Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour - Melbourne

Price : $568  For all public - Adult Price - 2 to 8 passengers

This package is available all days of the week. Please note that discounts and special offers don't apply to this package. Please note that this package cannot be refunded.

  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour
  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour
  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour
  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour
  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour
  • Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour

Start the morning drifting high above Melbourne to catch a once in a lifetime sunrise from a hot air balloon, then lay back and enjoy a serene cruise around the islands of the picturesque Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens.

Wake up to a once in a lifetime flight over Melbourne, then settle back in an elegant wooden punt to enjoy a unique view of one of the world’s finest gardens as our professional punter tells you about its history, environment, wildlife and plants. 

  • Our balloon flights only run once a day, in the early hours of the morning so we can catch the sunrise. The date you select is the date you will fly with us.
  • To enjoy your punt tour in the Royal Botanic Gardens, we can help you choose from a variety of starting times for you throughout the day, or even on a seperate day to your balloon flight.

Once we receive your booking request we will contact you for payment and to arrange a time-slot for your punt tour.

Punting on the Lake depart from the Punting on the Lake landing in front of the Terrace Cafe, inside Gate A of the Royal Botanic Gardens (corner Alexandra Avenue and Anderson Street) at various set times throughout the day, and in the evenings in summer. 

Please remember that the Royal Botanic Gardens are 36 hectares of unspoiled and treasured Melbourne life. You can easily get lost exploring these beautifully preserved gardens for hours, so make a day of it and you won't be disappointed! 


The Melbourne Flight + Romantic Guided Boat Tour experience package includes

  • Approx 1hr sunrise Melbourne balloon flight 
  • Sparkling breakfast 
  • Half hour guided punt tour of the Ornamental Lake in Melbourne’s stunning Royal Botanic Gardens with Punting on the Lake

Schedule for the day

  • Sunrise: Balloon flight over Melbourne (subject to weather conditions). Followed by sparkling buffet breakfast
  • Punt Tour: Meet your punting guide by the water in front of the Terrace Cafe for your ride at your allocated time. 



  • A sparkling breakfast is held after the balloon flight at the Pullman Melbourne On the Park, if included at the time of booking. 
  • You may invite extra people to join you for the sparkling 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 1.5 hours before sunrise & our meeting point is:

Pullman Melbourne on the Park (meet in the foyer)

192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne


$10 discounted parking is available for Global Ballooning Australia passengers underneath the Pullman Melbourne On the Park up until 11am which leaves plenty of time to complete your experience.

If the flight is cancelled...

If the balloon flight is cancelled, your Guided Punt Tour will still proceed regardless of weather conditions. Your confirmation will state the meeting place and time required as well as what to bring with you on the day. 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.

Approx balloon flight meeting times:

We always meet roughly 1 hour before sunrise and this time will vary throughout the different seasons, this is a rough guide only.

  • Jan : 4.00 – 4.30

  • Feb : 4.30 – 5.00

  • Mar : 5.00 – 5.30

  • Apr : 5.30 – 6.00

  • May : 5.30 – 6.00

  • Jun : 6.00 – 6.30

  • Jul : 6.00 – 6.30

  • Aug : 5.30 – 6.00

  • Sep : 5.00 – 5.30

  • Oct : 5.00 – 5.30

  • Nov : 4.30 – 5.00

  • Dec : 4.30 – 5.00


Punting on the Lake Opening Hours

Punt tour Summer season:    Sept – May 10:15am – 5:00pm        Daily                                                   

Punt tour Winter season:        Jun – Aug    11:00am – 3:30pm        Weekends 

Punting is available, weather permitting, every day from Sept-May except Christmas Day, and every weekend and public holiday from Jun-Aug.


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