Experience the wonder of floating over the vast Canterbury Plains. Harness the elements of heat, wind and air to dip low over the brilliant blue Rakaia River, flying alongside the snow-tipped Southern Alps.
There is nothing quite so romantic and exciting as floating effortlessly over an ever changing landscape.
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Why fly with Ballooning Canterbury?
Ballooning Canterbury is a family owned and operated business situated just outside of Christchurch.
We are passionate about flying. Michael Oakley is one of New Zealand's top balloonists. He has more than 14 years of experience, winning 10 national ballooning events throughout New Zealand and representing New Zealand at the World Hot Air Balloon Championships. Michael is also a keen glider pilot with 26 years of experience of soaring in the area.
We are passionate about Canterbury. Michael was born and raised in the area, a 5th generation Canterbury farmer.
Michael's experience with flying, Canterbury's unique weather patterns and the local landscape gives him a wealth of knowledge to guide you through the elements you're flying in, as well as providing insight into the fertile Canterbury Plains, river gorges and mountains passing below.
We operate three balloons: a Cameron-133 for special occasions or a small number of passengers, a Cameron 210 and a Cameron Z-275, which can carry up to 16 passengers and is outfitted with the latest technology. What balloon we fly on the day all depends on the number of passengers we have booked.
*** Departure Location ***
2136 Bealey Road, Hororata, which is a 35 minute drive west of Christchurch Airport.
Gad you enjoyedwhat was a stunning morning. The flight is just a part of the experiewnce. We try share our knowledge and history of the area you are floating over.
Thanks Eleanor for your review
Thanks Grant. Yes the views are stunning.
So glad you enjoyed your experience.
What a great idea for your dads 70th. So glad we made it an enjoyable one.
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