Ballooning over Canberra

Action in the skies over Canberra

If you visit Canberra in early-March, yoiu could see Angry Bird or Star War's Yoda, or some other apparition, flying over Canberra. Specially shaped hot air balloons are honored guests at the Canberra Balloon Spectacular which began over thirty years ago.

Each morning during the event, Canberra's skies are filled with dozens of floating hot air balloons. Each year the event features a number of special shape balloons from across the globe, which add a sense of novelty to the stunning setting.

Each year more than 30 giant hot air balloons travel to Canberra from as far away as Belgium and the United States to participate.

Pilots began inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day, before ascending into the sky and creating a picturesque backdrop for Canberra's national attractions.

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is the only event in the world where balloons can fly in such close proximity to houses of Government and buildings of national significance.

Spectators on the ground are treated to an experience of the senses with a flurry of colour, sound and movement. Of course, many also choose to take a balloon flight themselves. More details here...

As well as a thriving arts scene, Canberra, Australiia's Federal Capital, is home to many memorable food and wine experiences.

You'll find more than 30 boutique cellar doors within 35 minutes drive of the city, while bistro-style cafes and quality quick eats blend perfectly with stylish restaurants and sleek high-end dining experiences in Canberra. Explore the hot new dining precincts like Braddon, New Acton and the Kingston Foreshore.

For more information about what's on in Canberra and to book accommodation......

 


 

 

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