Good afternoon Global Ballooning Australia, OMG! We got home at 11.15 am after a flight and breakfast and we have not stopped talking! We have looked at all of our photos and we have sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo many and there is not one that we had to delete! MELBOURNE IS CERTAINLY MARVELLOUS! It is Blake's 19th. Birthday today and how amazing that he actually got to go up on his day and the weather!!!!!!!!! After the rain last night we thought that it would not be going BUT Melbourne turned it on for his day!!!!! I have bronchitis and I was so full of antibiotics and tablets and sprays but the instant the balloon left the ground I felt amazing! This was such a wonderful way for our son to start his birthday and we thank you for your service which is just hard to fault. From the first contact by email, meeting place and briefing, flight, pilot-he was just amazing-what an asset to your company, equipment and breakfast-a very professional service that we can recommend highly. THANK YOU GLOBAL BALLOONING
Worth the wait. Magic views, beautiful morning. The crew was fantastic, particularly our pilot Dean. Has was very informative and great fun. Very funny guy. Good at this Job.
A great morning was had yesterday by myself and 8 friends as we floated peacefully over Melbourne in our hot air balloon. What a different experience it is to see the city from above. Everything about our trip, from our booking, pre-flight information,the flight itself and the following breakfast, was managed in a highly professional manner by the Global team. Our pilot's experience and skills were first-class - even landing us on the balloon trailer at the end of the flight! Some wonderful memories for us all and something to recommend to others wanting the same.
I was very impressed with your check in system for the hot air balloon flights! David was a very engaging pilot on the morning.
We were given this Yarra valley flight as an engagement present and the overall experience was very good.
I was a bit hesitant in the beginning as our pilot didnt seem very interested in us at the start and the crew were talking to us more.
I appreciate all the effort that would go into the entire experience, the pilot's experience, safety issues and the big job of getting the balloon ready and packing it back up again...
The flight was lovely and i didnt mind helping to get everything started.. but at the end it was difficult cause the paddock we landed in was really bad.. but that can't be helped i spose!
The breakfast at Rochfords was lovely - someone on here complained about it and i dont know how they can.. but each experience to their own.. you were never short of food or any drink you needed. Also, the pilot sat with us for breakfast and reclaimed himself and we had a good chat. I'm very grateful for the experience. However, for the money its worth, i would only do it again if i didnt have to pack it up.. lazy/selfish me? maybe.. probably. And again.. i understand why its alot easier for us to help.. but its alot of money.. But im sure other people really get a kick out of it!
We had a wonderful experience. Brian, our pilot and crew were friendly and informative.
ow! My dear friend A..a took me on a balloon flight over Melbourne this Anzac day morning. In short, it was a fantastic experience that I would highly recomend to anyone. The flight was so peaceful yet exciting as we drifted along at the mercy of the prevailing wind. We saw Melbourne from a completely different perpective and it looked so beautiful as the sun beams broke through over the Dandenong ranges. Our pilot, Nick, was very skillful and experienced and we felt completely safe. Although there are many suitable landing sites, it took a while to find one that lined up with our trajectory, so we just kept on drifting. We thought was great, as we were enjoying the flight so much that we never wanted to land! Eventually, we came back to earth in a paddock near Roweville, as distance of about 40km (by road). A beautiful experience.
I really appreciated the professionalism of Dean whilst in the air!
Nick was a great pilot and everyone is very helpful!
My partner and I went ballooning with Global on Sunday. We had a fantastic time and experienced all round great service from an enthusiastic, professional and well organised team. They were spot on with timing and made sure we knew exactly what was happening prior to and throughout the morning. Nothing was too much hassle, and they happily dropped us back at our hotel for breakfast and showed us our photos before everyone else so we would be back on time.
The flight itself, amazing! We highly recommend it! Hats off to our pilot Kiff who was great!!
We had an amazing morning! Thank you!
Dean our pilot was very skills, calm and informative.
Today I had the great chance to go on a balloon flight.
For me, as a backpacker, a good opportunity to see Australia from a different perspective.
I've never done it before and for me it was very interesting to see how everything works to get the balloon in the air and back on the trailer again.
I liked it that all the passengers were involved in making that happen.
The instructions were short and clear and they also thought about older people. Safety first.
The crew was in my opinion very profesional. Sometimes a joke in between with the passengers, but also with each other. You can see that they love their job.
From the beginning everything went smooth and fast.
You arrive, fill in a form, get some coffee or thee, and when everyone is ready, you go outside to the bus from your pilot.
Everything was prepared and ready to go.
Ones at the place of departure, some clear instructions and within a short time everyone was in the basked and we took off.
So impressive to see how that goes.
We had a full hour to enjoy the view and ones in the air we could see the sunrise.
The Yarra Valley is beautiful and worth seeing it!
Our pilot Dean did great and after a very comfortable flight we landed soft and perfectly in the middle of a field.
As a team we made it to get the balloon all packed on the trailer again and ones back at the vineyard, the friendly staff was waiting for us with champagne.
Dean told us some of the history of ballooning and as the finishing touch we had a great breakfast.
I'm very happy with this experience and I will never forget it.
What a great insight into hot air ballooning. A great team of
People, amazing experience and Brian our pilot, well what skill landing us in the trailer whoa! The yarra valley was a great place to experience this and rochford winery is a great spot for a delicious breakfast!
The whole experiane was excellent, as was the expertise of the pilots and ground crew from Global ballooning.
UPDATE 22 October 2020: To all our wonderful passengers, in line with the recent Victorian government announcement, all flights WILL resume from Monday 2nd November 2020. Due to Government restrictions with limited seating capacity in restaurants, unfortunately we may only be able to offer a FLIGHT ONLY experience until the end of November 2020.
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