If hot air ballooning is on your bucket list, why not tick it off in an extraordinary location?
Alice Springs, with its abundance of red dirt and native Australian trees and plants, is a truly unique part of the world. Whilst there’s plenty you can see in Alice Springs by driving around in the car you picked up from the Hertz Alice Springs Airport car rental location, it’s always good to look at things from a different angle. Make your trip to Alice even more unforgettable with a journey high above the arid landscape in a hot air balloon.
Outback ballooning operates every day in Alice Springs. The balloons begin their journey early in the morning meaning an early start for you (we’re talking before sunrise). But, if you ask anyone who has been ballooning in Alice they’ll tell you it’s well worth getting up early to experience Alice from the sky.
The early morning start means you’ll also get to see the pre-dawn outback sky which will be lit up with an abundance of bright stars. Particularly if you’re used to a city sky, you’ll be amazed at just how many stars you can see in a place like Alice Springs.
While you wait as the crew inflates your hot air balloon, you can watch the sun begin to rise along the MacDonnell Ranges. Watch as the red landscape is lit up by the early morning sunshine.
Prepare for takeoff and be swept up into the sky. From your unique vantage point, you’ll have the chance to view and appreciate the remoteness of the Australian outback in all its glory. You’ll look down over cattle stations as well as native plants like mulga scrub and spinifex grass. You’ll possibly even get to see big red kangaroos, galahs and other Australian animals in their natural habitat.
Ballooning tours in Alice offer return transfers from your accommodation in Alice Springs, so you can leave your Hertz rental car behind and let someone else do the driving. When you land you’ll be treated to a champagne breakfast.
You’ll be looking at paying around $290-$390 for your hot air balloon flight which includes:
- Either a 30 or 60 minute hot air balloon ride
- Transfers to your hotel or the airport (leave your hire car behind!)
- Light champagne breakfast
- Commemorative flight certificate