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Address: Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
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OUTBACK BALLOONING ALICE SPRINGS: Whilst floating gently in the air you...

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.

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What better way to see the sun rise than from a hot air balloon? Early pick up by John who kept us amused throughout. You need to be a little agile to climb in and out of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue C
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Southampton, England, United Kingdom

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Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

What better way to see the sun rise than from a hot air balloon? Early pick up by John who kept us amused throughout. You need to be a little agile to climb in and out of the basket but help is at hand. Then off you go drifting gently through the ever lightening sky. Brilliant experience, I even saw... More 

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Broadbeach, Australia
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we were picked up at our hotel to our drop off everything was awesome. John was hilarious, Jason and colleagues ( sorry, can't remember their names) were friendly, fun and professional. The flight was beautiful and the whole experience one we have wanted to do for a long time. Thoroughly recommend it to all. Thank you.

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Thank Traveltogether5954
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2017 via mobile

Such a wonderful way of seeing the sunrise. Such a smooth way to glide through the air. Definately put it on your bucket list.

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Thank Russell-Joy C
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed November 29, 2016

I felt very scared at first but when we got off the ground it was amazing you have to go very early in the morning at about 4.30 am and it was really hot, the bus picks you up from your digs and takes you to the best place we just managed to go because the day before it had... More 

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Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Bad but not the worst luck. We changed a few places before we can set off. So We missed the best time to see the sunrise in the balloon up in the air. $30 insurance fee was very tricky. The view was still good then. They should have taken a group picture to post on their Facebook for marketing. And... More 

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outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback although we are a bit confused by the points you seem to be trying to make. Ballooning is totally weather dependant as I am sure you appreciate. Sometimes as the weather changes we have to change our planned take off site to ensure the safest and most enjoyable possible flight. Whilst most of our flights... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

We got up very early but it was really worth it. The view and the sunrise was spectaculaire. I Will really recommend this Tour.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Amazing experience. We were picked up from our hotel early in the morning at 4.40am by a charismatic driver who briefed us on safety and took us to our start location. Flight experience was awesome! Pilot was reassuring and gave info throughout the flight. I felt safe the whole time and on landing you help pack up and then get... More 

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outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience. Our motto is to always offer our passengers a safe and fun adventure in the outback and glad to hear that our staff delivered on that promise. We have an amazing team who love what they do and how can they not when they get to spend their mornings in the... More 

New Plymouth, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed October 26, 2016 via mobile

I done this after returning from a 3 day Uluru tour. The sunrise was better than watching it over Uluru! I highly recommend this trip! The crew were brilliant. Hilarious and very professional. I would say give John a pay rise but he doesn't much like Kiwi's!

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outbackalice, General Manager at Outback Ballooning, responded to this review

Thanks for such a great review. I will pass on your comments to the crew and to John who definitely keeps everyone entertained with his stories. He is surrounded by Kiwi's at work including his boss so he is in big trouble if he doesn't. As you know with ballooning we can't guarantee where you will be when the sun... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Shared this amazing experience with a small group of friends. We had a fabulous time from the moment we were picked up until drop off. The team are very professional and entertaining. The pilot was very reassuring and calm for the nervous travellers. We had a lovely journey floating towards the ranges. Being able to see local landmarks and even... More 

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Palmerston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2016

Maybe it is because I live in the Territory that I was a little disappointed with how much we got to see of the MacDonnell Ranges. I had done a lot of bush walking and got to see a lot at the ground level, so I thought it would give me a different view of the ranges, and like other... More 

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