Melbourne Balloon Flight - Melbourne

Prices   Per person - For all public - 1 to 10 passengers

Adult : $480 ($510 with breakfast)
Child : $380 ($395 with breakfast) (7 to 12 years old)

This package is available all days of the week.

This package is wheelchair accessible upon request only. Based on availability.

  • Melbourne Balloon Flight
  • Melbourne Balloon Flight
  • Melbourne Balloon Flight
  • Melbourne Balloon Flight
  • Melbourne Balloon Flight
  • Melbourne Balloon Flight

A sunrise hot air balloon flight for approximately one hour over Melbourne and surrounding suburbs.

Start your morning with a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne - one of the few cities in the world that can be traversed by balloon.

It starts with an alarm; that familiar shrill that drags you from bed and dares you to meet the dawn. Today is different. Your adventure starts before the city stirs. Birdsong begins as balloons inflate and you find yourself drawn to the heat of the flame. As the earth falls away, you rise with the sun. There’s no need to travel far, and no better way to see the world’s most liveable city. Sail the breeze beside sparkling skyscrapers and follow the Yarra River as it unwinds through parks and gardens. For an hour, it’s just you and the sky. This is what freedom feels like; you have nowhere to be but here. Melbourne is just waking up – and you’ve already crossed something off your bucket list.

 

The Melbourne Balloon Flight package includes

  • Approximate 1 hour balloon flight over/around Melbourne
  • (Optional) 5-star champagne breakfast at the Pullman on the Park
  • Discounted undercover parking at the Pullman Hotel for a flat fee of $10
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • Launch and landing government fees in and around the city
  • Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with Victoria's leading hot air ballooning operator with the most experienced pilots and ground crew in the business
  • A carbon neutral flight - Global Ballooning Australia is the only Victorian operator to offset our emissions
  • In-flight photography on most flights - opportunity to purchase photos at breakfast
  • (Optional) CBD Hotel pick up available for a small fee of $5 per person. (One-way pick-up only)
  • A flight certificate and souvenir pack to prove it happened
  • Flights departing 364 days of the year, weather permitting

Schedule for the day

The entire experience lasts 4-5 hours in total so usually completed between 10-11am.

  • Night before flight (6-7pm) : Check in by calling this number: 0488 686 555 or by checking the check in page.
  • 1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before) : Meet pilots and crew at designated time and venue; Global Ballooning Australia drive all passengers to launch site
  • Launch : Passengers assist with the set up/ inflation of the balloon
  • Sunrise : Flight for approximately 1 hour
  • Land : After about 1 hour, the pilot will land the balloon; passengers can assist to pack up the balloon
  • Breakfast : Global Ballooning Australia drive all passengers back to meeting point which is where breakfast is held (if included in your booking)

Accessibility

This package is wheelchair accessible upon request only. Based on availability.

If the flight is cancelled...

If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather, contact the office on 03 9428 5703 within 12 months of your first cancelled balloon flight to rebook for another day. Alternatively, you may be able to receive a refund depending on the Terms and Conditions on your booking.

Is this package refundable?

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding a refund.

What is the Melbourne check in number?

0488 686 555. Please call the pilot between 6-7pm the night before your flight to check in. You can also check the Melbourne check-in page.

Notes

We generally meet 1.5 hours before sunrise and this time will vary throughout the different seasons depending on the hour of the sunrise - the below information will give you an indication of meeting times but should be used as a guide only.

For transfers from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley, expect an earlier start by subtracting an hour to the times shown below.

  • January : 4.00am – 4.30am
  • February : 4.30am – 5.00am
  • March : 5.00am – 5.30am
  • April : 5.30am – 6.00am
  • May : 5.30am – 6.00am
  • June : 6.00am – 6.30am
  • July : 6.00am – 6.30am
  • August : 5.30am – 6.00am
  • September : 5.00am – 5.30am
  • October : 5.00am – 5.30am
  • November : 4.30am – 5.00am
  • December : 4.30am – 5.00am

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