Proposals

Take a hot air balloon journey with your loved one across Victoria’s most-loved wine region. 

Just an hour from the bustle of Melbourne CBD, we rise with the sun and finish with a sparkling buffet breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

Indulge in a tailored package offering the ultimate in romance and exclusivity, for a unique and memorable proposal that you & your loved one will be talking about for years to come!

Proposal Packages

"Will You Marry Me" balloon

Chris Proposal

From $3500

What’s included
  • A red balloon with a ‘Will you Marry Me?’ sign on the front
  • Exclusive use of a balloon (private flight for just the 2 of you!) for approximately 1 hour
  • Your own private pilot and crew
  • Sparkling on board your flight (weather permitting – at pilots discretion)
  • Optional sparkling breakfast for 2 at Balgownie Estate after your flight (+$40pp)
  • A proposal that will never be forgotten!

Plain balloon

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From $3500

What’s Included
  • Plain coloured balloon 
  • Exclusive use of a balloon (private flight for just the 2 of you!) for approximately 1 hour
  • Your own private pilot and crew
  • Sparkling on board your flight (weather permitting – at pilots discretion)
  • Optional sparkling breakfast for 2 at Balgownie Estate after your flight (+$40pp)
  • A proposal that will never be forgotten!

Itinerary

Night before

The night before your flight, the pilot will post a flight update by 6pm on the Global Ballooning mobile app advising the updated weather information and exact meeting time. You will then be asked to check-in/fill out the waiver for your flight via a link on the mobile app. 

Morning of the flight

1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before), meet your own private pilot at Balgownie Estate for your sunrise flight at the designated time. There will be one last weather-check in readiness for your flight and a short flight briefing.

Launch Site

We will drive to the launch site, which is determined by the wind direction on the morning. At the launch site, your private pilot and crew will begin inflating the balloon, which can take up to 30min. As the balloon is slowly inflated with the sun rising over the horizon, the proposal banner becomes visible to your significant other. This is your cue to reveal the ring! 

You will then board the balloon and enjoy an exclusive approximate one-hour balloon flight, sipping sparkling as you drift tranquilly with the wind, enjoying the scenery of the spectacular Yarra Valley.

 

Note: if you have a plain balloon without a banner, you can propose during the flight. Our team will help bring your proposal dream to life!

Flight

As the sun rises you will gently float up into the sky for approximately an hour. We often hear how surprised passengers are with the feeling of security and the fact that there’s effectively no sensation of movement.

During the flight your pilot will take you on a journey across Victoria’s most-loved wine region – only 50-minutes drive from the bustle of Melbourne CBD. The Yarra Valley is a natural amphitheatre, which makes it the perfect location for a ballooning tour: great views, native fauna and flora, excellent food and wine and stable weather. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you lose yourself in the breathtaking views of mountains that surround the valley. Your pilot will ascend and descend at varying heights of up to 3000 feet and uses the wind direction/speed at different heights in order to steer the balloon. Have your camera ready to experience the wonder!

Landing & Pack Up

Your pilot will choose a landing site based on conditions, access and suitability. As the balloon approaches the ground, a vent is released at the top of the balloon letting the hot air escape – make sure you look UP to see the beauty of the air escaping. In calm winds, there may be a “stand up landing”, meaning that the balloon will calmly rest on the ground with little to no impact. In moderate winds, the balloon may drag with moderate to high winds & you’ll experience the fun of a lay-over landing. Global’s ground crew will greet you as your balloon lands. Deflating the balloon is the best part. Get involved by rolling over the top of the envelope and help push the air out or watch from a distance.

Optional Breakfast

Once we’re packed up, it’s back to the meeting place where you can indulge in an optional sparkling buffet breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

Your pilot will post complimentary photo memories of your experience on the Global Ballooning mobile app for you to download.

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