Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta | Photos

Hot air balloons from across the country have come together in a spectacular show of colour at the annual Balloon Aloft Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta.

The festival kicked off on Friday and will conclude on Monday (October 2).  Each day will see more than 25 hot air balloons from all around the country launch together at sunrise and float majestically over the Hunter Valley wine country.

For 85-year-old Norman Jones of Mayfield it was the opportunity of a lifetime:

85-year-old Norman Jones of Mayfield ticked off a bucket list item on Friday when he went hot air ballooning at the 2017 Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers MMH

85-year-old Norman Jones of Mayfield ticked off a bucket list item on Friday when he went hot air ballooning at the 2017 Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers MMH