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Mt. Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flights

Experience an incredible Hot Air Balloon flight form the scenic foothills of Mt Hutt!

Highlights

  • Mt. Hutt and Southern Alps scenic hot air balloon flight
  • Unlimited free airspace upto 9500 ft. for best views across the mountains cloud base permitting
  • Views to the East of the patchwork Canterbury Plains through to the Pacific Ocean
  • 4X4 transport from Methven centre to the takeoff site and return from the landing site
  • Post flight Champagne style celebration and digital certificate
  • Free inflight photographs by a digital camera suspended from the balloon

Your flight will take off close to the foothills of Mt. Hutt, where the mountains provide excellent shelter from the North Westerly winds. Experience fantastic views across the Southern Alps as far away as Mt. Cook and Mt. Aspiring with unlimited airspace restrictions up to 9,500ft! Along the way, enjoy the Eastern views as well patchwork landscape of the plains to the Pacific Coast!

After take-off you’ll climb to an altitude perfect for awesome panoramic views across the mountains, after you’ve had time to capture the views, you’ll descend to a lower altitude for the second half of the flight to enjoy a different aspect by flying closer to the ground.

Upon landing, enjoy a celebratory drink in the landing field before travelling back to Methven in the chase vehicle, which will have been following the balloon throughout the flight.

Methven is a winter ski town, with an abundance of attractions including mountain walks and the Lord of the Rings site at Mt. Sunday! For your scenic flight, you’ll be transported from the meeting point in Methven to the launch site – the meeting point has ample parking and toilets.

Experience an extraordinary scenic flight from the foothills of Mt. Hutt, exploring the incredible Canterbury Plains!

Adult $425.00
Child $325.00 (5-13 years old)

What's included

  • A hot air balloon flight of apprx. one hour
  • Transport from Methven centre to the takeoff site and return from the landing site
  • Flight certificate and Champagne style post flight celebration
  • Free inflight photographs

Duration

  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience

Location

  • Methven, Mid Canterbury just 1 hour from Christchurch

Restrictions

  • Minimum age: 5
  • Children between 5 and 13 must be accompanied by an adult.

Child Friendly

  • This experience welcomes families with children.

Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.

Notes

  • Please Note:

    Although ballooning is not a very energetic activity, it is wise to contact us if you have any medical issues or are pregnant.

    Weather:

    Should the weather prove unkind on your chosen day we will ring or text you on the evening before and you will be given the option of booking another day or a full refund.

    Transport:

    You will be transported from the meeting point in Methven to the launch site, and then back to the meeting point after your flight.

    Transport to and from Christchurch can also be arranged, if required, please let us know after booking your flight.

Available Bookings from September 27 to October 03

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  • Adult$297.50 Less than 6 at this price!
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  • Adult$297.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00

  • Adult$297.50 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$325.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

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froodies from New Zealand wrote on 15 March 2021

Ticked off the bucket list!!

Absolutely amazing experience! Graeme and Sam were such a great team to help tick this off our bucket list! We had confidence in their flying ability and thoroughly enjoyed being involved in the process of inflating and deflating the balloon. Such a beautiful spot for this incredible activity and would highly recommend this flight.

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ANDRES ARCE from New Zealand wrote on 10 January 2021

100% recommended

I’m really enjoyed this trip. They are very kind people and safe trip. I definitely will do again

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Thank you Andre, look forward to seeing you guys next time.

Steve from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2020

Floating under a big Balloon - Awesome !!

A top day. Good sunny weather, with some cloud. Start in Methven heading south. Floating along under the clouds, then through the clouds, to above the clouds. 260 degree views simple gob-smacking outstanding. Coast to mountain ranges with snow on top. Owner / pilot Graeme Church very professional and great talking to, and full of information. Bucket list item ticked 10 out of 10. Would definitely do again. Wonderful. Cheers Graeme.

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Thanks Steve, great to meet you both Graeme

alsgh_w from South Korea wrote on 23 May 2021

...걱정됩니다.

시작부터 30분 시작시간 늦춰진거 연락안와서 밖에서 생고생 아침이라 얼어 죽을뻔. 만나서 열기구 탑승하고 점차 올라가니 뷰도 좋고 날도 좋고 너무좋음. 조종수 분이 어르신이였는데 높이 올라가더니 쓰러지심. 너무 당황해서 앉게하고 쉬게 하니 좀 나아지셨는지 다시 괜찮다고 하시는데 속으로 욕밖에 안나옴. 분위기 조지고 바로 착륙하자했는데 착륙포인트까지 가야해서 어쩔수 없이 탐. 다른 승객 걱정되서 남김니다.

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Sam from New Zealand wrote on 27 October 2020

Hot Air Balloon

Hands on in setting up and packing away the balloon, then a gentle, relaxing flight with great views, all topped off with a glass of bubbly! Totally recommend Amazing Balloons!

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