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:
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:
Flights departing 364 days of the year, weather permitting
About 1 hour before sunrise:
As the sun is rising:
After the flight:
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!
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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.
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.
These packages are wheelchair accessible.
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.
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.