Teambuilding

Teambuilding

Teambuilding over the Yarra Valley

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Some prefer the scenic route to the Yarra Valley, traversing roads through gnarly vineyards and misty farms until a landscape worthy of silence appears. But the journey across Victoria’s most-loved wine region (home to over 70 wineries)is unrivalled by hot air balloon. Just an hour from the bustle of Melbourne CBD, we rise with the sun and finish with a champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate.

You'll fly in a hot air balloon for approximately 1 hour over the Yarra Valley region. Our balloons can fly as high as 3500 ft. Each basket holds a maximum of 16 OR 24 passengers depending on passenger numbers.

Your Yarra Valley Ballooning Experience Includes:

  • Approximate 1 hour Balloon Flight over the Yarra Valley - one of the world’s most picturesque flying regions
  • (Optional) champagne breakfast after the flight
  • Free parking at Balgownie Estate
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • Launch and landing government fees
  • Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with Victoria's leading hot air ballooning operator offering the most professional service. You will be in the hands of the most experienced pilots and ground crew in the business
  • A carbon neutral flight - by choosing to fly with Global Ballooning Australia you will be helping to restore biodiversity and essential habitat for native fauna, improve water quality and salinity problems. Global Ballooning Australia is the only Victorian operator to offset our emissions
  • In-flight photography taken on most flights - opportunity to purchase photos at breakfast
  • (Optional) Return CBD transfers for a fee of $40 per person.
  • A flight certificate and souvenir pack to prove it happened
  • Flights departing 364 days of the year, weather permitting

 

Teambuilding over Melbourne

 

Melbourne is one of very few cities around the world where you traverse over by hot air balloon. 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.

Our balloons can fly as high as 3000 ft. Each basket holds a maximum of 10 passengers.

 Your Melbourne Ballooning Experience 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 (this is important as with other operators you could be paying up to an extra $50 for parking on the morning of your flight)
  • 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 offering the most professional service. You will be in the hands of the most experienced pilots and ground crew in the business
  • A carbon neutral flight - by choosing to fly with Global Ballooning Australia you will be helping to restore biodiversity and essential habitat for native fauna, improve water quality and salinity problems. 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 $10 per person. (One-way pick-up only. After the flight you will be taken back to the Pullman on the Park hotel where you can make your own way back into the city)
  • A flight certificate and souvenir pack to prove it happened
  • Flights departing 364 days of the year, weather permitting

What happens on the day

About 1 hour before sunrise:

  • You will be picked up from your hotel (Melbourne CBD hotels only - 3000 postcode), or meet at the meeting place
  • Your pilot will brief everyone on the weather conditions, safety and inflation procedures
  • Each team member will participate with the inflation process, this includes holding ropes to keep the balloon envelope in place, holding open the base of the balloon so that hot air can make it's way inside and take photos of the process

As the sun is rising:

  • Once aloft, take in the beautiful surroundings while your pilot navigates the balloon
  • Enjoy the flight for approximately 1 hour

After the flight:

  • Once the balloon has landed, you will help to pack the balloon away followed by a debrief of the mornings flight
  • You will be driven back to the meeting venue. This is where the breakfast is held if booked, and photo's will be displayed from the morning's flight

Why hot air ballooning?

A great way to reward your staff with a wonderful hot air balloon experience!

Your team becomes actively involved in the pre-flight planning, rigging, inflation and in-flight management of a balloon flight and will thoroughly enjoy the flight.

This is a great team building event, with something for everyone.

Your team will be required to work together to help set up the balloon during inflation as well as pack up the balloon once landed.

Each passenger will communicate with pilots, crew and team members before, during and after the flight.

You can expect to have a better understanding of how hot air ballooning operates and learn how to listen and communicate effectively with one another.

Your team will walk away with an unforgettable experience. Everyone is just waking up – and you’ve already crossed something off your bucket list!

Flight Prices

Enquire for prices by emailing the following information to balloon@globalballooning.com.au -

  • Date/s you wish to fly
  • How many people will be going?
  • Are you interested in Melbourne or Yarra Valley?
  • With or without breakfast?

Making a booking

Global Ballooning Australia will hold tentative bookings for no more than 7 days without a 50% deposit being made. Final payment is due no later than 30 days prior to flight date. Cancellations made after final payment is made will not be refundable.

To book a Teambuilding Balloon Flight package please contact Global Ballooning Australia on (03) 9428-5703 or email us or use our enquiry form

Is this package refundable?

No. In the instance that your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will have 12 months to rebook the flight however cannot receive a refund. If you cannot reschedule your flight as a group another option you may like to consider, is to offer each passenger an open-dated flight certificate to experience ballooning at a later date within the chosen location which had been booked. We can arrange to have these emailed out to all guests.

Accessibility

These packages are wheelchair accessible.

Approximate meeting time

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.

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

Terms & Conditions

If you cannot re-schedule your flight as a group, an alternate option to rebooking, which you may like to consider, is to offer each passenger an open-dated flight certificate to experience ballooning at a later date within the chosen location which had been booked. We can arrange to have these posted out to all guests.