Published on : Friday, February 24, 2017
Over 40 hot air balloons will float across Canberra skies as part of the annual Canberra Balloon Spectacular this March. The event will be held from March 11-19th, and features balloons from around the world.
This year, the Hummingbird (from the United States) and the Smurf (from Belgium) will make their debut Australian flights in Canberra as part of the event.
Each year, thousands of spectators attend the Canberra Balloon Spectacular and enjoy the early morning flights. More than 40,000 spectators are expected to attend this year, with crowds reaching approximately 5,000 on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Balloons can be launched daily from 6.15am on the lawns of Old Parliament House against the distinctive backdrop of Canberra’s national attractions. Breakfast, courtesy of the Belconnen Lions Club, will also be available.