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Hot Air Balloon Regatta at Strathalbyn

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by Paula McManus (subscribe)
Photography obsessed writer and urban explorer. Lover of nature, art and long weekends. Adelaide, South Australia. https://www.facebook.com/paula.mcmanus1
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Fly away for the weekend
For those who went to the Balloon Regatta last year, hold onto your hats - this year is going to be bigger and better!

Balloon Regatta (©paula mcmanus)
Balloon Regatta


The organisers have been hard at work for 6 months already; putting together all the pieces so that there is something for all ages to enjoy.

It will all be happening at Strathalbyn, on the June long weekend (June 8th, 9th and 10th).

The Regatta will occur everyday over the long weekend and this year there will be at least 10 hot air balloons attending.

Each day, morning and night (weather permitting), the balloons will fly. The morning flight preparation will begin at 5.30am, with the balloons taking off as the sun rises. What an experience to be up in the air above beautiful Strathalbyn and the Fleurieu Peninsula bathed in gorgeous early light.

Sunrise Balloon Flight (©paula mcmanus)
Sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight


Saturday night will be the Night Glow spectacular. All of the hot air balloons will be tethered to the ground and the burners turned on to create an incredible synchronised display.

Hot Air Balloon Night Glow (©paula mcmanus)
Hot Air Balloon Night Glow


The Glow will be held at the Strathalbyn Trotting Club on Milnes Road. The gates open at 3pm and admission this year is $5 per adult or $10 for a family.

Prior to the Glow, there will be a mixture of stall holders and entertainers:
Face Painting
Train Rides
Jumping Castles
Para Motors
Sky divers
Model Aircraft demonstrations and
Food Stalls galore!

For more information, including prices and bookings for hot air balloon rides, contact Goldrush Ballooning via their website or Facebook page
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Why? Up, up and away
When: June long weekend
Phone: 08 8536 4500
Where: Strathalbyn
Cost: $5 per adult or $10 for a family
Your Comment
What time is the night glow gates open by 3 but is it at sunaet or latwr? Just wanting to know i have young kids
by princ (score: 0|6) 2175 days ago
I would have liked to find out the cost of a flight on your site
by allen (score: 0|4) 2175 days ago
What time does the nigh glow finish
by Tech5 (score: 0|2) 2174 days ago
What time does the nigh glow finish
by Tech5 (score: 0|2) 2174 days ago
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