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17th January 2012
Travellers to Australia’s iconic site will soon be able to see the natural wonder from a new viewpoint as hot air balloon rides set to launch later this year
Take to the skies and see this landmark with a whole new perspective on a hot air balloon ride at Uluru (Ayers Rock). Australian tour operator Outback Ballooning – one of the largest ballooning businesses in Oz – is set to launch the new high-rides in March this year – offering travellers never-seen-before views of one of Australia’s best-known attractions.
The flights will depart at dawn – offering travellers spectacular sunrises – and will last approximately 30 minutes. This will give guests the opportunity to take in views over the Patji region and of the iconic rock from the south. Dueto a ‘unique agreement’ with the original landowners, the company will be allowed to fly here for the first time ever.
Flights will not enter the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park.
The launch of the hot air balloon rides represent a significant change in the accessibility of Ayers Rock (known locally as Uluru). Previously, this area was only accessible by permit holders.
According to the company’s website there will be a limit on flight numbers and only one will take off per day.
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