Story: Aerial recreation

Balloons over Canterbury

Balloons over Canterbury

Christchurch and its hinterland is a popular centre for ballooning, and some commercial companies offer early morning flights for tourists over the spectacular Canterbury Plains. It is claimed that there is no other place in the world where a balloon can take off from a city with a view of the sun rising out of the ocean, and fly towards snow-capped mountains.

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Nancy Swarbrick, 'Aerial recreation - Ballooning', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/6089/balloons-over-canterbury (accessed 22 October 2019)

Story by Nancy Swarbrick, published 12 Jun 2006