Hot air balloons ready to take to Canberra's sky ·

Hot air balloons ready to take to Canberra’s sky

A Tyrannosaurus Rex and Skywhale will hover over Canberra during the Canberra Balloon Spectacular taking place from 7 to 15 March as part of this year’s Enlighten Festival.

The special shaped balloons will be among 30 balloons from across the globe taking part in the annual event, now in its 35th year. Each morning from 6:15am, weather conditions permitting, balloons will launch from the lawns in front of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House.

Visitors can enjoy the spectacle of balloons inflating along with live music, hot drinks and a delicious hot breakfast provided by the Belconnen Lions Club and various food trucks.

The hot air balloons will provide a colourful spectacle over Canberra’s skyline which has returned to normal after the recent bushfires.

Booking a flight with Dawn Drifters or Balloons Aloft is a great way of showing some love for the Canberra tourism industry and supporting the city’s #HolidayHereCBR campaign.

The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is the only event in the world where balloons can fly so close to buildings of national significance including being able to fly over Parliament House.

Skywhale, created by Australian artist Patricia Piccinini and now part of the National Gallery of Australia collection, is scheduled to fly on Canberra Day, Monday 9 March.

Balloon flights are weather dependant. Look for our updates on enlightencanberra.com/balloons, Facebook, Twitter, or call Access Canberra on 13 22 81 from 6:15am for daily information.

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