Spring flights for 2

An exclusive flight for 2 is a very special way to see Canberra.  During Floriade* we are offering a special deal on exclusive flights for 2.

You can book a standard weekday flight for 2 for just $1750, a saving of $200 off our regular price.  This includes Australian sparkling wine after your flight, no breakfast.

Or upgrade to a weekday romantic flight for two for $1950 which includes champagne and chocolates during the flight and breakfast at the Hyatt after the flight.  Availability is limited, and bookings can only be made by phoning the office – 02 6249 8660.

*Offer available up until 13 October, depending on pilot availability.


Floriade Flights

Floriade runs from 16 September to 15 October and is a great time for a flight over Canberra.  Canberra literally “springs to life” with the trees budding & blossoming and the Canberra parks a gardens turning green after the Canberra winter – a beautiful site from a hot air balloon.

If the weather conditions permit, you may even be able to see the Floriade gardens from above.

Valentines Day special

Make this Valentine’s Day unforgettable!

Ballooning is our oldest form of flight and the most romantic. Celebrate this Valentine’s day with a hot air balloon flight over Canberra. Book a flight for Tuesday 14 February 2017 and we will include a complimentary full buffet, gourmet breakfast at the Hyatt’s Promenade Café valued at $40 per person and free digital in-flight photo’s valued at $30.

Call us on 02 6249 8660 during office hours or email us to book.


Free gift box

Set new heights this Christmas with a Balloon Flight over Canberra.  Balloon Aloft offer open dated gift certificates which are valid for 12 months.

Call us on 02 6249 8660 and we will include a free gift box with either a Aviation Bear or a Souvenir Cap including delivery*.

Or you can order online and have your gift certificate instantly emailed to you.

*Free gift box offer valid to 23 December.  For interstate delivery orders must be received prior to 16 December, for local Canberra deliveries orders must be received by 21 December with the last delivery on Friday 23 December.  Gift boxes can be picked up from our office at 19 Kallaroo Road, Pialligo.

Fly during Floriade

Floriade runs from Saturday 17 September to Sunday 16 October and is a fabulous time to fly in Canberra.

A  balloon provides a slow moving stable platform which allows photographers to capture fantastic images.  During spring you will see Canberra’s beautiful parklands and gardens come to life with new growth and spring blossoms.  Our pilots will attempt a low level flight over the Floriade site if the wind conditions permit, giving you a full appreciation of the garden art.

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For information about all the activities during the Floriade festival see http://www.floriadeaustralia.com/




The Most Enthusiastic Balloon Passenger In The World!

Lloyd Poulton made his 31st flight with Balloon Aloft Canberra on Tuesday.  We are proud to provide an experience that continues to draw Lloyd back for another flight, and another and another… He is a remarkable aviation enthusiast who has been flying with us for many many years.  Over that time our pilots and crew have come know Lloyd as a personal friend.  His great personality is a bonus on any flight.  We are looking forward to many more years of you flying with us, Lloyd.

Raiders help launch Abode Hotels Hot Air Balloon

Abode Raiders launch

Canberra Raiders Press Release 26 May 2015

The Raiders had a special visit from the brand new Abode Hotels hot air balloon this morning at Raiders HQ, getting the first glimpse of what is said to be the largest hot air balloon ever operated in the capital.

Raiders Coach Ricky Stuart, Captain Jarrod Croker and star players Paul Vaughan and Shaun Fensom, had the opportunity to get up close to the new balloon, which is Balloon Aloft’s latest attraction.

The striking black and white Abode Hotels balloon is as tall as an 8-storey building. It holds 9 tonnes of air, can lift 3.5 tonnes, holds 20 passengers and is the biggest hot air balloon ever operated in the ACT, NSW and Victoria by Balloon Aloft, says Managing Director Ewan Roberts of the company.

This morning, Croker, Fensom and Vaughan joined Coach Ricky Stuart, GEOCON and Abode Hotels to formally unveil the balloon.

“Hot air balloons are fast becoming a visual symbol of Canberra with our balloon festivals and as a popular recreational activity,” says Managing Director of GEOCON and Abode Hotels, Nick Georgalis. “The capital doesn’t have a lot of billboard advertising so we thought we’d go sky high another way.”

Raiders Captain Jarrod Croker said it was great to see the balloon drop by to Raiders HQ this morning and encouraged people to check it out.

“It’s a very impressive sight when it’s fully inflated and ready to go,” Croker said. “I’m sure you’ll get a great view of Canberra if you book in for a ride in the new Abode Balloon and it seems like it would be plenty of fun.”

Abode Hotels intends to offer exclusive packages for hotel guests to ride the balloon and see all that Canberra has to offer from up above. Visit www.abodehotels.com.au for more information.

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IMAGES: Raiders Players Paul Vaughan, Jarrod Croker and Shaun Fensom joined Coach Ricky Stuart this morning  in the new Abode Hotels hot air balloon.

