It is spectacular every year and always brings out 'ohs & ahs' from young and old.
It has just been here for the last 5 days and we have been lucky enough to have awesome weather to allow the balloons to fly each day.
On the first day we drove to work only to oh & ah our way there as the skyline in front of us filled with at least 20 balloons of every shape and colour.
Sadly no, pictures of the skyline as no camera with me at the time!
Sadly the only other time we managed to get to see the balloons was at the Night Glow, which is a big huge concert that is put on free of charge on the Saturday night. The balloons are all there and they inflate and then light up whilst music is playing. It looks spectacular.
I managed to get some pictures but they are not the greatest but they give you the idea of the whole evening....
|The balloons start to inflate|
|Part of the 80,000 there|
|other half of the 80,000|
|more inflation and up they rise|
|Iwi the Kiwi rising from the ground|
|Iwi the Kiwi|
|The kangaroos going up too|
|all a glow|
|everyone a glow|