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Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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    What to Expect
    Your flight experience begins early in the morning at the Hyatt Hotel, centrally located on Commonwealth Ave, a two minute walk from Parliament House.

    You'll meet just before dawn as this is the best time to fly. From the Hyatt you are taken to the launch site. It takes around 20-25 minutes for the balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.

    Dawn lift-off! As the new day dawns, you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze, whilst in your basket you will feel completely secure with very little sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then moments later effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000-feet or more.

    Photography from the balloon is encouraged and you will be rewarded with stunning shots of Canberra, providing you with years of fond memories.

    After approximately one hour you will be greeted by your ground crew as you touch back down to earth. The balloon is packed away with lots of laughs, then you hop back into one of the vehicles and return to the Canberra Hyatt. Enjoy a glass of Australian sparkling wine as you are presented with a commemorative flight certificate as part of our traditional ballooning celebration.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    120 Commonwealth Ave, Yarralumla ACT 2600, Australia
    Departure Time
    Departure and returns times vary throughout the year. Summer: 5:00am to 9:00am. Winter: 6:00am to 10:00am.

    Meeting/pick up time is approximately 30 minutes before sunrise. The exact time will be confirmed when booking.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 45-60 minute balloon flight
    • Flight Certificate
    • Sparkling wine
    • Pickup and drop-off from major central Hotels
    • Breakfast is not included but a full buffet breakfast is available for purchase at the Hyatt Hotel Canberra.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • You must phone the local operator the morning one hour before the meeting time to confirm the weather is suitable for the flight to go ahead
    • A jacket is recommended in spring and autumn. From late May to August very warm clothes including hats and gloves may be necessary as frosts do occur
    • Enclosed shoes are recommended
    • Meeting and pick up times vary throughout the year, based on the time of sunrise
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 0-5 are not permitted
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We assembled at the launch site and watched as the balloon was inflated. Then it was time to get on board and we gently glided aloft along with a couple of other smaller ballons. The pilot, with over 20 years expereince, took us over Lake BurleyGriffin and Scrivener dam
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    It was my first hot air balloon ride ..it was super amazing experience Staff and pilot were fantastic and very lively Will definitely try them again Thanks guys
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    What a wonderful experience our ladies had on our fantastic flight with our pilot, Kim. The ground crew were fantastic with so much care taken getting the ladies in and out of the basket. Clever photo taking by Kim for our memento of a amazing flight, our ladies are still
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    From start to finish, this was a great experience. When I initially rang to make a booking, I spoke to Sue who was so friendly and professional that she made me feel confident about doing the flight. We were picked up from our accommodation by Neil who took us to the Hyatt
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    Response from Sue d, Manager at Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Thank you so much Australianjen. You can probably tell we love our job and want everyone to enjoy their experience with us.
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    I finally did a hot air balloon flight 30 years after first seeing the balloons floating over Canberra. I went with my sister and it was really fabulous. It was everything I hoped for, even though the morning wasn’t bright and sunny, the peace and quiet up there was
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    Response from Sue d, Manager at Canberra Hot Air Balloon Flight at Sunrise
    Responded 11 Sep 2019
    Thank you for flying with us BarbnRick. Every flight is different but rewarding, you can see why we get up early!
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