Take once in a lifetime ballooning adventure

Take once in a lifetime ballooning adventure

Hot Air Balloon

Join Balloon Aloft and Yagurli Tours for a hot air balloon ride over the extraordinary countryside of Burketown in the Gulf of
Carpentaria. Enjoy views like no other of the spectacular Gulf Country including Australia’s largest salt pan, Albert River and out to the ocean. Learn about the unique local flora and fauna from our Gangalidda and Garawa crew pre or post  your flight and discover the rich cultural heritage of this beautiful natural landscape.

Sunrise flights are scheduled daily during July and are approximately 30-40 minutes in duration. All flights are followed by a Champagne celebration with your pilot and fellow passengers upon landing.

  • Spectacular views of Australia’s largest salt pan, the Albert River and out to the ocean
  • Commentary from local guides
  • Highly experienced Balloon Aloft pilots
  • Intimate group flights of up to 8 passengers
  • 30–40-minute hot air balloon flight over Gulf Country
  • Champagne celebration on landing
  • Digital photos

Flights meet at Burketown Visitors Information Centre, 87 Musgrave Street, Burketown.
Your meeting time will be confirmed the day before your flight

  • $289 per person
  • $235 for children aged 7-12 years

*Please note hot air ballooning is a weather dependent activity.
All tickets are fully refundable in the event of cancellation due to unsuitable weather conditions.
To book your flight please phone Balloon Aloft on 1300 723 279 or for further information visit www.balloonaloft.com/burketown


Burketown, you did it to me again!

I've been to visit twice now and both times you've blown my mind. Not only are the land and river systems amazing but the people have been so welcoming too. There's a feeling about the place over all that i can't put my finger on bur learning about the land and history from the traditional owners has been an experience i'll never forget... View all on Instagram


Excellent way to experience the unique area

.... terrific overview of traditional and historical aspects of Burketown. Our tag along tour was a great insight into the area culminating in a traditional bush tucker and billy tea conclusion.
A must in Burketown!

Fishing charter: great fishing and good wildlife spotting along the way.

Flew up to Burketown to fly the glory cloud for a week, found out about the river/ fishing cruise. went with some friends and their young family Rod and Brian where great and very knowledgeable. great fishing and good wildlife spotting along the way. would recommend to anyone visiting Burketown without a boat or if they have children everyone had good time cheers guys.



A hot air ballooning test flight in Burketown(Supplied: 📸 @phlipvids