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Wine Country Ballooning

332 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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We just got back from our flight and would recommend this to anybody, cannot fault any part of our... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
apwilson1979
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Lovedale, Australia
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Disappointing

Booked a balloon flight for a Monday. Received a call a couple of days priir asking if we could... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Foodlovers0808
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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Wine Country Ballooning is the Hunter Valley's only Boutique balloon rides company. If you deserve the best possible service at the best price, look no further. With never more than 10 people onboard, flying with the valley's most experienced local pilot and owner of the company ensures a level of service unsurpassed. Balloon rides over the Hunter Valley with Wine Country Ballooning.
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332 Lovedale Rd, Lovedale, Cessnock, New South Wales 2325, Australia
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

We just got back from our flight and would recommend this to anybody, cannot fault any part of our morning from the flight to the breakfast and the great staff flying and on the ground.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Booked a balloon flight for a Monday. Received a call a couple of days priir asking if we could change our flight to the day before our original booking as there weren't enough peiple booked. Agreed as we tgouggt it a fair enough request. Then...More

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Reviewed 19 March 2018 via mobile

We had a wonderful hot air balloon experience. Very professional team. Great views and calm ride. They take photos all through the experience and upload to facebook so you can download for free. Ended the morning with an out of this world buffet breakfast at...More

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Reviewed 29 January 2018

I had always wanted to do a Hot Air Balloon Ride so I decided to bite the bullet and just do it. Wine Country Ballooning were very easy to book with. I hadn't heard about them before but I would not recommended everyone to go...More

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Daren P, other at Wine Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2018

Thanks for the kind words "Aaanuuuikaa" Really pleased you enjoyed our trip.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

What a fabulous experience. Couldn't have asked for more from Darren and Bob. Would highly recommend this to anybody. The ballooning was fun and the breakfast after was great. Thanks for the great time!

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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

We chose this company because of their great reviews online, small group numbers and they were the only company in the Hunter Valley to offer a full refund if you don't fly due to bad weather (not a voucher to use within 12 months like...More

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Daren P, Pilot at Wine Country Ballooning, responded to this reviewResponded 29 December 2017

Thanks for your review. Pleased you enjoyed your flight. It certainly was a fast one and we did cover a lot of ground. all the best for the new year Daren

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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We went on a hot air balloon ride with Darren this morning and it was an amazing experience. He is a fantastic host and experienced pilot. He shares his knowledge of ballooning and the local area while you're up in the air. We were up...More

Thank Elise E
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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Awesome flight and views. Only small group of people. Highly recommend! Felt safe at all times and worth the early morning wake up

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Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

We celebrated our 40th Wedding Anniversary with a balloon flight and what a magic experience. Darren is the perfect host - lots of expertise and personality. There were only 6 of us but he catered with a 10 person basket so lots of room to...More

Thank Lynette L
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

We would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Hunter Valley. Daren was a great host and the trip was an absolute dream, rising out of the mist and floating above the trees, this was a great way to see the countryside.

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