Image: Wairarapa Balloon Festival Begins
A stunning photo of a few balloons participating at the Wairarapa Balloon Festival, taken early this morning.
Hot air balloons and their pilots from around the world are taking part in five days of competitions in the beautiful Wairarapa valley against a backdrop of the rugged Tararua ranges - the perfect stage for one of New Zealand's most spectacular events.
Balloons launch at dawn each day from locations in Masterton, Carterton or Martinborough. Weather permitting, some late afternoon flights may also take place.
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