Liz H - May 9, 2016

Dear everyone at Global Ballooning,

This was the most beautiful and truly amazing experience and the happiest birthday ever!

"Thank you" to our pilot Kiff.

I'm very keen to book another flight and then another and another...

One of my hobbies is scrapbooking and I've printed lots of photos which will be saved for posterity!

What a marvellous way to celebrate my 61st birthday.

Some of you know that I had to postpone my plans because I spent my 60th birthday in the Royal Melbourne Hospital having a brain tumour removed; that made my 61st even more of a celebration.

Thanks to Global Ballooning for allowing me to enjoy a really uplifting experience (yes, I know, you've heard all the puns!) and to see the city from a bird's eye view.

I'm recommending Global Ballooning to everyone and I look forward to booking another flight soon.

Sincerely, with grateful thanks,

Liz H.

Van - May 4, 2016

Brilliant!! It's as serene and majestic in the sky as it looks on the ground!

We were very fortunate with the weather though. 

Couldn't fault your company. Everything ran smoothly and to a tee. Your system has clearly perfected over the years =)



Alex - Mar 31, 2016


My name is Alex and my partner and I flew with Dariusz this morning, and I just wanted to let you know what a fantastic experience we had. We were originally booked for the 24th (my partner’s birthday), the flight was cancelled and we rebooked on the 31st. Although this was disappointing, it was unavoidable and booking the new date was very easy.

The voice message system is great - I thought it worked really well and I left the next morning feeling prepared. The Pullman is a great starting location, as it’s central and parking was easy to find. All of the staff made the instructions very clear, and we were off without any fuss. Once the balloons started being assembled, both Dariusz and Nick kept communicating with us and inviting us to participate.

Once we were up in the air, I was absolutely blown away by the views of the city. I felt so safe and secure in the basket, and Dariusz was happy to answer all of the questions that were thrown his way. I’ve lived in Melbourne for my entire life and I’ve never been so amazed by the city as I was this morning. The flight was smooth, comfortable and just incredible.

All in all, this was an experience that we will never forget and I can’t say thank you enough. Please pass on my thanks to all the staff.


Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

Pilot Brian and the crew at Global Ballooning gave us a wonderful experience ballooning in the Yarra Valley today as my Christmas present to my husband. The office staff were extremely helpful in asking all my questions and helped me make the best choice. The actual flight was superb. We met the crew at Balgownie Estate and the whole experience went so smoothly - no hassles at all. Brian was very professional and made sure that we all understood what we needed to know and that we had a really enjoyable time. We were fortunate to have excellent weather and the views were glorious. Brian's landing was excellent! The passengers are invited to assist with packing up the balloon and it is quite an experience - clear instructions, great organisation and actually good fun. I would recommend everyone at Global Ballooning without hesitation. Though not cheap it is a definitely a wow experience.

Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

Had the good fortune of Hot Air Ballooning with this company earlier today...having organized an EAB (easy access basket) to fly we were informed it had accidentally been sent back to Melbourne, we had chosen to fly over the Yarra Valley. Staff were profusely apologetic and offered the alternative of lifting my client into the basket and supplying a seat....we were both happy to still be able to fly so agreed....staff were so friendly & jovial with us all especially my client....very professional in explaining procedures for start up, landing & pack up.....the views of the valley were absolutely amazing....would highly recommend flying with Brian & his crew.....

Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

On Monday my husband and I ticked 'Hot Air Balloon ride' off our bucket list when we went flying in the Yarra Valley with pilot Brian of Global Ballooning. "Wow" and "Fantastic" don't even begin to describe this wonderful experience floating through the early morning skies. The weather was stunning and views magnificent. Though no longer spring chickens, we both enjoyed joining in the setting up and packing up procedures. The very professional manner of Brian and his team allayed any fears any of the passengers may have had, with excellent instruction on all aspects of the flight. Our daughter gave us this experience as a gift and it was something we will always treasure. We have no hesitation in recommending Global Ballooning and also Balgownie Estate where we met initially and then returned for a scrumptious breakfast. Congratulations all on a superbly run outfit.

Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

This morning we floated over Melbourne, soaking up the Autumn sunrise from a hot air balloon. We absolutely loved the experience! We were so impressed with the service, level of safety and the overall sense of adventure that went with it. It suits all ages and one of our group, who was scared of heights, felt completely safe and loved the ride. A most memorable experience!

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

We had the most magical flight with Dave from Global Ballooning over Melbourne. It was really something special, I can't wait to do it again maybe over the Yarra Valley next time.

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

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!

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

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 :)

Suzanne - Feb 22, 2016

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!


Russell P M (Photographer) - Jan 8, 2016

Hi Kiff,

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!

Kelly and Lance D - Jan 8, 2016

Hi Kate,


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.


Kind regards

Kelly and Lance D

Helen & Michael D - Jan 8, 2016

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.

Trip Advisor - Jan 8, 2016

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.