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                        (0508 4 22556)

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BUSNESS MOBILE: +64 (0)27 915 4972



Looking for the Ultimate Present? Book an Adventure Tour in Canterbury, Christchurch, or Methven, New Zealand for an Unforgettable Experience


Some of the best gift ideas are experiences, rather than tangible items. Remember your favourite vacation or trip? Whether it was an experience abroad or a trip to a museum, zoo, or famous tourist attraction, sometimes the best gift is the gift of great memories.


If you’re trying to decide on a gift for someone who loves adventure, sightseeing, or trying new things, there are great options out there. If you want to make sure your gift is truly unforgettable and unique, you ought to consider something original like a hot air balloon ride.


New Zealand is a gorgeous place to explore and even more stunning when looked down on from above. When you book an adventure tour of New Zealand in a hot air balloon, you’ll get to see the country from new and exciting heights, from the gorgeous landscapes to the mesmerising Pacific Ocean. A balloon trip over this stunning land is an experience you’ll simply never forget.


Why You Should Book an Adventure Tour across New Zealand with Ballooning Canterbury


If a balloon tour sounds like the perfect gift for that someone special, you’ll want to talk to our professional team at Ballooning Canterbury. Ballooning Canterbury has been helping people just like you to book adventure tours of Canterbury and surrounding areas for the past four years. We have some of the best pilots in all New Zealand and offer balloon flights on more days than any other company in the area! We also operate with only the safest and latest technological devices and fully promise to offer you the best views in the country!


If you’re looking for a romantic gift for your spouse, an awesome way to spend the day with a friend, or a family memory to treasure forever, then book your adventure tour near Christchurch with us. There’s nothing more amazing than taking one of our flights while watching the sun set over the landscape and the stunning Pacific Ocean.


Why Fly with Ballooning Canterbury over Other Balloon Competitors?


We’re proud to be a family-owned business who focuses on making the balloon flight experience as incredible as possible for you. When you book an adventure tour over Methven, you’ll get a quality ride in a high-class balloon that can fit a large group or small, intimate party. Our pilots are also highly qualified and extremely passionate about flying, which will make your trip even more amazing.


We can also fly from several different places within the Canterbury region, making it easy for you to book your adventure tour over Christchurch or surrounding areas. We aim to please and know you’ll love our awesome tours.

Are you ready to get started and book your first adventure tour over Methven or another place in the Canterbury area? Book your couples or group flight with us today for an experience you’ll hang onto for the rest of your life.


We are passionate about flying. Michael Oakley is one of New Zealand’s top balloonists. He has been ballooning since 1987, he has won national ballooning events throughout New Zealand and represented New Zealand at the World Hot Air Balloon Championships in Mildrua, Australia.


Michael is also a keen glider pilot with years of experience in cross country soaring. He is the  current New Zealand gliding champion with world and New Zealand records and over 5000 hours flying.


We are passionate about Canterbury. Michael was born and raised in the area and is a 5th generation Canterbury farmer.

Michael’s experience with flying, Canterbury’s unique weather patterns and the local landscape gives him a wealth of knowledge to guide you through the elements you’re flying in, as well as providing insight into the fertile Canterbury Plains, river gorges and mountains passing below.