Melbourne flight information

Your Melbourne Hot Air Ballooning Experience includes:

You'll fly in a hot air balloon for approximately one hour over the city of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, completing the experience with a buffet champagne breakfast at the Pullman on the Park.

We meet at Pullman on the Park Hotel around an hour before sunrise (you will be advised of the exact time when you phone the duty pilot the night before your flight). Your hot air balloon pilot will give you a short briefing. You will then be transported to the balloon launch site where you may help with the launch, or stand back and take pictures. Then away we go, floating gently over the city of Melbourne in our beautiful hot air balloon.

Your balloon flight will last for approximately one hour. After we make our final landing and pack the balloon away, we head back to PULLMAN ON THE PARK where you can celebrate your morning over breakfast.

What to wear and what to bring

Hot air ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon itself. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so do wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.

Please note: The balloon burners sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. Global Ballooning Australia will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a result of our adventure activity.

Wear clothes as for hiking, including sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap, plus sunglasses.

  • We meet before sunrise so, depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold
  • Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the balloon flight than on the ground, we suggest you wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up
  • The burners radiate heat, wearing a hat is recommended
  • Your feet may get wet and cold in the early morning dew, you might like to bring a change of socks
  • High-heeled shoes are not suitable


  • 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 the breakfast will not take place
Melbourne Balloon Flight
Melbourne Balloon Flight with Champagne Breakfast
Child rate
Child rate with breakfast

Rates per person


Where to meet

Our meeting point is;
The Pullman On the Park
192 Wellington Pde (corner Clarendon St)
East Melbourne
Melways ref: Map 2G, D4

If you do not fly due to inclement weather, please phone our office when you are ready to rebook.


Metered parking is available on Wellington Parade or Clarendon Street. $5 discounted parking is also available at Pullman on the Park hotel parking, for Global Ballooning Australia guests.

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