Up Up and Away Balloon Flight

Hot Air Ballooning Sightseeing

Up Up and Away Balloon Flight offers the perfect way to see New Zealand from the sky. There is no other place in the world where it is possible to fly from the centre of the city with views of the sun snow-capped mountains and rising sun. This Balloon Flight will offer everyone a truely memorable experience.

See the parks, rivers and buildings pass by while making way for the patchwork farmland of the Canterbury Plains, with stunning views of the Southern Alps to the west and the endless blue of the ocean to the east.

This Christchurch tour takes off at sunrise, allowing you to enjoy the beginning of the day in an original and memorable way, and still be able to fit in the rest of your busy itinerary.

Whether you are on holidays or live in New Zealand, the views on offer from Up Up and Away's balloons will take your breath away!


  • Fantastic views of Southern Alps
  • Canterbury Plains
  • Magical Sunrise


  • Pick up from your central Christchurch accommodation
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride (approximately 1 hour)
  • Spectacular views and photo opportunities
  • Champagne celebration on landing in a farmer's field
  • An in-flight photo of the flight available for purchase


Departs: Daily at sunrise, weather permitting from Christchurch.
January & February 5.00am
March 5.30am
April 6.00am
May 6.30am
June & July 7.00am
August 6.30am
September 6.00am
October 5.30am
November & December 5.00am

Duration: Allow 4 to 5 hours
Please Note: These are approximate times only and may change with sunrise and sunset times.

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Children: Aged 5-11 years are at the child rate. Children under 5 years not allowed to fly
Operated By: Up Up And Away

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