight and pack up activities do so at their own risk.
  • Any form of disablement must be discussed with Outback Ballooning prior to making a booking. Each person is considered on an individual basis.
  • The flight and carriage of any passenger will take place at the pilot’s discretion.
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Fruit juice
  • Selection of individually packaged muffins, slices and cookies
  • Cheese and biscuits
  • Fresh fruit
  • Menu subject to change without notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
Inclusions
  • 30 or 60 minute hot air balloon flight (depending on option selected)
  • Light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
Exclusions
  • The listed price does not include the mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance. This insurance charge is AUD$30 per person and applies to all passengers regardless of age. This can be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS on the morning of the tour.
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • On occasion, the 60 minute flight time may be two separate, sequential 30 minute flights taken one directly after the other with a short changeover in between the two flights, depending on operational restrictions. Passengers will be notified the day prior should this be the case on the day of their flight.
  • Child price applies to 6-16 years and must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Children 3-5 years are not recommended but considered on an individual basis.
  • Weather Conditions
  • Safety is our primary concern and if we are prevented from flying due to unsuitable weather conditions, passengers may either re-book for another day or receive a full refund. The pilot’s decision with regard to flying conditions is final.
  • Where possible, the balloon flight should always be booked for the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.
  • General Health
  • Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided using the basket foot holes and stand for the duration of the flight.
  • Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Ballooning’s policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance.
  • Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to Outback Ballooning in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour.
  • The packing up tasks at the end of the flight are optional and we would appreciate your assistance in these enjoyable activities. However, they do involve some lifting and participation is entirely voluntary. Passengers that are less able bodied are invited to stand back and take photos. Persons with medical conditions participating in the balloon flight and pack up activities do so at their own risk.
  • Any form of disablement must be discussed with Outback Ballooning prior to making a booking. Each person is considered on an individual basis.
  • The flight and carriage of any passenger will take place at the pilot’s discretion.
  • Sparkling Wine
  • Fruit juice
  • Selection of individually packaged muffins, slices and cookies
  • Cheese and biscuits
  • Fresh fruit
  • Menu subject to change without notice
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 44 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    MacDonnell Ranges
    Outback Ballooning
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
172 reviews
Excellent
144
Very good
18
Average
2
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Terrible
7

Steve K
Brisbane, Australia5 contributions
Not to be missed
Oct 2021
Watching the sun rise while enjoying the company of like minded people and listening to the knowledgeable commentary by our pilot was so memorable. Wonderful Staff. Learned a little about the history of ballooning from our driver and got to assist in folding that enormous envelope into a small box at the end. Highly Recommended.
Written October 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nangar
Mauritius130 contributions
Fantastic!
Oct 2021 • Family
Well organised, thorough and cheerful to boot!
Clearly I a lot of effort goes into the flight - we had a quick paced flight where what would normally take an hour only took half of that due to rapid changes in wind conditions. Duncan our balloon pilot really earned his money!!!

Everyone was friendly awesome and happy to banter and tell us more about the nuts and bolts of balloon flights (Duncan does a lot of recreational flights of his own and clearly loves it!!!).

Definitely recommended. I’ve flown before in other parts of Australia but this was next level because we were seeing some distant showers of rain and the clouds made sunrise pretty epic. Conditions in AS are quite different to that of other parts of Australia and require someone really on their game.

Would recommend for especially first time flyers too because the amount of experience and obvious enjoyment the crew get out of this is fantastic!
Written October 10, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Gail D
Perth, Australia101 contributions
Unforgettable
Sep 2021
This experience is not to be missed. It was wonderful to watch the sunrise over the ranges, to feel the gentle breeze and sunshine on my skin as the balloon slowly glided across the plains.
Written September 30, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amanda S
1 contribution
Sunrise Ballooning
Sep 2021 • Couples
Fantastic! A must do. Was worried I would be scared in a basket in the air, but have no fear, this is the most peaceful, amazing experience. The whole team were excellent and so much fun. The sunrise was spectacular, loved every minute. Thank you Outback Ballooning 🎈🧺
Written September 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
outbackalice
Our pleasure. We take so many people that are nervous like you but as you say once they hop on board they soon realise how calm and serene it is and you can relax and enjoy the wide open spaces with spectacular views.
Written September 29, 2021
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Karin B
Hobart, Australia9 contributions
What an experience
Sep 2021 • Friends
Awesome, never done it before. It was among the top 10 things to do in Alice, I am glad I did it. It was a great experience from the moment I have been picked up at my hotel to the moment when we packed the Balloon away. The crew is very knowledgeable and the views are great from up above. The quiet is very calming and I felt safe all along.
Written September 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
outbackalice
Thanks for taking the time to write a review. We love to hear that others think the views of our desert landscape are awesome too and you have described a balloon flight perfectly, the quiet is very calming.....
Written September 29, 2021
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Noor A
Townsville, Australia5 contributions
Great experience
Great experience! wonderful sunrise in Alice a springs, Very lovely and accomodating staff. Would definitely recommend this company
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
outbackalice
Thanks for the recommendation, greatly appreciated.
Written September 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

