Greater Brisbane Hot Air Balloon Flights - City & Country views - 1 hour flight!


  • Half-day hot air balloon experience with pilot commentary from Ipswich

  • See Australia's Great Dividing Range, the Scenic Rim, and Ipswich countryside

  • Sparkling wine toast and buffet breakfast upon landing

  • Pickup and drop-off in central Ipswich via air-conditioned tour vehicle


Make your way to the Ipswich Country Motel bright and early to meet your balloon captain and guide, and then transfer to the launch site, where you can help inflate the massive balloon, if you wish. Climb into the basket and take off over Queensland's landscape as the sun begins to rise. These aerial views are otherwise only obtained through pricy plane or helicopter rides, but this hot air balloon option gets the same vantage point and allows you to enjoy the fresh air of the Australian outdoors. Snap photos of the Ipswich countryside and watch the sun rise over the Scenic Rim, home to no fewer than six national parks. Listen to your guide's commentary on the historical background, environment, and cultural features of the area. Take in views of the Great Dividing Range before landing for a sparkling wine toast. Then, dig into a delicious breakfast at a local restaurant.

Tour info

4 hours
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Why take this tour?

Get aerial views of Queensland's landscape at sunrise on this hot air balloon tour from Brisbane. Enjoy the fresh air at higher altitudes and get views only otherwise available via helicopter and airplane tours of the Great Dividing Range and the Scenic Rim. Land safely and celebrate with a sunrise toast of sparkling wine and breakfast to complete your experience.

What’s included?

  • Served breakfast

  • Professional guide

  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

  • Flight certificate

  • Entry/Admission - Ipswich

  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

  • N/A: Brisbane CBD Hotel transfers (extra cost $60/pp, min 2 people, payable direct to tour operator)

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Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 4h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Covid Policy

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Please refer to Floating Images website for all Covid 19 safety details

Cancellation Policy

    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

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About operator:

We are Brisbane’s closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane CBD to experience a 1 hour city and country hot air balloons flight. Passengers enjoy superb & glorious views whilst floating majestically & effortlessly over the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim & Somerset countrysides. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane’s big backyard from the air – with Floating Images! We offer a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 11 passengers ensuring you enjoy the experience. This activity commences 40 minutes before sunrise is approximately 3 to 4 hours, includes a 1 hour Balloon Flight, Restaurant Breakfast & Flight certificate. Floating Images’ flights are ideal for any visitors, individuals, families & friends. Hot air balloon rides are a great way to celebrate one of life’s special occasions, weddings, tick an item off your bucket list, incentive, motivate or reward your team on a corporate outing or simply just indulge and just spoil yourself. We are SE Qld’s only ATAP Accredited Hot Air Balloon operator. For "the flight of your life" call or book online for flights, gift vouchers or further enquiries.

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