19-24 March 2024

Phone 07 8567215

Address Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, New Zealand View Map

Website https://balloonsoverwaikato.co.nz/

A week of family fun at New Zealand’s premier hot air ballooning festival.

Join us and enjoy the magic of Hot Air Ballooning, where balloons and pilots from around NZ and the World take to the Waikato Skies.

Whether you join us at Innes Common to be amazed by the ZURU Nightglow or just pop outside in your jammies each morning to wave as our balloons float by, this event is for you.

Start your day the best way possible, grab the family and join us from 7am to watch the balloons lift off from Innes Common and float away.

Don’t miss Hamiltons’ biggest night out – The ZURU Nightglow.
4 hours of live entertainment on the main stage, carnival rides and foodies, culminating in the spectacular balloon glow and the Skycity Hamilton fireworks extravaganza!

Balloons Over Waikato

Innes Common, Hamilton Lake, Hamilton, New Zealand

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New Zealand's central North Island

Cambridge is close to some of New Zealand's major international attractions like Hobbiton, Waitomo Caves, Hamilton Gardens and Tauranga. Yet with plenty of unique local attractions, events and dining options - and a friendly, relaxed town ambience - you may not want to leave!

Attractions Map

Sanctuary Mountain

30 min

Hamilton Gardens

15 min

Cambridge i-Site


1 hr

Waitomo Caves

50 min


1 hr 45 min


1 hr


1 hr