Hot Air ballooning for Christmas - Sep 4, 2020

As a Christmas gift to Laura, partner Adrian bought tickets to fly with Global Ballooning over Yarra Valley, which they booked in for the following April.

 

"The experience is like a mix of excitement and bit of adrenaline, followed by absolute peace, calm and an overwhelming sense of wonder in the beauty of the world. There’s nothing quite like sailing with the wind at dawn over a beautiful landscape. We really live in an amazing country and experiencing it from a hot air balloon can’t be compared to anything else!" 

Hot Air ballooning for Christmas  Hot Air ballooning for Christmas

What were the highlights?

"How do you pick a ballooning highlight? The whole experience is spectacular! From helping put the balloon up, walking inside the big balloon while it’s being blown up…. And then taking off so smoothly and gently you don’t even realise you’re on your way!

We were lucky to score the perfect conditions for our balloon flight! Of course, it was cold…. But that’s the best time for ballooning, right? There was a light mist over the vines, and we were up in the sky in time to see a glorious sunrise over the Dandenong ranges! It was simply spectacular!!

Another couple in our balloon got engaged mid-flight!!! It was incredible!!! They kind of did it quietly down the back…. But when we found out… we all squealed with excitement for them!! We even had everyone in the basket crouch down so that the happy couple could get a romantic photo on their own (without all our mugs in the shot!)" 

 

Hot Air ballooning for Christmas

Why would you recommend ballooning to others?

"The experience is like a mix of excitement and bit of adrenaline, followed by absolute peace, calm and an overwhelming sense of wonder in the beauty of the world. There’s nothing quite like sailing with the wind at dawn over a beautiful landscape. We really live in an amazing country and experiencing it from a hot air balloon can’t be compared to anything else!" 

Hot Air ballooning for Christmas

 

 Where did you fly over/ what sights, animals, landmarks did you see?

"As you can see from the pics – we got an awesome view across the Yarra Valley, we sailed over a winding creek and then went higher than the clouds to watch the sunrise!

We even flew low and slow over the winery where my sister got married! It was so amazing to see the grounds and the accommodation and remember what a great day we had at the wedding!"

Hot Air ballooning for Christmas

 

Gift vouchers are available all year round and can be purchased online to receive instantly. They are a gift that provides memories long after the experience, just like Laura & Adrians. 


by Erin Tucci / Laura O'Brien

Hot Air ballooning for Christmas

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  COVID-19 UPDATE  

UPDATE 21 Sept 2020: To all our wonderful passengers, in line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights are currently suspended until further notice. Please follow our Facebook & Instagram pages for key updates. 

If you would like to enjoy a balloon flight with your loved ones or colleagues when we re-open OR celebrating a special occasion during this current isolation period, we will be most grateful you considered a gift voucher - there is nothing quite like a hot air balloon flight to look forward to when restrictions are lifted!

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