The night before
Call the check in number (02 49917533) to get the latest details on the weather, meeting time and make sure the flight is still going ahead.
45 minutes before sunrise
Meet at the Mercure Resort, Hunter Valley Gardens. Have a quick briefing before jumping into our 4WD and heading out to a launch site.
20 minutes before sunrise
Arrive at launch site, last check of the weather before we get the balloon off the trailer and start the inflation process. Stand back and watch or join in the excitement. It’s up to you.
Take off! Sail across the skies of the Hunter Valley for the next hour taking in the fantastic views and the magic of being in a hot air balloon.
1 hour after Sunrise
Land the balloon, pack everything back into the trailer and head back to the hotel to celebrate.
1 hour 45 minutes after sunrise
Sitting in the Library of the hotel, drinking champagne, eating chocolate and watching videos and photos of our morning’s adventure.
2 hours 15 minutes after sunrise
Farewell from your pilot and crew, lifts back to hotels if required.
Please only take the above as an approximation. We are dealing with Mother Nature and the weather. Things very rarely run to a tight schedule. All we can do is turn up on time and trust that the rest falls into place.