Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Min Flight - Alice Springs


An awe-inspiring ballooning adventure in Australia’s iconic Northern Territory!


  • 30 Minute Hot Air Balloon experience
  • Breathtaking Outback views
  • Hotel transfers included
  • Light refreshments included

Your ballooning adventure begins an hour before first light when the outback sky is still dark and speckled with bright stars!

Your ascent into the sky begins while the sun is rising over the magnificent MacDonnell Ranges.

Keep an eye out for native wildlife including the iconic Red Kangaroo as you drift across the remote and beautiful landscape.

You are sure to be in awe of this uniquely peaceful aerial perspective on the Territory!

After the flight enjoy light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice, which is served at the landing site.

An experience that will be remembered for a lifetime - an absolute must-do when visiting Alice Springs!

Not Included: Mandatory aviation insurance charge of $30 per person payable on the day to Outback Ballooning.

***Balloon Chase***

A fantastic way to watch friends or family!

Our Balloon Chase option is perfect for those who would like to be involved in the hot air ballooning experience without taking the flight.

We’ll pick you up along with your group and you’ll learn all about how the Hot Air Balloons work before watching the balloon take to air!

You will stay on solid ground with the rest of the crew and travel through the desert tracks to the landing point where you will join your group for a glass of wine or fruit juice before returning to town.

** Pickup times vary throughout the year but are approximately 1 hour before first light and allow up to 4 hours duration for the whole experience..**

Adult $285.00
Child $228.00 (6 - 16 years old)

What's included

  • Return transfers from all accommodation properties in Alice Springs
  • Light refreshments including sparkling wine and fruit juice
  • 30 minute flight
  • Transfers (at the end of tour) to the airport or other tours are available on request


  • Allow approximately 4 hours for the whole experience


Bad Weather Refunds

  • If your experience is cancelled by the operator (because of the weather or anything else out of your control) you will be entitled to a full refund.


  • Physical fitness is not a requirement to enjoy a ballooning adventure, but passengers must be able to climb up and into the basket (approx. 1.2 metres in height) unaided using the basket foot holes and stand for the duration of the flight. Assisting the crew to pack up is entirely voluntary and does require some lifting.

    Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) rules and regulations and Outback Balloonings policy prevent us from flying women who are over 12 weeks pregnant. Pregnancy must be advised in advance. Illness and/or recent operations that may affect the person or other persons on the tour must be notified to Outback Ballooning in advance. Medication should be brought on the tour. Any form of disablement must be discussed with Outback Ballooning prior to making a booking. Each person is considered on an individual basis. The flight and carriage of any passenger will take place at the pilots discretion.

  • Child age is 6-16 years. Children 3-5 years are not recommended but considered on an individual basis.

    Cancellations - Passengers will not be given a refund if they: cancel their ballooning tour within 24 hours of departure no show on the morning of the tour or suffer cold feet on the launch field. No fee is charged for cancellations more than 24 hours before the flight.

    Please note: Depending on many operational factors, which vary each day, you may be on the ground or in the balloon when the sun is actually coming over the horizon or rising, either way you will still see an amazing dawn.

Available Bookings from 12 Aug to 18 Aug 2022

Change Dates

All prices are shown in AUD ($)

Fri 12 Aug
Sat 13 Aug
Sun 14 Aug
Mon 15 Aug
Tue 16 Aug
Wed 17 Aug
Thu 18 Aug

  • Adult$228.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$228.00

  • Adult$284.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$228.00

  • Adult$284.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$228.00

  • Adult$228.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$228.00

  • Adult$284.00 Less than 6 at this price!
  • Child$228.00

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme

Authenticated Reviews & PhotosAll of our reviews are from people who have booked and paid for this activity thru Bookme


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Maria from Germany wrote on 25 March 2022

Amazing views and nice pilot

Perfect adventure for Alice Springs. It is amazing to be out there for sunrise and have the hot air balloon flight. The pilot was great with some knowledge about the area and it was very relaxing and exciting at the same time. They serve a view snacks and sparkling wine after and you help to put away the balloon

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Haylee Keats from Australia wrote on 05 December 2019


I had an amazing experience. The views were spectacular, the guys were legends. 10/10 would reccomend.

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From Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Min Flight - Alice Springs

Thanks for taking the time to write such a great review Haylee! We are very pleased to hear that you had an amazing time and I will pass on your comments to all the staff. The views are indeed spectacular and floating gently in a hot air balloon over the vast desert landscape is something you will remember for a long time! Thank you again for the lovely review.

lynnep3 from Australia wrote on 17 September 2019

Sunrise Ballooning

What an awesome experience. Fun and so easy to do. Great landing. A great operator with a lot of information about the area. I have waited 30 years to do happy.

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From Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Min Flight - Alice Springs

Thank you Lynne for taking the time to share your experience. We are so pleased you enjoyed your Outback Ballooning experience in Alice Springs. Thank you for your wonderful review. Cheers!

Christine Gregory from Australia wrote on 31 August 2019

Fabulous experience

Fantastic experience, great people, felt safe the whole time, very experienced pilot, lovely champagne breakfast to end. Thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and a must do!!! Big tick off my bucket list. Thank you all so much for a wonderful morning Cheers Chrissy

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From Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Min Flight - Alice Springs

Thank you for the glowing review Christine. It’s always lovely to hear from our happy customers after a memorable ballooning experience in Alice Springs. We will pass on to the whole staff. We are happy to help you get that tick off your bucket list. Thanks again for taking the time to write a review. Cheers!

Kate Ashworth from Australia wrote on 24 July 2019

Amazing experience

This was an amazing experience. The friendliness and expertise of the staff made this an unforgettable morning.

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From Hot Air Ballooning - 30 Min Flight - Alice Springs

Thanks for such a great review Kate. We will pass on your comments to the whole staff. We are pleased to know that you had an amazing and unforgettable experience. Cheers!


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