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  • Balloons rising into the sky as dawn breaks
  • Passengers in a hot air balloon
  • View inside a hot air balloon as it inflates
  • Different coloured balloons about to lift off
  • Balloon inflating
  • Balloon inflating before dawn in front of Old Parliament House

Canberra Balloon Spectacular at Enlighten Festival

Wake up to the view of hot air balloons floating across the city during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular. This mesmerising view is best appreciated from the lawns of Old Parliament House. Held over nine days, more than thirty hot air balloons from across the globe are expected to take to our skies this autumn.

Each day from 6:15am pilots will begin inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House before ascending into the sky and creating a picturesque backdrop for Canberra’s national attractions.

Passengers can experience the thrill of hot air ballooning over Canberra at sunrise while spectators on the ground are treated to an experience of the senses. Flurries of colour, sound and movement complemented by live music and a delicious hot breakfast available for purchase from the Belconnen Lions Club will make your morning one to remember.

Balloon flights are weather dependent. Call Access Canberra, follow us on Enlighten Festival on Facebook or visit the Enlighten Festival website from 6:15am for daily information.

Dates and times:

From 7 March 2020 to 15 March 2020

7 March:06:15 to 10:00
8 March:06:15 to 10:00
9 March:06:15 to 10:00
10 March:06:15 to 10:00
11 March:06:15 to 10:00
12 March:06:15 to 10:00
13 March:06:15 to 10:00

Contact operator for further dates and times




Lawns of Old Parliament House
King Edward Terrace
Parkes  ACT  2600


Free entry