REVIEWS RECEIVED BY OUR CUSTOMERS
Balloon Joy Flights receive many outstanding reviews through email, message, Trip Advisor reviews, Google reviews and Facebook reviews.
Here are just some of them…
Aprile3211– June 2022 (5 Star review via Trip Adviser)
We had a brilliant time !!
Very well organised Balloon Flight, with a very smooth take-off and landing. It was interesting to see (and help) set-up the balloon prior to the flight and pull it down at the end.
We had a beautiful clear morning and the flight was brilliant. All the other people who went (there were 13) were really nice & friendly. Our Pilot was very nice and happy to answer any questions. The breakfast afterwards at Montrose House was lovely and our Host there was very nice & friendly.
Trish C – April 2022 (5 Star review via Trip Adviser)
Tranquility at it’s best!
“We spent a delightful morning in the hands of a very knowledgeable and skilled team! Canowindra really turned it on, giving us a cracker of a day coupled with wonderful country hospitality. The serenity of floating above the scenic countryside along with the warm and playful banter of the crew, really made for a very enjoyable experience. Highly recommended!”
Julie T – April 2022 (review by email)
We had a fabulous balloon ride this morning with Anton. We were picked up from our accommodation and taken to the launch site where we helped to unpack the balloon. The safety talk and explanation of the process were excellent. The flight was so much fun. Relaxing and exhilarating all at the same time. After a 50 minute flight over beautiful scenery we landed in a field, without even a bump, and helped to pack up the balloon. Next came a lovely breakfast in town. What a memorable experience. Thank you Anton and the crew from Balloon Joy flights.
Stephen and Wendy – April 2022 (review by email)
Well after four years of trying due to cancellations from Covid and the weather we finally got to take our flight, and it was so worth the wait. We had a perfect day, not to cold a start, with clear and sunny skies. perfect for a balloon flight. The views were great.
The flight was flawless from start to finish, due to the very professional but very relaxed and happy crew.
Then to finish the morning off with a wonderful breakfast at Montrose House, just made it a beautiful experience all round.
Thank you Jan, Graham, Anton and crew, Tommy and friend.
Explorer24748272230 from Sydney – April 2022 (5 Star Trip Adviser review)
Great views over Canowindra and surrounding areas with a professional company. Very experienced pilot (owner) that made the journey relaxed. Very recommended!!
Greg L from Sydney – April 2022 (5 Star Trip Adviser review)
Great Bunch of Guys
“They were really into their ballooning and they did their setup and packing with enthusiasm. I thought their extra knowledge and safety talks were particularly detailed and they made you feel safe all the time. They catered for young and old and made every part of it an experience never to forget.”
magdamaree from Bathurst – April 2022 (5 Star Trip Adviser review)
Balloon Flight with great company
“The staff is professional and friendly and the breakfast was lovely. I would highly recommend the experience.“
Tanya L. – April 2022 (review by email)
Our family of four had an amazing hot air balloon experience with Balloon Joy Flights. They are experienced and we felt safe. Our children aged 6 and 10 highly recommend it as well!
Jane L. – April 2022 (5 Star Trip Advisor review)
We totally loved our balloon flight this morning. Such a fabulous way to celebrate our daughter’s 21st birthday. The team at Balloon Joys Flights were absolutely excellent. Our breakfast was a fabulous way to finish a perfect morning.
Thank you so much.
David M. – April 2022 (Review by email)
We enjoyed an amazing flight this morning with Balloon Joy Flights. The weather was perfect with a birds-eye view of Canowindra and surrounding areas looking like a picture postcard. Thanks to Anton, our pilot, Jan and Graham for an unforgettable experience. (Also a great breakfast after the flight!)
Paul W. – April 2022 (Review by email)
We had a wonderful time on the balloon ride, such a calm and quiet experience. Balloon joy flights were very professional and engaging and Anton a very skilled pilot.
We would thoroughly recommend a trip to Canowindra to take a balloon flight.
Marzenka L. – April 2022 (Review by email)
It was a great experience. I enjoyed every moment of flight and work to put balloon up and pack up. Pilot and other crew members very professional and friendly.
Thank you for great morning I will recommend this experience to all my friends.
