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Balloons over Waikato is New Zealand's premier hot air balloon festival. It has become a major iconic event for the general public, attracting over 130,000 spectators each year.  Located on the grounds of Hamilton Lake, Innes Common and The University of Waikato, the festival runs over 5 days with ZURU's Nightglow being the peak attraction, where the balloons glow to orchestrated music finishing with the best fireworks display in town.

Be in to win 1 of 2 VIP family passes to Balloons Over Waikato's ZURU

Nightglow event on 25 March 2017

PLUS a Bunch O Balloons toy prize pack.

Total value $497 each

VIP Family passes include:

  • Tickets to Balloons Over Waikato ‘ZURU' Nightglow event, 25th March 2017, 4-9pm, Hamilton.
    (Each pass includes 4 tickets – e.g. 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children)
  • Buffet meal and unlimited beverages (all situated in the marquee located within the glow field),
  • Preferential parking,
  • Lots of kids entertainment (face painting, bouncy castle),
  • PLUS the choice of a ZURU Toy on arrival.

Toy Prize Pack includes:

  • Bunch O Balloons, 3 pack - self-tying water balloons. Fill 100 balloons in 100 seconds
  • Bunch O Balloons, Splat Bat and Balloons
  • Bunch O Balloons, Dual Ambush pumper
  • Bunch O Balloons, Launcher value pack (2 launchers, 140 balloons, 2 Balloon Bags)


Terms and conditions:

  • Prize is toys and event tickets only. All transport and accommodation to the event is the winning ticket holder's responsibility.
  • Entries open to NZ residents only and close 3pm Tuesday 7 March 2017.
  • Enter by completing the form below, or by following the instructions on our Facebook post.
  • One entry per person only.
  • Prizes are non-transferable - person entering must attend the event.
  • Winners must private message us on Facebook, or email kidsclub@upstartmag.co.nz within 48 hours of being selected, or the prize will be forfeited.
  • ID and proof of address will be required to claim the prize. Failure to present sufficient ID will forfeit the prize.
  • Judge's decision is final.
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