Come fly with Balloon Aloft and enjoy panoramas of the beautiful Hunter Valley, Australia’s oldest wine region. Lifting off as a new day dawns, you’ll marvel at the vineyards with a backdrop of spectacular mountain ranges and eucalypt forests. Australia’s first hot-air balloon operator, Balloon Aloft offers passengers award-winning services and has been flying since 1980. An experienced team, pilots include an Australian ballooning champion and a world women’s ballooning champion.
As you gently float for about an hour, you’ll discover the delightful Hunter Valley wine areas of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke. Then, celebrate with a gourmet champagne breakfast at Peterson House, a winery producing sparkling wines. The Hunter Valley is two hours north of Sydney by car. Balloon Aloft operates all year, weather permitting. Tours depart between 4.30am and 6.30am, depending on the time of the year. Balloon Aloft also operates in the Camden Valley, in Sydney’s west.