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Sydney Hunter Valley 1hour Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast Package

  • Hunter Valley
  • English
  • 4 hours with 50-60 minutes flight time

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. One (1) hour Sunrise Balloon Flight
  • 2. Tea & coffee on arrival
  • 3. Champagne Celebration following the flight
  • 4. Breakfast
  • 5. Return transfers from any Hunter Valley hotels within 10km from Peterson Champagne House
  • 6. Levy
From AUD
$339.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. One (1) hour Sunrise Balloon Flight
  • 2. Tea & coffee on arrival
  • 3. Champagne Celebration following the flight
  • 4. Breakfast
  • 5. Return transfers from any Hunter Valley hotels within 10km from Peterson Champagne House
  • 6. Levy

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Souvenirs
  • 3. Travel Insurance
Destination Hunter Valley
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December), Boxing Day (26 December), New Year's Day (01 January)
● Departure Point: Peterson House Winery (Address: Broke Rd & Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin NSW 2320)
● Departure Time^: Time to be advised the night prior to departure. Usually between 04:00 and 05:00 depending on the season.
^ Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time. Must be pre-booked.
● Arrives back at approximately 4 hours later
How to get there ● By Pick up Services
Complementary transfer from/to selected Hunter Valley 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.

● By Car
Hunter Valley balloon flight meeting location, Peterson House, is located on the corner of Broke Road and Wine Country Drive in Pokolbin and is an easy drive from all Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury, Mount View and Cessnock accommodation, a 30-35 minute drive from Broke, Maitland or Singleton and a 50min drive from Wollombi.
Operating hours
Reconfirmation requirements 【With Pick-up Services】
No need to reconfirm your booking if you have booked the pick up service. The balloon company will contact you to reconfirm all booking details the night before the flight.

【Self Drive Customers】
If you are going to meet the team at the departure point, please follow the following procedures to reconfirm your flight details:
● Phone-in Number: 02 4990 9242 then follow the prompts to listen to the Hunter Valley message (Option 2).
● Phone-in Time: 18:00 in the evening prior to the confirmed flight.
● This is the automated phone-in line. In this message the balloon company will confirm if the weather forecast is suitable for the flight to proceed and passengers' exact meeting time.
● Meeting Place: Peterson's Champagne House (Address: Corner of Broke Road and Wine Country Drive, Pokolbin, Hunter Valley)
● Meeting Time: to be advised in the evening before the confirmed flight, only available when you call the phone-in number.
Check-in requirements ● If you have booked the pick up service, 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.

● If you are making your own way to the meeting point, please ensure you arrive at the meeting point /departure point 15 minutes before your scheduled departure time to allow enough time to check in and find a parking spot. Failure to arrive before this time will most likely be classified as no-show and result in forfeiting the booking and it cannot be refunded or transferred.
What to bring/wear ● Appropriate clothing for all weather conditions, eg. jacket for cooler months, preferably waterproof as there may be dew on the ground in the early mornings. Dress for early morning temperatures. White clothing not recommended.
● Comfortable enclosed walking shoes, preferably waterproof as there may be dew on the ground in the early mornings.
● Protective clothing, hat, sunscreen lotion, and sunglasses
● Water bottle, Snacks
● Camera
● Money/credit card for optional purchases
Other info ● Local Contact
We strongly advise customers provide us with an Australia local mobile contact number as this is a weather dependent activity and it may be put on hold due to bad weather or other unexpected delays at very last minute.

We can only reach you with such changes in a timely manner if we have your Australia local mobile number to minimize any inconveniences may have caused. If you do not have one at time of booking, please update us with your Australia local mobile number as soon as it's available.

● Tour Duration
The balloon ride itself is usually 50 – 60 minutes in duration. The total time you are with the tour on the morning of your flight is approximately 4 hours. This includes a flight briefing from your pilot, completing some paperwork, travelling to and from the launch and landing sites and the champagne celebration and/or breakfast afterwards.

● Child Policy
Children need to be aged 7 years or older and accompanied by an adult to fly. They will also need to be at least 120cm tall so they can see over the top of the basket. Please also keep in mind that the burner noise can be a bit frightening to young children.

