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  • Languages Offered: English
Itinerary
Roll out of bed for pickup at your Alice Springs hotel. You’ll ride to the balloon launch site, where you can learn about the flight mechanics and safety considerations while watching the crew unroll the balloon in the predawn.

Once in the basket, head high into the sky for the best possible views of the region as the sun illuminates the red dirt. Snap photos and listen to your guide's commentary on the history and environment; look out for native red kangaroos. There’s no better way to see the landscape without booking an expensive helicopter or plane tour.

Back on the ground, refresh yourself with juice and sparkling wine before heading back to the hotel, a whole day in the outback ahead of you. A “balloon chase” option can be booked for those who’d like to join the tour, but don't actually want to go up in the balloon.
Locations visited
MacDonnell Ranges
Outback Ballooning
Overview
Get amazing views of Alice Springs and the outback’s red center on this early-morning balloon ride. Book ahead of time to guarantee a spot on the balloon, which flies high above the rugged landscape for epic views and photo ops. Hear insightful commentary from your guide along the way. Back on the ground, refuel with light refreshments, including sparkling wine, before going about your full day in the outback.
Highlights
  • Choose from 30- or 60-minute flight to suit your schedule and budget
  • Get epic views and photo ops of the red dirt outback as the sun rises
  • Insightful commentary from your balloon pilot and guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off makes for a hassle-free adventure
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Reviewed 7 July 2018
I don't balloon much, but when I do, it's with Outback Ballooning!

My first trip with this outfit was way back in the 90's and I even brought my T-shirt from back then with me (I haven't ballooned since, so my headline is true...) The T-shirt got big laughs and our trip was great fun for the...More

Thank travelingconsult2016
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile
How’s the serenity

We came up for Finke and added this bucket list item to our week away. It was absolutely worth every cent, the views were spectacular. The staff were brilliant and the champagne breakfast was perfection. Thanks guys

Thank cooperspies
Reviewed 22 February 2018
Excellent Morning

Collected on time albeit very early in the morning to catch the sunrise. Arrived on site to a perfect morning and watched as the crew fired up the balloon (Duncan,the pilot, tour guide and sometimes office girl. Brett the ground crew, joke teller, folding up...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile
Great experience. Try to force yourself to do it if you are scared of heights!

I did the one hour sunrise flight recently with my mother. I had won this experience as part of a whole holiday package and was initially going to back out of the ballooning because I am terrified of heights. I'll admit I cried for the...More

2  Thank Megan R
Reviewed 6 September 2017
Great sunrise trip

Enjoyed a 30 min plus trip with a full basket of 24 people across southern Alice Springs with great views of the Western Macs. Was warmer up in air than on ground, but still needed to rug up a bit. Where clothes you are happy...More

Thank Neville B
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