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Address: Dalefield, Queenstown, New Zealand
Phone Number:
+64 3-442 0781

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 experience

Wonderful trip with these guys, amazing experience for everyone onboard. Before today’s flight, I thought a balloon trip would be a little bit scary because you would fly up quit... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2016
Queenstown, New Zealand

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Queenstown, New Zealand
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14 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Wonderful trip with these guys, amazing experience for everyone onboard. Before today’s flight, I thought a balloon trip would be a little bit scary because you would fly up quit high. But actually the trip was totally smooth and pleasant. You could hardly feel you were going up. All you need to do is relax and enjoy the beautiful views... More 

Thank gao_ying
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46 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Did this today with my partner. Got picked up from our hotel nice and early. I wore thermals but I'd recommend double socks and a hat as my feet were frozen solid by the end! Ben was a fabulous pilot who was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions. The other staff were also friendly and personable. I really... More 

Thank Kim B
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Absolutely amazing experience from pick up to drop off. Incredible. Thank you so much team sunrise! Loved it. Stunning scenery, was a real treat.

Thank Jennifer O
Greenville, South Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our first hot air balloon flight with Sunrise Balloons while on vacation in New Zealand. Service and staff were great. Really enjoyed the flight with "Rock" the pilot. Aaron picked us up from our hotel and was a pleasure to get to know. All in all a great company providing great service. Highly recommend!

Thank gsptraveler123
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We loved this adventure! I had a couple qualms because they don't have an address per se and just schedule your pick-up by van + lay out a series of pre-trip calls to get a deposit and confirm the trip the night before and day-of, but it all went like clockwork. These guys know what they're doing. Friendly, professional and... More 

Thank Emma C
Arrowtown, New Zealand
1 review
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 

Thank dwclarke2016
2 reviews
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!

Thank Laneypie13
Ryde, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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 

Thank iowstevie
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
60 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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