Hunter Valley

Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta

Welcome to the Balloon Aloft Fiesta

The Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Fiesta is back for 2023!

Join us from Friday 29th September to Monday 2nd October for the Hunter Valley’s only hot air ballooning fiesta – an incredible display of colourful hot air balloons launching and flying over the Hunter Valley region each morning of the Long Weekend.

The event features approximately 20-30 hot air balloons launching at dawn each morning, filling the skies with colour and excitement.

The festival is a great opportunity to experience the beauty of the Hunter Valley from a new perspective. Guests can enjoy a bubbly breakfast at Peterson House Winery after their flight, and then spend the day exploring the many wineries, restaurants, and shops in the region.

The Balloon Aloft Fiesta is a truly unforgettable experience, and it is a must-do for anyone visiting the Hunter Valley in October.


The best way to view the hot air balloon festival is definitely as passengers on board one of the balloons that will take to the skies at sunrise each morning. You can book your space on one of our fiesta flights for the experience of a life time.

The excitement begins just before dawn as all around you, hot air balloons are inflated in the launch field – make sure to have your camera ready, it’s quite the spectacle. Following take-off, you’ll float gently across the skies of the Hunter Valley for an hour in the company of this magnificent fleet of hot air balloons.

Following the flight, celebrations continue after the flight back at Peterson House Winery with live music, a gourmet breakfast and a champagne tasting to wrap up an exciting and fun-filled morning.


Balloon Aloft team


  • 1 Hour (approx.) Sunrise hot air balloon fiesta flight
  •  A delicious Gourmet Breakfast at Peterson House Winery with live music
  •  Champagne Celebration and Sparkling wine tasting
  •  Discount at the cellar door for any purchases made on the day
  •  Participation in an exciting and unique Hunter Valley event with Australia’s most experienced Hot Air Ballooning team


Book Now Call: 1300 723 279

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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