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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 0781

Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled...

Sunrise Balloons is based in Queenstown, New Zealand, flights are scheduled daily, all year round, weather permitting.

Queenstown is quite possibly the best landscape in the world to view, and it's even better during a hot air balloon ride followed by a champagne celebration. Come and experience Hot Air Ballooning with us!

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Simply a must do when in Queenstown

Thanks Carrick for taking us out in 'Foxtrot Bravo Lima'; we had an amazing flight through the Wakatipu basin and took incredible pictures. Still blown-away how it is possible to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Gallen, Switzerland

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St. Gallen, Switzerland
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Carrick for taking us out in 'Foxtrot Bravo Lima'; we had an amazing flight through the Wakatipu basin and took incredible pictures. Still blown-away how it is possible to fly around, simply with hot air in a huge balloon - no engines, no noise - a pure unique experience in one of the most beautiful places of this globe.... More 

Thank DominikH881
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall Queenstown is a beautiful place to be seen from a hot air balloon, and we had a perfect morning for it. This is not a sunrise balloon tour in case you're expecting that. It is a morning ride, post sunrise. Although pickup was 0645, we launched after 0800. We had beautiful clear panoramic views from the large basket. Although... More 

Thank Dave B
Taipei, Taiwan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I flew with this company on April 7, and my pilot was Rock. It was my second flight since my last one around 16-18 years ago. I must say a hot air balloon trip is always a safe and terrific way to see the spectacular landscape of Queenstown. As it is not able to control the direction of the balloon... More 

2 Thank Jack L
Grand Rapids, Michigan
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29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first hot air balloon experience and it was wonderful. I was able to participate in filling up the balloon, which I enjoyed. If you're interested in learning about the area, hot air balloon, etc. ask questions - the staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Make the most of your trip and learn! Set up/tear down takes the most... More 

Thank Karen H
Shanghai, China
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14 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I guess most people find the ballon fly a bit expensive but you simply can't get the same great view anywhere else. Weather is the most critical factor here and for us luckily it was perfect. Captain Rock or Father Rock(he'll get it :)) gives a lot of information of the ballon and the area. Great expierence overall.

Thank Rogue117
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39 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We were lucky to get a good weather on that day. All was perfectly prepared starting from pickup through all experience and finishing with nice breakfast with bubbles 🥂🍾 all the organizers were very nice and helpful. Highly recommended experience.

Thank Weronika T
Level Contributor
10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Thanks to an amazing crew for a trip of a lifetime. This was truly the best way to see such a stunning part of the world and look down over beautiful countryside and snow capped mountains. We loved getting involved in inflating the balloon. Smoothest flight we've ever experienced. This trip is fun, interesting and a 'must do' experience and... More 

Thank Samantha R
Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

We didn't fly because there was a miscommunication on our travel agent's side of things. Although in the end this was not entirely Sunrise Balloons' fault, I was disappointed in the way things went down with them. Firstly, we had to try SEVERAL times to reach someone at Sunrise to reconfirm. The phone was busy 12 of the 15 attempted... More 

Thank Sarah H
hughmac2013, Owner at Sunrise Balloons, responded to this review

We did receive a copy of the voucher from the agent with the wrong pickup time and the wrong pickup location, we replied with the correct information which we had initially supplied with the booking confirmation, obviously this information was not communicated to the clients on either occasion! As to the phone calls I suspect the clients may have been... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We had a fantastic morning when we travelled with our Pilot Ben in the Balloon basket It was fun getting the balloon filled with hot air ,then getting in and taking off slowly travelling higher with an amazing view . After an hour we came down to a safe paddock where we enjoyed a great breakfast. Cheers.....David

Thank David B
Queenstown, New Zealand
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26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

It had snowed recently in Queenstown and we were very lucky to go hot Air balloon with Carrick. The views were amazing. Carrick was an excelelnt pilot and very informative. To finish off once we had landed was breakfast and champayne. Highly recommend doing this activity.

Thank Pris54

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