Lifting off 25-29 February 2016


We have a number of well known Pilots and Balloons this year. To see some of our biggest and best ballooons on display this year click here.

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Night Glow

A magical evening for the whole family. Tethered Balloons light up the night sky in a dazzling display set to music.

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Festival Programme

2016 Festival Programme coming soon! To see what is happening each day click here

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Balloon Rides

Experience the magic of the Wairarapa from a hot air balloon! Flights are around an hour long, offered daily during the festival and with early starts to catch the sun rising across the heart of the Wairarapa.

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This is the must see family fun­­ event of the year. The 2016 Wairarapa Balloon Festival will be bright and brilliant with many fantastic Hot Air Balloons filling the Wairarapa skies during this 5 day region wide event with competitions and sky high spectacles that are sure to please! Balloons launch everyday at dawn in a breathtaking display from locations in Masterton, Carterton, Greytown and weather permitting, some late afternoon flights may also take place. There is even a kids treasure hunt! Don't miss the dazzling festival spectacle! The Trust House Night Glow Show - Saturday 27th February. Tickets will be available online through Eventfinda soon. Check out the festival programme to see what's going on at this years Wairarapa Balloon Festival! Be sure to like us on Facebook for all the updates in the lead up to the event and we'll also keep you posted on what's going on during the event!.

Our special shape from the 2015 Wairarapa Balloon Festival - Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot!

Peg Leg Pete
Peg Leg Pete the Pirate Parrot

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