The Flight

Greet the sunrise from the lofty heights of your hot air balloon.

This is the stuff that dreams are made of. No matter what adventures you experience in life, you will never forget a ride in a hot-air-balloon.

Up, Up and Away

Feel your spirits soar as you float gently across city and farmlands, rivers and towns.  Let the wind take you where it will. You could find yourself high above the mighty Waikato River as it cleaves a path through the region which bears its name, or gazing at bush clad mountain tops that were once volcanoes.

The balloon flies as fast as the wind blows, so it’s comfortable and calm in the basket. Each flight brings a new adventure and a different destination.

The Flight Departure

At The Take Off Site
At The Take Off Site
Your experience begins at dawn, when the breeze is gentle and the air is cool. Watching the balloon inflate is a part of your adventure. Anticipation builds, before you know it the air inside the balloon becomes lighter than the air outside, and very gently you are flying.  Beautiful things are so simple!

The Decent
The Decent

At around an hour into the flight, the pilot looks for a suitable landing place. As the balloon is steered by different wind currents at different altitudes, the landing is the most demanding part of the Kiwi Balloon flight.

The Finale
The Finale

Back onto firm ground, the balloon is packed away with everybody’s help. Afterwards return to the launch site for a traditional celebration of bubbly and snacks.

We celebrate the flight with a complimentary bubbly and snacks at a restaurant.