Hot air ballooning is a uniquely magical experience. Leaving the comfort of your bed to gently ascend into the sky as dawn breaks is something that you have to experience at least once in your life. If you’re based in Brisbane or planning a trip to a sunny city, then you don’t want to miss the chance to see Brisbane and its picturesque landscape from the air. With air-con transfers, vineyard breakfasts and glasses of champagne, these Brisbane hot air balloon tours bring a luxury twist to hot air ballooning
Hot Air Balloon Brisbane
With a record for the most reliable balloon take-offs in the Southern Hemisphere, this company brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. Launching from the scenic Brisbane Hinterland, you have the opportunity to watch the hot air balloon inflation before hopping on board for your ride in the clouds. After your descent, you will be transferred to a boutique vineyard, where you can relax with a glass of champagne and a cooked breakfast with all the trimmings.
Fly Me To The Moon
The family-owned and operated, Fly Me To The Moon, has been running hot air balloon tours since 1994. With the option to be collected from your Brisbane accommodation, or meet at a nominated meeting point, your balloon will launch from a location in the beautiful Scenic Rim region. Once in the air, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the hinterlands, and even across to Tamborine Mountain, the Border Ranges and Brisbane coastline. After your flight, you will enjoy a decadent champagne breakfast in a local vineyard.
Launching from Ipswich, Floating Images gives you the chance to see the gorgeous South East Queensland area from the air. This boutique hot air ballooning experience is run by the tour company’s chief pilot, Graeme, who operates shares intimate knowledge of the Greater Brisbane region with just 10 passengers per flight. With a range of personalised packages to choose from, you can elect to have accommodation transfers and breakfast included in your tour.
Balloons Over Brisbane
Launching from the Scenic Rim, Balloons Over Brisbane takes in Brisbane’s hinterland, city and coastline from the air. Offering return coach transfers from Brisbane’s major accommodation facilities in the CBD, South Bank, West End and Kangaroo Point areas. After your 40 minute flight, you will be taken to a luxurious champagne breakfast in a local vineyard, where you can also partake in a complimentary wine tasting and stroll through the vineyard.
Looking for more things to do in Brisbane? Check out Brisbane’s upcoming Melbourne cup events, nail salons and lip filler clinics while you’re here. Ultimately, if you are based in Perth and would like to experience the ultimate hot air balloon experience in Western Australia, you will enjoy our coverage of Lost in the Clouds: Experience A Hot Air Balloon Ride Over Perth’s Beautiful Avon Valley.
This article originally appeared on Fancy