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 champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate.
Indulge in a tailored package offering the ultimate in romance and exclusivity, for a unique and memorable proposal that your loved one will be talking about for years to come.
“The Big Moment”
We have a custom “Will You Marry Me” balloon. As the balloon is slowly inflated with the sun rising over the horizon, the banner becomes visible to your significant other. This is your cue to reveal the ring!
Meet your own private pilot at Balgownie Estate - an award winning winery in the Yarra Valley. The exact meeting is confirmed the night before with your pilot (further details provided upon booking). From Balgownie Estate, you will be transferred to the launch site.
At the launch site, your private pilot and crew will begin inflating the balloon. The “Big Moment” comes when the balloon is inflated and the banner attached to it is revealed. You will then board the balloon and enjoy an exclusive approximate one hour balloon flight, sipping champagne as you drift tranquilly with the wind, enjoying the scenery of the spectacular Yarra Valley.
After the balloon lands and is packed away, we will return you to Balgownie Estate, where you will enjoy a delicious champagne breakfast celebration. Additional guests can also join for breakfast afterwards, for just $35 per person.
Regular Package Rate: $4,350 (Sat/ Sun)
DISCOUNTED Package Rate: $2,800 (Mon-Fri)
(Please note: Discounted rate is not available for weekends, public holidays, Valentines Day or during peak periods)
Global Ballooning Australia will hold tentative bookings for no more than 7 days without a 50% deposit being made. Final payment is due 4 weeks prior to flight date. If you wish to book inside the 4 weeks immediate payment will be required. Cancellations made within 7 days of the flight date cannot be refunded.
When you phone to book your flight, please advise the following:
Please note, champagne on board is subject to pilot’s discretion based on weather conditions or other factors.
Yes. There is an administration fee included with any refund. Global Ballooning Australia retain a 15% cancellation fee for midweek bookings and 25% for weekend bookings. This means the total amount will be refunded, less the admin fee. If you don't wish to get a refund, you can re-book your flight within 12 months at no extra charge.
We always meet 1 hour before sunrise and this time will vary throughout the different seasons, this is a rough guide only.
For transfers from Melbourne to the Yarra Valley, expect an earlier start by adding another hour to the times shown below.
Safety is our first consideration and we will not fly if conditions are unsuitable. We will do our best closer to the date to try and get you to fly on or around your chosen date, however in some circumstances this is not always possible. If you are weathered out, you may re-book your flight to an alternate date, or if an alternate date is not an option, you are entitled to a refund. If you require a refund, a 15% cancellation fee applies for midweek bookings and a 25% cancellation fee applies to weekend bookings, and will be taken off the amount of your refund. You may wish to use this amount to put towards another Global Ballooning Australia flight, package or gift voucher. Please note, name banner is non-refundable.