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Outback Ballooning

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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...more
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
+61 8 8952 8723
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Reviewed November 8, 2018 via mobile

Very well organised hot air balloon ride. Fun and engaging staff. Fantastic views and even saw wild kangaroos. Definitely recommend it.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Billbrewer999
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Have just been outback ballooning with Jason, Nathan and Duncan. Had an absolute awesome time. Totally worth it! The scenery and sunrise is amazing and the whole experience was so well organised! Jason our pilot made us all feel very comfortable while in the air,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank lauraholmes
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded September 11, 2018

Thanks Laura for your awesome review, will pass on your great comments to the guys

Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Just finished up a hot air ballooning experience and I promise you won't regret it! Seen so many kangaroos the other passengers were so much fun. A lot of credit to the whole crew we had who made the whole the driver Nathan who made...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tahnee92
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2018

Thanks for the great review Tahnee, we are so glad that we could finally take you for a flight and you had such an amazing time. We look forward to looking after your passengers in the future. Our pilots and crew love what they do...More

Reviewed August 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

A perfect way to enjoy an outback sunrise. Float above the wildlife and you may also get the opportunity to spot the majestic wedge tailed eagle. A real treat.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Peter K
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

What I expected of an outback balloon ride was the complete opposite. What I paid for was a 60 minute sunrise balloon ride and what I got was a 25/30 minute ride across a few fields and the airport. I understand they can only fly...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank jessicaagarratt
outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2018

We are sorry that we did not meet your expectations Jessica. As you say, ballooning is a weather dependant activity and whilst we will always try to fly what passengers’ book, the weather is unpredictable and during the flight, the pilot will always make the...More

Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Contiki trip through Alice Springs. Best way to start the day! Bit of champagne after the smioth flight through awesome scenery and the sunrise was awesome!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 18, 2018 via mobile

Fantastic time, very experienced staff who are very knowledgeable in the field. Felt very safe, staff are super friendly and fun to talk too. The views were absolutely amazing and will be an experience I will always remember. Would highly recommend to anyone stating at...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Antony R
Reviewed July 6, 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Leah H
May 27, 2017|
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Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Leah, thank you for your enquiry. All passengers must be able to climb up and in to the basket unaided using the footholes in the basket. The basket height is approx 1.2 metres high. Due to safety, the weather conditions... More
Ruth M
July 25, 2015|
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Response from CT-Surrey | Reviewed this property |
We took an early morning flight like Tony, timeline the same. I believe that they do late afternoon / early evening flight. Their minibus goes around the hotels collecting the guests, then takes them to the departure point... More
Ruth M
July 25, 2015|
Response from outbackalice | Property representative |
Hi Ruth, thanks for your enquiry. Pickup times varies throughout August and also depends on where you are staying in town, but as a guide it would be between 5-6am. The return time again depends on the above as well but you... More
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Kim T
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Hot Air Ballooning A/Springs ?30 or 60 min option for family (4 Replies)
Hi there, I've read the reviews for Outback Ballooning ex. Alice Springs. Most are very favourable. But some complain about there not being much to view. We haven't been ballooning before so I think a ballooning experience would be good anyway but also wondering if it is worth spending another $100pp for a 60 min experience (on top of $300pp for 30 min)? The kids are 12 and 16 yo so old enough to appreciate it I hope. Also, I could only find reviews for Outback Ballooning on TA...More
May 24, 2014|
Response fromKim T|
Hi - just popping back in to say thanks for your comments - especially for the tip about White Gum - this is a substantial saving over the four of us. So we are going on the 60 min tour :) Looking forward to it. Kim & Family Sydney
Alice Springs hot air balloon trip (1 Replies)
We would like to do a hot air balloon trip in Alice Springs in December. There seems to be 2 companies for this: Outback Ballooning and Ballooning Downunder, which one should we go for? Does anyone has any recommendations? Thanks.
September 17, 2007|
Response fromI'madesertgirl|
Hi, There's really not a lot to choose between them. They are both reputable companies with knowledgeable guides, and both will give you a good breakfast. Be prepared for an early start! Have fun!