Kaz2794_Info – March 2022 (5 Star Trip Adviser review)
Balloon Joy Flights exceeded my expectations.
This company creates an all involved experience from the moment you step inside the Troopy. The staff were fabulous and very entertaining. Attention to detail with a light and fun manner. The calm weather ensured we were offered the most serene flight perfectly timed to see the stunning sunrise and drift over the rolling hills of Canowindra. Anton, the pilot ensured we were fully informed with each step of the flight, he is very knowledgeable and maneuvered the balloon perfectly into landing. After assisting to pack away we were spoiled by Tommy @ Montrose House for a elaborate champagne breakfast. Eggs Benedict, Bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns,toast, OJ, tea, coffee and champagne. AMAZING is an understatement!
This is a MUST DO experience while visiting Canowindra, Cowra and surrounds
Debra B. – March 2022 (Review by email)
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed or flight today. Anton was a great pilot, the countryside and mountains in the distance were beautiful indeed and champagne brekky at Montrose House delicious.
Glenn T. – March 2022 (Review by email)
We had a great day, the staff very helpfull and informative, very well organized, will do this again, will recommend to others.
Julie and Tony – March 2022 (Review by email)
What a wonderful experience we had. This is a family run business and you couldn’t meet a nicer family. We had a small hiccup at the start and they went over and beyond to make sure we had our flight that day as we were out of towners.
Anton our pilot was lovely and pointed many things and places out to us whilst we were flying and answered all of our questions. The guest house where we had breakfast afterwards was a delight and breaky yummy. Jan explained about the first balloon flight and said a lovely balloon prayer. Definitely recommend to anyone. You feel like you are just floating through the sky.
Julie and Tony.
Judith – March 2022 (Review by email)
Loved the whole experience! Even helping to rolling out and rolling up of the balloon at the beginning and end of the trip! Our very skilled pilot Anton landed us very smoothly and upright without the basket tipping over.
We just might have to go back again to experience the excitement of a tip over! The cooked breakfast after the flight was superb, including excellent champagne and coffee. A grand morning out!!
John – March 2022 (Review by email)
Absolutely brilliant, great pilot, beautiful scenery, would do it again.
Sue and Simon – February 2022 (Review by email)
Wow! Amazing experience! Our first balloon ride. So enjoyed it all. Thanks to your great team. So beautiful! So calm and smooth. Breakfast was fantastic too! Thoroughly recommend….
Picture uploaded by Joshua to Trip Adviser with review
Joshua – February 2022 (5 Star Trip Advisor review)
Our first experience in a balloon and we couldn’t have asked for a better family to take us up! The experience was super comfortable, very professional and plenty of laughs! Wrapped up with a really delicious breakfast. All in all, a truly wonderful experience. Definitely go for it, you won’t regret it
Brett – February 2022 (5 Star Trip Advisor review)
Both my Wife and Myself had never been on a balloon flight before, but it was on my Wife’s bucket list.
I found the entire experience to be exceptional, this was helped by the professional and friendly way that the entire trip was run.
JPN – February 2022 (5 Star Trip Advisor review)
Thank you for a wonderful hot air balloon experience and lovely atmosphere. It was a pleasure to meet such kind and genuine people – the Balloon Joy Flights Team. Thank you to our pilot for sharing with us some technical facts about ballooning and stories he experienced. Highly Recommended!
Maria and Piotr – February 2022 (Review by email)
We had a great trip. Thanks to Anton for a great flight and weather! breakfast and champagne completed the adventure.
Thanks Maria and Piotr
Dane W – January 2022 (Review via Facebook)
Amazing first balloon experience. worth to go!
Below are pictures uploaded by Dane
Ian and Essie – January 2022 (Review by email)
It was awesome. The pilot had mastered the aircraft, unlike another balloon pilot at another destination. It was well organised and lovely breakfast.
Many thanks from Ian and I.
Michael C – January 2022 (Review via FaceBook)
Wonderful experience. Nice Pilot. Breakfast was delicious. We loved it.
Pritchard family from Moree – January 2022 (Review by email and TripAdvisor)
Thank you so much Balloon Joy Flights for an awesome experience this morning! Your expertise and passion for ballooning as well as your warm and friendly manner made for a truly wonderful morning. The unpacking and repacking of the balloon all enhances the experience- even our special needs daughter was happy to help! The flight and the beautiful scenery , our pilot Anton, and the friendly Kerr family- fantastic!
