We had an absolutely fantastic time ballooning! The weather was great and we were really fortunate the weather permitted is to go. And what a fantastic day we had. This is a must do while in New Zealand! The morning sky was lit up all pink and orange. Fantastic to get to see all the dairy and sheep farms from the sky. Michael really knew his stuff and was so helpful. He even went through the trouble after the tour to help guide us to the other must dos in New Zealand. The customer service was superb and I had originally tried going through another company who didn't even take the time to return my phone call. I would definitely recommend not only going ballooning while in NZ but going ballooning through Ballooning Canterbury. They made our experience one we will never be able to forget!
I had never been on a hot air balloon before and had always wanted to go on one, so whilst away in New Zealand we decided to book it, and it was the best decision we made! The crew from Ballooning Canterbury were brilliant, they were really informative and made us feel extremely safe and cared for. The views from the balloon were spectacular and the champagne breakfast once we landed was a great way to end the trip. The whole experience was absolutely fantastic and definitely something I would do again!
This was an absolutely incredible experience, we have travelled around New Zealand for 5 weeks and this was by far the best thing we did and we could not recommend this trip enough. Michael is a brilliant pilot who made us feel extremely safe at all times and is also extremely knowledgeable, giving us great insight and knowledge about the local area. The views from the balloon were absolutely amazing and it was incredibly quiet and peaceful up in the baloon. One of the best experiences we have ever done, if we are lucky enough to come back to New Zealand in the future this will be top of our list of things to do again!
This was one of our biggest highlights during our 2 week trip to New Zealand! It was breathtakingly beautiful to float above the mountains and fields as the sun rose. Michael did a great job, and I felt in very good hands. We even got to help set up the balloon. It was a wonderful, once-in-a-lifetime experience!
A different experience!
We really enjoyed the trip and had a different surprising experience. You wont get this anywhere else. The host was welcoming,caring, protective and very jovial. Definitely recommend to everyone.
Thaenarasan Manampathy Selva from Singapore
Absolutely incredible experience
The best thing we will do in New Zealand by far and we could not recommend this trip enough. Michael is a brilliant pilot who made us feel extremely safe at all times and is also extremely knowledgeable giving us great insight and knowledge about the local area. The views from the balloon were absolutely amazing and it was incredibly quiet and peaceful up in the balloon. One of the best experiences we have ever done, if we are lucky enough to come back to New Zealand in the future this will be top of our list of things to do again!
Chris and Steph UK
Very Good Experience!
It was very good fun! Awesome experience! Staffs are friendly, and pilot is very experienced. My mum and me all loved it. Highly recommend!
Yu Liu from New Zealand
I have always wanted to go hot air ballooning. Michael, the pilot, was capable and experienced, and at all times I felt completely safe. He was very accommodating to help all passengers get the photos they wanted and was very knowledgeable about the areas we were flying over. We had fantastic views of much of the South Island, and could even see the top of Mt Cook. I highly recommend this experience.
Lisa Schmierer from New Zealand
It was a trip for a lifetime
It was a trip for a lifetime! The staff was super nice and especially the pilot. He told us many things about the region we were flying over at that moment, so it wasn't only watching but also listening. They fetched me for 20$ at my hostel in Christchurch and brought me afterwards to the airport as I wished them to. The little snacks were really yummy and I was the lucky one to keep a very special souvenir of it. Maybe you will be the next one! Thank you so much, Hot Air Ballooning Canterbury!
Leonie Holst from Germany