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We are a family owned and operated business. If you are unable to contact us please leave a message or send us an email. We will get back to you at our earliest convenience. Due to the early nature of ballooning please‚Äč

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                        (0508 4 22556)

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BUSNESS MOBILE: +64 (0)27 915 4972



Looking for Hot Air Balloon Tours across Canterbury, Christchurch, or Methven, New Zealand? Call Ballooning Canterbury for the Most Incredible Experience


Have you been wanting to explore all the beauty that New Zealand has to offer in person? Are you looking for a great touring option that will provide you with a remarkable and unique viewing experience? Are you looking to entertain and delight a small group of friends, co-workers, or family members? Exploring the many sights New Zealand has to offer is an incredibly rewarding experience, and with hot air balloon tours across New Zealand, this adventure can be had by anyone.


Booking hot air balloon tours across Christchurch or Canterbury in New Zealand can provide you with some of the area’s most exhilarating, unbelievable, and highly coveted sights. Have you dreamed of seeing the entirety of the Southern Alps? With hot air balloon tours in New Zealand, you can see this and many other remarkable landmarks and scenic views.


If you’d love to take one of the most unforgettable hot air balloon tours across Methven or Canterbury, you ought to book a tour with Ballooning Canterbury.


Take Breathtaking Hot Air Balloon Tours Across Canterbury with Ballooning Canterbury


Ballooning Canterbury is a family owned business providing residents with fantastic opportunities to see their New Zealand homeland through an incredible lens. We've been offering hot air balloon tours through Methven and surrounding areas for four years now and fully believe our hot air balloon tours are the best in the area. As one of three hot air balloon touring companies, we strive to provide the best experience and service. Not only do we go up in the air more than any other local ballooning company, but we are also customer-focused and dedicated.


When you book your hot air balloon tours across Christchurch or Canterbury with our professional team, you'll receive a customisable experience your entire group will love. No matter what the event or occasion is, we can tailor the experience to fit your individual needs best.


Booking Your First Hot Air Balloon Ride with Ballooning Canterbury


Before booking your trip, it’s important to decide what your group would like to see, how many people you’ll be bringing, and when you’d like to take this excursion. Once you have these details in order, you can book your hot air balloon ride online or by calling us at 0508 42 25 56. We’re also happy to answer any questions you might have before finalising your booking.


Once your trip is planned, all you need to do is show up ready to soar through the sky. We do ask you to wear comfortable, sensible clothing and shoes and even allow you to be involved in the take-off and landing procedures if you'd like to be. Feel free to bring a camera for your time up in the air, but we'll also provide photos of your experience by way of Facebook and Weibo.

Why wait? Book the adventure of a lifetime with Ballooning Canterbury, today.

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.