Global Ballooning Australia is proud to be a leader in the tourism and hot air ballooning industry. We care deeply about our guests’ experience and are always looking for ways to exceed our product offering, but for us, it’s more about the people we meet along the way. It’s a wonderful thing, to be able to give someone the experience of a lifetime.

Listed below are the awards and achievements that the company has received over the past few years -


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  • 2016 Certificate of Excellence
  • 2015 Hall of Fame
  • 2014 Certificate of Excellence
  • 2013 Certificate of Excellence
  • 2012 Certificate of Excellence
  • 2011 Certificate of Excellence

Victorian Tourism Awards

The Victorian Tourism Awards (VTA) act as a development opportunity in skills training and professionalism. All tourism businesses within Victoria are encouraged to develop a submission for the VTA and winners are nominated to enter the National Awards. In November 2016 we WON gold in our category and therefore achieved a Hall of Fame award - couldn't be prouder to have won 3 consecutive years in a row.

  • 2016 Winner
  • 2015 Winner
  • 2014 Winner

Victorian Disability Sector Awards (VDSA)

Scope Victoria nominated Global Ballooning Australia for the VDSA in 2014 for providing people living with a disability to fly in the Easy Access Basket. Global Ballooning Australia was awarded the Business and Community Supporting Disability Award at the prestigious awards.

  • 2014 Winner

Holiday Lettings best balloon rides

Global Ballooning Australia have been featured as the best hot air balloon operating company in Yarra Valley, Australia according to Holiday Lettings. See what has been said about our company here.

  • Holiday Lettings

Luxury Travel Guide Award

Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley has been nominated as a potential winner in the 2016 Holiday & Tour Specialist Awards. Over the last 12 months, the Luxury Travel Guide have invited and encouraged our affluent subscriber base to cast their vote on whom they believe have excelled. Additionally, the Luxury Travel Guide’s extensive research team have put forward a selection of companies & individuals have excelled within their region.

  • Luxury Travel Guide Award