Gift Voucher Special for Christmas

It’s almost Christmas, so Dawn Drifters are offering a $25/person discount off our Gift Vouchers.

Just purchase a voucher online or call us on 02 6248 8200 and quote DD$25OFFX21 for $25 off a gift voucher.

  • Gift vouchers are valid for 36 months from the date of purchase
  • Gift vouchers are not valid during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular
  • Gift vouchers are not refundable but may be transferred with the permission of the original recipient.
  • Offer available until 25 December 2021

Back to flying …

Bookings are now open for flights from 29 October 2021.

We will continue with our COVIDsafe program.  All our pilots and crew are fully vaccinated.  Masks will be required in line with ACT Public Health directions.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.



Lockdown-flights suspended

Dawn Drifters balloon flights are suspended during the ACT Lockdown.

The safety of staff and passengers are Dawn Drifters’ top priority and we will follow the ACT Government guidelines to protect our community.

Our office staff are working from home.  Please call us on 02 6248 8200 to reschedule your existing flight booking or any other enquiries.

We look forward to flying you in the near future!


Beautiful Autumn Flights

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular may be over for another year but you still have plenty of opportunities to witness Canberra in it’s glorious Autumn colours.

Dawn Drifters fly thoughout the year, 7 days a week, and each season is different.

Limited bookings are still available over Easter.

Book now or call us on 02 6248 8200.

Valentines Day Flights

Celebrate Valentines Day with the most romantic form of flight – hot air ballooning!

Flights are still available for Sunday 14 February.   It’s an early start – meeting at the Hyatt at 05.30 am, but once you up in the air the early start is certainly worth it!

After we land we celebrate with Australian sparkling wine and fruit juice.  (Sorry but the optional Hyatt buffet breakfast is currently not available due to COVID restrictions).

Book now to avoid disappointment or give us a call on 02 6248 8200 if you have any questions.

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Flights resume

Good News!  Dawn Drifters will be back in the air from 19 June 2020!

We have introduced some new procedures to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus including temperature checks and the need for all passengers to complete a health declaration.

Please phone our office on 02 6248 8200 to re-schedule your flight, or new bookings may be made online.

Please note – the optional breakfast is currently not available.


Temporary flight suspension

To do our part in stopping the spread of the Covid -19 (Coronavirus) we have placed a temporary stop to our flights until 18 June 2020.

We know that it is disappointing to have to postpone your flight but it is important that we all do what we can during this difficult time.

Our admin staff are working from home and will be available to help you until further notice with the planning of any future hot air ballooning adventure.

As a small tourism business we hope that, if you have the means, you will be able to support us and many other tourism, travel and hospitality businesses through this time by postponing rather than cancelling your travel plans altogether.

If you have any concerns about the validity of your ticket or voucher, we will be extending tickets and vouchers to ensure you can enjoy your flight once this situation is resolved and we are flying again.

Most importantly, we are not going anywhere and will be back flying over Canberra.

2020 Balloon Spectacular

Meet the star of this year’s Canberra Balloon Spectacular – T-Rex!

The 2020 Canberra Balloon Spectacular starts on Saturday 7 March and runs for 9 days until Sunday 15 March.  Around 30 balloons fly each day, weather permitting.

To book a flight during the Spectacular please call us on 02 6248 8200.  It’ll be Roar-some!



Weekends (includes Canberra Day public holiday on Monday 9 March)

Balloon Spectacular weekend flight               $395/person (13+)
Balloon Spectacular weekend child flight       $290/child (6-12 years & less than 45kg)

Weekdays (Tuesday to Friday)

Balloon Spectacular weekday flight                $345/person (13+)
Balloon Spectacular weekday child flight        $290/child (6-12 years & less than 45kg)

Flights include a country-style cooked breakfast and champagne back at the launch site.

Bookings essential – phone: 02 6248 8200 or email

2019 Balloon Spectacular

The  Canberra Balloon Spectacular is almost here again.  It starts on Saturday 9March and runs for nine days until Sunday 17  March 2019.

Balloons meet each morning in front of Old Parliament House.  Bookings can be made by phoning Dawn Drifters on 02 6248 8200, places are limited.

Prices are

  • $395 per person for a weekend or public holiday flight (9, 10, 11, 16, 17 March), or
  • $345 per person for a weekday flight (12-15 March)

All flights include champagne and a cooked country-style breakfast.