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Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders (PHOTO BLOG) Part 3

Take a “ride” with us through a 3 part Photo Blog series on our Hot Air Ballooning experience at the Flinders Ranges with Outback Ballooning.

To learn more about our time with Richard (our Pilot) See Hot Air Balloon Flight with Richard from Outback Ballooning

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Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders

Once we have landed, Richard pulls some strings and the top of the balloon opens and all of the hot air rushes out! The Balloon slowly deflates, slowly floating to the ground.

Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders

Richard starting to unpack the basket, ready to put it back on the trailer. Most of the hot air still sitting in the balloon, now the fun part of pushing out all of the hot air. Rolling up the Hot air Ballooning, pushing out all of the hot air! It’s tough work.

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The view around our landing point. Sitting in the middle of nowhere – Beautiful.

Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders

Look at all of our goodies, we get to enjoy it after all that hard work of getting up early, setting p the balloon, flying through the air on hot air and excitement and then packing it all up again 🙂

Richard pouring us all a glass (or 3) of bubbles to celebrate (not dying!! – I kid!!) a successful and very enjoyable flight.

Hot Air Ballooning in the Flinders

Check out Part 1 (the set up) and Part 2 (the flight)

Have you ever been in a hot air balloon? Where did you go and how did you feel?

Please note:  Outback Ballooning has finished early for this season (2013). They may return next season

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!