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Address: Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
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+61 7 5578 2244
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07:30 - 19:30
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Sun - Sat 07:30 - 19:30
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The only Hot Air Balloon company that ACTUALLY flies over the Gold Coast....

The only Hot Air Balloon company that ACTUALLY flies over the Gold Coast. Balloon Aloft Gold Coast's exclusive launch sites enable you to witness the stunning scenery and breathtaking views over the coastline that no other ballooning company can offer. This is truly the most spectacular ballooning area in Australia. Float like a cloud as you witness the sunrise climbing over the unforgettable panorama of the Gold Coast skyline. Watch the sun reflecting off the myriad of canals and waterways and view the surrounding forest covered mountains of the Gold Coast Hinterland. You will be taken on an aerial nature walk on the world's oldest, safest, and most romantic form of aviation. Come as our guest, leave as our friend.

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US$ 231.89*
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Deluxe Gold Coast Hot Air Balloon with Sparkling Wine Breakfast
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US$ 193.89*
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Nothing beats a nice view from the top

Perfect view from up high. The flight was good but there was not enough wind to help make it even better. Overall, it is one of the best thing you should do in Gold Coast.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Amanda L
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49 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked this trip through scenic. It was definitely cool to ride in a hot air balloon, but we went expecting to go over the Gold Coast, but ended up just over the farm land, which was a lot less interesting than we had been expecting. The guides weren't much of guides at all. The bus driver didn't explain where we... More 

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Thank Spinell
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect view from up high. The flight was good but there was not enough wind to help make it even better. Overall, it is one of the best thing you should do in Gold Coast.

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Thank Amanda L
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went for a flight over the Gold Coast in December. The company was very understanding when we couldn't initially make it down during our first year, and extended our tickets for the following year. Our pilot, Nigel, was very professional, and the two instructors (one that I believe was a Luke) were very helpful and hilarious.... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

There was one of the most fascinating and exciting flights in my life over Gold Coast region. I was inspired by stunning views and pleases by warm and welcoming attitude of the crew. The only one thing that ruined everything was disrespectful behavior of one of the call center operators. First time I called him on the 13th of February... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We did an early morning ride with Balloon Aloft back in December. The ride out was great and jovial, the crew were funny but still with safety on their minds and never having been in a hot air balloon before they answered all of our 101 questions and put us at ease (funny cause we jump out of planes with... More 

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Thank JGDynamo
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

A balloon ride is a memorable experience & Balloons Aloft make it more so. Super friendly staff who make safety regulations seem important and fun at the same, comfortable transport to & from the take off & landing sites with a scrumptious breakfast to follow - what more could you want?? Well, the wondrous view from up above in peaceful... More 

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Thank Sue D
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

My husband and I have never been on a Hot Air Balloon ride and this year we decided to give it a try. We booked through Balloon Aloft Gold Coast and the booking was so easy to do. In fact so easy I gave it to my husband as a Christmas Present. We decided to stay the night before at... More 

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Thank margj1
Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

Today my partner and I experienced a hot air balloon ride with Balloon Aloft Gold Coast. It was a very early start but a wonderful experience from start to finish. The team at Balloon Aloft are professional and take pride in their work. The experience itself was brilliant, from the rollercoaster mini-bus ride to get to the balloon site, helping... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Safety is our paramout concern in hot balloon activity, flying with Balloon Aloft make us felt very safe and his professional.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

We booked a hot air balloon ride as we had a gift card from Red Balloon. We had to cancel in the lead up to our booked date as our son had croup and they were understanding and allowed us to use it another date. We were lucky to have perfect flying conditions and went over the Gold Coast. We... More 

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