Hot Air Ballooning in New Zealand
About the Activity: Enjoy this hot air balloon ride and get a chance to witness the picturesque beauty of the same from very high altitude.Get picked up from your hotel in Queenstown, Fernhill or Frankton road at around 4.30 AM in mid summer and 8 AM in winter and proceed towards the take off sight, which is just 15 minutes away.After reaching gear up and listen to all the safety procedures informed by your guide and get ready for the flight.As you rise to altitudes as high as 6000ft and drift with the breeze, you will witness quite possibly the best panoramic views of Queenstown and its surroundings.During your flight, you will have views of Coronet Peak and The Remarkables ski areas, Mount Aspiring in the Southern Alps and Mount Tutoko in Fiordland National Park. You'll also see Lake Wakatipu, Lake Hayes, the Shotover and Kawarau rivers. Some locations used in The Lord Of The Rings can also be seen, for example, The Ford Of Bruinen; Dimrill Dale; The Gates of Argonath; The Pillars Of The Kings. Also visible is Mount Earnslaw, one of the great mountains seen in Isengard.After the flight for one hour, land and enjoy some delicious refreshments with champagne. Conclude your amazing flight by getting dropped off to your respective hotels.