Balloon Hunter Valley

A hot air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley means one for sure: vineyards and vistas!

Experience a unique vantage point whilst drifting lazily over the Hunter Valley and let endless 360 degree views of this lush part of New South Wales unfold before you. And afterwards? Well a traditional champagne breakfast of course! So raise your glass, as this is ballooning.

This is ballooning, Hunter Valley style!

60 min balloon ride
Incredible views
Champagne brekky
Lifelong memories
Prices & Availability



Be intoxicated on a hot air balloon ride over the Hunter Valley, as you let New South Wales’ finest wine region drift gently into view. Your ballooning adventure will start at sunrise with the inflating of your balloon. It’s at this point you’ll really start to feel the excitement rise inside, as your aerial chariot grows bigger with every passing minute.

With the preparations complete it’s time to take to the sky and head up towards the endless blue overhead. As you gain height, so indescribable 360 degree vistas start to unfold before you, all framed with epic horizons and an incomparable sense of freedom. Expect to see row after row of ordered vineyards, rolling pastureland, shimmering lakes, and tree clad dark peaks that jut sharply out from the land in stark contrast to the softness of the white clouds that accompany you up high over the magical patchwork jigsaw that is the Hunter Valley.

For an hour you’ll have the breeze as your guide, as you capture the beauty of the moment with both your camera and your mind. Eventually it will be time to land and head to the next part of your balloon experience in the Hunter Valley – a delicious champagne breakfast! It’s the classic end to a hot air balloon ride, and indeed the perfect end to your Hunter Valley flight!



Let's Get Aloft!

Once you've arrived at your Hunter Valley balloon launch, the expert team will get to work prepping the balloon; this of course includes inflating the giant envelope (the big round bit at the top!), and ensuring all equipment is double-checked for fitting and safety. After which, it's time to hop aboad the basket and really start to feel those emotions and anticipation start to pulse.


Float with the Wind!

Jaw-dropping New South Wales views await, along with an incredible feeling of freedom. Whatever nerves you may have had, have been left far below on the ground, and the sensation of floating above the world is igniting your senses in a way few things in life can do! With the breeze as your personal guide, drift lazily along and capture epic panoramas from a vantage point that is truly unique.


Celebrate Awesome!

With your balloon flight coming to an end, your pilot and ground crew will decide on a landing spot, where you will come back down to earth with the most gentlest of bumps. You will feel elated and be grinning from ear to ear! A balloon ride really is a bucket list item, and you will have just ticked it off - what feeling! Time to celebrate your achievement with a hearty breakfast and a champagne toast!

Bucket List
Your one hour balloon flight over the Hunter Valley. Insurances . Interactive experience in the inflation/deflation processes. Delicious gourmet breakfast. Commemorative certificate.
Hotel transfers from Sydney - you will need to make your own way to Peterson's Champagne House, on the corner of Broke Road and Wine Country Drive in Pokolbin, approximately 2 hours north of Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle.
Hot Air Balloon Flights depart daily at dawn from Peterson's Champagne House, on the corner of Broke Road and Wine Country Drive in Pokolbin. The departure point is located just 2 hours north of Sydney and 45 minutes from Newcastle. You will need to reconfirm the flight departure time the night prior to your scheduled departure date (complete tour operator details will appear on your your confirmation voucher).
We would recommend wearing clothes that you would for outdoor activities such as walking/hiking - this includes sturdy shoes and warm socks! We'd also say to bring a cap, sunglasses, a change of socks, a bottle of water, and of course a CAMERA!!