Seize the day with Floating Images

Photographer Ashley Dobson casts aside a fear of heights and drifts off into the sky.
Ashley Dobson, Photographer

This was such a wicked experience – getting into a basket suspended below a hot air balloon at the crack of dawn.

Inflating the balloon, Ipswich Queensland

I’ll be completely honest with you I’m really scared of heights so I was a bit iffy at first, but there wasn’t one moment where I felt unsafe up in the air.

Adrift on a gentle breeze with Floating Images

We were floating for a good hour and the serenity was unreal.

Sunrise drifting with Floating Images

Floating Images is the closest hot air ballooning experience to Brisbane.

It’s a family-run business and has flights available daily departing from Ipswich. You’ll take in views over the region and into the neighbouring Scenic Rim and Somerset areas, along with glimpses of the Brisbane skyline on the horizon as the sun comes up.

For the complete experience you can order a package that includes breakfast. Gift vouchers are also available.

Beautiful views from the Floating Images basket

The 4am wake up was totally worth it to be able to witness the sunrise from the air as we floating over the land.

Experiences like this remind me how lucky I am to live in a country as beautiful as this.

Floating Images Hot Air Balloon Flights

I highly recommend it if you haven’t done it!

Ashley Dobson Photographer
Ashley Dobson is a Brisbane-based photographer and social media influencer who grew up in the US but has called Queensland home for several years. She says living in Australia inspired her to pick up a camera – and the results speak for themselves!

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