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Balloons Over Waikato

From 15 - 19 March 2022 anyone looking skyward in the Waikato region is likely to be rewarded with the sight of brightly coloured hot-air balloons floating overhead as part of the hugely successful five-day Balloons Over Waikato.

Over 130,000 spectators enjoy the amazing site of balloons ascending through the Waikato each year, from 7.00am every morning to Hamilton's biggest night out at the Nightglow, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town.

What’s On

As usual 2022 will provide plenty of chances to get up close and personal with the balloonists and their balloons as they slowly inflate before lifting off into the sky.

Each day kicks off with an early morning mass ascension when all the balloons fly out from Innes Common beside Hamilton Lake

For the full programme of events, visit


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