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Wairarapa Balloon Festival 2017

This is the must-see family fun event of the year – a festival for kids of all ages. A big pink cat named High Kitty all the way from the USA will be the star of this autumn’s spectacular Wairarapa Balloon Festival from 13th to 17th April 2017. 

“An Alien Rocket is Landing” The Alien Rocket it's as tall as a 10 storey building, standing at a height of 29 metres, and extraordinarily was designed and built completely by the pilot, Canadian Alain Bard.

Be sure to welcome High Kitty and The Alien Rocket along with many other Hot Air Balloons during this 5 day region wide event with competitions and sky high spectacles that are sure to please!


Copthorne Solway Night Glow Going Ahead Easter Saturday from 3pm

All pre-purchased tickets transfer to Saturday.

The weather forecast is good for Saturday. We have spectators, suppliers, food vendors travelling from afar.

Please keep an eye on the Wairarapa Balloon Festival Facebook page as this will be updated first throughout the festival.

Thanks heaps for all your support!!!

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WBS Pilot Flight Path

Easter Saturday at 12:30–14:30

Queen Elizabeth Park, Masterton

Easter Saturda bring the kids down and navigate your way through Masterton's famous Queen Elizabeth Park using clues handed out by the balloon pilots along the way in order to reach the final destination and your reward.

Starting point is Kids own Playground.