The Kiwi Balloon Company

Waikato's one-of-a-kind hot air ballooning experience!

Operating since 2003

Mark and Wendy are the husband and wife team behind Kiwi Balloon Company. With over 1,600 hours of flight experience and a passion for ballooning since 2000, they are committed to providing their customers with the safest and most enjoyable ballooning experience possible.
Known for their sense of humour and love of aviation, Mark and Wendy are always looking for new ways to improve their safety procedures and customer
If you are looking for a safe and exciting ballooning experience, then you can be confident that you are in good hands with Mark and Wendy.

Mark Brown, Pilot

Mark Brown holds a New Zealand Commercial Balloon Pilot’s License (2009). He has been involved with balloons since 2004.


We are proud of our 100% accident free record and have a good working relationship with the Hamilton Flight Tower.

The Chase Crew

The chase crew with their chase vehicle are always ready to returns us for a celebratory drink and nibbles.

Our values

Every flight, every interaction and how we do business is guided by our core values.

Safety & Professionalism

We are proud to have a 100% accident-free record, thanks to our strict safety procedures and our close working relationship with the Hamilton Flight Tower.

Customer Satisfaction

With hundreds of happy customers, we strive to provide an experience like no other and always go the extra mile.

Enriching the Community

From providing a new perspective on our region, to taking part in hot air balloon shows nationwide, we are proud to be a local, NZ company.


Hi Mark, I want to tell you and the team how much I enjoyed my balloon flight on Auckland Anniversary day.
The day itself was just perfect, as was the flight. If word of mouth is the best advertising – I have been telling everyone how marvellous it was, and showing my photos.

Thank you for a great experience.


Thank you so much for the ride. Was a present to myself for my venture into the 60s!! I just felt so at home up there and so relaxed-could’ve gone on forever!!
I love plants and so enjoyed floating over the top of the gardens, bush and parks of Hamilton-and that was in the city!!
You and your team were so professional and friendly.
Many thanks and hope to catch up with you another time.


Just to say many thanks for the experience and really enjoyed the flight. Lucky with weather being very clear and could see for miles. Already telling friends this is a must.
We have done other flights overseas and this was as professional and fun. Mark was informative and made everyone feel at ease

John & Maxine

I just wanted to send you an email to say thank you so much for the experience you gave my parents on the 20th April! Both of them enjoyed it immensely and said it was a huge pleasure to fly with Mark! Thank you also to Mark for signing my home made vouchers I made for them 🙂 I’ve had them laminated for a keepsake for them both to treasure.

NIkki Taylor