Waking up in the cold pre-dawn light is not normally something you're excited to do on a holiday, but the rewards of a hot air balloon flight are more than worth it. The excitement begins the second you soar into a dark sky and see the world that's starting to come alive.
Where you're headed adds to the thrill, as you're at the mercy of the day's conditions. Rest assured the ground crew are plotting your every movement and are ready to return you safely to your Range Rover Sport once you've finally touched back down on Earth. From rainforests, vineyards and farmland to deserts, lakes, and oceans, Australia boasts an array of exciting landscapes.
When paired with fantastic weather and pristine air, there is truly no better country on earth to enjoy in a hot air balloon. Queensland offers something for everyone, from the bush to the beach and beyond. Whether you want to balloon over the Gold Coast hinterland or enjoy the lush tropical rainforests and Great Barrier Reef, the Sunshine State has your every wish covered.
In New South Wales, you can enjoy spectacular views over Australia's most eastern point of Byron Bay in the north, or float over the Hunter Valley wine region closer to Sydney. Also on Sydney's doorstep, the Hawkesbury Region offers everything from farmland to foothills, as the Blue Mountains climb into the sky.
Further south in Victoria, the Yarra Valley not only makes world-class wines but provides spectacular views to match. Hot air ballooning in Melbourne offers a unique opportunity to see Australia's second-largest city as the sun rises over Port Phillip Bay, and you can witness the magic unfold from 5,000ft, with a glass of champagne to celebrate the moment.
Keen to enjoy a bird's eye view of the Northern Territory? A journey over Uluru is one of the world's most amazing experiences. Flights from Alice Springs allow you to enjoy the grandeur of the Outback, the sheer scale of the cattle stations, and witness local wildlife going about their daily routine. For more regional adventures head to the Barossa Valley region of South Australia or Western Australia's Avon Valley. Hot air ballooning lets you experience the wonder of living life with your head in the clouds.