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Strathalbyn Hot Air Balloon Regatta

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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
Event:
A must do/see experience for the whole family
The Strathalbyn Ballooning Regatta, run by Goldrush Ballooning, is back!

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Hot air ballooning (©paula mcmanus)


Bring the whole family for this 3 day event to be held on the June long weekend. Saturday's activities are definitely the highlight.

Saturday is family fun day at the Strathalbyn Trotting Club. The theme of the day is, funnily enough, aviation!

The Royal Flying Doctor Service will have their flight simulator there, there'll be ultralight aircraft, model aircraft displays, sky divers, South Coast Helicopters will be doing joy flights and of course, the stars of the show, the hot air balloons will be there for the Night Glow.

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Hot air balloon night glow (©paula mcmanus)


There'll also be entertainment, food and drink vans, face painting, an animal petting area and so much more.

The highpoint of the event is the hot air balloon night glow on the Saturday night - it's spectacular and really should not be missed.

Once dark, hot air balloons will be tethered to the paddock and then inflated to create a magnificent visual display. It'll be cold, so rug up, bring a thermos of coffee and enjoy this fantastic event.



The Regatta is a fundraiser for the State Emergency Service, the Country Fire Service and the Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The hot air balloons will fly each morning at dawn for the 3 days of the long weekend (weather permitting). Flight bookings can be made via the Goldrush Ballooning website or by phoning 8536 4500, but be quick. Hot air balloon rides during the regatta are extremely popular and spots in the basket sell very quickly.

Please contact the Strathalbyn Visitor Information Centre on 1300 007 842 for all enquiries regarding the event.


hot air ballooning
Hot air balloon night glow (©paula mcmanus)



Strathalbyn is located in the Fleurieu Peninsula and is an easy one hour drive from Adelaide via the South Eastern Freeway.

The Trotting Club is located on Milnes Road, Strathalbyn

When:
June long weekend

Where:
Strathalbyn Trotting Club

Time (Saturday's event):
The family fun day starts from 1.30pm
The hot air balloon night glow starts at dusk (approx 6.30pm)

Who:
Everyone! bring the whole family

How much:
Prices have not been set yet, but admission will not be expensive . Bring a few gold coins with you to chuck in the donation tins for the SES the CFS and the RFDS

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Hot air ballooning (©paula mcmanus)
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Why? A long weekend of hot air ballooning
When: 6th to 8th June, 2015
Phone: 8536 4500
Where: Strathalbyn
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Drove there today (Sunday) and got told by locals nothing was on today!
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