Trip Advisor - Ramsman67 - Apr 13, 2018
Tick your bucket list and DO THIS!!!!
What a wonderful experience we had from start to finish, we had a lovely calm morning flight soaring high over Melbourne with an absolute glorious sunrise, we were encouraged to help set the balloon up as part of the experience if you wanted, the time aloft was over the 1 hour promised and the landing was perfectly executed by our captain Kiff. I used this beautiful experience to propose to my wonderful partner of 2 years and we shall marry in November this year, certainly a proposal to remember for both of us. I love you Suzi.
Pui. Z - Apr 11, 2018
Trip Advisor - Serrabear3 - Apr 11, 2018
I would definitely do it again!
The friendliness, professionalism and experience of the pilots and crew were top notch and they prioritised making sure everyone felt comfortable with the flight. Gliding through the air felt effortless. I've been to the Yarra Valley many times but seeing it from above was an unmissable way to take in all of the beauty! The champagne breakfast afterwards is a must, a great range of delicious food and coffee to help kick start the rest of the day! Thanks Steve and Bambi for making the van ride and flight such an enjoyable experience. Hot air ballooning isn't just for couples, I would recommend this to other solo travelers.
Trip Advisor - nvindis - Apr 11, 2018
Must do experience
As a keen photographer I was looking forward to having the experience of going up in a hot air balloon at sunrise over Melbourne CBD...at the same time I was apprehensive as this was a hot air balloon and I had no idea whether the height would scare the hell out of me. The experience was magical and amazing and so smooth and gentle... I still don't know whether I would be able to find the exact word to describe the flight. I have tens upon tens of photographs...that I will treasure...and frame...and I will do the experience again. The champagne breakfast was just an added bonus. Our pilot and driver were amazing...thank you Global Ballooning...and for anyone reading this review...just book it...
Kyle M - Mar 28, 2018
The Global Ballooning staff is absolutely incredible! This most certinaly is a morning I will never forget. The weather was lovely -- a bit brisk in the morning, but an easy fix with a jersey nonetheless. It's such a wild feeling lifting from the ground & beginning to fly. Beyond launch, the sun begins to rise over the valley & the earth begins to warm. The whole experience from start to finish (after breakfast, yum) is worth everything it takes to get there & the early morning. I would 100 percent recommend a flight experience Global Ballooning.
Hinns K - Mar 28, 2018
It was a bit hard to get up at 4 o'clock in the morning, but when it was at the point of departure, I watched as the hot air balloon slowly began to blow up. We slowly raised it, forgot to forget fatigue, and the camera took pictures. It's definitely a great experience to be happy.
Trip Advisor - Ronan996 - Feb 23, 2018
One of the most amazing things I've ever done in my life. The countryside is amazing, the views from the balloon are incredible, and it feels very safe, too, not at all scary.
Zhuo Y. - Feb 23, 2018
Trip Advisor - LizzieGLondon - Feb 9, 2018
This was an amazing day and you MUST go on this if you are in Melbourne! Bambi (our driver) was fantastic - really informative and funny. You get breathtaking views on the hot air balloon and watch the sunrise over the Yarra Valley. Our pilot, Peter, was very experienced and took the balloon down so we were floating just above the mist on the ground and then up again - it was brilliant. After you land everyone helps get the balloon secured and put away which is really fun so don't be shy join in if you can!
Trip Advisor - Kristy S - Feb 9, 2018
Living in Melbourne, I've been wanting to go on a hot air balloon for quite some time and finally got the chance this morning.
What an experience.. something we will remember for a very long time. We had the perfect morning for it and had some spectacular views over the city.
Crew were great - special shout out to Stoney and our pilot Darial for being such seasoned professionals.
Would highly recommend it and can't wait to do the next trip over the Yarra Valley!
Trip Advisor - Donna I - Feb 9, 2018
Worth getting up for
Steve and Bambi were great. It was so much fun. They involved all of us getting the balloon up and flying. We also all worked together to pack it all up. So much to learn. The views were breathtaking and the sight of our balloon reflected in a farmers pond will not soon be forgotten.
Trip Advisor - Fran S - Jan 31, 2018
What an amazing experience
We were advised by the staff when booking to try the Monday and if that didn't go ahead we had the second day as a backup. Unfortunately the Monday was cancelled at the launch site due to incoming bad weather. We were so glad that Brian cancelled the Monday, (as the Tuesday was incredible). We then were contacted by the company 3 times to apologise and rebooked. The staff in the office were attentive and thorough. The Tuesday morning came around and we knew the flight would proceed. OMG: it was one of the most amazing experiences I've been on. It was evident the pilot, Brian, was very experienced and knew his craft but not only that, he was patient and knowledgeable about the Valley. The ground staff were amazing too. They were all so intent to ensure we had a fantastic experience. What a wonderful team they make. We booked the champagne breakfast afterwoods and I feel that's a must. We had a wonderful time and highly recommend this to anyone.
Trip Advisor - Saltiretraveller - Jan 31, 2018
On top of the world
Excellent activity offering the opportunity to see at first-hand the wonderful Yarra Valley. The pilot and his assistant pointed out things of interest, including kangaroos. Breakfast was included afterwards and allowed us to reflect and chat with other travellers.
Trip Advisor - RuthB9999 - Jan 31, 2018
Fantastic ballooning experience - and disabled-friendly!
This was brilliant! I've been in hot air balloons twice before, in the UK and in Kenya, but it was my sister's first time in a balloon. She'd always wanted to do this, but has limited mobility, and mostly uses a wheelchair - so this was the trip of a lifetime. Kiff took amazingly good care of her - right from the pick-up at our hotel. The balloon basket is specially adapted so she could walk into it, and she had a seat to sit on during the ride so she felt really secure and could enjoy this fantastic views. When we landed (the smoothest balloon landing ever!) she was helped out, and then watched as the rest of us helped deflate the balloon.Then on to breakfast at the Pullman to cap a wonderful morning and receive photos of the trip from Kiff.
From her point of view - an amazing disabled-friendly experience, from people who obviously understood just what she needed and went out of their way to ensure it was perfect.
From my point of view - just an amazing experience! I'd totally recommend anyone to ride with this company and I'd love to do it again!
Amanda T. - Jan 19, 2018
I know we have filled in the online survey but I just want to say a big thank you to all of the people we dealt with at Global Ballooning.
From booking through to flying and breakfast, everyone was cheerful, helpful and efficient. I can’t think of a single thing that should have been done differently!
My husband and I had such a wonderful experience. Our thanks and appreciation go to Brian, Nick, Georgia and Bambi.