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Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs

  • Choose from 30- or 60-minute flight 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
Early Morning Ballooning in Alice Springs
From $29.73
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30-minute flightMost Popular
30-minute hot air balloon tour over the Central Australian Outback. Includes pickup/drop off from Alice Springs hotels and light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice.
From $196.95
60-minute flight
60-minute hot air balloon tour over the Central Australian Outback. Includes pickup/drop off from Alice Springs hotels and light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice.
From $267.55
Balloon chase
Watch your family and friends from the ground and follow their 30-minute or 60-minute balloon flight with the crew.
From $29.73
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.
What to Expect
Roll out of bed for pickup at your Alice Springs hotel. You’ll 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.
Reviews (56)
1 - 5 of 48 reviews
Reviewed August 28, 2018
Bucket List

It was an unforgettable experience from start to finish. Don't bet put off by the early morning pick up, or the expense - it is oh so worth it. We had a 5.40 am pick up time, and our transport was spot on time -...More

1  Thank Anna H
Reviewed August 23, 2018
Sunrise in Alice springs

During our stay in Central Australia we had experienced a few sunrise and sunset in the territory. The outback balloon sunrise was something completely different. It had a sense of adventure as when you are picked up from your accommodation our driver is still not...More

1  Thank Leonie P
Reviewed July 6, 2018
I don't balloon much, but when I do, it's with Outback Ballooning!

My first trip with this outfit was way back in the 90's and I even brought my T-shirt from back then with me (I haven't ballooned since, so my headline is true...) The T-shirt got big laughs and our trip was great fun for the...More

Thank travelingconsult2016
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile
How’s the serenity

We came up for Finke and added this bucket list item to our week away. It was absolutely worth every cent, the views were spectacular. The staff were brilliant and the champagne breakfast was perfection. Thanks guys

Thank cooperspies
Reviewed February 21, 2018
Excellent Morning

Collected on time albeit very early in the morning to catch the sunrise. Arrived on site to a perfect morning and watched as the crew fired up the balloon (Duncan,the pilot, tour guide and sometimes office girl. Brett the ground crew, joke teller, folding up...More

1  Thank Michelle M
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Allison V
November 18, 2018|
Response from Leonie P | Reviewed this property |
Early morning balloon is seasonal. Even when you book a trip it all depends on the weather so you may have to reschedule. It is an amazing experience.