- Mesmerising views over a unique desert landscape
- Watch as the Outback wildlife comes to life at dawn
Enjoy astonishing bird’s eye views over the vast, desolate scenery of the Central Australian
Outback with this superb hot air ballooning gift experience. Departing from the remote
town of Alice Springs, gateway to the ‘Red Centre’, you’ll be transported to the launch site
in time for a pre-dawn departure. Early morning is the best time for ballooning over the
Outback - you avoid the full heat of the day, and there are excellent opportunities to see
wildlife including red kangaroo at one of their most active times of day. Plus, of course,
sunrise over the Outback is a magnificent sight.
As you lift gently upwards in the cool pre-dawn, the morning sun is just beginning to
illuminate the rugged MacDonnell Ranges, mountains of stunning beauty. Gliding through
the air, you can really get a sense of how remote this area is, how wild and untouched. The
flight lasts for around 30 minutes, after which you’ll land miles from the nearest road.
Before pick-up, in an atmosphere of absolute tranquility, it’s the perfect time to break out
the refreshments - sparkling wine, or a virgin cocktail, with muffins, fresh fruit and cheeses -
a breakfast to remember after an Australia gift experience you’ll find it impossible to forget.