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When booking this trip I was concerned about how much I had spent, however it was one of the most memorable things me and my 9yr old son did in Australia! We had a fantastic time, from watching the balloon be inflated...and deflated and packed away. I didn't realise there would be soo many of us in one basket (16 in total) but in the end this was an advantage as other. People asked questions that I had not thought to ask and I found interesting (they could also take pics for you). The guide was very friendly and knowledgable. He helped us with everything we needed and the champagne breakfast in the middle of the desert was equally as fabulous. The guides couldn't top your glass up enough and the picnic style breakfast muffins and fruit were perfect! We had a fantastic time.
Worth getting out of bed for. It was a fabulous experience with great views; laughter and a champagne breakfast....life can't get any better.
such fun and some surprises with plans gone slightly wrong but all enjoyable
Another wonderful adventure. So worth getting up at 3.30am to see the sunrise. Everything was perfect. We all had a fun time. The champagne breakfast was just what we needed after the balloon ride. Lots of fun.
The view was just amazing. Really smooth landing. Couldn't find wild kangaroos from the air, still really enjoyed it.
Everyone should do this the sky was wonderful! Everyone was great
Unbelievable. My first hot air balloon ride. The best part was the crash landing. What a blast. It was totally dark in the desert and the stars looked fabulous. I am from NYC and you don't get to see that many stars except at the planetarium. The sunrise couldn't have been more spectacular. We saw kangaroos and cattle from the air. When the flame was not on it was soooooo quiet. Totally fascinating. I'm still talking about it. I would definitely do it again.
Freezing cold morning but the crew very helpful. View spectacular. Breakfast and champagne yummy.
Perfect views. Wind speed was good therefore, generally pleasant. Maybe will be a little chilly for some. Also, trying to get into the basket was fairly easy. However, some might have problems as the basket was pretty high. I am sure the pilot will aid you if needed. Full of humour those guys. I will definitely recommend this activity. :)
A wonderful experience, particularly as we were upgraded to an hour long trip. Staff were very attentive and the champagne breakfast was great fun and generous. We had the added bonus of a young German man proposing to his sweetheart when we landed! She said "yes"!
Wonderful views, great time. You definitely get dirty, but it's worth it.
This was a fantastic experience. The pilot and driver were helpful and informative. The breakfast was excellent, and help was provided for my 72 year old mother who also took part in the balloon ride. Words cannot really sum it up. Seeing the sunrise over Alice was so amazing, I had to pinch myself to make sure it was real! Having only just returned from Australia we are now saving up to go again. Keep up the good work!
This experience was unreal. The staff were very professional and multi-skilled. We felt very safe.
A fab morning with great guides. Thanks for an awesome experience and perfect landing
I was initially nervous about doing this, as I had read a negative report in the press. But once I started to relax, I really began to enjoy it. The pilot had a nice personality and was obviously very skilled. He was able to point out things of interest, but never at the risk of doing his job properly. The landing was excellent, although at one time I thought we were going to crash into a pylon. But I kept a zip on it and the pilot soon corrected the situation. The landing was so gentle, I didn't even realise we'd landed. I enjoyed the experience of putting away the balloon as well. The champagne breakfast was great, but I probably drank too much. Because of the early start, the alcohol made me crash out as soon as I got back to my accommodation. I blame those lovely Dutch people, they were very keen to open another bottle!! However, it is unlikely I would repeat the experience, the hot air balloon ride, not the champagne.
Bus was early to pick us up at motel. Balloon pilot and bus driver were very easy going and full of facts about the area. Flight went longer than advertised and the pilot turned the basket so all got good views of sunrise and landscape as well as going low to trees and higher up. Nice snacks with champagne on landing. Great trip.
Enjoyed our early morning balloon ride. The weather was perfect on the day. Apparently first flight for several days due to weather.
This balloon ride was so much fun. Very cold first thing in the morning, but when we finally got in the balloon, the heater (gas fire for balloon) was working great. I would say dress for the cold, we went in June, but the sunrise over the MacDonnell range was lovely. As this was an anniversary present from our family, I can only say "Go for it". One of the most amazing things I have ever done.