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“The perfect way to start the day!”

Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours
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Owner description: Balloon Aloft took to the skies for the first time back in 1980 becoming Australia’s very first hot air ballooning company. With over 30 years experience in providing the ultimate flight experience, Balloon Aloft has been recognised with numerous national, state and regional tourism awards including many Best Adventure Tourism Operator awards. A family run company, Balloon Aloft is dedicated to providing the very best ballooning adventure to each and every passenger.
Reviewed March 25, 2014 via mobile

Great customer service from great guys. Good value & the champagne got us all laughing from an early hour. The breakfast after was also epic & probably just what we needed before a day of wine tours in the Hunter Valley!

Thank LaniesArt
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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 26, 2014

Thanks for taking the time to share your lovely comments. I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your morning with us and I hope your Peterson’s breaky fortified you for a great day of wine tasting afterwards.

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Peta
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Reviewed March 22, 2014

Had a great morning with Yosh, our pilot, flying high above the Hunter. We went a little higher than normal apparently, 5,300ft which was fantastic. Very cool to look down and see the other balloons popping up through the cloud and then disappearing again as they descended. We had a bit of a delay due to ground fog but the guys can't control the weather and made up for it with the flight. Yosh was outstanding and made everyone confident he knew his stuff which he proved with a great flight and landing. The breakfast at Petersens champagne house was also outstanding and would recommend this alone. Thanks for a great day we loved it, good chatting to Yosh after the flight too, great guy!

Thank HappyHammer69
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Balloon_Aloft, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thank you for taking the time to let others know about your recent flight with us. Yosh is pleased that you had such a wonderful flight and enjoyed the celebrations afterwards at Petersons. We hope you can fly with us again sometime in the future. Kind regards, Michelle Balloon Aloft

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

What a great way to celebrate a Special occasion, these guys are the best ballooners in hunter as they go higher and further than the others, we had perfect conditions for our ride and a funny pilot who kept us laughing,,,,and informed b4 and after and all through the flight.thanks yoshie very safety conscious and considerate,,you can help set up and pack up which is fun or just stand back and watch the balloon inflate, volunteer to hold the balloon while it's being inflated, such a great experience,,,
It's so quiet up there you can hear dogs barking 4000 ft below you,,,and if your lucky to get other balloons a round you as well it makes for great photos,,,we also had a fantastic breakfast afterwords at Petersons champagne House which is also included,,,,it's not a high adrenalin trip but an experience you should put on your bucket list..thanks to my wife for a great birthday present. PS a tip: make sure you get those nervous wee's out of the way at the last minute,,,because once you leave to set up there's no toilets until you return for breakfast.. Approx 2 hours in total....

Thank JondebemPort
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Balloon_Aloft, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thanks so much for your kind comments! We are glad that you could celebrate your birthday with us. Our pilot Yosh was pleased to hear that you really enjoyed your flight as well as the Champgne celebration and gourmet breakfast at Peterson House afterwards. We hope that the rest of your special day was just as amazing! Kind regards, Michelle Balloon Aloft

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

We had a great experience with Balloon Aloft. The 1 hr flight was actually 1.2 hours and they took us up and down at various times to see various features more closely. It certainly wasn't boring but they were also very safety conscious. Excellent landing in 2-3 km/hr ground wind.

Thank rhalgren
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Balloon_Aloft, Public Relations Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience with Balloon Aloft. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your flight and hope you can fly with us again soon. Kind regards, Michelle Balloon Aloft

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Reviewed March 12, 2014

This Balloon Flight was the best thing ever, I booked it five months ago as a surprise for my wife for her Birthday and we did the flight on the actual day of her birthday. The morning was just perfect with not a cloud in the sky and the light of day just breaking through as we helped setup the balloon. As we started to lift off the ground the sun started to rise and the views from 500 feet were just amazing. Our Pilot Yosh was just great and not only explained all the ins and outs of Ballooning but also gave a fantastic guide of the countryside below. Our flight and perfect landing were just the best and to top it all off we completed the morning with a Champaign Breakfast at Petersons.

We would recommend Balloons Aloft as a great experience by a very professional crew

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Balloon_Aloft, Manager at Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

I am so pleased that we could help you pull off such a wonderful birthday surprise for your wife! Thank you for taking the time to post your review and recommend a Balloon Aloft Balloon Flight Adventure to others.

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