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“Highly Recommended” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sunrise Balloons

Sunrise Balloons
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Owner description: Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled daily, all year round, weather permitting. Queenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it's even better during a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us!
Darwin, Australia
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89 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Highly Recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2014

We were booked to fly on a Tuesday but that didn't go well because of technical issues so we were scheduled to fly the next Wednesday. We were picked up from the hotel right on time. We had a very relaxing time while on flight. The staff were very nice too. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting Queenstown.

Visited March 2014
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Taupo, New Zealand
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“FABULOUS FLIGHT!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2014

We had waited 2 days because unfortunately the low cloud/fog prevented our trip from happening, but finally on the Wed, I set the alarm and looked out of our hotel room to see a beautiful sky with stars. WHAT A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE with an amazingly professional team sending us up in the skies of Queenstown. Thank you soo soo much Rock and your team on the day. My fear of heights just dissolved as we ascended 6,500 feet up. Both my partner and I loved the experience and what better place to do a hot-air balloon trip then Queenstown. The scenery was stunning and the expertise of the crew just put my nerves completely as rest :) One of the best adventures I've done. THANK YOU GUYS!! Totally recommend anyone to come on the Sunrise Balloons adventure. PS: The champagne breakie was spot-on too :)

Visited March 2014
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful welcome to Queenstown”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

Our son had kindly booked this for our first day and it was a fantastic welcome to this amazing part of the world. Friendly staff picked us up and took us to the launch site. Very efficient set up and soon we were off, brushing some trees to wake us up! Very skilled piloting took us around the areas with fantastic sunrise at about 7000 ft with views over to Mt Cook. A perfect landing which you were hardly aware of and we were out helping to pack the ballon away before champagne breakfast in the morning sun in the beautiful countryside. Small downside was some sheep poo on my shoes but a small price to pay for the perfect welcome to this stunning part of the world.

Visited February 2014
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Worth waking up early”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2014

You will get picked up at your hotel at 5:45am, but it is worth the early morning. You spend the first hour watching them set up the balloons which is actually fascinating. There were 15-18 people in our balloon but there was actually a comfortable amount of room for the trip. They set up a go pro camera too to take pictures of the whole group from in the air. It was my first hot air balloon ride. It just floats up and goes where the wind takes it. The pilot only controls the direction we face and the height. We went up HIGH... like higher than most planes it seemed. The view was gorgeous, and we got incredible pictures. It was definitely romantic even with the piles of other people you are traveling with. We landed in some abandoned field and helped the crew to roll up the balloon. They then gave us champagne and pastries and let us view the photos and buy them on a USB for $35 if we wanted. It was expensive, but a very unique experience.

Visited February 2014
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Early morning - but worth it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

Sometimes you just have to get up before sunrise. This is a very good reason to do it. Picked up at your accommodation and taken to a paddock somewhere in the valley. You then get to help inflate the huge balloon then jump in a wicker "picnic" basket. Before you know it you are flying over the countryside in complete quiet and calmness watching the sun appear from behind the mountains. Finish off with champagne and pastries in another paddock. A really enjoyable morning.

Visited February 2014
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