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Our Balloons

All our balloons are registered aircraft with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA). Our balloons undergo regular maintenance & safety audits. Our equipment is state of the art ensuring our passengers safety and comfort.

Our Pilots

Beyond Ballooning employs a team of highly skilled pilots with a wealth of local knowledge and a strong emphasis on safety. Our pilots hold various overseas qualifications in both balloons and fixed wing aircraft and love their job!

Our Equipment

Our custom built trailers and vehicles ensure your safety throughout the morning with no need for heavy lifting or standing behind reversing vehicles giving you more time to talk about your flight and take in the Hunter Valley surroundings.

Our Crew

Beyond Ballooning ground crew attend regular safety training & are there to assist the pilots & passengers to ensure you have a safe morning but most of all loads of fun!

Locally owned and operated

Beyond Ballooning is a locally owned business in every sense of the word. We employ Hunter Valley locals and we strongly support local business and community.

Flight Flexibility

Beyond Ballooning offers a 100% flight fee refund if your flight is cancelled due to weather. This ensures that you are not stuck with a ticket if your only visiting the Hunter Valley and the flight is cancelled.

Comfortable Flying

Beyond Ballooning can cater for small or large groups to suit your needs. We ensure that every passenger gets the most out of the experience, while guarantying you an abundance of personal space to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable flight.

Our Team

Nathan Allen


Nathan lives and breathes hot air ballooning. Along with holding a CASA Chief Pilot Rating & Maintenance Authority he enjoys adventure ballooning and travelling the world flying.

Steve Allen


Steve has been in love with ballooning from his first flight 20 years ago with a friend. When not flying in the Hunter Valley Steve enjoys flying abroad in unique locations like the Masai Mara, Kenya.

Julia Allen


Julia is married to Steve and manages the Beyond Ballooning office operations. Julia assists our bookings team along with networking with local industry partners.

Tegan Allen


Tegan has moved back to the Hunter Valley following the last 5 years travelling Australia and working on some of the Australia’s biggest cattle stations. She has a passion for customer service and ensuring your balloon flight is one to remember.

Danny Crowe


Danny has been friends with Nathan since high school and has been a ground crew member since Beyond Ballooning started. Danny now holds a commercial balloon license and enjoys the job from the air rather than the ground.

Beyond Ballooning Awards

To book a flight please contact our office

Experience the beautiful Hunter Valley in a hot air balloon