60 Minute Balloon Flight + Free Photography
Experience one glorious hour of flying over the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland! This is one hour in your life you will never forget. You will experience the true essence of peace and serenity at its best while you fly over the GC, feeling the fresh air in your hair and the scenic views that can make a grown man cry. Yes, it’s really that amazing.
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If you need to change your Flight date, we require 48hrs notice before your departure.
Within 48hrs no refunds will be given, however, we will do our very best to work with you to change your flight date at a cost of $25 per person.
In the unfortunate event you should have to alter or cancel your booking, certain fees apply:
Individual Passenger Booking (1 – 3 passengers)
- Any flight cancelled within 72 hours prior to flight date will forfeit the full fare per person and will not be refunded.
- Any flight altered within 72 hourswill be at the discretion of Balloon Aloft and dependant upon flight availability.
- All alterations to flight dates will incur a rebooking fee of $50.00 per booking.
- Any flight cancelled outside of 72 hoursof flight date will incur a cancellation fee of $50.00 per person.
What if I miss my flight?
If you fail to show up for your flight or do not arrive in time for the flight and you miss your scheduled flight date, 100% of the full flight fare is forfeited and no rebook or refund will be made. You may send someone else in your place if you wish on the day with prior notification to us.
What if my Whole Group has to cancel?
Group Passenger Booking – 4 or more
- Any flight altered within 7 dayswill be at the discretion of Balloon Aloft and dependant upon flight availability.
- All alterations to flight datewill incur a rebooking fee of $25.00 per person.
- Any flight cancelled outside of 7 daysof flight date will incur a cancellation fee of $50.00 per person.
Our largest balloon can carry up to twenty-four passengers plus the pilot in Australia.
We fly on average between 1,500 to 5,000 thousand feet above the ground, giving you the best possible views of our beautiful hinterland and beaches.
Generally it doesn’t get much colder than what it is on the ground. You don’t feel any wind because you are moving at the same speed as the wind. We also find that the burner acts as an excellent provider of heat.
Hot Air Ballooning Civil Aviation policy states that if you are over 12 weeks pregnant you cannot fly.
We can pick you up from most hotels on the Gold Coast.
However, anywhere South of Broadbeach or North Labrador you will need to meet us at the Mercure Gold Coast Resort, Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara or any of the main hotels within our transfer zone.
Can I self drive or join you at the Hot Air Balloon meeting point?
You can make your way or self drive to one of the main hotels within our complimentary transfer zone. Or you can meet us at the Mercure Resort Gold Coast, Palm Meadows Drive, Carrara. Just notify us on booking where you would like us to pick you up.
There is no problem meeting us in Broadbeach, particularly if you are staying at a residence in Coolangatta, Mermaid Beach, or Burleigh Heads.
Our bus will pick you up along the coast at The Star Casino at Broadbeach, the parking is well lit and a safe place to meet us. Our bus will depart from the coast for the Gold Coast Hinterland and you can get on with us, leaving your vehicle there and returning around 10am (seasonal).
We will inform you of the exact meeting time when you book, which will vary with the season
Please park in the underground garage (free) and then proceed up the stairs to reception (there is only one area) and sit on the couches until our bus arrives
For any concerns you may contact the driver directly at tel: 07 5531 5536.
You can meet Hot Air at Nerang by GPS if you have a GPS device
The Star Casino, Casino Drive, Broadbeach, Queensland
We specialise in flying over the Gold Coast, so there is less travel for your ballooning experience. On most occasions we have you back to your hotel some two hours before other hot air balloon companies. We will have you back to your hotel at approximately 8.30 am (seasonal). Getting back earlier gives you plenty of time to have a breakfast at your hotel before you head out for the rest of the day or off to the Theme parks which open at 10am
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Although you get to experience the lovely warmth of the Hot Air Balloon Burners, some mornings can be a little cool. We recommend you wear a jumper or jacket that you can take off if you want as the morning goes on. We also recommend that you wear closed in shoes but this is not absolutely necessary if you do not have them.
NO SCARVES PLEASE.
And don’t forget to bring that adventurous smile!
We have highly experienced Hot Air Balloon pilots from all over the world, so we are proud to say that we are the only specialists who fly over our beautiful Gold Coast waterways and skyline.
We also love to showcase diversity of our South East Queensland region, the contrast between the Green forested mountains with our Golden beaches, so depending on the weather we can take you on either of these two magnificent adventures, and sometimes even both!
Yes, the cost of your balloon flight includes the mandatory aviation insurance and we will not ask you to pay an insurance levy on the day of your flight.
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Wonderful experience. Should be on bucket list. Bird's eye view. Nice morning breeze with sunlight breaking through, just wow. Flight mentioned time is 60 minutes but lasted for 50 minutes and balloon attend maximum altitude of 3500 instead of 7500 hence reduced the rating. Once you complete the experience you will appreciate whole logistics behind it and no doubt it is quite amazing. Perfect Interaction with nature. Spot the kangaroos we are quite lucky.Staff are quite friendly and helpful.
What a great way to start a day! If your up for the early start, then this is a unique way to welcome in the day. We went up and traveled over the Gold Coast with views of the skyline at dawn and the Hinterland. It was silent and peaceful when not firing up the burners. It gets hot though when the burners are going. Unfortunately we weren't able to go to the breakfast for to Covid closing the restaurant so we were issued a refund for the breakfast. Their photos are pretty grainy so that need to increase the resolution when taking shots, otherwise I wouldn't recommend the photo package.
Loved the experience and the view... WoW! Our driver and pilot were fantastic and ensured we had a great time and returned back to our destination safe and sound. It certainly is one of my most memorable adventures - Thank you Balloon Aloft you guys are a LEGEND!
Well organised operation. Well equipped support team. We organised only few days before, paid online and showed up, they handled the rest. Great experience as it was my wifey Birthday Morning Surprise. We really enjoyed the morning and once your up there you forget with the silence. Thanks Bernhard and team.
What an amazing experience my scenic balloon flight was. I was so nervous but the Balloon Aloft staff were so professional it soon put my mind at ease.. The pilot knew exactly what he was doing and I found the whole experience to be serene, the most peaceful I had felt in a long time. Then there was the breakfast and who could forget the champagne. Highly recommend this company. Like
What a beautiful experience to start the day for my partners birthday! First & Foremost, id like to give 100% appreciation to our tour guide/driver Gary who has been absolutely AMAZING! From customer service, to driving skills, to exceptional communication through out the whole experience ensuring everyone was well catered for and enjoyed the experience. The views, the staff, and the whole experience as a whole flying up into the sky during sunrise will be a memorable experience ill never forget.