1 Key Facts
- 1. Transport from/to selected hotels
- 2. 60 minute hot air balloon flight
- 3. Personalized Flight Certificate
- 1. Breakfast
- 2. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
- 3. Souvenirs
- 4. Travel Insurance
|Depature point||● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Surcharges apply on Christmas Day (25 December) and New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Time^: Approximately 05:00
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
^ Time to be advised . Usually between 04:00 and 05:00 depending on the season. Must be pre-booked.
|How to get there||Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included. Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.|
|Check-in requirements||Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.|
|What to bring/wear||● Wear clothes suitable for hiking.
● Closed toe shoes are COMPULSORY. DO NOT WEAR high-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops or open-toe shoes.
● Warm socks.
● Hat and sunglasses (The burners radiate heat, wearing a hat is recommended)
● Layered clothing. You can always take off your jumper/ jacket in the basket if you need to.
Hot air ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon itself. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so do wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.
Please note: The balloon burners sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. We will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a result of our adventure activity.
The tours meet before sunrise so, depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold. Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the balloon flight than on the ground.
Your feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew, you may like to bring a change of socks.
|Other info||● Medical Conditions
Check with your medical practitioner if you have a pre-existing medical condition that may be affected by the physical nature of hot air ballooning. You agree to indemnify Balloon Aloft Gold Coast, its owners, officers and employees against any incident related to your health occurring during or after supply of the Services.
● Registration, Medical Check & Notification of Risk Form
Each passenger is required to sign a standard 'Registration, Medical Check & Notification of Risk Form' before the flight.
● Personal Belongings
Personal belongings taken on board at the passenger’s own risk. Ballooning is an outdoor adventure activity, and the Service Provider cannot be held liable for damage to any clothing and/ or other personal property.
● Minimum Age
Children ages are between 3 to 13 years. Children are welcome and must be accompanied by a paying adult. Infants are not permitted due to the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) regulations and guidelines. Adult prices will apply from age 14 years and upwards.
● Disabled Passengers
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. (i.e.: 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.
● Pregnant Women
Regrettably under the Civil Aviation and Safety Authority (CASA) regulations, the Service Provider does not fly women who are over 12 weeks pregnant.
Those persons diving the day or night before travel should check with a qualified dive master regarding their ballooning journey. The flights do not fly above 4,500 feet altitude and most flights are around 2,500 feet altitude. Passengers diving the day or night before travel who participate in ballooning do so at their own risk, and the company accepts no liability for any damage or injury caused.
● Weather, Mechanical, Staffing & Other Safety Conditions
Hot air ballooning relies on suitable weather conditions in order to proceed safely. Information on specific weather considerations may be provided upon request at the time of making the booking. Additionally, flights may be dependent on mechanical performance or staffing availability. When conditions are deemed by The Service Provider to be unsuitable or unsafe to proceed, then trips may not go ahead on the scheduled date. Similarly a trip may be postponed due to less than minimum numbers being achieved. It may be necessary to postpone a flight at any time, if in The Service Provider judgment the conditions are not suitable. The Service Provider reserves the right to cancel a flight at any time up to the moment of launch.
The Service Provider will not accept any liability for travel, accommodation, inconvenience or other costs incurred or lost through such cancellation. International, interstate and country visitors should factor the possibility of short notice cancellation into their plans.
Weather conditions can also affect the duration and route of all flights in all locations. The Service Provider endeavor to give each passenger the best ballooning experience possible, subject to the daily wind and weather conditions. With passenger’s safety always at the forefront of pilots concern, a flight altered in route, or landing earlier than anticipated, will be deemed as a completed flight for that day provided the flight is more than 40 minutes duration (for a one hour flight) or 20 minutes (for the 30 minute flight). The Service Provider reserves the right to change the location of the flight if the pilot deems weather conditions do not allow the flight to be carried out safely in the Gold Coast region.
Gold Coast Balloon Flight City Ride, 60 minute with No Breakfast
With an impeccable safety record and Australia's most experienced Hot Air Ballooning pilots, this experience will have you soaring without a care above the beautiful Gold Coast skyline enjoying one of the most spectacular views of the coastline and Hinterland imaginable…
Hot air ballooning is one of the Gold Coast's most popular activities for visitors or just those with a taste for adventure. So if you're looking for something different on your visit then you can be ensured to have a trip of a lifetime!
What to Expect
After assembling together the ground crew will transport you to the launch site (selection based on wind direction). To get the full experience and learn about assembly of the hot air balloon, everyone is invited to assist in preparing the balloon for departure (approximately 20 minutes), however this is optional.
It is required that all passengers need to complete the registrations forms, your pilot will assist with filling these out and answer any questions that you may have.
Before take-off your pilot will take you through the required safety procedures. If you have any questions or concerns about the safety please free to ask your pilot.
Many people feel nervous the first time they fly, this is very natural. Please feel assured that hot air ballooning is a very safe activity and your pilots are highly experienced.
After your flight which finishes with breakfast you will be presented with a "Personalized Flight Certificate" as a memento of your ballooning adventure.
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.