experience the wonder

30+ years experience

You'll be hard pressed to find a ballooning company likes ours - we have the BEST pilots, crew and office team in the industry! Check out our extensive qualifications in our team profiles. Safety over profit - you're in very safe hands!

Award-winning

We're proud WINNERS at the Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) & listed in the Hall of Fame! The Awards encourage businesses to meet and exceed industry standards, innovation, professionalism and collaboration.

4.9 star rating

Feedback is taken very seriously. We pride ourselves on offering the ultimate experience to all passengers!

Flown 120k+ passengers

Global has shared a sunrise with over 120,000 people from all around the world over the course of 30+ years – and it never gets old!

Daily Flights

Daily flights scheduled for Yarra Valley & Mansfield, except Christmas Day. Melbourne operates 10 months of the year. All flights are weather dependent - safety is our number 1 priority.

There’s no greater thrill than a hot air balloon ride.

Global Ballooning Australia has been helping to create memories for over 30 years and has delighted more than 120,000 customers with endless horizons and wondrous views. Our world-renowned team is known for reaching the highest standards in safety, innovation and excitement.

 

Ready to experience the wonder ? 
 

Each of our captivating hot air balloon experiences include:

  • 1 hour of thrilling views and peaceful skies
  • Unique photo opportunities and cherished memories
  • Choice of 3 flying locations (MelbourneYarra Valley or Mansfield)

Book a breathtaking flight

Gift Vouchers

Score the ultimate gift-giver kudos, by gifting a ballooning adventure to a loved one, friend or colleague for their birthday or anniversary.

Balloon flight gift vouchers include:

  • Instant email delivery
  • 3-year validity (unless stated otherwise)

Bold, exciting and memorable, this is an unforgettable gift!

Corporate

Global Ballooning Australia has decades of experience and oodles of innovation when it comes to giving your business an edge. We’ve worked with some of Australia’s most prestigious travel, media and hospitality companies, using the magic of hot air balloons to spread the messages of these brands / productions.

Customer Ratings
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5/5

I’d like to express my gratitude to Global Ballooning for such a pleasant and stress free experience. I was doing this adventure on my own, as it was a gift from my fiancé, and found the communication and easy-to-read instructions…

Jodie
Apr 11, 2022
5/5

It was unforgettable experience with the two greatest pilots – Pato and Lilli who helped me to unfold the romantic proposal without hiccups! The balloon was fantastic both visually and the smooth ride we had was fantastic.

Lee Kay
Apr 20, 2022
5/5

Highly recommend this experience. Both Steve and Mark were experienced, knowledgeable, funny and informative. Being able to fly over the city is a unique experience you won’t get anywhere else, due to air space rules.

Vanessa Mott
Apr 20, 2022

Latest News & Stories

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Autumn vibes in @visitmelbourne are on another level! 🍂 

Thanks to the amazing @walking_perspective for capturing this perfect shot 📸 

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Perfectly centred... floating above Melbourne's beautiful cityscape 💭 

Thanks to @walking_perspective for this breathtaking shot! 

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It is with a heavy heart that we post regarding today’s tragic story whilst ballooning over Melbourne.

What started as a beautiful morning for flying became a tragic and traumatic event after a passenger from one of the other companies morning flight took it upon himself to exit the basket over Preston. We are all deeply shocked and saddened by the circumstances surrounding this tragic incident, and our heart goes out to his family, friends, and the wider community. 

We conduct our flights with the utmost joy and passion for what we do - it is a lifestyle surrounded by celebration and happiness -  so to have such a situation occur is beyond comprehension. Being up in the sky while this emergency situation unfolded was highly stressful yet it was amazing to see how well all the pilots, ground crew and Air Traffic Control calmly focused on managing this horrific situation while we were all still flying. It really demonstrated the professional environment we work in.

Unfortunately, mental health is a big part of our lives these days , so take this moment to check in on your family and friends. We will now all be checking in on each other as we process the sadness we carry in our hearts today.
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