Fly with us over the beautiful hunter valley vineyards. Meeting 45mins before sunrise at the central Mercure Resort at Hunter Valley Gardens, your adventure will take about 3 – 4 hours with about 1 hour in the air. Watch a hot air balloon be inflated, join in the excitement of the launch before you gently drift over the vines.
Celebrate the flight with complimentary champagne and chocolate then warm up with a full cooked breakfast at Mercure hotel.
Bonus: Get a complimentary wine tasting session at the Tamburlaine Organic Wines winery after your balloon flight along with a complimentary Wine Lovers membership giving you access to exclusive deals on their award winning organic wines.
Call our office on 1300 807 024 the night before you fly between 6:30 – 7:00pm to check the weather and to confirm the meeting time. If you have any last minute questions before you go, now is the time to ask. You will be talking to a human – not a machine!
IMPORTANT: The below times are approximates. Please only refer to your specific meeting time given to you the day prior
Normally at 45 minutes before sunrise we will meet at the Mercure Resort, on the corner of Broke and McDonald Road, for a quick introduction and briefing before boarding our 4WD to take you to your launch site. Make sure you don’t forget your camera.
For clothing, we recommend long trousers, covered shoes and a long-sleeved top/jacket. Natural fibres are best. Should you be tall, or a bit thin on top (like the pilot!) then we suggest a cap.
Once we arrive at the launch site the pilot and ground crew get to work inflating the balloon. You are welcome to join in or stand back and enjoy the spectacle.
Following the launch, relax as you take to the skies above the beautiful Hunter Valley. Take in the views and soak up the experience of an intimate balloon flight. You will be aloft for about 1 hour before coming back to earth.
Earn your breakfast or not, it is up to you. Once landed the balloon is packed away and the ground crew are there to drive us back to the Mercure Resort for the tradition glass of bubbles and breakfast.
A champagne celebration hosted by your pilot follows the flight. Enjoy the log fire in winter or relax in the gardens in summer as we celebrate your flight in the traditional way. With only a few passengers each morning this is a time relax with your new friends.