We’re located in Methven, North Canterbury, South Island, New Zealand, just an hour from Christchurch.
View our location map. Our flights take place early morning when the air is cool and stable, and flights are scheduled daily weather permitting.
The whole trip, from pickup and return to our meeting point takes about 3.5 to 4 hours, which includes setting up and inflating the balloon, approximately an hour’s flight and a celebration drink on landing.
Children below the age of 4 are not permitted to fly with us.
Fabulous views of South Island including the Canterbury Plains, the Southern Alps including Mount Cook, the Rakaia Gorge and out towards the east coast.
You’ll probably be surprised how calm and peaceful the flight is – this is because the balloon is traveling along with the breeze, giving a unique and very special flying experience!
The temperature when flying is the same as when on the ground so dress according to the season, remembering that you’ll be outside. Covered flat shoes should be worn – Tramping/Walking Boots or sports shoes/trainers are ideal. Open-toed shoes, sandals and high heels are not suitable. You’re welcome to bring cameras and video recorders, and you’ll be able to leave your other belongings in our chase vehicle that will follow the balloon throughout the flight. You can buy an in-flight photo and a commemorative personal certificate after your flight.
Yes, this is a great area to explore further, find out more here.
Yes, we offer balloon flight vouchers which are valid for 6/12 months from the date of purchase, allowing the recipient to book a date of their choice.
Yes! We also offer exclusive charter flights for weddings, engagements, and other occasions including filmwork, as well as tethered balloons available for events. Please contact us to find out more.
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
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
Smooth, entertaining, beautiful. A fantastic experience.
Ray White Rangiora
Amazing Experience, Loved it! Graeme is super nice and friendly!! Definitely recommend!
Amazing experience, one of a life time experience, very hospitable crew, Cheers
Great Flight, Great entertainment, great weather, Perfect Kiwi experience. Thank you!!!!!!!
Great experience, Spectacular view, Smooth landing, Love it!! Graeme and teams are very nice and friendly. Would recommend this activity!!
Fantastic fun, very warm hospitality and super friendly service. Very experienced and knowledgeable pilot and support crew. Highly recommended company and