Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

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Floating Images is Brisbane's closest hot air ballooning company. Simply drive 30 minutes west of the Brisbane Central Business District to experience a 1 hour city and country balloon flight.

Passengers enjoy glorious views whilst floating majestically over the heritage city of Ipswich, the Scenic Rim and Somerset countryside's. Discover and explore Greater Brisbane's big backyard from the air - with Floating Images!

You know you’re in good hands at Floating Images – Owner / Chief Pilot Graeme Day has over 25 years’ experience across 3 continents, with the last 15 years based in the local region, so he knows the weather, geography and history very well. They offer a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers, giving you their full personal attention.

Floating Images' flights are ideal for any visitors, families and friends. Balloon rides are a great way to celebrate one of life's special enquiries occasions, weddings, tick an item off your bucket list, incentive or reward your team on a corporate outing or simply just indulge and just spoil yourself.

For "the flight of your life" call or book online for flights, gift vouchers or enquires.

Internet Access

  • Paid Wifi

Facilities

  • Car park

Other Information

Accessibility:

Accessible facilities available. Please contact operator for specific details.

Family Friendly:

Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.

Our Tours

Greater Brisbane Hot Balloon Flight and Restaurant Breakfast

Brisbane's closest hot air balloon operator offering an unique opportunity to combine a city and country balloon flight. 30 minutes drive from Brisbane Central Business District. Experience the magical sensations and adventure of ballooning.

Imagine gently floating over this region's picturesque countryside, passengers can discover and admire the breathtaking scenery as it gently unfolds before their eyes, enjoying the glorious views over the heritage city of Ipswich and the beautiful Scenic Rim and Somerset region.

The balloon program commences at sunrise includes: Meet and greet passengers at Metro Hotel Ipswich International, inflation and deflation of balloon participation, one hour balloon flight, restaurant champagne breakfast, commemorative flight certificate. All vehicle transfers from their pre arranged meeting point. Please allow three to four hours.

Possible views from the balloon; the heritage city Ipswich - it's classic Queenslanders, heritage buildings and homes, the Great Dividing, McPherson and D'Aguilar ranges, Flinders Peak, Mount Walker, Mount Coot-tha, Mount Tamborine, Moreton Bay, the skyline of Brisbane Central Business District, Wivenhoe Dam, Brisbane, Fassifern and Lockyer valleys, Brisbane and Bremer Rivers.

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$325 $325
Ballooning Accommodation Dinner Package

Badly need to getaway? Then grab Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights - Ballooning Accommodation and Dinner package with Brisbane's closest Hot Air Balloon company.

Ballooning, Accommodation and Dinner Package for two. Enjoy one night's accommodation twin share Double Deluxe Room at the Metro Ipswich International Hotel. Dinner for two at Harvest Restaurant and Bar.

Experience South East Queensland's only City and Country Balloon Flight with Floating Images, followed by a restaurant breakfast at the Metro Hotel Ipswich International restaurant and commemorative flight certificate.

Experience the magical sensations and adventure of ballooning. Imagine gently floating over this region's picturesque countryside. Passengers can discover and admire the breathtaking scenery as it gently unfolds before their eyes, enjoying the glorious views over the heritage city of Ipswich and the beautiful Scenic Rim and Somerset region.

They are Brisbane's and South East Queensland’s first and only Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) Accredited Hot Air Balloon operator.

Optional complimentary balloon flight transfers from Ipswich Hotels. Please contact the operator for more details.

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$435 $435

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Located just 20 minutes from the Ipswich Central Business District and 35 minutes' from Brisbane Central Business District, White Rock - Spring Mountain Conservation Estate features the distinctive, sculptured, rocky outcrops of White Rock and Spring Mountain.

Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve

Ipswich City, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
It's not often you get an unspoiled natural wonderland in the heart of a city but Denmark Hill Conservation Reserve in Ipswich Central is an idyllic environmental gem. Once you descend the walking tracks amid huge native trees, you completely forget that you're just a few minutes away from the city's main streets.
Located 20 minutes drive from the Ipswich City, the Flinders-Goolman Conservation Estate covers over 2,200 hectares. The conservation estate supports extensive forests and rugged volcanic peaks and slopes including Flinders Peak, Mt Blaine, Mt Catherine and Mt Goolman.

Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve

Chuwar, Brisbane Area
Free Entry
A wonderful way to cool down and enjoy the great outdoors in Ipswich is at Colleges Crossing Recreation Reserve. The crossing is a low-lying bridge that crosses the Brisbane River in the suburb of Chuwar, and this long-time favourite with locals and visitors has all you need for a relaxing day out for all ages.

Purga Nature Reserve

Ipswich Area
Free Entry
For a unique nature walk just 15 minutes from Ipswich, Purga Nature Reserve is a peaceful getaway. It has the largest remnant of Swamp Tea Tree protected in Australia, and there are short, self-guided walks amid the ghostly, ashen trees that are truly spectacular.
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Located only 6 kilometres from the Ipswich Central Business District, the Haig Street Quarry Conservation Reserve is an oasis in the suburbs and home to many water birds that live in and around the Quarry Pond.

Castle Hill Blackstone Reserve

Blackstone, Ipswich Area
Free Entry
From culture-rich mining heritage to adrenalin-fuelled downhill mountain biking, Castle Hill is a unique place and offers an experience unlike anything else in the region. With over 15 International Mountain Biking Association rated mountain bike trails ranging from easy to very difficult, Castle Hill is suitable for riders of all abilities and is cemented as an iconic riding destination in Ipswich.

Greater Springfield

Springfield, Ipswich Area
Locals in nearby Brisbane know that Greater Springfield in Ipswich has much to offer, and visitors would do well to check out its numerous drawcards. Tee off on the ‘must play’ Greg Norman-designed golf course at Brookwater Golf and Country Club;

Ipswich

Ipswich Area
Ipswich as a tourist destination has much to offer visitors who want to savour a rich heritage and cultural activities, have some adrenalin-charged adventure, bask in the great outdoors or attend some of Queensland’s biggest events.
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