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Starting From $305.00 All inclusive price
Starting From $305.00 All inclusive price

30 minute Sunrise Balloon Flight- Outback Ballooning

Your adventure begins just as the sun lights up the rugged MacDonnell Ranges. While floating gently, you will appreciate the vast remoteness and stark scenery of the Outback. As you cross the spinifex grasses and cattle station, keep a look out for native wildlife, particularly big red kangaroos.

The Feeling in a Balloon

There is no turbulence or vibration as the balloon moves with the wind. With eyes closed it is impossible to tell that you are flying. It is no colder in the air than on the ground. It is a fact it is often warmer with the burners overhead and the balloon flies above the night time low level cold air temperature inversion. Fear of heights is not generally a problem as the basket sides are high and secure and there is no vertical ‘face’ between the balloon and the ground.  The sensation is similar to looking out of an aircraft window but it is much bigger with no glass!

Weather Conditions

Safety is our primary concern and if we are prevented from flying due to unsuitable weather conditions, passengers may either re-book for another day or receive a full refund. The pilot’s decision with regard to flying conditions is final.

Where possible, the balloon flight should always be booked for the first available day in the area to allow for re-booking in case of bad weather.


  • Pickup from your accommodation will be approximately 1 hour prior to first light.
  • 30 minute balloon flight - 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.
  • 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 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 before heading back to town.
  • Passengers will be with Outback Ballooning for approximately 4 hours in total.


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.

* We may not be able to pick-up from some properties located in rural areas and the outskirts of town centre, please enquire at time of booking.

Please note that all times are an INDICATION only and vary considerably throughout the year. Pickup times start from 4am in summer and from 5am in winter. Please contact our office for exact times.

Mobile phone details must be collected for all passengers and they should be told to leave their phones on overnight prior to the flight.

Passengers must phone 1800 809 790 or 08 8952 8723 the day prior to re-confirm the flight, accommodation and pickup time.

We do not operate on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Years Day.

The total price to be paid includes a mandatory Civil Aviation Safety Authority Insurance. This insurance charge is $30 and applies to all passengers regardless of age. This is paid directly to Outback Ballooning on the morning of the tour and can be paid by cash, credit card or EFTPOS .