Methven-Mt Hutt Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight
Upon arrival at the designated meeting point on Methven's Main Street, our skilled pilot and dedicated chase crew will warmly welcome you. Hop aboard our reliable 4x4 vehicle, embarking on a short journey to the handpicked launch site nestled at the base of Mt Hutt. Following a comprehensive safety briefing, our attentive crew will begin the mesmerizing inflation process of the balloon, offering you the chance to participate and assist if you're inclined. As the balloon takes shape, step into the basket, ready for your airborne adventure. Once airborne, our experienced pilot will guide you on a breathtaking journey, unveiling New Zealand's most captivating vistas. From panoramic views extending across the region to the vast expanse reaching the Pacific Ocean, the spectacle unfolds as you ascend. The enchanting Canterbury plains stretch out below while the majestic Southern Alps reveal their awe-inspiring grandeur—a truly spellbinding experience! Our seasoned pilot, well-versed in the art of hot air ballooning, eagerly shares their wealth of knowledge and gladly addresses any inquiries, pointing out remarkable landmarks along the way. During the approximately hour-long flight, you'll soar both high and low across the landscape until our pilot selects the perfect landing site. Our dedicated chase vehicle, tracking your journey, will promptly meet you there. As we safely stow away the balloon, a cherished tradition awaits—a celebratory toast with Sparkling Wine, a delightful treat cherished by our passengers. After this memorable experience, our team will transport you back to the initial meeting point, marking the conclusion of your remarkable adventure."
Thank you to one of our lovely passengers, Elli, for allowing us to use this video.
Experience of a lifetime It was amazing! This was our second attempt due to poor weather conditions last time, and it finally happened. Worth the wait! Our
katie 1, New Zealand
Excellent experience, early start but worth it. Helped get the balloon ready for the flight, rather than just watching. Flight smooth and serene. Bumpy
Fantastic fun, very warm hospitality and super friendly service. Very experienced and knowledgeable pilot and support crew. Highly recommended company and
Great Flight, Great entertainment, great weather, Perfect Kiwi experience. Thank you!!!!!!!
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
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
Amazing Experience, Loved it! Graeme is super nice and friendly!! Definitely recommend!