This was a 70th birthday gift for my husband from our daughter and son-in-law. We floated up through the clouds to experience the early morning sunrise. It was truly magical and the light was extraordinary. Global Balooning is extremely professionally run and our pilot, Eddie, imparted so much information along the way. It was our first balloon experience but I don't think it will be our last.
If you have not done a ballon flight then you must do it. Awesome experience, it is peaceful and tranquil as you float above the valley and we had the bonus of braking through the clouds.
A very professional organisation that inform you of the planning that goes into the day and you get to help out with the unpack/packing of the envelope.
So happy I did this and will be telling family and friends that they have to do this.
I was 'blown away' by how peaceful the balloon ride was. This was the first time i experienced a flight so I didn't know what to expect, but I was very impressed by the flight. The staff were all experienced, knowledgable and friendly and would definitely recommend to anyone considering to take the plunge and do it! Beautiful scenery over the Yarra Valley. 10/10
An awesome experience that I won't forget in a hurry. Staff were helpful and informative. We drove to the rendezvous point and had no trouble finding the place. Helping to set up and then pack up at the end added to the fun. It was hard to know which way to look and which photo's to take. The hardest part was getting up at 4am and making sure you were there at the appropriate time. I was also a bit concerned that the weather would bring about a cancellation of the flight - I needn't have worried - the weather was perfect.
What an incredible experience!!! Honestly one of the most memorable moments I've ever had. Nothing can compare to the serenity of floating above the city as the sun rises. I don't know anywhere else in the world where you can fly in a hot air balloon above a major metropolitan city. Made me fall in love with Melbourne all over again.
Certainly worth doing on a fine summer day. Started off very early we were driven to the take off site in a comfortable van. Helped set up the balloon, which added to the experience. The views were
breathtaking and the photos taken will last as a long term memory.
A great experience indeed, friendly staff, not only explaining every step beforehand but also with lots of courtesy towards us travelers. Very well organized and everything was just perfect. Weather was great too.
Will definitely recommend this tour. Worth every cent
Hi Team...I just wanted to say i had a blast on my first balloon flight over the yarra valley. It was very professionally handled (even if I did have to get up at 4.30am haha) and the staff were very friendly and answered any queries etc...
I would highly recommend global ballooning!
This was a wonderful experience and the logistics were quite easy. The crew is energetic, kind and helpful in every way.
Our pilot expertly steered our across the valley and provided great anecdotes as well. It was my first time doing a hot air balloon ride and I could not pick a more perfect location. It was peaceful and beautiful. The post-breakfast was delicious, and in the end, we had a full day ahead of us!
What can I say but WOW!!
From start to finish they were so professional and communication was A1. The balloon ride over the Yarra Valley was over & above our expectations. Such a magical experience. Then onto the winery tour with Shane as our guide was fantastic. He knew so much about wines & the history of the Yarra Valley. Highly recommend doing both
Great great fantastic day, from 4am when Bambi the story telling fun bus driver & his organisational cohort picked us up from our meeting point to the cool calm collected Ballon pilot taking us on a magical flight over the Yarra Valley and the fantastic champagne breakfast to finish.
Then onto the winery tour and once again a fantastic fun bus driver called Tony telling us plenty of facts along with a few exaggerated tales to mix with a few wines from a few winery’s. Magic day
We had a very joyful moment. Bambi was our tour guide and he gave us a very informative information about Aussie and a glimpse of the hot air balloon. Kudos to the ground crew for their professional service and equipment. We feel save riding the hotair balloon, the flight was blissful and the landing was so smooth.
After the balloon ride, we continue with wine tour to 4 selected wineries in Yarra Valley. We had a great time, the breakfast and lunch were perfect and tasty. The selected wineries also provided informative info and great selection of wine to ve tasted. Overall, i would recommend this.
Sanshiro was our pilot and he was amazing. We felt super safe and it was the most relaxing flight ever. It is quite early and a bit tough to get up before sunrise but it was well worth it. Everything was well organized and on time. It’s fascinating to see how it all comes together before you take flight. It was so fun packing up the balloon and riding behind the truck on a tractor back to the winery. The buffet for breakfast was delicious and well worth the money.
My husband and I had an amazing experience with Global Ballooning with a flight over the Yarra Valley on Jan 8th. Our wonderful pilot, Eddie, took us through the clouds to see the sun and we had a majestic flight followed by a scrumptious champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate winery. I would highly recommend Global Ballooning and Eddie to anyone who has considered ballooning.
UPDATE 1 October 2020: To all our wonderful passengers, in line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights WILL resume from Monday 26th October 2020. Due to Government restrictions with limited seating capacity in restaurants, unfortunately we will only be able to offer a FLIGHT ONLY experience until the end of November 2020.
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