Pritchard family Moree
Meachelle – January 2022 (Review by email)
Absolutely loved the experience, such a friendly environment, we were certainly in safe hands with Anton. Thanks for a great time
Sharon H – January 2022 (Review by email)
Had a great flight with a super smooth landing. Both hubby and I nervous but we really enjoyed the experience. Jan was a pleasure to deal with the whole experience was professional from start to finish. Also beautiful scenery with a great pilot. Thanks
Emma – January 2022 (Review by email)
An amazing start to 2022 with a balloon joy flight New Years Day, we loved every minute of it – was a magical morning! Thank you for your hospitality, we really enjoyed our time with you guys.
Sharon H – Jan 2022 (5 Star Google review)
We had a great experience from start to finish. This was a rescheduled flight due to poor weather last time for which we had excellent notice to change plans. There was a lot of flexibility rebooking (and I suggest you book directly with them and not through a 3rd company).
Beautiful scenery, lovely breakfast and knowledgeable pilot – we are grateful for the super smooth landing too in the slightly windy conditions
Pics uploaded by Sharon to Google below
ajd – Jan 2022 (5 Star Trip Advisor review)
Serene. Fascinating. Professional. Do it.
A genuine family business that’s been flying for over 35 years.
Anton J – Jan 2022 (5 Star Google review)
What a wonderful experience seeing the landscape from above at the crack of sparrows.
Lovely friendly family business who made the flight and breakfast afterwards so enjoyable.
(pic uploaded to Google by Anton below)
Sharon H – Jan 2022 (Trip Adviser Review)
Tranquility all the Way
“We had our flight rescheduled twice due to bad weather. However as the first flight was the parent company in a different location and we had to go through them to rebook and there was a minimal changeover cost but going to Canowindra and not Canberra (also dates were 12 months apart). However the 2nd rebook was super easy with Jan and we also found she gave sufficient notice of a cancelled flight whereas our first one was pulled basically as we were driving to the meet location at 5am! Loads of useful communication so just couldn’t have been easier. The flight was fabulous from start to finish and the scenery beautiful. We then enjoyed a yummy hot breakfast. I highly recommend if you want to try this, do so at Canowindra.”
A.J. – Dec 2021 (5 Star Trip Adviser Review)
What a wonderful experience seeing the landscape from above at the crack of sparrows. Lovely friendly family business who made the flight and breakfast afterwards so enjoyable.
Mark M. – December 2021 (Review by email)
Well organised and I was constantly kept informed with updates as to what was going on. Breakfast at the guest house was very well done.
Stuart R. – December 2021 (Review by email)
Extremely professional friendly courteous and accommodating managed to get my 96 year old dad in and out of the basket best breakfast of fruit and eggs Florentine great conversation thank you Stuart
Shirley W. – December 2021 (Review by email)
Our Hot Air Balloon experience was absolutely fantastic! Very professionally organised, Highly qualified pilot and team did everything to make our flight memorable. Excellent communication with us before and during the event and we highly recommend you contact Balloon Joy Flights, Canowindra. It was a wonderful experience
Andrew W – November 2021 (email review)
Our flight was in Mid November 2021 and was an unforgettable experience. The pilot and his staff were fantastic and the weather was perfect. Beautiful scenery in Canowindra. From beginning to end the flight and whole process were trouble free. I highly recommend this experience and urge you if you got this far to read the reviews then just book it. You won’t regret it.
Small Car Cup – November 2021 (5 Star Google Review)
What a fantastic experience!
The owners and our Pilot were all super friendly and a wealth of knowledge of the area and about ballooning.
If your going ballooning, go with these guys 💯💯💯💯💯👍
Alison F – October 2021 (5 Star Trip Advisor Review)
A morning of perfection
I received a voucher for my 50th birthday and to say I was a bit apprehensive would be putting it mildly however, from my first contact with these guys I was put at ease. Anton was our pilot and he was great. Anton explained everything to us, he went through all the safety needs and off we went. WOW. I’m so glad I took the plunge and went through with the flight. It was so peaceful and the views spectacular. Anton pointed out all the local points of interest, we flew over the canola which OMG if you ever get the chance definitely go when the canola is out. Our whole flight including the landing was perfection. We ended the tour with breakfast at Montrose House where Tommy cooked us up a feast complete with coffee, juice and champagne. We then walked the streets of Canowindra browsing through the shops. The day was perfect.
