My Solo trip to Melbourne - Sep 23, 2020

"Flying in a hot air balloon has always been part of my bucket list. So, when I went on my solo trip to Melbourne, I found the opportunity with Global Ballooning Australia and took it! 

My Solo trip to Melbourne

It started with waking up at 3am to get on our tour bus from the city to Yarra Valley.

My Solo trip to Melbourne

When we got there, we helped set up the balloons then took flight in the dark.

My Solo trip to Melbourne


As soon as we were in the sky, the sunrise welcomed us with the most breathtaking view. We saw the valley beneath us, filled with grapevines, cows, sheep, and kangaroos.

My Solo trip to Melbourne

The serenity and joy felt in the sky was like no other. 

My Solo trip to Melbourne My Solo trip to Melbourne

When we landed, me and my new set of friends helped pack up the balloons with cows by our side, then ended the perfect morning with a delicious breakfast buffet and a glass of bubbly. 

  My Solo trip to Melbourne

Definitely a trip I will never forget. No occasion, Just a big check off the bucket list! "


by Paulina Roa

My Solo trip to Melbourne

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UPDATE 1 November 2020: In line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights have now resumed. We're running under a Covid-safe plan to ensure the safety of our staff and passengers. 

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