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Ride in a Hot Air Balloon above Queenstown with Premier Hot Air Balloon Rides in Auckland, Presented by Ballooning Canterbury


Are you looking to do something unforgettable for your wedding or bridal shower? Are you planning a birthday for someone special that’s unlike any other? Perhaps you’re looking to throw a fabulous, unforgettable family get together. Or maybe, you’re searching for a great event or activity to promote team building among your employees.


Activities tend to bring people closer together, especially when they’re all working toward a common goal and receive a tremendous reward. Sound like the type of event you’re seeking? Then you might be searching for a ride in a hot air balloon in Auckland.


Why Hot Air Balloon Rides in Auckland Are Great for Groups


If you’re looking for a great activity to unite people, that they will also treasure forever, hot air balloon rides in Queenstown and nearby areas can be a fantastic option. Hot air balloons provide the opportunity for people to work and relax together in an environment that’s so incredible, it’s almost surreal.


When you ride in a hot air balloon over Queenstown or nearby areas, you get to enjoy an unbelievable experience with others, creating a lasting bonding moment that will continuously bring you and the rest of the group members together. Furthermore, many hot air balloon rides in Queenstown allow the passengers to help inflate and pack the balloon before and after their ride, which is a beneficial activity that contributes towards creating an even deeper bond.


Forget traditional dinners and drinks or group outings to a show or performance. Instead, you can create a memorable experience for your next group outing by booking a ride in a hot air balloon over Auckland with the region’s best provider, Ballooning Canterbury.


Reasons to Book Your Event with Ballooning Canterbury


Ballooning Canterbury is made up of a team of professional staff members and dedicated, certified aviation pilots who all want to ensure your event is every bit as awesome as you hope it will be. We provide customised tours for large groups, which means you can take in the sights over any location in the Canterbury area. Enjoy the thrill of the sky as you indulge in the stunning views of the Pacific Ocean or remarkable New Zealand landscape.


We have three modern, safe, and technologically advanced hot air balloons which will steadily carry you up into the clouds. We can also carry up to 30 people across our three balloons and also offer more flying days than the other two leading balloon companies in the region. Best of all, we promise that our balloons offer the best sights over any other hot air balloon company.

Don’t book another boring corporate event, lacklustre family reunion, or half-hearted party. Instead, book an experience that everyone will love and talk about for years to come. Book your event with us online today and give us a call if you have any questions about our services.


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.