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Methven-Mount Hutt Scenic Balloon Flight

Float among the clouds on a 60 minute Methven-Mount Hutt hot air balloon flight with a blissful backdrop of snow peaked mountains at sunrise.
Methven-Mount Hutt Scenic Balloon Flight


  • Experience the bliss of hot air ballooning from the foothills of Mount Hutt

  • Admire views across the Southern Alps and the Canterbury Plains

  • Welcome a new day floating up in the clouds

  • Spectacular perspective and the chance to spot wildlife below

  • Marvel at 360 degree views of this stunning region by sunrise

  • Enjoy a celebratory drink after the flight

Taking off from the foothills of Mount Hutt, there are fewer places in the world that could be more beautiful to take a hot air balloon flight than New Zealand’s Canterbury Plains. Float up and away and enjoy a peaceful moment up in the clouds as you gently travel past snow capped mountains with panoramic views across the Southern Alps as far as Mt Cook and Mt Aspiring.

Welcome in a new day from the greatest vantage point up in the air! As the region is illuminated by sunrise, revel in the breathtaking scenery from up to 9,500 ft before dropping to a lower altitude so you can admire the patchwork landscapes and wildlife closer to the ground. Touching down after 60 blissful minutes in the air, celebrate this must do experience with a glass of Champagne and light snacks. Complimentary inflight photos and a digital flight certificate are also gifted to each passenger.

More info


  • 60 minute hot air balloon flight from the foothills of Mount Hutt
  • Transport to and from the Methven Centre
  • Post flight champagne style celebration and snacks
  • Digital flight certificate


  • Meeting time in Methven is 6am in the summer months (December-January-February) and 7am the rest of the year


  • Please allow four hours in total for this experience
  • The flight duration is approximately one hour


  • The meeting point for this experience is 20 Barkers Road, Methven NZ 7730

What To Bring

  • Dress according to the season
  • Enclosed flat shoes
  • Sandals and high heels are not suitable
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses

Additional Information

  • Minimum age is five years old
  • Children must be accompanied by a paying adult
  • Please advise the experience provider of any medical issues or if you are pregnant
  • Groups are capped at 12 participants
  • Light winds, good visibility and an acceptable cloud base are required for this flight
  • Flights may be cancelled if the weather is not suitable

Cancellation Policy

  • Change your booking up to 48 hours before the start time of your experience
  • Changes are not permitted within 48 hours of your experience
  • Late arrivals or no shows may result in you forfeiting your experience

Booking Information

  • Confirmation in the form of a tour voucher will be received at time of booking
  • Upon completion of purchase, please print the voucher and present on day of the experience
  • Vouchers can also be presented on your mobile device for this attraction
  • Availability was accurate at the time of booking however, is subject to change due to circumstances out of our control
  • For your information, complete Tour Operator Information including contact details is included on your tour voucher
  • We strongly suggest reconfirming your booking with the tour operator within 24 hours of making your booking and prior to making other travel arrangements

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