The scenery in the Wakatipu Basin is always spectacular but from the air is the best way to see it. One of the most unique air experiences in the area has to be with Sunrise Balloons. They offer a flight over Queenstown at dawn each morning, weather permitting.
This once in a lifetime experience starts with an early morning pick up directly from your hotel, you are then transported to an area between historical Arrowtown and Queenstown where you take part in erecting the balloon. Even on the coldest morning in the middle of winter, the Queenstown i-SITE’s team favorite time to fly, the heat from the balloon keeps everyone feeling toasty.
The balloon will then take off and fly for approximately 1 hour. The views are just breathtaking flying over the the snow capped Remarkable Mountains and the mirrored reflections of Lake Hayes. It is like been transported into another world, calmly floating above the hustle and bustle of the Wakatipu Basin below.
Upon landing you will be treated to a champagne breakfast along with a secret surprise from your pilot.
This locally owned and operated company truly offer a once in a lifetime experience. It is an opportunity not to be missed during your stay in Queenstown.