Hunter Valley

Accessible Flights

Accessible Hot Air Balloon Flights

At Balloon Aloft we are committed to making our flights accessible and inclusive for everyone. Our Accessible flights are designed for anyone who wants to experience the joy of hot air ballooning but who, for any reason, is not able to climb aboard a regular hot air balloon Basket using the footholds cut into the side of the basket or stand for the one hour duration of the flight.

Our Accessible Balloon Basket has an access door, for ease of access and eliminating the need to climb aboard the basket. Where required, the Accessible Basket also offers customized seating and harnesses. This means that passengers with limited mobility are now able to experience the thrill of a sunrise flight over the Hunter Valley and ensures that passengers are safe and secure during the flight.

Accessible Flights

Accessible Flights

  • The Balloon Aloft Accessible Flights are operated from the Hunter Valley Location
  • Standing and seated spaces are available, both with door access. Suitable for wheelchair users and includes transfers from the meeting location at Peterson House to the morning’s chosen launch site aboard our wheelchair accessible vehicle. Please note that your wheelchair will not be able to be carried aboard the balloon but will be available once your flight touches down
  • In line with Civil Aviation Safety Authority guidelines, individuals requiring assistance transferring to the seating aboard the Accessible basket are required to share the experience with a carer/helper/friend/family member on the morning. The basket seating is 54cm high and located directly opposite from the door of the basket. Wheelchair users will need to transfer from the door of the basket to the seating – a grab handle is available to assist you to transfer. Wheelchairs will not be able to be carried aboard the balloon.
  • Spaces aboard the Accessible basket are limited so it is essential to book the Accessible Basket ticket or voucher. If you have purchased any other ticket type you will need to contact our Reservations Team to ensure you can fly in the Accessible Basket.
Accessible Flights

This Wheelchair Accessible basket is a joint initiative between Balloon Aloft and Cessnock City Council, and is the first of its kind in New South Wales.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to experience the joy of hot air ballooning and that accessibility is essential to creating a truly inclusive tourism industry. When everyone has the opportunity to experience the magic of travel, it makes the world a more welcoming and accessible place for all.

Accessible Flights

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What is included in my Ticket Flight ticket FLEXI ticket
45 – 60 minute Sunrise Balloon Flight aboard Accessible Balloon
Delicious Bubbly Breakfast at Peterson House Winery
Sparkling wine tasting
Book a flight date now. Make changes to date up until 72 hours before flight.
Able to reschedule in the event of cancellation due to poor weather conditions. Valid for 36 months.
Refundable in line with Balloon Aloft Terms & Conditions.
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Which ticket is right for you?

The Flight Ticket may be the right choice for you if:
  • You would prefer to rebook your flight for another time within the next 3 years, should you flight be cancelled due to unsuitable weather
  • You live in or near the flight region or plan to revisit if the weather causes the cancellation of your flight. You can also choose to transfer your flight to another of our flight locations.
  • You are after the best value ticketing option.
The Flexi Ticket may be the right choice for you if:
  • You would prefer the option of requesting a refund in the event that poor weather cancels your flight
  • You are visiting from overseas or interstate and would not be able to rebook for another flight date
  • You are visiting the region for a short period of time and don’t intend to return within the next 36 months
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Hot Air Ballooning is a weather dependent activity. The Flight Voucher option you have chosen can be rescheduled to another date in the event of a weather cancellation but is NON-REFUNDABLE in the event of weather or pilot determined cancellation, passenger cancellation or change of mind but does not exclude the purchaser from their automatic guarantees under the Competition and Consumer Act, as set out in our terms and conditions. With this ticket type you cannot cancel or reschedule your flight within 72 hours of your flight time.

If you require a refundable ticket option, please take a look at our Flexi Ticket.

Hot Air Ballooning is a weather dependent activity. The Flexi Ticket option you have chosen can be rescheduled to another date in the event of a weather cancellation. This ticket option is 100% REFUNDABLE in the event of a weather or pilot determined cancellation. An admin fee may apply to any cancellations before your flight date but this ticket cannot be cancelled/rescheduled within 72 hours of your flight time.

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