Outback Ballooning. At dawn on most mornings hot-air balloons float in the sky around Alice Springs. Outback Ballooning makes hotel pickups about an hour before dawn and returns between 9 am and 10 am. The A$290 fee covers 30 minutes of flying time, insurance, and a champagne breakfast. A 60-minute flight costs A$385. Take warm clothes to beat the pre-dawn chill. 35 Kennett Ct, Alice Springs, NT, 0870. 1800/809–790. www.outbackballooning.com.au.