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. 

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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 22 October 2020: To all our wonderful passengers, in line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights WILL resume from Monday 2nd November 2020. Due to Government restrictions with limited seating capacity in restaurants, unfortunately we may only be able to offer a FLIGHT ONLY experience until the end of November 2020. 

Click HERE to be a part of our LOVE LETTER TO MELBOURNE: Make your MARK by putting your name and message on our balloon! Last contributions accepted by 30th Oct!