NZs most anticipated Balloon Festival returns to Wairarapa in Easter 2022

This magical five day festival promises to be fun for the whole family, with glorious balloons filling the wonderful Wairarapa skies. Each morning, from Thursday 14th - Monday 18th April, balloons will take off from a different local town. Come along, stop, look up, and be in awe of their beauty.

The ascensions will be over Masterton, Carterton, Greytown, and Martinborough, wrapping up with a mystery location on Easter Monday.

Another exciting element to the festival will be the launch of inaugural Sport Ballooning Competition, the first of its kind in New Zealand. Balloonists will complete a series of challenges. Let the very friendly battle begin! 


Unfortunately, the marquee “Night Glow” event planned for Saturday 16 April has been cancelled due to the Red level restrictions, but this does not preclude people from all over Wairarapa and neighbouring regions from enjoying the spectacular display of balloons in the wide open skies.


Check out the 5 day ascension programme:

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