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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.



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