The Canberra Balloon Spectacular is once again around the corner. Considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world, the festival is something many Canberrans look forward to each year.

Held over nine days from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 March, pilots begin assembling and inflating their balloons on the lawns of Old Parliament House from 6.15am each day before ascending into the sky.

This mesmerising view is best appreciated from the lawns of Old Parliament House, where more than thirty hot air balloons from across the globe are expected to take to our skies.

Many believe that you can only experience the spectacle from the ground. In fact, you can book to be a passenger and experience the thrill of hot air ballooning over Canberra at sunrise.

For balloon flight bookings, call Balloon Aloft 6285 1540 or Dawn Drifters 62854450, all balloon flights are weather dependent.