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    Tomorrow night on UK TV, ITV at 19:00hrs they are showing a programme called Stephen Tomlinsons Balloon Adventure in Australia.

    Mainly shot in SA, it is about.....riding a hot air balloon across SA.

    Now I have no interests in ballooning but it is something the wife would love to do and always has.

     

    So I thought, if I have to do it I would rather to it over the Barossa Valley than sunny (!) ole England.

     

    Has anyone on the forum done this yet please or know of people who have as I really would like to know if it is a worthwhile adventure in reality as opposed to just interesting TV.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Tomorrow night on UK TV, ITV at 19:00hrs they are showing a programme called Stephen Tomlinsons Balloon Adventure in Australia.

    Mainly shot in SA, it is about.....riding a hot air balloon across SA.

    Now I have no interests in ballooning but it is something the wife would love to do and always has.

     

    So I thought, if I have to do it I would rather to it over the Barossa Valley than sunny (!) ole England.

     

    Has anyone on the forum done this yet please or know of people who have as I really would like to know if it is a worthwhile adventure in reality as opposed to just interesting TV.

    Thanks in advance.

     

    Still waiting to try it. In the programme he crashes in the Flinders ramges. We flew over them in a little Cessna 2 years ago. They do baloon rides from Barossa so maybe we'll give it a try as a 'welcome to Adelaide' treat when we eventually arrive.:)

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    Guest guest569

    whenever i've worked at Nooriupta ,balloons are always going up between 6.30 and 7 am.;)

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    Yes me and hubby went hot air ballooning for one of our wedding anniversaries. It was a teddy bear balloon too! It took off from Strathalbyn and then we had a champagne breakfast. It was a fantastic experience.

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    Is this Sunday night in the UK it's on, or Monday night? My folks would love to watch that as they're off to the Flinders for a trip when they visit us next month...

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    Guest kangomik

    We did it in April with Balloon Adventures: Hot Air Balloon Adventures in South Australia's Barossa Valley we couldn't fly over the barossa because of the wind patern, So went out towards Waikerie where the road crosses the river.

     

    Absolutely stunning, we never went high so no worries there, the crew are very proffesional and everything is sorted for you.

     

    Over the Barossa or the flinders would be stunning i reckon.

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    Great post(s) - I've wanted to do this for a long time but no-one will do it with me. I think I will have to give it to someone as a present.....for them....... but really for me too!

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    Guest cazzie

    Hi,

    We recently flew over the Barossa in a helicopter and it was fantastic! However, I have flown in a hot air balloon over Rutland Water in dear old England at 6am - the view was stunning, the silence amazing and the sunrise fabulous. I would definitely want to repeat this experience and hope to do a balloon ride with Bill at some point in England or SA - I don't mind. It is absolutely a worthwhile experience. Go for it!

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    Is this Sunday night in the UK it's on, or Monday night? My folks would love to watch that as they're off to the Flinders for a trip when they visit us next month...

     

     

    Diane it's 7pm on ITV on Sunday (tonight) on UK television. Me & hubby are looking forward to watching it.

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    Guest Guest75

    It would be a wonderful experience for you and Mrs TACD :D

     

    Looks like you are going to be visiting again then?

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    We would love to be invited again Tyke that's for sure.

     

    No probs mate :D:D

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    Thanks for the heads up on this - now I just have to renew my UKiVPN subscription so I can watch it too.... unless anyone would like to PM me a way of doing this without paying a subscription....????:idea:

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    It was a fantastic programme, we watched it and recorded it, next week it is on again as he flies towards NSW.

    Dianne, if you own a slingbox !!! you can watch brit tv anywhere in the world apparently, is that what you have?

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    No Tony, I'm not all that techy minded - I used to use a VPN to watch stuff but our downloads were never enough. Just upgraded our broadband plan though so hopefully will have enough now - how much does a slingbox cost, and where do you buy one? Is it a piece of hardware or a piece of software? Is it easy to use?

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