The National Ballooning Championships in Northam



The 23rd Australian National Championships

Hot air balloon pilots from all across Australia participate in the championships to exercise their ballooning skills over a set course with goals, time, and distance limits. The highest-ranking competitors in these balloon flights in Northam will be selected for the World Championships.

The 23rd Australian National Ballooning Championship is scheduled to take place in May. The dates for the event are as given below: 

  • Practice Flights: Sat/Sun 6th/7th May 2023
  • Competition Flights: Mon 8th May – Sat 13th May, 2023

The Shire of Northam will deliver several unique ballooning-themed activities during the Championships. This includes the exciting “Elevate” Community festival on Saturday, 6th May 2023, with the spectacular attraction of ‘Balloon Night Glow.’ 

The ‘The History of Ballooning’ will also be displayed at the Northam Visitor Centre, a Ballooning Photographic Gallery, and a Star Gazing event. 

Also, grab this chance to hear Aboriginal cultural stories of the night sky, followed by a “Beginner’s Guide to Astronomy” and a closer look through telescopes as you travel back in time.

Book a Northam Ballooning Ride 

Northam is counted as one of Australia’s premier hot air balloon destinations. Located in the heart of the picturesque Avon Valley, the town offers many tourist and heritage attractions. Northam ballooning is highly popular thanks to the scenic views it offers to balloon enthusiasts.

The Northam balloon festival is an annual event that draws a large number of visitors from all over the world. 

Book your hot air balloon rides in Perth with Liberty Balloon Flights and enjoy the spectacular views of the Avon Valley. Our hot air balloon ride starts early, sometimes before 05:00 AM, depending on the time of the year, as we like to fly just before sunrise. We will inform you one day prior in the evening with the exact time and location for the take-off. 

The balloon festival in Northam will see many tourists turn up for the week-long visual spectacle. If you are interested in experiencing the thrill of a hot air balloon ride, book your flight in advance by visiting our website. Our experienced pilots will take you on a magical journey over the Avon Valley, where you’ll enjoy stunning views of the surrounding landscape. Don’t miss this chance to make memories that will last a lifetime!

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