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Aoraki Balloon Safaris

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Balloons - Aoraki Balloon Safaris.

Aoraki Balloon Safaris has six balloons of which five are AEROSTAR International balloons, which hold 8 -14 passengers. These balloons are constructed at the Aerostar Factory in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA, they are well made and constructed to strict FAA standards.

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Aoraki Balloon Safaris has been operating since 1992, with its base at Methven (by Mt Hutt) on the Central Canterbury Plains, which is considered NZ's finest ballooning location.

Hot Air Ballooning is the air adventure giving you a tranquil and majestic flight, which no other aircraft can offer. It is the ultimate adventure, touched with serenity and romance. Beginning with the awe-inspring balloon inflation, your sedate and mystical flight unfolds.