Hot Air Balloon
Hot air ballooning is one of the best ways to see central Australia. Right in the heart of Australia lies Alice Springs, surrounded by the vastness of the wilderness that is known as the great Aussie outback. For thousands of kilometres stretching out from Alice Springs, the unique and inspirational ‘Red Centre’ is home to native flora and fauna, including the red kangaroo. Alice Springs is a useful vantage point to check out some of Australia’s finest nature, although there is a lot of ground to cover, and sometimes the view is better from above.
There is nothing comparable to a serene hot air balloon ride over the central Australian desert. As you meet before dawn, you will be lifted into a star-filled sky by your hot air balloon and begin to take in the sights when the sun rises. Once you have reached altitude, you will have spectacular views of the West McDonnell Ranges and the desert oaks. Keep an eye out for native Aussie wildlife; including the hopping red kangaroo and wallabies. You also have the option of landing somewhere, which is magnificent since the place you choose could be virtually unreachable by conventional vehicle. Once you have landed. take a wonder around and take some unique snaps before then floating back into the sky.
You can choose from a 30 minute ride, or go for the full hour, but your dawn start won’t end after that. When your flight ends you’ll be taken to a remote bush campsite for a full-on Aussie fry up. Satisfy your early morning hunger with this cooked feast, accompanied with champagne for a luxurious, also tropical fruit juice is provided. It is easy to access your hot air balloon flight in Alice Springs, since hotel pick-up is usually provided to the launch site, and then they will drop you off after landing. Before your flight you will receive all safety instructions, and after your flight you will receive a certificate to commemorate the event, something to cherish and remember for your unique outback experience.