Hot air ballooning is a popular must-do experience on a wish list of things to do before you finally ‘kick the bucket’. Now Brisbane’s closest Hot Air Balloon Operator, Floating Images, has teamed with Metro Hotel Ipswich International to offer a unique opportunity to combine a city and country balloon flight over the Great Dividing Range in Queensland with an overnight stay in the wonderfully historic city of Ipswich, including accommodation, breakfast and dinner.
The Ballooning, Accommodation & Dinner for two Package is priced from just $870 for two adults and includes:
- A one-hour city and country balloon flight over the Greater Brisbane region, the stunning Valleys of the Scenic Rim, Somerset and the heritage city of Ipswich;
- One night’s accommodation for two people in a Superior Queen Room at Metro Hotel Ipswich International;
- Dinner for two at Harvest Restaurant & Bar;
- Breakfast for two following the balloon flight and commemorative flight certificate
The Floating Images balloon flight offers breathtaking views of the heritage city of Ipswich, its classic Queenslanders, beautiful old buildings, churches, parks and gardens. Passengers will enjoy spectacular views of Flinders Peak, Mt Walker, the Great Dividing Range, McPherson Ranges, Lamington National Park through to Mt Tamborine, Moreton Bay, the Brisbane City Skyline, Mount Coot-tha, the D’aguilar Ranges, Wivenhoe Dam, and the Brisbane, Lockyer and Fassifern Valleys and the Brisbane & Bremer Rivers.
The Owner/Chief Pilot Graeme Day has over 25 years ballooning experience across three continents, with the last 15 years based in the local region so he knows the weather, geography and history very well. Floating Images offers a boutique ballooning experience with only one flight per day and a maximum of 10 passengers.
Upon landing, you will return to Metro Hotel Ipswich International to enjoy a delicious breakfast, including a choice of full hot breakfast or continental breakfast. A commemorative flight certificate will be presented to each passenger.
Queensland’s oldest provincial city, Ipswich, is located just 30 minutes drive from Brisbane, and is an exciting holiday destination offering visitors plenty to see and do.
This wonderfully historic city offers visitors plenty to see and do, be it exploring some of the country’s finest examples of Queenslander architecture with houses dating back to the 1800s, wandering through the award-winning Workshops Rail Museum (the birthplace of Queensland Rail), visiting the Ipswich Art Gallery, or visiting more than 500 parks, wineries, cafes and restaurants.
And when in Ipswich, Metro Hotel Ipswich International is the perfect place to stay. Next door to the Civic Centre, this contemporary hotel overlooks pristine parklands and offers a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs, including one bedroom Serviced Apartments, Executive Spa Suites, and Superior rooms.
To book the BAD Package ring Floating Images on 07 3294 8770.
Metro Hotels is the public face of Transmetro Corporation, an Australian owned public company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. The group offers a national accommodation network of properties in key locations and major cities across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Gladstone, Perth and Groote Eylandt in the Northern Territory.