Tuesday 19 March 2024 - Saturday 23 March 2024


Innes Common
Lake Domain Drive
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Contact Details


Cost and Booking


Free Family

Join us and enjoy the magic of Hot Air Ballooning, where balloons and pilots from around NZ and the World take to the Waikato Skies.

Whether you join us at Innes Common to be amazed by the ZURU Nightglow or just pop outside in your jarmies each morning to wave as our balloons float by, this event is for you.


Start your day the best way possible, grab the family and join us from 7am to watch the balloons lift off from Innes Common and float away.


Are you wanting to book a Flight during Balloons over Waikato?

Balloons over Waikato is from Tuesday 19 to Saturday 23 March 2024.

The Kiwi Balloon Company is the only commercial operator during this event and Hamilton isite Visitor Centre manages the bookings.

Important information:

  • The Adult rate is $400.00 per person, Child (7-12 years) rate is $320.00 per person. Minimum age is 7 years old and they must be over 1.1metres (you are not able to hold your child whilst in the basket).
  • Flight is approximately 30 minutes, however you must allow 4 hours duration due to weather delays.
  • For safety and operational requirementspassengers are required to declare their accurate weight upon booking and will be weighed on the day.
  • Passengers must check in at 6.45am with the isite consultant at Innes Common, Hamilton Lake.
  • Please note the weather can be a deciding factor whether we fly on the day, as we need little wind, and no rain or fog.
  • There is no guarantee that you will fly alongside the other balloons.
  • The Pilot may choose to move to a different location in Hamilton to be able to fly, and you would be transported by the Kiwi Balloon Company.
  • Flights are non-refundable, however if the pilot cancels due to weather conditions, the booking would be refundable.  
  • There are limited spaces per day. 
  • Two weeks prior to departure, we will be back in touch with you with more details regarding the check in process.
  • The use of drones are not allowed during this event.

If you are booking from overseas, we will require you to send a scan copy of your Drivers license or Passport photo.

To secure your flight we must receive full payment (Visa/MasterCard credit card).  

Contact us by email or phone 07 958 5960 +64 7 958 5960 during work hours.