The Event is New Zealand’s premier hot air ballooning event and one of the biggest in Asia/Australasia.  It attracts balloonists from around the world, spectators from all over the North Island, and national and international media exposure.

Through the generosity of our Strategic Partners WEL Energy Trust, ZURU, Hamilton & Grassroots Trust, plus the many other major and supporting sponsors featured below, the Balloons over Waikato Trust is able to provide this fabulous community event, to which admission is free!
The Trust is extremely grateful for the support of the following:

Strategic Partners:
Legacy Partners:

Donny Charitable Trust

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Glenice & John Gallagher Foundation
Major Sponsors:
Charity Partner:
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Official Festival Photographer: