Sunrise Balloons, Queenstown

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    Ballooning over Queenstown

    by al2401 Updated Jul 11, 2012

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    Now we're up and away - great views of the valley. We can see the Southern Alps - even as far as Mt Cook it is so clear. The Remarkables look - well - remarkable! Lake ahyes has mist rising from the water! Some of the properties below must be worth millions!

    Ballooning over Queenstown The Remarkables - Ballooning over Queenstown Mt Earnslaw - Ballooning over Queenstown Lake Hayes - Ballooning over Queenstown Ballooning over Queenstown
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    Ballooning - Get ready!

    by al2401 Updated Jul 11, 2012

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    I just love hot air balloons - give me a chance to get airborne and I'm there! This flight over the valley of Wharehuapuia near Queenstown was just as fantastic, stupendous, magnificent (I could run out of superlatives!) as any of the others I have been on.

    The dawn was crisp and just a little foggy with frost on the ground. The fog soon burned off to reveal autumn in all its glory in this beautiful valley.

    All of us 'aeronauts' had a job to do - help get the balloon ready to lift off!

    Getting ready for flight Getting ready for flight Getting ready for flight Getting ready for flight Getting ready for flight
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    Try ballooning in the mountains.

    by kiwi Updated Feb 13, 2011

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    SUNRISE BALLOONS
    Fancy taking a hot air balloon flight? I can't think of a more beautiful place to do this! Soaring over the mountains and lakes is just superb. Serene and almost surreal as you glide gently and relatively quietly over the landscape.
    Great way to take photos, as you have no window to shoot thru and it's relatively smooth.
    Fare for approx 1 hr flight, champagne breakfast on landing and return transport to launchpoint:
    Adult $NZD395 current prices 2011
    (from 1 Oct 2011 price will be $NZD445)
    Child $NZD295 current prices 2011 (12yrs old and under, but older than 5yrs).

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    Sunrise Balloons

    by robertgaz Updated Nov 27, 2009

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    Sunrise Balloons will fly you over the rolling valleys between Queenstown and Arrowtown with magnificent views of the surrounding mountains, lakes and farmlands.

    Flights start at dawn, weather permitting, when the air is cool and calm.

    You will have the best views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park. You will also see Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, the Shotover and Kawarau rivers.

    Some locations that are used in "The Lord Of The Rings" including Mount Earnslaw which is one of the mountains seen in Isengard. There are also some very famous names that live in the valley and you will get an opportunity to see Sam Neil’s home and many others.

    Our flight took uu up to 7,000 feet which is higher than the surrounding mountains. The air is surprisingly not much cooler than at ground level. Still quite crisp though ;)

    After landing in a suitable paddock, or as in our case landing after bouncing a couple times, the crew will set up tables with croissants, pastries, fruit juice, tea & coffee some very good local bubbly too.


    Adult: NZD $375
    Child: (12 and under) NZD $245

    Price includes transport to and from the take-off and landing sites, approximately one hour of flight time and a champagne breakfast at the completion of the flight.

    Sunrise Balloons Surroung farm fields View to Lake Wakatipu View to The Remarkables High above the mountains
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    Celebration of flight

    by al2401 Written Jul 11, 2012

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    Our flight comes to an end - but our job as aeronauts is not done. We must see to the safe stowing of the balloon before we can enjoy our champagne breakfast.

    Safe landing - flight over Let's get this balloon stowed We must pack it correctly It all goes into there!!? Well earned champagne breakfast!
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