Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight Only - No Breakfast & Self Drive

Greater Brisbane Scenic Hot Air Balloon Flight Only - No Breakfast & Self Drive

Ipswich

DURATION - 240 minutes

4 TO 10 PEOPLE

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What we will do

Picture yourself in the balloon basket floating majestically and effortlessly over patchwork country and city landscapes, admiring a breathtaking view gently unfolding as dawn breaks. The magic and romance of flying in a hot air balloon can be easily experienced with our most popular balloon package.

From the air you will soak in a birds eye views of the heritage city of Ipswich, Great Dividing Range mountains, Brisbane city skyline, Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside. We are proud to offer this unique opportunity to take in panoramic city and country sights.

Floating Images is the closest hot air balloon company to Brisbane and the longest founding owner-operator in the South East Queensland region. Every flight is taken by owner and Chief pilot Graeme Day, who has nearly 30 years of ballooning experience and loves to share his passion for ballooning. Graemes deep knowledge of the local region, humour and storytelling make his in-flight commentary both informative and entertaining. 
Our meeting point is an easy 30-minute drive from Brisbane, and we can also be reached by train or bus. 
Enjoy our most popular 1-hour balloon flight program without breakfast. Youll experience the same magic, beauty and birds-eye views of Greater Brisbane from a hot air balloon, but without the post-flight breakfast and coffee.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight standard package (without breakfast) includes:

-  Approximate 1-hour balloon flight over Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions a city to countryside flight
-  Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with an owner-operator.
   Every flight is with Chief pilot Graeme who has more than 27 years experience
-  Personalised in-flight commentary
-  Passengers can assist with inflation & deflation of balloon (optional)
-  Free parking at the central city meeting point
-  Transportation during the flight experience
-   In-flight photography will be taken on most flights, with the opportunity to purchase photos at breakfast 
-   A personalised commemorative flight certificate (presented at the after flight breakfast)
-   Insurance & GST

Optional extras:

  • In-Flight photo CD to purchase
  • Extra breakfast participants

Where we will be

Flight meeting point: Ipswich Country Motel
250 South Station Road, Raceview, Ipswich.

Please note for Self Drive Customers - Free Parking is available at the meeting point. 

Please use the client car parks available but please be aware & courteous to the other hotel guests that may be asleep at the time of your early morning arrival :-) 

Please arrive 5 - 10 minutes prior to nominated meeting time to allow for parking, collecting your camera gear & a quick restroom stop if needed at the hotel as there are no toilet facilities in the balloon basket prior to Graeme - the Chief Pilot collecting you in the front hotel car park for your ballooning experience. You wont miss the ballooning rig in the car park!

Flight Meeting Point: Ipswich Country Motel, 250 South Station Road, Raceview Ipswich, 4305 QLD. See map.

About your guide

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights
Hey, I'm Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon company was created and established in 1997. It is owned and operated by two very energetic and motivated Queenslanders Graeme and Ruth Day, who offer a professional and friendly ballooning service with a smile to their clients.

Floating Images is South East Queensland's only balloon operator offering a unique opportunity to combine a city and country balloon flight over the heritage city of Ipswich and the Scenic Rim region. We have an intimate knowledge of our lovely region, as the first and only balloon operator based in the Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions.

A French journalist described Graeme in his French newspaper article as, An Australian who is raring to go, with an infectious smile revealing his love of an adventurous life.

This spirit has been captured in Floating Images charter and will be shared with you on your balloon flight. Before commencing Floating Images, Graeme gained valuable balloon experience and business insight from the various balloon companies he has been employed with across the globe. Graeme has been flying commercial balloon flights since 1991 commencing in France, the birthplace of Hot Air Ballooning. Graeme is an approved CASA chief pilot with over 2600 hours flight time and nearly 30 years ballooning experience.

Graeme has flown various sized balloons from the single person balloon nick-named the Cloud Hopper to balloons that carry up to 20 people. Currently Floating Images balloon has a carrying capacity of 10 people. Ruth has over 20 years of business, fundraising and event management experience, especially in strategic business and marketing planning. Together Ruth and Graeme have established a professional business in ballooning.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon company are multi award winners and finalists in tourism, innovation and micro business.

Guest requirements

-  Safety is our priority and we will not fly if weather conditions are not suitable. If your flight is cancelled because of bad weather, then you may rebook for another day or receive a full refund.

- All passengers must provide their names (first & surname), weights (in kgs) and contact phone number for manifest purposes. 
- Please advise the booking office if any client is over 90 kilograms, or have any medical issues. As weight is an important factor in a hot air balloon; passengers weighing 115 Kg or over may attract a 50% surcharge. Due to safety factors, pregnant women or passengers weighing over 130kg cannot participate in hot air ballooning

- We recommend comfortable layers of outdoor clothing to match the season, a hat, sunglasses and sturdy shoes for the morning dew. 

- Please don't forget to bring a camera / video camera to capture this wonderful experience (these items are your responsibility at all times). Bring plenty of film and charged batteries. 

- PLEASE NOTE: Open foot wear, (thongs / sandals) or high heels are not permitted for safety reasons. We strongly recommend not to wear white clothing

- Children (aged between 6 to 12 years) are welcome and must be accompanied by a paying adult. The child must be able to see over the edge of the basket (1.2m high) unaided by any person or objects for safety reasons. Infants are not permitted 

See our terms and conditions.

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Picture yourself in the balloon basket floating majestically and effortlessly over patchwork country and city landscapes, admiring a breathtaking view gently unfolding as dawn breaks. The magic and romance of flying in a hot air balloon can be easily experienced with our most popular balloon package.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flight standard package (without breakfast) includes:

-  Approximate 1-hour balloon flight over Ipswich, Scenic Rim and Somerset regions a city to countryside flight
-  Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with an owner-operator.
   Every flight is with Chief pilot Graeme who has more than 27 years experience
-  Personalised in-flight commentary
-  Passengers can assist with inflation & deflation of balloon (optional)
-  Free parking at the central city meeting point
-  Transportation during the flight experience
-   In-flight photography will be taken on most flights, with the opportunity to purchase photos at breakfast 
-   A personalised commemorative flight certificate (presented at the after flight breakfast)
-   Insurance & GST

Departure/Return Location
Flight Meeting Point: Ipswich Country Motel, 250 South Station Road, Raceview, Ipswich, 4305 QLD
What to wear
Comfortable layers of outdoor clothing to match the season, sunglasses, a hat or cap and sturdy shoes for the morning dew or long grass.
Included
Hot Air Balloon
Not Included
Breakfast
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