Experience the magic of seeing the sun rise and create a kaleidoscope of colours over the MacDonnell Ranges from the unique perspective of the sky with this half hour or one hour scenic outback balloon flight. Beginning with a pre-dawn pick up, you'll watch the crew from Outback Ballooning inflate the balloon before taking to the sky for a birds' eye view over this amazing, immense landscape. Drift high above the rugged mountains, spinifex, mulga scrub and big red kangaroos and appreciate the vastness of the Territory as huge outback cattle stations appear as nothing more than mere patchworks.
Departs: Passengers will be with Outback Ballooning for 4 to 5 hours in total. Times vary throughout the year. Summer: 4:00am to 8:00am. Winter: 5:00am to 9:00am.
Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres.
Departures are from Alice Springs and are subject to weather conditions.
Children: Children must be 6 years old and stand 1.4 metres tall. Child rates apply for 6-14 years of age. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
Block out Dates: This tour does not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day or New Year's Day
Insurance Fee: Due to the imposition of mandatory flight insurance by the Australian Government under the Air Carrier's Liability Act, a separate fee is payable to cover insurance. The fee is approximately $30.00 per passenger, payable by cash or credit card on the morning of the flight.
General Health: All passengers must be able to climb in & out of basket and stand for duration of flight. Pregnancy to be advised in advance of booking (women who are 12 weeks and over are prevented from flying due to CASA and Outback Ballooning policies). Any illness that may affect person or other persons on tour must be notified in advance. Medication is to be brought on the tour.
What to wear: Due to the sometimes dusty conditions, it is advisable not to wear light coloured clothing. Long pants, sturdy shoes and a hat are recommended. You will be no colder in the balloon than on the ground. It can be chilly before the sun rises in winter as the temperature has been known to drop below 0 degrees Celsius
Operated by: Outback Ballooning