● Fitness
Reasonably fit and healthy with no significant knee, hip or back problems, no recent surgeries, broken bones or existing conditions that may make a balloon landing uncomfortable for you, and you are not currently pregnant, then you should be fit to fly. You will be required to climb into the balloon basket using the foot holds cut in to the side of the basket, stand for one hour and, in the instance of a bumpy landing, absorb a small impact which is similar on your joints to that of jumping off a low chair. You will also need to be able to hold on to the safety handles when the balloon is landing.

At the time of booking, whether online or over the phone you will be asked to confirm that all members of your party are fit & well with:
- No significant knee problems,
- No significant hip problems,
- No significant back or neck problems,
- No recent surgeries or broken bones,
- No other existing conditions that would preclude them from following the pilots instructions; Assuming the landing positions with knees bent when instructed to do so, Absorbing a small bump when the ballooning is landing or would prevent them from holding on to the safety handles when the balloon is landing.
- Are able to stand for one hour unassisted,
- Do not weigh more than 140kg individually and children do not weigh more than 50kg individually,
- Are not currently pregnant.

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. Please be advised you will be asked to sign a health statement and waiver at the meeting point prior to your flight. You agree to indemnify The Balloon Company, it's owners, officers and employees against any incident related to your health occurring during or after the supply of the Services. The company does not fly pregnant ladies, the disabled, or people recovering from major operations.

● Personal belongings are taken at your own risk.

● Ballooning is an outdoor adventure activity, The Company cannot be held liable for damage to clothing or belongings.

● Weather, Mechanical, Staffing & Other Safety Conditions
Hot air ballooning relies on suitable weather conditions in order to proceed safely. Additionally, flights may depend on mechanical performance or staffing availability. When conditions are deemed by The Company to be unsuitable or unsafe to proceed, then the flight will be cancelled. Similarly a flight may be postponed due to less than minimum numbers being achieved.

In the unfortunate event that a flight must be delayed, rescheduled or cancelled due to any factor, The Company will hold payment and offer alternative dates. Bookings are non-refundable. The Company will not accept any liability for travel, accommodation, inconvenience or other cost incurred or lost through such cancellations.

2 Overview

Hunter Valley balloon flights begin at sunrise and take in views of the picturesque wine regions of Pokolbin, Lovedale, Rothbury or Broke. Balloon flights last approximately one hour and are followed by a delicious gourmet breakfast and champagne celebration at the famous Peterson House winery and Restaurant.

Hunter Valley 1hour Flight & Champagne Breakfast Package

 

Highlights
  • Enjoy a flight over the vineyards with our highly experienced team who have been flying over the Hunter Valley for over 30 years
  • Relax in the knowledge of the 100% safety record
  • Learn about the history and landscape of the Valley from the local pilots
  • Experience the first class service from the team named as a NSW Tourism Award Best Adventure Tourism Operator Finalist for 2013.

 

Arrival

Your pilots and crew will be on hand to welcome you when you arrive at Peterson's Champagne House at the designated time. Enjoy a tea or coffee as you sign-in and make your breakfast order. See how the pilot checks the morning's local winds conditions in readiness for your flight and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.

 

Launch Site

Your Hunter Valley ballooning adventure begins with a short drive to your launch site. This is determined by your pilot and depends on the wind direction on the morning. They have over a dozen launch sites to choose from in the lower Hunter Valley. This is a great opportunity to get to know your flight team and ask them any questions you may have.

 

Pre-Flight

It only takes around 20-25 minutes for your balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.

 

The Flight

As the sun rises you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze; in your basket you will feel completely secure with virtually no sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then, moments later, effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000 feet or more. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture views of the Hunter Valley from a perspective like no other.

  

Breakfast

After landing you will pack the balloon away and then it's back to Peterson House where the excitement of the morning continues over a gourmet champagne breakfast on the deck of Restaurant Cuvee overlooking the vines. Relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your fellow passengers and your pilot as you celebrate your exhilarating morning. Digital Photo Packages will be available for purchase during breakfast (optional extra at own expense).

 

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Cancellation Policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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