Jonathan M – October 2021 (Facebook Review)
Fantastic morning flight.
Staff were all happy and easy going.
Our pilot Anton was very experienced and gave us lots of information about the Canowindra area as well as Ballooning.
Tommy cooked us an awesome Eggs Benny topped of with some champers and coffee.
My wife and I can’t recommend these guys enough.
Just Do It!!!!
David H – October 2021
Fantastic experience and well organised. Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
Joan P- October 2021
A wonderful experience. The whole process was well done and we felt very safe . We especially thank Anton for his expertise and informative chatter throughout the ride and in his talk at breakfast. Breakfast itself greatly appreciated..
Erna W October 2021
Very good experience and story out of it. OMG impress me, will recommend to all my friends to have a go definetely !!!.
Maya G. October 2021
What a unique adventure! Being a part of the set up process was a great prelude to the flight, unwrapping the balloon and the sight and sound of the gas flame breathing life into it. The gentle upward glide into the sky was breathtaking and more relaxing than you would imagine, particularly in the knowledge that you are in good hands. Our pilot, Anton, was friendly, informative and highly skilled. The journey was a cross between a floating meditation over the stunningly beautiful fields of golden canola, an aerial nature study of the flora and fauna below and a sheer thrill when skimming the trees and climbing the sky. Back on the ground, a champagne breakfast and an informative chat about the history of ballooning topped off the morning. Will be back as it is a tad addictive!
Thank you Anton, Jan & Graham.
Glenys C October 2021 (5 Star Google Review)
Our balloon flight was an amazing experience! Jan was so helpful and friendly beforehand, Anton was a professional and calming pilot. I can’t recommend this wonderful family operated balloon flight enough. Do yourself a favour and go.
There is also a very yummy champagne breakfast after!
Graham and Maureen – July 2021
After a few false starts due to poor weather, we were given the VIP treatment. The views of the country side were magnificent. Anton was a very competent pilot and most informative.
The soft, upright landing was absolutely perfect and topping the morning off with a hearty breakfast.
Highly recommend this ballooning adventure run by this very experienced, lovely family.
Graham & Maureen
Nola and Rod – June 2021 (Google Review)
The experience of our Balloon flight in Canowindra exceeded all expectations. The serenity of the flight over the township and surrounding frosty landscape as the sun rose into a calm and cloudless sky was magnificent. The professionalism and friendliness of the Team was very much appreciated and made the experience very special. Well done BalloonJoyFlights. I highly recommend this experience to anyone and everyone.
Nola and Rod
Mheg R – June 2021
Thanks for the awesome experience flying up in the sky. Our family specially my kids really enjoyed this 1st time hot air balloon flying experience. It was all smooth even the landing. With a bonus of having a very lovely cold weather.
Well done to your team and all the best.
Malcolm S – June 2021
The weather was just right. The flight was a great experience.
Enjoyed it immensely. Participating in the set up and packing of the balloon was fun and the instruction and knowledge shared by the crew gave great insight into the world of ballooning.
Paul (from Bathurst) – June 2021
We had a great experience with Canowindra Balloon Joy Flights. We felt safe and comfortable in the hands of Anton our pilot. Highly recommend a trip with this business.
Teresse B. – June 2021
(Email plus 5 Star Google Review)
Magnificent! My father and partner got flights for their birthdays and I went along for the ride. The staff are excellent, the breakfast was just so lovely and floating around the local area was just an absolute joy. We stayed at the local caravan park which was so welcoming as well. Canowindra itself is a quirky lovely spot with a really I interesting main street. DO YOURSELF A FAVOUR AND JUST DO IT! Definite bucket list experience
Chris N. – June 2021
Very professional we had a safe and friendly flight over Canowindra would highly recommend
Joshua J. – June 2021 (5 Star Google Review)
Gave us one of the best memory ever, Anton, Graham and Jan were fabulous in hosting us. They were very accommodating and exceptional in providing an experience of a life time
Tara K. – June 2021
Awesome experience, the team are lovely and looked after us all extremely well!