molnich
Bradford, UK77 contributions
One for the bucket list
Sep 2021
Something that has been at the top of my bucket list for quite some time now, and it didn't disappoint. We had such a beautiful morning flying over Alice in a hot air balloon. The views in the morning light were just stunning, the flight was very stable so we had such a peaceful, tranquil experience. The pilot was very friendly and share a lot of knowledge about ballooning and Alice Springs. After the flight, we had the opportunity to help back the balloon away before enjoying champagne with cheese and crackers, muffins and cookies. Highly recommend!
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
outbackalice
Thanks for the great review, love that we can help tick off the Bucket List.
Written September 21, 2021
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Stephen S
Aberfoyle Park, Australia308 contributions
Tick this off your bucket list
A fantastic experience with a great friendly crew. A brilliant morning ballooning over Alice springs seeing the sunrise over the MacDonnell ranges
Written September 16, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Traveller 479
3 contributions
Not to be missed experience - the outback from the air
This was a not to be missed experience!
Despite a ‘false start’ on our chosen day due to wind, we were immediately given a second date and had a fantastic experience.
From the on time pick up to the amazing flight over the outback, it is definitely an experience I would recommend.
There was a great emphasis on safety which made me feel very safe. Jason our pilot was really informative and able to answer all our many questions.
The flight was smooth and we got a great view of the outback and on landing there was, of course, champagne and ‘COVIDSAFE’ snacks.
I would definitely recommend this flight for anyone who wants to see the outback from above and enjoy the serenity of flying in a balloon
Written September 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
outbackalice
Welcome to the world of ballooning and the weather, we always recommend where possible to have a backup date in case the weather decides not to play nicely with us. Thanks for the amazing review and glad that you enjoyed your morning with us, floating peacefully in a hot air balloon, is certainly the best way to see the outback.
Written September 21, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marksouthperth
Perth, Australia15 contributions
Brilliant Experience
Sep 2021
A well organised, professional business. Couldn't fault anything as they treated you as you were their only passenger. Would do it again in a heartbeat
Written September 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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noelleoreilly
noelleoreilly
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Outstanding.
Pilot duncan was fantastic and gave us a lot of local history. Nathan and bus driver were also very good and the wh
RetiringnotShy
RetiringnotShy
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The only way to fly
If you haven't been ballooning this is a great way to try it. Great team, loads of information and heaps of fun. If
bek1729
bek1729
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Bucket list tick
Fantastic experience- it was a bucket list tick for us and we loved it. So peaceful and quiet floating in the breez
Cruiser535787
Cruiser535787
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One of our best experiences in the Alice
Huge thanks to our pilot Duncan for a fabulous morning. We both felt very safe and Duncan put us at ease with his s
Gino P
Gino P
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Superb early morning experience
Duncan & Andy were great. Knowledgeable and funny. Always felt safe. So glad we did this. Also floated by the 137
M1437LRandrewr
M1437LRandrewr
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Holiday
This experience is and was totally wonderful the team were really well organised and gave easy instructions to fo
Melissa H
Melissa H
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Macdonnell sunrise ballooning
Awesome experience with great friendly crew Loved it and would Highly recommend *****% stars from Me
AmeliaaBeth
AmeliaaBeth
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Incredible!
Not much room to move in the basket but was totally worth it! We went this morning for sunrise and it was spectacul
Gittemm
Gittemm
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Fantastic ;)
Fantastic, everything was perfect ;) the Crew were amazing, they really love their job, and their entusiasme was re
alang54
alang54
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Great start to the day
My wife and i thoroughly enjoyed our experience with Outback Ballooning.The staff were excellent from our hotel pic
845dyland
845dyland
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Great morning
Was a really fun morning . Pilot has heaps of experience and it’s a great way to see the sunrise. Picked up from th
busysquirrel66
busysquirrel66
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Magical.
A bucket list activity that was well worth the pricey tag. Got double the flight time and a memorable morning. Sunr
Sue O
Sue O
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The dizzy heights
A very early morning start enabled us to view the countryside from a hot air balloon - never done that before. Saw
AuntGale
AuntGale
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Great time, Great Business
This is a wonderful company; plenty of credentials and hours in the air. Saftey first. Very enjoyable ride, fun cre
carolinelundberg71
carolinelundberg71
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Amazing start of the day!
We got picked up at 04:05 from the hotel and were given the safety instructions in the bus. The crew set up the bal
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