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                        (0508 4 22556)

                      - NZ numbers only


BUSNESS MOBILE: +64 (0)27 915 4972



Experience a New Zealand sunrise, with Balloon Rides over Methven and Christchurch


There's something completely magical about a sunrise. The peace and tranquillity that this dawning of the new day brings, offering all of Mother Nature's beauty when few are even awake to be aware of its existence, is just pure bliss. What better way to experience this beautiful example of nature, than from high in the air, before the rest of the world has even opened their eyes? Join us in the sky and see for yourself!


Sunrise Balloon Rides: The Perfect Start to your New Zealand Getaway.


Heading to Christchurch? Looking for the perfect way to view the dreamy landscape that the South Island has to offer? Ballooning Canterbury, located in Canterbury Plains, boasts the best balloon ride location in New Zealand, thanks to superb weather conditions and the most incredible scenery on the island. We can offer more fly days than our competitors because our location is lucky to have the most flight-friendly conditions in the country.


Your road trip to Christchurch just got better, with your destination offering the best sunrise views from above the Pacific Ocean. Board the basket, soar high into the sky and bear witness to the naturally breathtaking beauty of Christchurch and its uniquely stunning scenery. With uninterrupted, 360-degree views of the ever-changing landscape, you'll literally feel on top of the world.


The most romantic experience: Sunrise balloon rides over Christchurch


With views of the Southern Alps and the Pacific Ocean, sunrise balloon rides with Ballooning Canterbury will bring you many of Mother Nature’s most stunning views, while peacefully gliding through the air above the beautifully diverse landscape of the South Island. Our balloon rides can be booked for small groups, keeping the experience wonderfully romantic and uniquely personal. Treat your loved ones to the most unforgettable experience, one that you will both treasure for a lifetime.


Our safe landing back to land concludes with complimentary champagne and fresh fruit, rounding off your balloon ride with a celebration! Perfect for weddings or weekend getaways, treat your close ones with the ultimate display of love, as you glide high above the land, in your own romantic world. The sunrise photo opportunities are endless, providing for a multitude of phenomenal backdrops in which you can capture the memories of your experience. Charge up your camera batteries and let the picturesque mountains, inviting sunrise and captivating birds eye views do all the work for you in capturing your balloon ride memories.


Call Ballooning Canterbury Today to Book your Special Flight


Our family-owned and operated business is here to help you plan your sunrise balloon ride experience of a lifetime! Call our office today on +64 3 318 0860, to see how we can tailor the experience to suit you. Boasting years of experience, holding world records, and with a passion that shows in every flight, you can rest assured knowing your experience will be nothing short of phenomenal. 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.