Ultimate Melbourne EXPERIENCE Gift Guide 2020 - Nov 20, 2020

Ever Researched your own city like you’d never experienced it before OR lived like a ‘tourist’ in your own backyard? 

Well, this is YOUR time to do, see, eat all things ‘Melbourne’ and we’ve sourced THE best experience gifts just in time for Christmas with a special treat for you, your loved ones or your colleagues…

Global Ballooning Australia 

You’ve arrived to this page so we’re assuming ballooning over the city of Melbourne (the ONLY major city in the world you can balloon over commercially!) OR exploring the most beautiful wine region and the 90+ wineries that live in the area – Yarra Valley is on YOUR Christmas list?
Tis the season to be generous & BLACK FRIDAY is approaching!

15% OFF Gift Voucher purchases for a Melbourne or Yarra Valley flight.

Non-Refundable, valid for 12 months. Redeemable for a sunrise flight midweek (Monday-Friday). 

Don't miss out!

Black Friday Offer Ends: Midnight Friday 27 November.

Book using the Coupon Code: BF15 

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Yering Gorge Cottages

Yering Gorge Cottages incorporates 13 self-contained, beautifully appointed cottages – perfect for couples, families or groups of friends enjoying a ‘food and wine’ getaway. Nestled into the hillside of our private nature reserve, with stunning views of the Christmas Hills and Great Dividing Range, guests can relax on their balcony watching the resident kangaroos in their natural habitat, as they enjoy a glass of Yarra Valley wine.
Stay 2 OR 3 nights & Save:
Planning a mini-break, mid-week getaway or wanting to stay an extra night? Yering Gorge Cottages provides guests staying two or three consecutive nights mid-week (Sunday – Thursday) with a saving on the night rate.  Packages are subject to availability. T&C’s Apply.
Bookings can be made via their website.
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Localing Private Experiences

"Tours for people who don't like tours."
Think you know Melbourne? Think again! Localing guides will change your vision of our city and surrounds. Enjoy a tailor made experience, made by you - designed by them.  
Buy a voucher with them and receive a 20% discount on any tour purchased between now till the end of January 2021 (voucher valid to book until 30 Sept 2021). 
Redeemable for Victorians who present their Victorian ID at the time of confirmation.

Redeem on their website using promo code: localballoon

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The Yarra Valley Touring company

Journey through the Yarra Valley with someone who breathes it on the daily! 
An end of year celebration for up to 10 guests - exclusive offer to Global Ballooning customers!
Yarra Valley midweek winery tour:
  • 9.30am Pickup at your workplace anywhere in Melbourne
  • Chocolate tastings at the Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery
  • Wine tastings at Yering Station
  • Lunch and wine tastings at Rochford Wines
  • Wine tastings at Helens Hill winery
  • 4.30 return to workplace 
From $125 per person for 10 people!
For all enquiries, contact info@yarravalleytouring.com.au
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Zonzo estate

Escape the day to day and Wander with Zonzo. 

Set on 230 picturesque acres by the Yarra River, Zonzo Estate operates as a winery, restaurant, wedding venue and working farm.

Looking to impress with an exclusive Christmas Hamper - Zonzo has the ONE for you!

$85.00 - pick up from Zonzo Estate or can be delivered to Melbourne Metro areas for $15.00 & inclusive of:
1 x bottle of Zonzo Estate Prosecco ⁠
1 x Apricot Jam from @yvgourmetfoods
1 x Roasted Capsicum and Chilli relish from @yvgourmetfoods
1 x box of Lavosh from @kurrajonglavosh
1 x 100ml bottle of Organic EVOO from @mountzeroolives
1 x Gourmet Milk Bar of chocolate from @yarravalleychocolaterie
1 x Candle from @lillydalecandleco
1 x Twin pack of shower steamers from @state_of_calm_melb

Love their wines?

Stock up in time for Christmas - Black Friday sale 27/11-30/11 - 30% off their wine range (excludes beer, spirits, merchandise, gift packs, vouchers, 2020 and 2018 Pinot Noir) 

Email them to purchase a hamper.

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melbourne star

Have yourself a merry little Christmas party on Melbourne Star!

‘Tis the season to celebrate with work colleagues, family and friends. Come and spread the merriment with a joyous Christmas Private Cabin at Melbourne Star. Start the celebration with a sparkling wine or indulge and include canapés for your intimate gathering 120m above the glittering city.

Click here to see the package options.

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hidden secrets tours

Hidden Secrets Tours Melbourne are the original walking tours of Melbourne's Laneways, established in 2004.

These walking tours of Melbourne City inspire visitors and locals with experiences beyond the stock-standard city sights tour. Hidden Secrets Tours pride themselves on showcasing the hidden gems of the city. With so many laneways and local businesses to share, they have created several itineraries ( some not resuming until 2021) They want you to Meet Melbourne, not just look at it.

As a part of their 16th birthday CELEBRATIONS, they're inviting you as friends of Global to book a tour & receive a 16% discount! Available on tour dates 2020 into 2021, and gift vouchers too.

Book on their website & quote coupon code: GLOBALFriends20

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Chateau yering historic house

A heritage-listed mansion in the Yarra Valley wine region, Chateau Yering Hotel offers elegant Victorian-style suites in a garden setting.

Enjoy BLACK FRIDAY perks this Thurs 26 Nov to Sat 28 Nov for any gift vouchers purchased on their website...

  • Traditional High Tea Gift Voucher - complimentary upgrade from local sparkling to champagne high tea.*
  • Dollar Value Gift Vouchers - 10% more value will be added to the total package value.*
  • Accommodation Gift Vouchers - complimentary welcome drink (singular) per person and Chateau Yering gift upon arrival.*

They will add one more year to your vouchers expiry date - all vouchers will be valid for 4yrs instead of 3yrs.

Furthermore, for any voucher valued over $250, they will offer a complimentary gift box and free delivery. 

All complimentary offerings will be added automatically onto your gift voucher upon purchasing. Please allow 5-7 business days for the process. 

*T&C's apply. 

Visit their website to purchase your voucher.

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Where else can you get up-close with a kangaroo and koala in the morning and by afternoon enjoy a culinary adventure with award-winning wines ? Vinetrekker delivers a unique experience with fine food and wine at a leisurely pace. With a combined 85+ years of tourism experience and consistently high rankings on TripAdvisor, we know how to make your tour memorable!

Quote GLOBALBLOG when booking a tour through their website & receive 1 bottle of selected wine per person, valid for bookings received by 24 Dec 2020. 

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At Evergreen Winery Tours we specialise in private tours in the Yarra Valley. We are a local small business with local hosts founded in 2001. Running 7 days a week, we'll pick you up anywhere in Melbourne or the Yarra Valley. 

Choose one of the 2 offers below with a booked tour of your choice:

  • Complimentary lunch upgrade. Either from one to two OR two to three course (depending on your package).


  • Complimentary upgrade to visit Four Pillars Gin Distillery with tasting paddles included.

Quote 'globalpromo' when you call to book. 

Offer valid till January 30th 2021.

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Enjoy these perks while they last!

Tag us in your pics on socials #globalballooning #risewithglobal

by Kate Esposto

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