Would highly recommend
Debbie C – June 2021
Theresa K – May 2021
It was such a great experience flying over Canowindra in a hot air balloon.
Our pilot, Anton is very experienced, knowledgeable, on the area. He’s professional and friendly.
Chelsea Lyn – May 2021 (5 Star Google Review)
Amazing experience and would 10/10 recommend and do again myself. This is a family owned business that has been running for 35 years – and it shows! So informative before, during and after the flight during our champagne brekky.
Margaret Z – May 2021
A really tranquil experience over lovely countryside. I enjoyed being involved in the process of setting up the balloon and packing up. The pilot is thoroughly professional and very informative. I thoroughly recommend it. The coffee experience is also top notch.
Nola and Rod – May 2021
The experience of our Balloon flight in Canowindra exceeded all expectations. The serenity of the flight over the township and surrounding frosty landscape as the sun rose into a calm and cloudless sky was magnificent. The professionalism and friendliness of the Team was very much appreciated and made the experience very special. Well done BalloonJoyFlights.
I highly recommend this experience to anyone and everyone.
Nola and Rod
Gail W – May 2021
Dave and Nicole – May 2021
This was one of the most amazing things we have done we had so many laughs and met some amazing people massive thanks to all the crew for such a professional and stress free time absolutely perfect day.
Dave and Nicole
Andrew C – May 2021
We had an excellent experience with Anton and his Dad. We were all first timers and felt completely comfortable. Anton was a great pilot and host.
Bryce R – May 2021
Incredible experience, Anton was a very skilled pilot, with lots of knowledge of the land,
Nola and Rod – May 2021
Our Balloon flight was a truly magical experience that exceeded all expectations. From the communication about arrangements for and on the day, to witnessing the inflation process, to the flight itself and smooth landing (and packing up process) and breakfast that followed we were happy happy people.
The flight over the beautifully serene frosty landscape as the sun rose with us was truly magical. Thank you Anton for your flying skills and engaging and informative commentary and to Graham and Jan who have made it possible for us to participate in such an amazing activity.
Nola and Rod
Paul D – May 2021
Karen and I would like to give a big thank you to Anton and the team at Balloon Joy Flights.
Our flight on Saturday morning was absolutely amazing and a wonderful experience that I hope to repeat again someday.
Manu C – May 2021
Excellent flight experience. A seamless execution for the flight take off and landing. Our pilot Anton and his crew were very professional and showed us the beautiful landscapes across Canowindra. All in all a memorable trip and I highly recommend Balloon Joy Flight.
Andrew B – May 2021
We enjoyed the whole occasion from the drive in the Troopy to helping set up the Balloon, the very smooth take off . Even being a cloudy morning after overnight rain the views were great and well worth it. Felt very safe the whole time we up in the air to a very soft landing .Enjoyed asking Anton questions and talking to the other passengers at breakfast afterwards.
Thanks all round to a very professional but friendly operation.
Andrew, Inge and Rachael.
Jess B – May 2021
Spectacular sunset, knowledgeable pilot, and delicious breakfast… We were blessed with a beautiful morning for ballooning. Overall an awesome experience in the Central West!
Kerry M – May 2021
We had a wonderful time on the hot air balloon. It was magic. Weather was perfect and balloon staff were very helpful and caring.
Brian W – May 2021
First time up. Incredible flight. Being ex local flying over the old farm property was great. Anton and Lawrie made everyone at ease in from the tree tops to reflections in the dam to the 600 feet height
Smooth landing topped it off …
Thank you to all involved
Sharyn B – May 2021
Professional Informative and most importantly fantastic friendly staff . Would recommend to everyone who wants a memorable balloon experience.
Thank you so very much . An experience we will never forget
John B – May 2021
A spot on morning, a great crew and a first class experience
Cheryl H – May 2021
It was an excellent, ride this morning, you people put so much, into making every smile, this week has been an experience of a life time ,so much work go’s into all you do , thank you very much, it has been awesome.
Tracey & Chanh – May 2021
Good Morning Jan & Graham,
What a fantastic experience that was yesterday with Laurie – thank you once again.
