Brisbane's closest Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hr flight!

Brisbane's closest Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hr flight!

Watch the sunrise as you glide over the Greater Brisbane region including heritage city of Ipswich, Scenic Rim & Somerset countryside, on a 1-hour scenic hot air balloon flight. Located just 30-minutes west of Queensland's capital city Brisbane, Ipswich offers the best of both worlds with a mix of both country and city views. You'll experience uninterrupted views over the Greater Brisbane region, Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside along with the Great Dividing Range as a backdrop. This unforgettable sunrise balloon flight is topped off with a delicious restaurant breakfast and a commemorative flight certificate.

This personal and professional boutique ballooning experience has been operating for over 20 + years in the Greater Brisbane region, with each flight undertaken by the owner, operator and Chief Pilot who has over 30 years ballooning experience.

Itinerary
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Pass By: Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights, 259 Junction Rd, Karalee QLD 4306, Australia

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights provides a boutique hot air ballooning experience showcasing spectacular city & country views of the Greater Brisbane region encompassing Ipswich, Scenic Rim & Somerset countryside whilst aloft in a balloon wicker basket for an approx 1 hour flight time. How program takes 3 - 4 hours however.
Once up in the air you’ll see hot air ballooning is all about the views. With Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights you’ll have the opportunity to soak in where city life and country charm collide just a 30-minute drive west of Brisbane.
The geography and climate make this area ideal for hot air balloon flights. Ballooning is the best way to view South-East Queensland’s diverse natural landscape as you float over the rich agricultural land, valleys and mountain ranges of the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. While in the air there is no doubt our Chief Pilot Graeme will point out a few gems to explore once back on land. Our office NOT meeting point

Stop At: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, 14 Queen Victoria Parade Queens Park, Ipswich, Queensland 4305 Australia

Floating Images meet all our passengers at the Ipswich VIC to commence the ballooning program including scenic views from above of the Greater Brisbane region including Ipswich, Scenic Rim & Somerset country regions.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Ipswich, Ipswich, Brisbane Region, Queensland

Once we depart the Ipswich VIC we board our vehicle to the mornings launch site, a short drive within the region depending on the wind speed & direction for the morning.

Once at the launch site, passengers can assist in the inflation process of the balloon if they wish, or just stand back watch, take photos & enjoy.

Once inflated, all passengers embark the balloon basket and enjoy the flight in the well experienced pilots hands.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Ipswich, Ipswich, Brisbane Region, Queensland

As our ballooning program commences in Ipswich, passengers have scenic views from above as they float gently by.
From the balloon it is possible to see almost all of the Greater Brisbane area including:
The heritage city of Ipswich, Queensland’s oldest provincial city, with its beautiful old heritage buildings, churches, homes, classic Queenslander-style houses, parks and gardens
The skyline of Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha and Moreton Bay
Flinders Peak, Mount Walker, Cunningham’s Gap and Mount Tamborine
The Bremer and Brisbane Rivers and Wivenhoe Dam
The stunning peaks of the Great Dividing Range, McPherson and D’Aguilar ranges
The agricultural Brisbane, Fassifern and Lockyer valleys and their quaint country towns.

Pass By: Scenic Rim, Scenic Rim, Brisbane Region, Queensland

The geography and climate make this area ideal for hot air balloon flights. Ballooning is the best way to view South-East Queensland’s diverse natural landscape as you float over the rich agricultural land, valleys and mountain ranges of the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. While in the air there is no doubt our Chief Pilot Graeme will point out a few gems to explore once back on land.
From the balloon it is possible to see almost all of the Greater Brisbane area including:
The heritage city of Ipswich, Queensland’s oldest provincial city, with its beautiful old heritage buildings, churches, homes, classic Queenslander-style houses, parks and gardens
The skyline of Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha and Moreton Bay
Flinders Peak, Mount Walker, Cunningham’s Gap and Mount Tamborine
The Bremer and Brisbane Rivers and Wivenhoe Dam
The stunning peaks of the Great Dividing Range, McPherson and D’Aguilar ranges
The agricultural Brisbane, Fassifern & Lockyer valleys and their quaint country towns.

