Sending love with a Postcard

Do you know someone who could use a little extra care during this time? Emotional wellbeing is so important, we need to look after one another so the #HumansOfGlobal team wish to 'share the love' within our Victorian community to help with these tough times. We’ve designed some beautiful postcards of our ballooning experience which we’d love to post with a handwritten message of support to ‘your’ someone special who needs extra love, whether it be a dear friend, a family member or a healthcare champion.   Check out the beautiful balloon postcards we have to choose from!     ...

Read more

by Team Global Ballooning | Aug 26, 2020

Mansfield Hot Air Ballooning

A personal experience of ballooning in Mansfield When Mansfield was mentioned at Global Ballooning as a possible new ballooning site – it bought back many fond memories of flying there when we were part of the Ballooning Association of Victoria. About 3 years ago we had a small 77 balloon and basket – my husband Graeme being a private balloon pilot for many years.  We did many flights over the years with our children, family and friends – flying mainly with Jenny Houghton and her balloon at Euroa over the Strathbogie Ranges.  We would land in farmers paddocks and once the...

Read more

by Lyn Drummond | Aug 21, 2020

Ballooning with the love of my life

The ballon trip was shared with the love of my life.♥️ It was a Christmas present and another highlight as Mike turned 50 soon after Christmas (which we celebrated in New York). We also booked the trip on the Valentines Day weekend. All very romantic. I’ve been a victim of family violence for many years in a previous relationship and had an extremely intense 2019 and early 2020 leading up to the flight.  It was fantastic having been able to celebrate the significance of the freedom of my new life and love on the day. Literally flying free. ...

Read more

by Erin Tucci / Lilian | Aug 19, 2020

30th birthday balloon flight

To start off, I surprised Richard (my boyfriend), with a handmade hot air balloon 30th birthday card. I was excited when I received a confirmation email that the hot air balloon will be taking off as scheduled despite the COVID19 :) Best news ever! In fact, this took place just prior to the social distancing measures. It will be the last great experience we have as a couple for a while.  The email included what to bring/ not to bring, basically your essentials: Gloves, caps, thick puffy jackets, scarves. (Anything to keep you warm that morning as it can...

Read more

by Erin Tucci / Michelle Low | Aug 11, 2020

Mindfulness Colouring

Enjoy these FREE downloadable mindfulness colouring pages - a calming activity for you & your family during these times.  Click HERE to download our Melbourne & Yarra Valley flights, plus an educational page for kids.       

Read more

by Kate Esposto | Aug 5, 2020

Just floating with the clouds

Being able to share the magic of ballooning with passengers on the morning and also reading their stories fills our hearts so much, we have to share them with you!!  William & his wife (aka. Humans Of Global) have described their balloon flight as "floating with the clouds". " My name is Will. My wife and a friend of ours had the privileged opportunity to take our first balloon ride in February this year.   Looking back on it we reflect on how wonderful the experience was, from the anticipation the night before to the buffet breakfast at the end,...

Read more

by Erin Tucci | Aug 5, 2020

Best balloon rides around Australia

Global Ballooning Australia were recently featured in the Jetstar article for "The 4 best hot air balloon rides around Australia'. There are numerous balloon operators around Australia, all providing slightly different experiences based on the views seen from flying above. The duration of the flight can also vary, from 30 minutes to 60 minutes. One similarity though is the timing of the balloon flight, usually meeting before sunrise to enjoy the morning views. The light & scenery is just incredible at this time, providing great opportunities for high quality photography, especially if you are lucky enough to spot some wildlife...

Read more

by Erin Tucci | Feb 12, 2020

TOP 'Aussie' experiences to do in Yarra Valley

With Australia Day just around the corner, a visit to one of Victoria's premier regions in celebration of our country is a great idea! Support the local businesses that make the region such a popular place for visitation.  Just an hour drive from Melbourne, the commute to the Yarra Valley region is an easy one, with Eastlink & Maroondah Hwy as main routes from varying suburbs. If you are on the road early enough, keep an eye out for our hot air balloons soaring during sunrise!    Here are our TOP 5 'Aussie' experiences to do within the Yarra Valley:...

Read more

by Erin Tucci | Jan 9, 2020

Safety tips for children ballooning

To see the look of wonder and intrigue on a childs face as they stare at a Hot air balloon up close is truely beautiful. They are impressionable and fascinated by new experiences; to be educated and entertained.  Travelling with children can have it's challenges. We want to make your experience with Global Ballooning as enjoyable as possible, for all involved.  For this reason, here are the basic safety tips to remember when flying with your kids, throughout the 3 stages of the flight tour:  1. INFLATION Throughout the entire tour, it's important to keep an eye on your children at all times. Follow...

Read more

by Erin Tucci | Sep 19, 2019

Balloon pilot in the spotlight- Ronald

Australian records Distance AX5 =168.7 km 10/7/2011 Distance AX6 =378.8 km 19/7/2018 Duration AX6  =6hrs 28 min 24/8/2018 Duration AX7 = 9 hrs 3 min  29/8/2018   My story about becoming a balloon pilot:  Little did I know that as a child when my Mother suggested to me to join the scouting movement as an activity that it may eventually lead to hot air ballooning however the scouting system encourages self development, leadership skills, community assistance and the pursuit of outdoor activities and if one desires a system of award achievement. This system taught me to define a goal ,...

Read more

by Ronald Kent | Aug 29, 2019