Keep flying after your balloon flight, when you book the Melbourne star package. This provides a different view of Melbourne looking over the North and Western suburbs as well as the CBD whilst enjoying a glass of bubbles, beer, wine or soft drink.
At the whim of the winds, we may fly over the CBD or drift across the inner suburbs, parks and gardens to discover why Victoria is known as the Garden State. Your morning journey lasts for approximately one hour, the memories last a lifetime.
Then you’re invited to take flight and discover a truly unique experience. Get a fresh perspective on Melbourne as you step into a temperature-controlled cabin and take in the breathtaking 360 degree views as you float above the streets of the Victorian capital.
With its stunning light shows and striking scale, the Melbourne Star is a glittering jewel in the sky above Melbourne’s Docklands, transformed at night by a kaleidoscope of colours in a spectacular LED display.
The Melbourne Flight + Melbourne Star sparkling flight experience package includes
- 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
- (optional) buffet breakfast
- 30 minute flight on the Melbourne Star
- Glass of sparkling, beer, wine or soft drink
Schedule for the day
- Sunrise: Balloon flight over Melbourne (subject to weather conditions)
- Breakfast: Pullman on the Park buffet breakfast (optional)
- Melbourne Star: Meet at Melbourne Star for your flight at the allocated time. The Melbourne star flight lasts approximately 30 minutes.
MELBOURNE STAR TIMING:
September- April: Monday - Friday 1pm-9pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am -9pm
May- August: Monday- Friday 1pm-6pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am-6pm
*No catering available during public holidays
*Sparkling flights must be ordered and paid for at least 36 hours prior to arrival.
*Sparkling flight service is available from the Melbourne Star Departure Lounge. Subject to Star Departure Lounge opening hours.
This package is wheelchair accessible upon request only. Based on availability.
For operational reasons, guests must be accompanied by an able bodied carer throughout their flight; the number of wheelchairs permitted within each cabin is two, with a maximum of six wheelchairs on the Star at any one time.
- A buffet breakfast (including complimentary champagne) is held after the balloon flight at the Pullman on the Park hotel, if included at the time of booking. In some of our accommodation packages, you may have breakfast included at your accommodation instead of at the Pullman
- You may invite extra people to join you for the champagne breakfast at $35 per person
- For catering purposes, please advise the booking office before your flight date
- If the flight is cancelled, breakfast will not take place
Where to meet
We meet 2 hours before sunrise & our meeting point is:
Pullman On the Park hotel (meet in the foyer)
192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne
Metered parking is available on Wellington Parade or Clarendon Street, East Melbourne.
$10 discounted parking is also available for Global Ballooning Australia passengers underneath the Pullman on the Park hotel.
If the flight is cancelled...
If the balloon flight is cancelled, your Melbourne star flight will still proceed regardless of weather conditions. Your confirmation will state the meeting place and time required as well as parking facilities. You can re-book your flight package for an alternative date by contacting Global Ballooning Australia.You have 12 months to re-book from your first cancelled flight only.
Is this package refundable?
No. If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather, you will have 12 months to rebook the balloon flight for another date, however unable to receive a refund.
How do I find out my flight information?
All passengers need to check if their flight is going ahead the night before any time after 6pm.
Check the Melbourne flight update page online where you will read the weather report and find out the exact meeting time.
Download our mobile app, enter your unique trip code as stated on your flight confirmation, and receive a notification to your phone with the update.
Are you wheelchair accessible?
Melbourne Star welcomes guests in non-motorised and motorised wheelchairs. For operational reasons, guests must be accompanied by an able bodied carer throughout their flight; the number of wheelchairs permitted within each cabin is two, with a maximum of six wheelchairs on the Star at any one time.
Where are you located?
Melbourne Star is located on Waterfront Way in Docklands, within the renowned Harbour Town Shopping Centre.
Where is the closest car park?
Parking is available within walking distance of Melbourne Star. Access is from Footscray Road with car parks located on Waterfront Way and Pearl River Road. Parking is available from $10 per day.
Are photo’s taken during the ride?
Following your flight you will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive selection of images highlighting your personal Melbourne Star experience. Additional copies can be purchased online.
Are there toilets onboard?
Toilets are available within the Star Piazza and on the Star Deck – please look for directional signage, also available in Braille, or request assistance from our Guest Relations Team. Electronic door access is available for those with mobility restrictions. There are no amenities located within the cabins.
Is there seating in the cabins?
Melbourne Star’s cabins are designed to allow guests to easily move around the cabin during their experience. Each cabin provides a central bench seat for the comfort of our guests.
Global Ballooning Australia offer a wide range of packages to suit all needs - we encourage you to make use of these exclusive packages we have arranged with other tourism operators to make the most the regions in which we fly. Allow us to show you the experience of a lifetime!