Why beyond ballooning
All our balloons are registered aircraft with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Our balloons undergo regular maintenance & safety audits. Our equipment is state of the art ensuring our passengers safety and comfort.
Beyond Ballooning employs a team of highly skilled pilots with a wealth of local knowledge and a strong emphasis on safety. Our pilots hold various overseas qualifications in both balloons and fixed wing aircraft and love their job!
Our custom built trailers ensure your safety throughout the morning with no need for heavy lifting of the basket. All our transport vehicles are fitted with seatbelts.
Beyond Ballooning offers a 100% flight fee refund if your flight is cancelled due to weather. This ensures that you are not stuck with a ticket if your only visiting the Hunter Valley and the flight is cancelled.
Beyond Ballooning ground crew attend regular safety training & are there to assist the pilots & passengers to ensure you have a safe morning but most of all loads of fun! Beyond Ballooning is a locally owned business in every sense of the word.
Beyond Ballooning can cater for small or large groups to suit your needs. We ensure that every passenger gets the most out of the experience, while guarantying you an abundance of personal space to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable flight.
Locally owned and operated.
We employ Hunter Valley locals and we strongly support local business and community.
An amazing, safe and unforgettable experience. Would highly recommend this company for your ballooning adventure. Pilot Blake was so knowledgeable and friendly.
We have to get up super super early in the morning. I was quite nervous about hot air balloon as this is my first experience. The staff were quite supportive and professional and guided us through the process. When we were in the air, the view was super nice and all the fear were gone. The landing was quite smooth. After that, we went to a nice buffet together. Overall, great experience.
Wonderful Experience & Very Professional
Meet the people behind Beyond Ballooning
Chief Pilot & General Manager
Nathan lives and breathes hot air ballooning. Along with holding a CASA Chief Pilot Rating & Maintenance Authority he enjoys adventure ballooning and travelling the world flying.
Senior Pilot & Director
Steve has been in love with ballooning from his first flight 20 years ago with a friend. When not flying in the Hunter Valley Steve enjoys flying abroad in unique locations like the Masai Mara, Kenya.
Administration & Bookings Team
Julia is married to Steve and manages the Beyond Ballooning office operations. Julia assists our bookings team along with networking with local industry partners.
Business Development & Bookings Team
Danny has been friends with Nathan since high school and has been a ground crew member since Beyond Ballooning started. Danny now holds a commercial balloon license and enjoys the job from the air rather than the ground.
Blake is a 2nd Generation pilot following in his father’s footsteps. Having flown from his home in Victoria to the North of Queensland and overseas in wonderful locations like Myanmar Blake brings a wealth of experience and fun to all his flights.