Newcastle residents wake to find hot air balloons hovering over Harbour

Balloons wake up Newcastle TAKE OFF: Launched from Horseshoe Beach just after sunrise, the three balloons took staff from company ‘Balloon Aloft’ on a joyous 45 minute flight. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

The balloons move over the Harbour early on Tuesday morning. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

The Balloons lofted across the Harbour down towards Hamilton where they landed on a cricket field. Pciture: Max Mason-Hubers.

SUNRISE: The view from one of the balloons as captured by Herald photographer Max Mason-Hubers.

The Fearney Dawes Athletic Centre. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

A spectacular view high above the city of Newcastle. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

The sunrise in the background as the balloons loft over the Harbour. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

The view from inside one of the baskets as captured by our Herald photographer. Picture: Max Mason-Hubers.

Picture by Dave Anderson

Picture by Dave Anderson

Picture: Jan Lowe

Picture: Jan Lowe

TweetFacebookWe just woke a lot of people up, which they all seemed to enjoy.

Balloon Aloft General Manager David BainBalloons in Newcastle Harbour this morning, definitely quieter than supercars pic.twitter老域名出售/XA0CIpzBQF

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The unexpected marketingmanoeuvre brought pleasant intrigue fromearly risers with aflurry of social media posts capturing the moment.

“No one [knew], we alerted Williamtown obviously that we’d be flying in the area, but other than that not too many knew about it,” Mr Bain said.

“We just woke a lot of people up, which they all seemed to enjoy.”

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