Lifting off 13-17 April 2017

Balloon Rides


Experience the magic of the Wairarapa from a hot air balloon!

Saturday and Sunday fully sold – get in quick for other days during the festival!

Take to the skies at sunrise on an incredible hot air balloon ride over Wairarapa. Ride with the country’s top commercial balloon operator at the 2016 Wairarapa Balloon Festival and feel the magic of floating over a changing landscape of vineyards, rolling hills and green paddocks. Travel wherever the wind takes you for approximately 1 hour before gently touching down to champagne to celebrate your amazing hot air balloon experience.

Flights, are around an hour long, are offered daily during the festival, with early starts to catch the sun rising across the heart of the Wairarapa.

Hot Air Balloon Ride Includes:

  • $350 per person
  • Approximately 1 hour flight
  • Champagne to celebrate your amazing hot air balloon flight
  • Fly in the festival with up to 20 other balloons surrounding you
  • Gently soar over the breathtaking Wairarapa Valley, enjoying panoramic views of vineyards and rolling hills
  • Expert Pilots – operator is CAA 115 approved in New Zealand

Passengers will be expected to check in for their flights by approx. 6.30am. Your experienced and knowledgeable pilot will take you through a safety briefing so you know what to expect during takeoff, flight and landing. There are plenty of opportunities to take photos – make sure you remember your camera! Flights are subject to weather and availability. 

BOOKINGS: Please phone Michael on 0274 368 308 or book online through Eventfinda!

GIFT VOUCHERS: Treat your special person with a money can’t buy experience. We can provide a gift voucher for the amazing experience listed above to be used between 25-29th February 2016. Please email us at or book online through Eventfinda.


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