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                        (0508 4 22556)

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BUSNESS MOBILE: +64 (0)27 915 4972



Looking for the Best Sight Seeing Tours in Canterbury or Christchurch, New Zealand? Ballooning Canterbury Will Show You the Time of Your Life



With such beautiful scenery from the Canterbury Plains to the Southern Alps, it’s no wonder why sightseeing tours near Christchurch are so popular. There are many ways to explore this stunning land, such as hiking and walking tours or even bus tours. Exploring this countryside offers unique perspectives into the country we live in, and can help us better appreciate how lucky we are to live in such a stunning country.


Another option that doesn’t involve walking and allows you to take in more of the country is sightseeing tours in New Zealand by hot air balloon. Hot air balloons allow you to have a relaxing, ethereal experience while witnessing some of the most amazing landscapes in the world. Imagine watching the sun set over the twinkling Pacific Ocean as you hover weightlessly above?

If you’d like to experience one of the best sightseein tours of Canterbury, be sure to check out the amazing adventure ballooning experience with Ballooning Canterbury


Indulge in Sight Seeing Tours in New Zealand with Ballooning Canterbury


Whether you love travelling and exploring, or know someone who does, giving the gift of premiere sightseeing tours around Christchurch is a gift that is bound to be treasured forever. If you want to make sure your excursion is just right, be sure to book it with the professionals at Ballooning Canterbury.  


At Ballooning Canterbury, we promise to provide you and your group with an unforgettable, inspiring, and fun-filled balloon adventure. Forget other sightseeing tours in New Zealand – we can show you the best sights from high up above! You’ll be dazzled by unbelievable views and scenery that you never knew was right under your nose in New Zealand.


Ballooning Canterbury is also top notch when it comes to safety. We only employ high experienced and diligent aviation pilots, all of whom are fully licensed and well-trained. You never have to worry when you come to us; just sit back, relax, and enjoy your ride.


What You Need to Know Before Your Balloon Ride


If you’ve never been in a hot air balloon before, you’re in for a real treat. However, there are a few things you should always keep in mind to make sure you get the most out of your balloon adventure.


  • Wear warm clothes and comfortable, closed shoe
  • Don’t wear a scarf on the day of your rid
  • Each balloon ride lasts roughly one hou
  • You can help inflate and pack up the balloon before and after fligh
  • Bring a camera to document amazing picture
  • We will offer a light snack and drinks after you lan
  • We’ll provide you with pictures taken of you in-flight via Facebook or Wiebo

Aside from that, just show up energised and ready to see beautiful New Zealand. We promise it will be a once in a lifetime experience. Ready to get started and take your first balloon ride? Book your appointment online 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.