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Balloon Aloft Hot Air Balloon Rides

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by Felicity Banks (subscribe)
I'm a writer of interactive and normal novels including steampunk fantasy app books set mainly in Australia. Banks
Published December 2nd 2012
Is is a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's you
Balloon Aloft is Canberra's hot air balloon company. Our balloon launched from beside Lake Burley Griffin, within sight of The National Carillon.

We all helped to set it up. And then we flew so lightly and so high like a feather blown through the air. The strangest part was how easy and natural it felt. I looked down at fully-grown trees below us, and realised it hadn't even occured to me to wonder if we'd hit them even though they were less than fifty metres from our launch point.

For sections of the flight, we were so close that we could call out conversations with people on the ground, and hear their dogs barking (and running back and forth). We also saw kangaroos bouncing away from us.

Definitely worth the early morning.

Although it is expensive, there are often special deals which help.
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When: When you want to fly with the windows open
Phone: 6285 1540
Where: 7 Irving St, Phillip
Cost: $340 adults, $250 children
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