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When it comes to high-flying adventures our hot air balloon rides offer the perfect combination of thrills and relaxation. There's something truly magical about floating with the wind and taking in the views. If you've never tried a balloon flight before then maybe now is time to make it happen. Take a look at the range of options available here at Adrenaline.
What to expect on the day of your hot air balloon flight?
Your adventure begins in the cooler, still hours of the early morning, when the air is more stable. The launch site is determined by the weather on the morning and the Hot Air Balloon inflated using a giant portable fan, before the burner is turned on and basket tipped into an upright position. Then it’s time to clamber into the wicker basket and gently rise, as the burner heats the air inside the balloon.
The Hot Air Balloon flight is both picturesque and tranquil. You hear very little sound from the awakening world below. The silence is only broken with blasts from the propane burner heating the air in your balloon to keep you cruising across the skies for longer. Watch as the sun bursts from the horizon and paints the sky pink in a spectacular morning sunrise.
Your destination remains a mystery till the final touchdown – you surrender control and are taken in the direction of the wind. In some locations you'll top off your exhilarating morning with a champagne breakfast, and reflect on the adventure you’ve just embarked on.
Where are hot air balloon rides available in Australia?
Hot air ballooning is an incredible adventure and a true bucket-list favourite. But, you needn't have to travel a long way to enjoy these rides as they are available in locations around Australia. Naturally, all locations offer some incredible scenery. From the blend of golden sands and skyline on a Gold Coast hot air balloon ride to the stunning vineyards on Barossa Valley and Hunter Valley flights.
In Melbourne, you can even watch the city come to life from the unique perspective of a hot air balloon as flights travel over the CBD. Look out for iconic Melbourne sights like the MCG, Eureka Tower, Flinders Street Railway Station and, of course, the Yarra River.