Tour ID: 10059806
Your ballooning adventure begins in the cool pre dawn darkness as you are picked up from your accommodation in Alice Springs. During the drive to our desert launch site you will get to know the crew as they make final weather checks and explain the routine for the morning. At the launch site gas burners are used to inflate the balloons just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges.
Once floating gently in the air you will appreciate the vast remoteness of the Australian Outback. Wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos are seen nearly every day as the balloon floats above spinifex grasses, mulga scrub and cattle stations.
After landing Outback Ballooning has designed its program to allow you a unique opportunity to experience the Australian bush. Most of our landings are in the desert kilometres away from the nearest road. There is no traffic, no other people and no noise. The perfect place to enjoy a glass of sparkling Australian wine or if you prefer our tropical fruit juice. Perhaps mix the two for a delightful morning cocktail. Drinks are accompanied by a variety of muffins, slices, cheese, biscuits and fresh fruit before sadly reboarding your bus to return to “town”.
A range of Outback Ballooning souvenirs is also available.
Transfers back to your hotel, the airport or another tour, and a commemorative flight certificate completes your morning with Outback Ballooning.
Return transfers, sparkling wine, fruit juice and light refreshments at landing site, Flight certificate, 30 minute balloon flight.
Allow up to 4 hours
5:00 AM Daily
Return times vary throughout the year. October to February: Approximate 8:30 am; April to September: 9:30 am.
Return transfers from all Alice Springs' accommodation.
Camera. Voucher or reference number. $30 Mandatory Civil Aviation Authority Insurance charge per person. Suitable outdoor clothing (not white), enclosed footwear and a hat are recommended. A light jacket is recommended from April to October and mid-winter very warm clothes may be necessary.
Children must be accompanied by an adult. Children 3-5 years old not recommended but considered on an individual basis. Children rate 6-16 years old.
Pick up times vary throughout the year, approximately 1 hour before first light.
Between April - September warm clothing essential including beanie & gloves.
$30 Mandatory Civil Aviation Authority Insurance charge per person payable on the morning of the tour.
Not operating on 25 December, 26 December, 1 January
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