I received a red balloon voucher for my birthday for a overnight stay at a winery plus a sunrise hot air balloon ride with buffet champagne breakfast in the Yarra valley, and I don't believe any other present will be able to live up to this experience. Brian and his team at global ballooning were absolutely fantastic, they made the experience a morning I'll never forget. The views were incredible, so much beautiful than I had imagined. We were looked after extremely well every step of the way. The photos don't do the experience enough justice. I can't believe I waited so long to try it. I would highly recommend to any and family and friends :)
Had the best balloon flight today! Magnificent views but what really impressed me was the service provision at Global Ballooning! Thanks Brian and team for your professionalism and thanks to Brian for the dad joke!
Here are a few snaps from our unforgettable balloon experience, made all the better by your professionalism and skills as a pilot, together with your awesome support crew.
Thanks for such a great time on your flight – Ang and I loved every minute!
Hope you enjoy the photos. Cheers and happy landings!
Thanks for your email. We had a wonderful flight over Melbourne on Sunday.
We were both glad to finally go and thanks for being so patient with us. The original voucher was for our 30th wedding anniversary and we just celebrated our 33rd a few weeks ago.
So it’s been ongoing for 3 years. I have a couple of good shots of the morning but I can’t email them off my phone. But there was a guy on our flight who had a super duper camera and I’m tipping he got a few great shots.
We’ve done both the Yarra Valley and Melbourne flights now and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.
The day was well organized and ran smoothly and I also enjoyed the passenger participation in set up and pack up.
Breakfast was appreciated and delicious when we reached The Pullman.
So good luck and best wishes to the flight crew, ground crew and office staff.
Kelly and Lance D
Yesterday morning went well and was a very special morning for all involved.
We would like to thank all at Global Ballooning who helped organise the morning and especially to Dean for his efforts on the day and for his thoughtfulness, consideration and respect in ensuring our morning went as we had planned. We also all had a lot of fun helping pack up the balloon afterwards.
Thanks again for making a special occasion a day to remember.
Thank you Brian for a lovely ride over Yarra Valley! Its a wonderful experience to see the sunrise while flying over Yarra Valley. Followed by a nice breakfast at the Balgowine Estate.
The trip was very well organized. We got up really early and travelled over an hour to catch the sunrise. Climbing into the balloon was an awesome experience. This was a first for me and my husband and the ride was smooth. The balloon driver was also very entertaining and regaled us with his jokes while we were up in the air. The sunrise from the balloon was breathtaking. Once our ride was over, it was a really fun activity packing up the balloon. We were welcomed by a 5-star breakfast with champagne and the view of the valley was mesmerizing. The experience is highly recommended!
A big thank you to Brian and his friendly team for a wonderful experience seeing the sunrise over the beautiful Yarra Valley this morning. Everything ran like clockwork, including getting to the right launch site, setting up and then the experience aloft. Packing up was fun too! And not to forget the champagne breakfast afterwards at Balgownie Estate Winery.What a start to 2016!
I just wanted to write a quick note to say at huge ‘Thank You’ to the team at Global Ballooning.
My mum and I went ballooning yesterday in David’s balloon and we had the most amazing time. You company’s professionalism, safety, communication and overall experience completely exceeded all my expectations and I can’t thank you or recommended you highly enough.
Thank you again - I can’t wait to recommend Global Ballooning to all my friends.
Flew over Melbourne on 16th December 2015
I'm not one to gush, but after my experience with Global Ballooning on 22/11/15 I beg forgiveness if my language gets a little mushy.
I WANT TO DO IT AGAIN!
All my life the sight of a hot air balloon floating overhead has always brought forward such longing and obviously an out loud comment that I want to do that. My children listened and this year purchased a gift voucher for me.
From my first contact with Global Ballooning to that final moment when my friend dragged me away from Rochford Winery I can not fault the customer service, amazing pilot, ground crew, Rochford Winery staff, and most of all the uplifting experience of hot air ballooning.
Mere adjectives will not do justice to the mighty smile I still wear nor the warm fuzzy spot I keep tight within my soul but I thoroughly recommend anyone to feel the peace and serenity found floating above the earth in one of those majestic balloons.
Thank you to everyone involved for fulfilling my every expectation to such a high standard. I can't wait to save up for my next fix.
Couldn't recommend these guys more. They're so charismatic and friendly we were giggling our way around the clouds and loving every minute.
Good work team, coming back again soon!
We absolutely loved our balloon flight over the Yarra valley. The views were spectacular, the balloon ride is such a peaceful experience.
Brian, Steve and Belinda were wonderful. They were helpful, informative, and all had a sense of humour which we always enjoy.
It was so well with the 3am wake up, an experience like no other. Thanks Global ballooning!
A must do if your in the Yarra valley, put this experience on your bucket list. We had the most wonderful trip with the global ballooning company, all the staff made us feel welcome and very safe and nothing was any trouble for them. The views were amazing, the pilot made sure everyone got the most out of these views by moving and turning the ballon so no one missed out on that photo of a life time shot. I Can highly recommend the global ballooning to make one of your bucket list dreams a reality. Thank you global and our pilots for making our flight a day I will never forget
My partner was given this beautiful gift from his family for his 50th. We met at Rochford Wineries in the Yarra Valley, and drove to Cockatoo to launch. There were 5 Balloons in total (2 from another company). The balloons inflated majestically, and within half an hour we were in the air. The flight was so gentle, and the scenery magnificent. It was so incredibly quiet and silent.....breathtakingly superb. I didn't want it to end. Our pilot Brian was incredibly knowledgeable, had a great sense of humour, and landed us safely in Coldstream. It was fun to pack away this enormous balloon, and once deflated, it was like stuffing a sleeping bag back into its case!
Then a sumptuous breakfast at Rochford wineries, and lots of Champagne! This is an absolute must-do in a life time thing!!
My boyfriend and I took the flight over the beautiful Yarra Valley. Unfortunately, I was injured the day before flight and was rendered unable to walk. However Brian (our pilot) and the rest of the Global Ballooning team made sure I was comfortable and assisted me greatly with things such as climbing in and out of the basket.
I can't thank them enough for all that they did that morning, which gave both myself and my boyfriend a truly unforgettable experience. Highly recommend!
UPDATE 8 July 2020: To all our wonderful passengers, in line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights in all locations are currently suspended until further notice.
If you will like to enjoy a balloon flight with your loved ones or colleagues when we re-open OR celebrating a special occasion during this current isolation period, we will be most grateful you considered a gift voucher - there is nothing quite like a hot air balloon flight to look forward to when restrictions are lifted!×