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Welcome to one of New Zealands ultimate experiences with Adventure Balloons NZ

There is no better way of experiencing one of the most stunning areas of New Zealands, South Island, than on our Mt Hutt (Methven) scenic hot air balloon flights. Adventure Balloons flights take place from the foot hills of the award winning Mt Hutt Ski Resort located just outside of Methven (Mt Hutt Village). Just below you can view a video of one of our Hot Air Balloon flights we did in winter for some of the skiers of Mt Hutt.


 Due to being, free of controlled air space, we are lucky enough to be able to fly you up to an altitude of 9500ft which will allow you to enjoy superb long-distance 360 degree panoramic views, from the stunning patch work quilt, of the Canterbury Plains, east to the Pacific ocean and west, across to the majestic snow capped Mountains of the Southern Alps including (Aoraki) Mount Cook.    

You will meet our highly qualified Chief Pilot, with over 35 year, Hot Air Balloon flight experience.  He and the crew will take you to one of our launch sites, (depending on wind direction on the day). The balloon will be off loaded and the equipment set up.  This is your change to get involved, if you like!  After debriefing, the hot air balloon will be inflated and you may board the basket.  There are four compartments with seating, one of which you can choose.  The Pilot will then lift off and fly you to view one of New Zealands most beautiful areas it has to offer.  The ground crew will be following you throughout the flight and the flight is normally, just over an hour.  The Pilot will brief you before landing and passengers will be seated for comfort and safety.  Once the Hot Air Balloon is deflated and loaded back on the trailer.  There will be a Sparkling wine and nibbles as a celebrational treat and something special just to round off your experience.  The Pilot and crew will then take you back to the meeting point.  We endeavor to make your experience an adventure of a live time.  One not to be missed!

Just below you can view a video of one of our Hot Air Balloon flights we did in winter for some of the skiers of Mt Hutt.


Here's what makes your flight with us so special

Unlimited free airspace upto 9,500 ft. giving fantastic views as far as Aoraki Mt Cook to the west and the patchwork Canterbury Plains to the Pacific Ocean

4x4 transport from the Methven meeting point to the launch site and return after the flight.

Free inflight photographs taken by a camera suspended from the balloon, flight certificate and a champagne style post flight buffet in the landing paddock

What our previous guests have said