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Hot air ballooning in Sydney: A guide to the top locations and deals

Find out everything there is to know about seeing Sydney and its surroundings from a bird’s-eye view.

Australian Hot Air Ballooning Championship held in Canowindra, and it shows balloons approaching one of designated targets during morning flight.

From discovering the beautiful wine region of the Hunter Valley to floating by the lush, green plains of Macarthur, Sydney and its surrounding areas, there is a variety of options. We've brought all the hot air balloon experiences available to you in one easy guide, with the latest offers and where to book.


Our top picks: Hot air ballooning experiences you can book now in Sydney and its surroundings

Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley with Breakfast

Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley with Breakfast from RedBalloon

Best for: Winery visits

    Highlights:
  • Enjoy a breakfast at a local winery
  • Winery views while you’re flying
  • Meals and snacks included
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    Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon Flight

    Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon Flight from Klook

    Best for: Close to the city

      Highlights:
    • Incredible views of the Macarthur region
    • Self-drive and transfer options available
    • Flight is 2,000 feet off the ground
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      Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee Region

      Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee Region from RedBalloon

      Best for: Countryside views

        Highlights:
      • Buffet breakfast upon return
      • Views include wineries, pastures, hills and green landscapes
      • Complimentary champagne
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        Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek Stay

        Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek Stay from RedBalloon

        Best for: Families

          Highlights:
        • Ideal for a family holiday activity
        • Flight certificates included
        • Inclusive of meals and accommodation
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          Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for two

          Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for two from RedBalloon

          Best for: Couples

            Highlights:
          • Ideal for a weekend away
          • Enjoy complimentary champagne
          • Beautiful views of the Hunter Valley wine region
          • View details

            Why you can trust our recommendations for hot air ballooning in Sydney

            • We compared hot air ballooning in Sydney with top brands such as RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
            • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
            • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our hot air ballooning in Sydney.

            Hot air ballooning in Sydney: Inclusions, locations and more

            ExperienceLocationDurationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley with BreakfastHunter Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • A la carte breakfast with sparkling
            • Vineyards and farmlands sightseeing
            RedBalloon
            Camden Valley Sunrise Balloon FlightCamden Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • Tea and coffee upon arrival
            • Insurance and levy
            • Optional breakfast package
            Klook
            Hunter Valley Sunrise Balloon FlightHunter Valley60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • Optional breakfast package
            • Insurance and levy
            Klook
            Sydney Macarthur Region Hot Air Balloon Flight and Gourmet BreakfastSydney Macarthur Region60 minutes
            • Sunrise flight
            • A la carte gourmet breakfast
            Adrenaline
            Ultimate Romantic Getaway with Private Hot Air Balloon for 2Canowindra60 minutes
            • Private flight for 2
            • Overnight accommodation
            • Dinner and breakfasts included
            • Flight certificate
            • Complimentary bottle of wine
            RedBalloon
            Family Hot Air Balloon with Overnight Midweek StayOrange50-60 minutes
            • Private sunrise flight for 4 people
            • Gourmet breakfast
            • Champagne (18+)
            • Flight certificate
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Macarthur RegionMacarthur60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise balloon flight
            • Spectacular views
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Mudgee RegionMudgee60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Complimentary champagne
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Ballooning over the Hunter Valley for 2Hunter Valley60 minutes
            • A la carte breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Complimentary champagne
            RedBalloon
            Hot Air Balloon Sunrise flight at CanowindraCanowindra45-60 minutes
            • Champagne breakfast post-flight
            • Sunrise flight
            • Flight certificate
            Adrenaline

            Where can I book a hot air balloon experience in Sydney and surrounding areas?

            Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
            Adrenaline
            Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
            5 years
            $10
            No
            Yes
            RedBalloon
            RedBalloon - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
            5 years
            $10
            Yes
            Yes
            Viator
            Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
            Depends on the individual experience
            No
            Yes
            Yes
            Klook
            Klook - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
            Depends on the individual experience
            No
            Yes
            Yes
            Experience Oz
            Experience Oz - Hot Air Ballooning in Sydney
            3 years
            $10
            Yes
            Yes
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            Things to do in Hunter Valley from $15


            Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Sydney

            Where can I do hot air ballooning in Sydney and surrounding areas?

            Hunter Valley: 3.5 hours north of Sydney via car.

            Mudgee: 3.5 hours north-west of Sydney via car.

            Macarthur: 1 hour south-west of Sydney via car.

            Orange: 3.5 hours west of Sydney via car.

            What do I need to bring/wear?

            It is asked that everyone participating in the flight wears enclosed shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. It's also recommended you bring a hat and a camera to capture those jaw-dropping moments.

            Can anyone book a hot air balloon experience?

            There is no experience requirement when taking a hot air balloon flight. Individuals partaking in the activity will need to be able to stand for the full duration and have the ability to enter and exit the basket. People who have had serious injuries and women pregnant past the 12-week mark are unable to fly.


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