If you’ve always wanted to ride in a hot air balloon, Perth is a great place to bring that dream to life. These adventures will see you lift off up, up and away over the stunning Avon Valley, around an hour east of Perth.
Avon Valley is a national park around 47km (one hour’s drive) away from Perth CBD and hot air balloon rides over this beautiful location take off from the launch site at Northam Airfield. This is a great way to see Western Australia’s stunning rural landscape and rolling hills from a whole new perspective and is sure to be an experience you’ll remember long into the future. Without doubt, these flights are one of the best things to do in Perth… but don’t just take our word for it.
Your hot air balloon ride includes everything you need for an unforgettable adventure and is well worth the early morning start. No balloon flight would be complete with a professional pilot and all ballooning equipment and these will of course be supplied. You can get involved with helping to prepare the balloon if you like, or just relax before take off. Once you’re off the ground you’ll fly high on a scenic flight for 45-60 minutes, watching the day’s first signs of sun shed light over the patchwork countryside.
If this is your first hot air balloon ride, you may be surprised to notice how tranquil the experience is. You float almost silently with the wind, the only sound coming from the balloon’s burners, there’s no other feeling quite like it. It’s easy to understand why this is firmly on the bucket list for many people… and a go-to gift for romantic occasions. With views soaked up, you’ll be brought safely back down to earth. It’s then time for a well-earned Champagne breakfast, a great way to catch up on the experience and round it off in style.
The price of your Perth hot air balloon ride will vary depending on whether you want to fly on a weekday or weekend. Weekday flights are priced around $300, while those on weekends cost around $350. Those looking for hot air balloon Perth deals should note that prices are subject to change, but those mentioned should give you some idea of what to expect. You can book hot air ballooning here at Adrenaline quickly and easily, and with our Lowest Price Guarantee you can do it safe in the knowledge you’re getting a great deal. Looking for an incredible present? One of our ballooning experience gift vouchers could be just what you’re looking for.
Balloon rides in Perth take place from early April to late November. Western Australia’s hot and windy summers are unsuitable for balloon rides. You can fly on weekdays and over the weekend, and all flights take off in the early morning. The still morning air during the so-called “weather window” makes for perfect flying conditions. Select a date that suits you and book now.
You don’t need to wear any special clothing or equipment to go hot air ballooning, but you should dress appropriately for the weather conditions. The Avon Valley can be cold, so consider bringing a jacket, scarf and hat, as well as your sunglasses. However, it’s worth remembering that it won’t get colder in the balloon. There’s no wind chill factor as you’re moving with the wind and the balloon doesn’t fly to high altitudes.
Before you go hot air ballooning, whether in Perth or in one of the other great locations around Australia, you might want to understand how a balloon actually works. In short, this magnificently fun method of transportation works on the principle that hot air rises. By using a burner to heat the air inside the balloon it becomes lighter than the air outside – causing it to float upwards. And when it’s time to come back down? Just allow the air to cool.
Hot air balloons are considered to be one of the safest forms of flight in the aviation world. As time goes on, this safety increases.