Hot Air Balloon flights with Adventure Balloons New Zealand take place on the Canterbury Plains, just an hour from Christchurch in the South Island of New Zealand. Enjoy superb long-distance panoramic views of the stunning South Island scenery on every flight, including the dramatic Southern Alps, Mount Cook (Aoraki), and beyond.
Adventure Balloons New Zealand is a local company, based just outside Christchurch, South Island. We offer a unique flight experience to remember, whether you’re in New Zealand on holiday, or as a homegrown Kiwi why not enjoy our stunning country from the skies, perhaps to celebrate a special occasion.
Our Chief Pilot Graeme Church has many hours hot air balloon experience flying in New Zealand, the UK and other parts of Europe, including Alpine Flying as well as a flight across the English Channel! Graeme also holds a fixed wing aeroplane licence.
George Currie also provides valuable support as our Crew Chief having previously and successfully owned and operated the original company Aoraki Balloon Safaris for many years.
Went for my first flight in a hot air balloon with Adventure Balloons. Had an amazing time with perfect weather and stunning views of Methven, Mt Hutt and the
Fantastic fun, very warm hospitality and super friendly service. Very experienced and knowledgeable pilot and support crew. Highly recommended company and
Great experience, Spectacular view, Smooth landing, Love it!! Graeme and teams are very nice and friendly. Would recommend this activity!!
It was an involved experience. We did a bit of everything. The highlight was lifting off! And then wondering where were going to land! Our pilot Graeme, was
Shelly Maree Harwood
Excellent experience, early start but worth it. Helped get the balloon ready for the flight, rather than just watching. Flight smooth and serene. Bumpy
Amazing Experience, Loved it! Graeme is super nice and friendly!! Definitely recommend!