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dronkey666
post Apr 19 2008, 01:54 AM
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this is something my brother Anil sent me this morning..he's in NZ at the moment, "Before leaving this world, if thereís one wish you have to make and one thing you must do, please let it be travelling in a hot air balloon. Itís the most otherworldly experience I have ever had. If you ever visit Christchurch, youíve got to go to Balloon Adventures Up Up and Away Ltd. Itís at Unit 6, 31 Stevens Street, Phillipstown, Christchurch.
The climate at Christchurch is ideal for hot air ballooning and the view from up there is nothing less than spectacular. The joy is not sitting in a hot air balloon as such; I mean we could sit in hot air balloons anywhere in the world. But the joy is the scenery. Christchurch has one of the best sceneries in the world and thatís what makes the hot air balloon experience so special. Rishi and I helped in the flight preparation and took more than thirty pictures of the mosaic-like farmlands and rivers. I wish I could travel to Australia in one of those hot air balloons. I think it would be great. Donít spoil it by asking how I would relieve myself. Cheers - Anil"


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post Apr 19 2008, 02:06 AM
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always wanted to do the hot air balloon thing. can u tell me a site where i can find more stuff on about newzealand.?
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post Apr 19 2008, 02:41 AM
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Sure, what would you like to know?


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post Apr 21 2008, 04:57 AM
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oh yes..i would like to know more places for hot balloning...and also where could i catch a glimpse of penguins and dolphins?
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post Apr 21 2008, 09:42 AM
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Canterbury will be your main spot for ballooning, as well as Aoraki, but I think you can fly over Queenstown now, which would be absolutely out of this world.

Dolphins - you should get glimpses in many places, but if you fancy swimming with them you need to get yourself over to places like the Bay of Islands, Kaikoura or Akaroa to name just three. As for penguins, I saw plenty of wild blues on the west coast of Stewart Island and you can get lots of good tours around the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin..


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post Apr 22 2008, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE(beanfree @ Apr 19 2008, 02:06 AM) *

always wanted to do the hot air balloon thing. can u tell me a site where i can find more stuff on about newzealand.?



Try these sites for a start -

www.newzealandtravelguide.net
www.queenstown.co.nz
www.albatross.org.nz
www.wildlife.co.nz
www.penguins.co.nz
www.catlins-nz.com
www.whalewatch.co.nz
www.kaikoura.co.nz

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QUOTE(nztravelguide @ Apr 22 2008, 10:39 PM) *

QUOTE(beanfree @ Apr 19 2008, 02:06 AM) *

always wanted to do the hot air balloon thing. can u tell me a site where i can find more stuff on about newzealand.?



Try these sites for a start -

www.newzealandtravelguide.net
www.queenstown.co.nz
www.albatross.org.nz
www.wildlife.co.nz
www.penguins.co.nz
www.catlins-nz.com
www.whalewatch.co.nz
www.kaikoura.co.nz


http://www.kiwiballooncompany.co.nz/Flash/index.htm is another one specifically for hot air ballooning over the Waikato smile.gif
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post Jun 5 2009, 10:35 PM
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I am going hot air ballooning over Luxor, Egypt in a couple months. Supposed to be one of the best places in the world to do it.


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Wow! Sounds amazing! You'll absolutely love it! Riding in a hot air balloon is one of the things I HAVE to do someday soon smile.gif
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