Pass By: Somerset Dam, Somerset Dam, Somerset, Brisbane Region, Queensland

The geography and climate make this area ideal for hot air balloon flights. Ballooning is the best way to view South-East Queensland’s diverse natural landscape as you float over the rich agricultural land, valleys and mountain ranges of the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions. While in the air there is no doubt our Chief Pilot Graeme will point out a few gems to explore once back on land.
From the balloon it is possible to see almost all of the Greater Brisbane area including:
The heritage city of Ipswich, Queensland’s oldest provincial city, with its beautiful old heritage buildings, churches, homes, classic Queenslander-style houses, parks and gardens
The skyline of Brisbane, Mt Coot-tha and Moreton Bay
Flinders Peak, Mount Walker, Cunningham’s Gap and Mount Tamborine
The Bremer and Brisbane Rivers and Wivenhoe Dam
The stunning peaks of the Great Dividing Range, McPherson and D’Aguilar ranges
The agricultural Brisbane, Fassifern & Lockyer valleys and their quaint country towns.

Stop At: Ipswich, Ipswich, Brisbane Region, Queensland

After the approx 1 hour flight time around the Greater Brisbane, Ipswich, Scenic Rim & Somerset regions we then land the balloon, pack it all up, hope back in our vehicle and head back to Ipswich, the Ipswich VIC and then to the restaurant for the after flight breakfast.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Fourthchild Licensed Cafe Restaurant, 215 Brisbane St, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

If you are joining the Floating Images after flight breakfast as part of your ballooning program inclusion, then passengers will enjoy the ambience, views and culinary skills at Fourth Child Restaurant for breakfast.

Duration: 1 hour



Informacion Adicional
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"Children (6 - 12 years) must be accompanied by an adult. No infants allowed."
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Disabled passengers are able to balloon, although limitations do apply due to the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) regulations. CASA requires that all passengers are able to embark and disembark a balloon basket unassisted for safety reasons. No wheelchair facilities are available. Disabled persons participating in the balloon flight do so at their own risk and the company accepts no liability for any damage or injury caused. As the flight is for approximately 1 hour, passengers must be able to stand unaided for the duration of the flight. (ie: no additional aids such as seats, walkers, sticks or crutches are permitted in the basket). If in doubt, an able bodied person (friend or relative) must accompany the "slightly infirm" passenger."
"Weight notification: For flight manifest purposes all passengers’ names and estimated weights (in kilograms). Please advise the booking office if any client is over 90 kilograms, or have any medical issues. As weight is an important factor in a hot air balloon; passengers weighing 115 Kg or over attracts a 50% surcharge. Due to safety factors passengers over 130kg cannot participate in hot air ballooning."
"Most travelers can participate"
"In line with current government guidelines relating to COVID-19 vaccinations, all staff, contractors and passengers must be fully vaccinated to attend this ballooning experience. Upon arrival, guests will be required to present their official COVID-19 vaccination certification as proof that they are fully vaccinated and Check In using the Queensland App; unless such proof is provided, access to the ballooning experience and after flight breakfast will not be permitted. In line with current government guidelines relating to COVID-19 requirements for tourism experiences, all passengers must wear a mask in the commercial transfer vehicles whilst being transported to & from the launch and landing sites. By booking tickets to attend this ballooning experience you accept these participation entry requirements."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers"
"Face masks provided for travelers"
"Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
"Guides required to regularly wash hands"
"Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers"
"COVID-19 vaccination required for guides"
"Please refer to Floating Images website for all Covid 19 safety details"



Start Time: 4:00 AM
Duration: 4 Hours
Start location: Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, 14 Queen Victoria Parade, Ipswich QLD 4305, Australia

Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

Included

  • Approx 1 hour balloon flight with scenic city & country views
  • Optional participation in the inflation & deflation process of the balloon
  • Sit down after flight restaurant breakfast
  • Professional Chief Pilot & Inflight Guide with over 30 years experience
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles and an open balloon basket!
  • Commemorative Flight certificate
  • Entry/Admission - Fourthchild Licensed Cafe Restaurant

Not Included

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
  • Brisbane CBD Hotel transfers (due to Covid restrictions self drive to meeting point required)

Facilities


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