Tracey & Chanh
Heather F – April 2021
Absolutely fantastic morning with Anton and his balloon. It was so amazing seeing all the other balloons in the air with us.
Donna S – April 2021
Fantastic today, on our balloon flight. Landing was something else. Ha ha
I can now cross it off my bucket list, & definitely am going again.
Thank you for the wonderful experience.
John N – April 2021
Rin K – April 2021
Brilliant weather, crisp clear morning made for an excellent flight. Being amongst 18 other balloons made the spectacle all that more interesting. Smooth landing and followed by a champagne breakfast out in the warm morning sunshine. Very pleased with the whole experience and would highly recommend taking a flight when in this area.
Rochelle B – April 2021
What a great way to start the day! The team were very experienced, knowledgeable and professional. Our affable pilot Lawrie added to the overall experience, of a graceful and lovely flight. Followed by a champagne breakfast with great company. We would definitely do it all again. Thank you
SimonT – April 2021 (Facebook Review)
Thanks team, what a fabulous experience! Both Aggie and I thoroughly enjoyed the flight.
A couple of reasons why I recommend this experience is: Anton our pilot is incredibly thorough, knowledgeable and experienced…your safety is his absolute number one priority! Secondly, Canowindra is simply a stunning place to fly. Thirdly, Balloon Joy Flights is a family business so you receive a very personalised service. Once the flight finished we celebrated with a beautiful cooked breakfast, Champagne and Coffee. Perfect!
However it’s the small details that makes this experience so special. Learning why Champagne and Ballooning are synonomous are the little differences that make it special.Thanks again team!
Karen and Graham – Dec 2020
Thank you so much for a wonderful flight, breakfast and for looking after us.
Relaxing and unique experience. We really appreciate it. We loved that you are a family business. We are going to give our children the flight for their birthdays.
Karen and Graham
Kaitlin H – Nov 2020
Thank you once again for such an awesome experience, my friend and I absolutely loved the balloon flight! We will be back for another flight in the near future! Everyone is so lovely! I also love how easy it is to book a flight! So simple and organised!
Breaky was yummy too!
Keep up the good work 😊
Sandra – Nov 2020
Our first ever balloon flight was wonderful.
We felt completely safe in the capable hands of our pilot, Anton, and we were just in awe of the stunning countryside around Canowindra. It was finished with a lovely champagne breakfast.
John – Nov 2020
Hi Graham Jan and Anton,
The flight was fantastic, we loved it.
Anton is very skillful pilot, sensationally flew so low on top of the wheat crop and just a hair width away from the leaves of the gum trees! The hospitality from your family is so warm that make us feel just like one of the family member. The breakfast after the flight was delicious, the home toasted coffee is excellent.
My wife rate the experience 10/10, will recommend to friends and colleagues.
Patricia – Oct 2020
We had a wonderful time and would definitely bring the children for a family ride when they return to Australia. Thank you for taking the photos for us that captured our fond memories. Thank you and Anton to give us a wonderful experience.
Alan and Gai R – October 2020
We absolutely loved the whole experience. The hospitality and dinner there was excellent and breakfast was thoroughly enjoyed. We had assumed that we would be driven to the launching site and get on the waiting gassed up balloon to go on the flight so found the setting up and packing up a great learning experience that enhanced our enjoyment. We appreciated Graham’s running comments and knowledge throughout the experience. We will certainly will be recommending our last adventure to anyone who might be interested.
Again – the 5 of us all had a fantastic time. Coleen said it’s probably the best birthday present she’s ever received
Alan and Gai R
Shona F – April 2021
A wonderful experience with great people will do it again in the future
Narelle R – October 2020
Thank you for a WONDERFUL FAMILY EXPERIENCE, 3 flying, 2 chasers on Sunday.
The staff enhanced the day, as did the great breakfast and spiel at Delice. We chose to stay at the Bluejacket Motel. So glad we did! Service and rooms, phenominal! And several allowances made because we were flying with Balloon Joy Flights.
We will definitely be recommending the whole package to family and friends!!
Cheers, Narelle R
Graeme and Di – October 2020
We had a great time and the early start was thoroughly worthwhile
The whole crew were extremely pleasant and the chat over a champagne breakfast was really entertaining and informative.
We will certainly being recommending the experience to friends and family
Regards Graeme and Di
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