Local Escapes

Here’s The Most Beautiful Place To Go Hot Air Ballooning In WA

By Alice Dolphin

Hot Air Balloons in the Avon Valley

If the idea of floating through sunrise skies over patchwork fields and rolling hills sounds pretty darn perfect, you absolutely have to get a load of this hot air ballooning deal in the beautiful Avon Valley. We reckon it’s something everyone has to do at least once, and trust us, these stunning views are next-level so better charge up your phone.

What To Expect

When you arrive at the Northam Airfield bright and early (we’re talking before sunrise—it’ll be worth the wake-up, trust us), enjoy a hot cuppa while the pilot fills you in on what to expect on your magical morning. 

Then it’s all systems go, so get set to cruise around the breathtaking skyline as you watch the sun come up over the horizon. Once you’ve landed after the roughly one-hour-long experience, you’ll be treated to a delicious champagne breakfast with all the trimmings overlooking the valley. 

Getting There

The Avon Valley is approximately a two hour drive out of Perth, so unless you feel like getting up in the middle of the night, we suggest you head in the day before your balloon flight and stay in some quaint accommodation closer by. 

Where To Stay

For a cute group stay, why not book this 3-bedroom gorgeous country homestead overlooking a dam? Alternatively, stay right around the corner from the Northam Airfield (which is where the experience will begin) in this cute cottage in the heart of Northam. 

You can book this unforgettable adventure on Red Balloon, with weekday flights from $300 and weekend ones from $350.


What: Hot Air Ballooning Over The Avon Valley
When: Weekends and every weekday except Wednesday, from April-November
Where: Avon Valley
To book and for more info, visit the website.

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Image credit: Windward Balloon Adventures

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