Hot air ballooning is a superb way to take in the scenery around Canterbury. Get a bird's eye view of the coastline, the plains, peninsula, and the alps. It's surprising how quiet it is up there floating above the world, especially in the early hours of the morning as the sun rises. Early morning flights are the norm, but it can depend on the weather and season. It can be chilly up there, so rug up. Also, don't forget to take your camera or phone and make the most of the spectacular photo opportunities, your Instagram will be the envy of every influencer.
Price wise, Ballooning Canterbury charges $395 per adult, that includes a light post-flight treat of chilled champagne, orange juice, seasonal fruit and muffins in the paddock wherever you land. Now that's a helluva start to the morning.