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Air Vistas trading as Wine Country Ballooning prides itself of being local and providing the best value flights in the Hunter Valley.

332 Lovedale Road, Lovedale

Our Goal is simple: the best value flights in the Hunter. Fun, safe and with the most experienced team looking after you.


Air Vistas trading at Wine Country Ballooning is the Hunter Valley's only genuine boutique balloon company. The Chief Pilot Daren, has flown the Hunter Valley since 1999 and is one of the most experienced local pilots flying. Daren has more Hunter Valley hours than any other local pilot in the region.


We do not employ student pilots, low hour pilots or pilots with less than 1000 hours flying in the Hunter. We only fly one balloon a day with no more than 10 people, giving full attention to our passengers.


Normally 45 minutes before sunrise, passengers meet at Mecure Resort for a quick introduction and briefing. The adventure begins by boarding a 4WD and journeying to the launch site. Following the launch, the balloon takes to the skies above the beautiful Hunter Valley. Flight times vary between 45 minutes to an hour. After an exciting landing and packing of the balloon, you are driven back to Mecure Resort for a traditional glass of bubbles. A Champagne Celebration is hosted by pilot, Daren where passengers enjoy the log fire or relax in the gardens in summer. With only a few passengers each flight, this is a special time to relax with your new friends and reflect on the experience. Gourmet Breakfast at the Mecure Resort is an optional extra.