For a truly unique Red Centre experience, wake before dawn under a star-filled sky and rise quietly into the fresh morning air in a hot air balloon. Take the plunge and experience one of the most popular Australian outback adventures on offer where you'll get a bird's eye view of the majestic landscapes and wildlife that makes this region so inspiring.
Over the top
Float silently over the rugged West MacDonnell Ranges and watch the sunrise stretch out across desert oaks and mulga scrub. Drift over historic cattle stations and red desert, and keep an eye out for native wildlife, including wallabies and the mighty red kangaroo.
Choose your own adventure
Select from half-hour or full-hour balloon flights. And it doesn't end there. After the flight, be taken to a remote bush campsite for a full cooked breakfast including champagne and tropical fruit juice cocktails. Alternatively, become one of the crew and learn how to pack up a hot air balloon.
If you need time to take in your magnificent journey, land in a remote area and simply wander through the desert taking photos of landscapes you'd never reach by car or plane.
Hotel pick-up and drop-off are commonly supplied as part of your journey, and local operators are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable. You will receive comprehensive safety instructions and briefings and a flight certificate to hang on your wall when you get home.