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Outback Ballooning

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Address: Alice Springs, Northern Territory 0871, Australia
Phone Number: +61 8 8952 8723
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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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Magical!

From the first moment John picked us up we had an amazing time. Seeing the balloons waiting for us on the side of the road, glowing, was just magical. Ride was an amazing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mel414
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Geelong, Australia
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Geelong, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the first moment John picked us up we had an amazing time. Seeing the balloons waiting for us on the side of the road, glowing, was just magical. Ride was an amazing experience and John really made the whole morning entertaining with his humour. Loved it!

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Cootamundra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing thing to do in Alice Springs we were picked up from ou accommodation and taken out to the launch site watched as they prepared the balloon then we all got on board as the sun was rising and drifted across the morning sky. Our pilot pointing out places of interest and how a hot air balloon works.... More 

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Thank paulineaseiler
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a must do for tourists and locals alike. The crew are great, you're in real good hands. Really smooth ride, even take off and landing we barely even felt. The sunrise was spectacular over the ranges and no where in town will have a better view. The views over the Outback were stunning. All topped off with great... More 

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Thank Toughie459
Southampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I absolutely loved my trip with Outback Ballooning. Hot Air Ballooning has always been a bucket list thing for me so they had a lot to live up to, and boy did it meet (and exceed) my expectations. It was an early start, but the reward was getting to see the sunrise while you're in the balloon. Duncan was our... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review Charlotte! We are very pleased to hear that we exceeded your expectations and I will pass on your comments to Duncan. Our motto is to always offer our passengers a safe and fun adventure in the outback. The views are indeed spectacular and floating gently in a hot air... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Paid a bunch of money for a packed balloon almost 25 people in it. Everyone was crammed and you could barely move. The view was amazing of the sunrise but was not enjoyable with so many people in the balloon. Also they made you pack up the balloon after the ride which was should not happen if we are paying... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We are of course sorry that a couple aspects of the flight overshadowed what, as you said was a spectacular experience. It may not be understood but all ballooning baskets are ‘cosy’ by their very nature. Balloons are limited in the weight they can lift so manufacturers do not make unnecessarily large baskets. Having said... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was such a wonderful adventure! The scenery was absolutely breathtaking and the Outback Ballooning group were awesome! They were very knowledgeable about the area and were so nice. John and the crew were hilarious, which made a great trip even better! Thanks Outback Ballooning for making our adventure a memorable one!

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Traralgon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic experience, were picked up from our accomodation and taken to our liftoff point. We watched as the balloon was inflated by what was described to us as a giant hairdryer then with the gas burners. We were up in no time and watched the sunrise. Well worth doing.

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sydney
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Its an early start but well worth it. These guys know what they are doing so just follow their directions and you are guaranteed of a good experience. How often do you get the chance to help fold one of these balloons - it a bit of fun for the group to end the morning on before the champers and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This experience was one of the best I have ever had. From the man who picked us up at the hotel and was so informative about the area to the fantastic experience to the wonderful spread that was put on afterwards - it was worth every penny.

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Mid Nth Coast N.S.W. Australia.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

we were given this ballooning trip as a gift, so we had to go. I don't like heights so was slightly apprehensive, an unfounded belief as it turned out. What an exhilarating experience,very friendly and professional crew and a stunning view. The breakfast , with Australian Champagne ,in the middle of a paddock, was the icing on the cake. Would... More 

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