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Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight

4 hours

per Adult NZD $380


  • Transport to launch site
  • Safety briefing
  • Sparkling wine & light buffet on the landing field
  • Transport back to Methven

There can be few finer places to take a balloon flight than New Zealand's Canterbury Plains. We take off close to the foothills of Mt. Hutt, where the mountains provide excellent shelter from the prevailing North Westerly winds. We have unlimited airspace restrictions upto 9,500 ft which gives us fantastic panoramic views across the southern alps as far away as Mt. Cook and Mt. Aspiring and also looking East across the patchwork landscape of the Canterbury plains to the Pacific coast. Methven is a great place to spend a few days with many other attractions including mountain biking, walks and the Lord of the Rings site at Mt. Sunday and now the new Opuke Thermal Pools. Methven also provides great accommodation & restaurants.

Should the weather prove unkind on your chosen day we will email you on the evening before and you will be given the option of booking another day or a full refund.



What to bring

Bring warm early morning clothing and good footwear as we do set off land in a Paddock and of course cameras to record the memories.



We meet in the center of Methven, on the Main street at the bus stop, in front of the Medical Centre at different times depending on the season. where there is ample parking and conveniences. After introductions, we will travel in our 4X4 chase vehicle to the best launch site for the given wind direction on the day (approx. 20 mins). We will then have a safety briefing and inflate the balloon.  After take-off we usually climb to a good altitude for seeing the panoramic views and take pictures (we also have a camera attached to the balloon for inflight photographs). After which we descend to a lower altitude for the second half of the flight where you will be able to see things on the ground better. After landing we will enjoy a celebration drink in the landing field and then travel back to Methven in the chase vehicle, which will have been following us throughout the flight.

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