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Outback Ballooning

Covid-19 update 01/04/2020.

Our business is temporarily closed effective immediately until 31st May 2020. We will review our reopening date as the situation progresses.

Outback Ballooning has been operating in Alice Springs since 1986, and is one of Australia's longest established ballooning companies.

They operate everyday (weather permitting), and have a fleet of balloons suitable for 2-4 people, up to 8, 12, 16, 20 and 24 people in one balloon depending on number of bookings for the day.

Private charters are also available on request and are perfect for honeymooners wanting a romantic experience.

The setting over the remote desert, serviced by a few bush tracks, enhances the sense of adventure for clients. The location ensures passengers are treated to the spectacular colours of the early morning dawn over the MacDonnell Ranges.

On most days you'll see Australian wildlife, including red kangaroos, in their natural environment.

The reliable desert weather means one of the lowest cancellation rates in the world.

Refreshments include muffins, banana bread, carrot cake, cheese and biscuits and fresh fruit accompanied by sparkling wine and fruit juice - served 'in the bush' after every flight. Return transfers included.

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    Early Morning 30 Minute Balloon Flight

    You will travel to the launch site in the cool pre-dawn darkness and begin the ascent just as the morning light begins to illuminate the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the vast expanse of the central Australian outback - keeping an eye out for native wildlife and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as the balloon glides across the landscape.


    After landing, you have the opportunity to assist the crew pack away the balloon or use the time taking photographs or enjoying the surroundings - the choice is yours.


    At the balloon landing site, there is time to enjoy the desert tranquillity as light refreshments including Australian sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice are served.


    Return transfers from most accommodation in Alice Springs are included with pick up time approximately 1 hour before first light.


    Balloon flights operate every day, weather permitting Although a recommendation is to book for the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.

    Early Morning 60 Minute Balloon Flight

    You will travel to the launch site in the cool pre-dawn darkness and begin the ascent just as the morning light begins to illuminate the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. Float gently across the vast expanse of the Central Australian outback - keeping an eye out for native wildlife and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as the balloon glides across the landscape.


    After landing, you may become involved in assisting the crew as they pack the nylon balloon back in to its bag or may prefer to take photographs, the choice is yours.


    At the ballooning landing site, there is time to enjoy the desert tranquillity as light refreshments accompanied by Australian sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice are served.


    Return transfers from all accommodation in Alice Springs are included with pick up time approximately 1 hour before first light.


    Balloon flights operate every day, weather permitting and the recommendation is to book the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.

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