Outback Ballooning (from AU$315 – 30min or from AU$399 – 60min)
Experience the breathtaking feeling of floating silently above the Outback as the sun slowly rises over the desert on this awe-inspiring Outback ballooning adventure.
Journey 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 including the iconic red kangaroo and gain an appreciation of the remoteness of the area as the balloon glides across the landscape.
The flights run throughout the year. Children aged 3-5 years are not recommended but considered on an individual basis.
What you win
- FREE pick up and drop off outside Alice’s Secret
- Light refreshments
- Mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance ($30 charge)
- 30 or 60 minute sunrise flight
At the ballooning landing site, there is time to enjoy the desert tranquility as light refreshments accompanied by Australian sparkling wine and tropical fruit juice are served. There is an opportunity to purchase ballooning souvenirs and a commemorative flight certificate is given to all participants.
Passengers will be with Outback Ballooning for approximately 4 hours in total.
Flight distance will typically be between 10 and 20 kilometres. The balloon flight takes place approximately 15 kilometres to the south of Alice Springs adjacent to the MacDonnell Ranges and over the historic Owen Springs Cattle Station.
Return transfers from all accommodation in Alice Springs is included with every flight. Pick up time is approximately 1 hour before first light – exact pickup time will be given when booking but may be adjusted when passenger re-confirms the day prior to flight booked. Transfers (at the end of tour) to the airport or other tours are available on request.
Prices and Flight Duration – 01 April 2022 to 31 March 2024
30 Minute Flight with light refreshments
Adult: $285 plus $30 insurance
Children 6-16 years: $228 plus $30 insurance
60 Minute Flight with light refreshments
Adult: $369 plus $30 insurance
Children 6-16 years: $295 plus $30 insurance
What to bring
- Outdoor clothing (preferably not white)
- Long pants and hat
- Enclosed flat heel shoes are essential
- Warm clothing