Certificate of Excellence winners

Winning the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence is a true source of pride for the entire team at Balloon Aloft Canberra and we’d like to thank all of our past passengers who took the time to complete a review on TripAdvisor. There is no greater seal of approval than being recognised by one’s customers. With the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence based on customer reviews, the accolade is a remarkable vote of confidence to our business and our continued commitment to excellence.

1st day Balloon Spectacular

What a fabulous way to kick of the 2015 Canberra Balloon Spectacular.  Beautiful skies with a launch from Old Parliament House.  The event runs each morning until Sunday 15 March.  Call 02 6249 8660 for flight bookings.

Here are some images from this morning:

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Canberra Balloon Spectacular, 7-15 March

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is almost here.  We are looking forward to welcoming 2 new special shape balloons to Australia; “Yoda” and “Angry Birds”.

Flights are still available if you would like to be part of this fabulous event. Phone us on 02 6249 8660 to book.  For more information and prices click here.

CBS 2015 shapesSome photos from previous years:

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2013 Darth and Peacock




Boxing Day balloon flights

We have a limited number of places left for a flight on Boxing Day.

Boxing Day flights are $340 per person and include your flight of approximately 1 hour followed by a traditional champagne celebration in the gardens of the Hyatt Hotel.  An optional full buffet breakfast is available for an extra $40 per peron.

Please call the office to book on 02 6249 8660 (this date not available online).

Flights on other days can be booked online or by phone.

Open dated Gift Certificates are also available online and will be instantly emailed back.  You have the choice of
- a weekday flight for $290 per person, or
- a weekend/any day flight for $340 per person.
An optional full buffet breakfast is $40 per person, non flying companions can also join you for breakfast.



Floriade Nightfest discount balloon flights

Balloon Aloft Canberra are offering a special discount for visitors to Floriade Nightfest.  Book a hot air balloon flight during Floriade and present us with your Floriade Nightfest ticket and we will offer you a 10% discount off your flight.

A weekday flight is normally $290 per person, so the discounted rate is $261.  A weekend flight is normally $340 per person, so the discounted rate is $ 306.

Your flight includes Champagne and/or fruit juice.  Breakfast is an optional extra; $40 per person for a full buffet gourmet breakfast at the Hyatt Hotel.

This offer applies to new bookings only.

World Junior Hot Air Ballooning Championships

DG-world-champsThe World Junior Hot Air Ballooning Championships are currently happening in Vichy, France.  Balloon Aloft are proud that two of our pilots are representing us there.

  1. Dan Gillespie is competing in Team Australia, and
  2. Gary Lacey is Deputy Director of the event.

Our chief pilot Richard Gillespie is also part of  the support crew for Dan.   You can follow Dan and fellow Team Australia member Angus Peart on the following websites: http://www.worldjunior2014hab.org/Australia-1.html  or   http://balloon.hu/new/?p=1554

Dan is flying the Cameron’s Balloon (pictured below left) and Angus has the blue pink and black balloon (below right).

Winter Special

Save $40 for flights during Winter 2014. 

Balloon Aloft Canberra are offering a website special if you fly before the end of winter*.  Book a flight now for just:

– $250pp weekday (normally $290pp) or

– $300pp weekends (normally $340pp)

Your flight time is approximately 45 minutes to an hour and includes Australian sparkling wine after landing and your flight certificate.  Breakfast may be purchased for an additional $40 per person.

Please call Balloon Aloft on 6249 8660 to book; not available on-line.

*This offer is valid for flights booked to fly on dates between 1 June and 31 August.

Gift certificates  purchased at the discounted winter 2014 special  rate are subject to these conditions: Gift certificates are valid for 12 months but these discounted gift certificates are not valid for special events including, but not exclusive to, Floriade and the Balloon Spectacular, nor are they valid between 25 December to 1 January.


Last chance to fly ….

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular continues until Sunday 16 March, so if you haven’t had chance to get down to Old Parliament House to see the balloons this weekend is your last chance.

Flights are still available on Sunday 16 March.  Please call 02 6285 1540 to book.

This photo was taken this morning.

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Balloon Spectacular

We have had 2 fabulous days of flying with the Canberra Balloon Spectacular.  Flights still available – but you must ring to book – phone 02 6285 1540.

– this photo from Saturday, supplied by Adrian Kelson

CBS 2014 AK 9 March

see our Facebook page for more photos, including todays rainbow

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs each day until Sunday 16 March.  For more information http://canberraballoons.com.au/flight-info/events/

We are moving ….

After 12 years in Phillip the building is being demolished 🙁  and we have to move.

The office will be closed from 4pm Wednesday 12 February and will reopen (hopefully) on Friday 21 February at our new address in Pialligo.

We are still flying and will be answering phones and emails remotely during the move.  Continue to contact us on 02 6285 1540 or email info@canberraballoons.com.au