Brisbane’s closest hot air balloon experience

If you’ve never been hot air ballooning before – then this is your sign to! Floating Images is a boutique balloon business operating from the city of Ipswich in south east Queensland. In fact – if you live in Brisbane, it’s the closest hot air balloon experience you can have and be rewarded with views of Brissy’s CBD and beyond! 

But, not to fret, if you’re afraid of heights – pilot, Graeme Day, has nearly 30 years’ flying experience – so it’s nice to know you’re in safe hands! Plus, his in-flight commentary makes it all worth the while… he’s a real pro.

Once in the air, you’ll have 360 birds-eye views of Ipswich, Scenic Rim, Somerset, Greater Brisbane and even as far as Moreton Bay. It really is just breathtaking…

To keep passenger numbers small for the ultimate, intimate, high altitude experience, Graeme offers just one flight per day. Normally people hit the skies to celebrate a birthday, milestone or just for the experience, but on this particular day, we had a couple celebrating 25 years of marriage! What better way…

Graeme’s catchphrase is “soft breezes and gentle landings” … and he couldn’t be more spot on. But the special treatment doesn’t end there. Included in the one-hour flight package is breakfast at Fourthchild Café back in the city of Ipswich. Seems fitting after a 5am start to conquer the skies! 

So, if you’re keen to see the state’s oldest provincial city from above, head to Discover Ipswich’s website for more.