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                        (0508 4 22556)

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BUSNESS MOBILE: +64 (0)27 915 4972



Heading to New Zealand? We Offer the Ultimate Sight Seeing Tours to Visitors of Canterbury, Christchurch and Methven


Add a stunning, once in a lifetime bird's eye view to your New Zealand trip, with sightseeing tours in Canterbury, from the South Island's best tourism operator, Ballooning Canterbury. We take sightseeing tours to the next level and we take you high into the sky to experience the stunningly beautiful views of scenery that most only dream of.


Planning a Trip to Christchurch? Why Not Add Methven as Well, Where You'll Find the Best Sight Seeing Tours in New Zealand


Only a short drive to Christchurch, Methven boasts the most stunning natural landscapes in the country, making it a tourist's dream! Ballooning Canterbury offers unique and magical sight seeing tours, with sunrise balloon rides over the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean. Our family-owned and operated business comes backed by the best pilots in New Zealand along with the latest in flying technology.


Take your holiday photos to new heights, and become the envy of your friends when you return home with the stunning pictures of your balloon sightseeing tour. Full 360-degree views of some of the greatest beauty Mother Nature and New Zealand has to offer will inspire the inner landscape photographer in you to burst free and capture the stunning sunrise moments. We promise a captivating sightseeing tour you'll remember for the rest of your life.


Ballooning Canterbury: Sight Seeing Tours like No Other


Have you ever wondered what it feels like to be a bird? Flying and gliding peacefully above the rest of the world and enjoying the tranquil serenity of soaring above nature's most beautiful and wondrous creations? Well, now you can experience just that, with a sunrise balloon flight that takes you high above the ground and into your own little world.


Most sightseeing tours offer you beautiful views marred by scores and scores of tourists. Your photos come back ruined with other people in the background and selfie sticks that subtract from the moment you tried to capture. Sightseeing tours from Canterbury Ballooning, however, remove all the intrusion from other tourists and put uninterrupted views of some of the world's most beautiful natural scenery in their place. The ultimate tourist desire!


Remove yourself from the hustle and bustle of regular life on the ground, and take a ride of calming peace and tranquillity instead. Breathe in the beauty of a magical sunrise and begin your day refreshed and in awe of the world. An experience of a lifetime you'll simply never forget.


Call our receptionist Kate on +64 3 318 0860 to see how Ballooning Canterbury can tailor a stunningly beautiful balloon ride experience to your specific needs, and turn your New Zealand holiday into the ultimate trip of a lifetime. Perfect for weddings, or a unique family experience, this is part of your holiday that you'll talk about for years and years to come. Ballooning Canterbury, New Zealand's ultimate scenic adventure.


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.