Fly Ski High with the Record-Breaking Global Ballooning
Melbourne company Global Ballooning have broken the Australian Hot Air Balloon Altitude record with a barograph height gain of 33237 feet in Ouyen, near Mildura, last week.
It is a major achievement for the company, which has been taking passengers on sunrise balloon flights over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley for the past 20 years, making it the longest running hot air balloon company in Victoria.
The temperature at the record height was minus 54 degrees and the wind speed about 130km/hr! It’s a good thing for passengers then that balloons only go as high as 5,000 feet when they drift above Melbourne!
Melbourne is set around the shores of Port Phillip Bay; the perfect backdrop for an early morning flight. Watch the city come alive as you glide over some of Melbourne’s famous attractions such as The Arts Centre spire, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Botanical Gardens. Complimentary city pick-ups are available from every major motel and hotel. And the flight finishes with a bubbly breakfast at The Hilton Hotel, Melbourne. Sigh!
Global ballooning also takes passengers over the Yarra Valley, just 50 minutes from Melbourne CBD, taking in beautiful vistas of the region which is home to over 90 vineyards.
The cost per person for the Melbourne Flight is $350, which includes a champagne breakfast. The Child Rate (age 6 – 12) is $245. The Yarra Valley Flights are $295- Per Person, Child Rate $195- Per Person.
For more details or bookings, contact Global Ballooning on 1800 627 661 or visit www.globalballooning.com.au