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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
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+64 3-442 0781
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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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Amazing birthday treat

What a fantastic start to a beautiful Wakatipu morning. A magical flight with Sunrise Balloons to celebrate my birthday. There were 3 other birthday celebrants on board including... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 May 2016
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Arrowtown, New Zealand

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Arrowtown, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

What a fantastic start to a beautiful Wakatipu morning. A magical flight with Sunrise Balloons to celebrate my birthday. There were 3 other birthday celebrants on board including Carrick"Rock" McLellan, the pilot. Excellent service and attention to detail throughout took away any anxiety about hovering 1000's of metres above the ground. A gentle touchdown followed by bubbles and croissants capped... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

My husband set up a beautiful day with SunRise Balloons in Temecula,ca! The driver was very entertaining and Megan took some great photos! Will definitely recommend this to friends and family!

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Ryde, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This activity is obviously weather dependent. You have to make a really early phone call on the day you have booked in order to find out if it is going to go ahead or not. You then wait outside your accommodation to be picked up and taken to the launch site. Unfortunately, our pick up was quite a lot later... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016

It was early, it was cold, but it was worth it! What a great way to start the day. After a bit of a briefing and some paperwork, it is on. BE warned there is a little work that goes into before getting off the ground, but it does pretty quick. Our pilot was amazing, great personality, very confident in... More 

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Mumbai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

A very well organised event. We called then at 7 pm the earlier day and again at 4.15 am on the day to reconfirm the weather. They picked us up at 5 am from our hotel and took us around 20 mins away from Queenstown, pikcing up more people on the way. When we reached the site we saw the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016

Fiance and I went on the Sunrise hot air balloon ride over the Christmas/New Years break while in Queenstown. We were lucky to take the last two spots and the weather was beautiful on the day of our booking which was a huge relieve. Unfortunately for the price, it was a pretty underwhelming experience although the staff were very professional... More 

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Daventry
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2015

My family, all except me, who hadn't been in a ballon before, went with Sunrise. It was quite superb, relaxed and truly spectacular. The whole operation was slick and done a very professional manner but great fun. Could rate it higher- thanks guys.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2015

Brilliant experience. We were booked in for the 19/12/15 and got out to the paddock but unfortunately the wind had decided against balloons that day and we had to postpone for safely. However Carrick managed to fit us on to the trip for 20/12/15 and all went perfectly. The flight was great and also got to help setting up and... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

This trip got my family of late risers out at 5am! Surprised that we were able to fit that many people (there were 15 of us passengers in the basket) but everything was set up well for a memorable (early!) morning ride above Queenstown/Arrowtown with bird's eye views.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

If you haven't done hot air ballooning I can't think of a better place to do it than Queenstown. Sunrise were fantastic right from the pickup at our accom before dawn and we even get to help inflate the balloon. If it's cold make sure you offer to help hold the balloon as it's an instant heater when they flash... More 

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