2015 Canberra Balloon Spectacular

Saturday 7 to Sunday 15 March

The “Spectacular” will again be held on the lawns in front of Old Parliament House where a mass of balloons will inflate at sunrise each morning (weather permitting), and after a gentle lift off, fly over the lake and city. Balloons come from all over Australia and overseas.  This year we welcome 2 new shapes to Australia – “Yoda” and “Angry Bird”.

Become part of the 2015 Canberra Festival Balloon Spectacular and book a PASSENGER flight. Flight costs are as follows.

Weekend flights*: $360 per person or $260 per child aged 6-12.
Weekday flights*: $310 per person or $220 per child aged 6-12.
*Please note: Monday 10 March is the Canberra Day public holiday and at the weekend rate.

All flights during the Spectacular are approximately 45-60 minutes. Following the flight all passengers will be presented with a commemorative flight certificate and offered champagne and a cooked breakfast prepared by the Lions Club of Canberra.


Balloons will start inflating at approximately 6.30am and will be expected to launch at around 7am, so make sure you get up early to see this amazing site. Breakfast can be purchased on the morning from a variety of vendors or bring your own picnic. This is a free community event for spectators.

FLIGHT BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.  Phone 02 6249 8660, or email

Some photo’s from the 2013 & 2014 Canberra Balloon Spectacular

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Saturday 13 September to Sunday 12 October 2014

The best way to enjoy Canberra’s International Floriade display is from a low level flight in a hot air balloon. The full glory of millions of blooming flowers arranged in a themed design is spectacular.

Spring is a fabulous time to fly in Canberra with the spring blossoms all around the city and the beautiful Floriade display at Commonwealth Park.  Sunrise flights are scheduled daily, and when the weather conditions suit, Balloon Aloft fly over the Floriade site.

Bookings are essential during this busy period.