Testimonials

Tripadvisor - Dec 31, 2019

Thanks Eddie for giving us a great experience to fly over yarra valley! The view was amazing and we
were so lucky to watch the sunrise.

Tripadvisor - Dec 31, 2019

Well organized tour and our pilot Eddy is experienced and friendly. Ride was smooth and super safe.
Amazing view above the clouds.

TripAdvisor - Dec 24, 2019

Flew with pilot Eddie for work Xmas party! He was ace and the experience simply fantastic. Highly
recommend this!

TripAdvisor - Dec 24, 2019

WOW, what a morning!

We were completely looked after the entire process as Global Ballooning took care of absolutely everything. Our pilot Eddie was hilarious, while also making us feel safe. We also can’t thank Tash and the entire crew enough.
The views were insane and floating above the clouds was simply breath taking.
Thank you!

TripAdvisor 23 Dec 2019 - Dec 24, 2019

What an awesome experience floating over the beautiful Yarra Valley. Eddie our pilot was fantastic. He was informative and entertaining, making everyone feel at ease.
So magical floating above the clouds and we even got to see a complete rainbow!!

Jo - Dec 16, 2019

Hi fabulous team GBA,

Wow, what a way to start my day – well actually it started yesterday afternoon when I got the text message from Kate!

Thank you so much, the whole experience was great.  And to actually go between the city buildings, not just over them!

From the meet and greet at the hotel, the bus trip, helping to get the balloon ready, then the flight, and then packing up at the end.  And the post flight breakfast and glass of champagne (and Mandy explaining why we have a drink – so great to get the little snippets of ballooning history), was a lovely post flight opportunity to chat to our fellow passengers and the team.

It was great to meet and chat to the other guests – we had a diverse group – Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and the UK – a “global” experience in more ways than one!

Please pass on my well done to ALL the team, everyone is an asset to your company, they all know how to treat guests as guests but in a wonderfully relaxed yet very professional manner, and at all times ensuring everyone felt and was safe.

Hopefully it will be my first of many flights….

TripAdvisor (YV Flight & wine tour) - Dec 9, 2019

We can’t say enough about how wonderful our hot air balloon flight was in Yarra Valley! Eddie (our pilot), Stoney and Daniel ( our crew) were awesome! The flight was beyond the clouds!! Go with these great guys and get a flight of a lifetime!!
Kevin, Lynne and Mason Myers
Mississippi

TripAdvisor- Patrick (Balloon Proposal) - Dec 9, 2019

I chose Global Ballooning to be my partner in "crime" for my surprise proposal to my girlfriend and their support and service throughout greatly exceeded my expectation.

I first inquired about the possibility of doing a proposal and the various packages on offer via their website. Apple, their customer service manager, called me soon to get my thoughts and provided advice on a package that suited my plan. I really appreciated this gesture as I did the same with a couple of other hot air balloon vendors but did not get the same standard of service. Apple patiently explained to me every detail and even spoke to me the day before the flight to ensure that everything was ready.

On the day of our flight, we were picked up on time at our designated location. Bambi was our driver and Raine was our guide/crew. Even though our journey to Yarra Valley was about an hour, Bambi entertained us with his stories and histories of Australia and Yarra Valley which made it enjoyable.

Then came the flight which was piloted by Sanshiro who was calm and assuring throughout. We were blessed by good weather condition and the view was simply breathtaking. It was exactly like the pictures shown on their website. You don't have to be concerned about getting a good spot on the balloon as well as it moved with the wind and rotated slowly so everyone will get a chance to be in the prime spot.

Right when we landed, Raine, who was keeping the ring for me from the start of the flight, called us out and positioned us in the best spot for me to pop the question. Everything went on so smoothly and it was nice to have the support and cheering of the other passengers as well.

We concluded the entire experience with a sumptuous buffet breakfast and refreshing champagne at the Balgownie Estate.

My fiancee was pleasantly surprised and we were very happy with the entire experience. Kudos to the Global Ballooning team and sincerest thanks for helping me get that Yes!

TripAdvisor - Dec 9, 2019

Recently did the Yarra Valley sunrise hot air ballooning experience and could not recommend it highly enough. I wanted to propose to my girlfriend on the flight and they were more than accommodating. Our host Eddie Saunders was great, subtly got me aside prior to leaving to run through a game plan and executed it perfectly in flight. Did a great job piloting and commentary was interesting and a great laugh which helped with my nerves! If you are interested in trying hot air ballooning then Eddie and Global are the way to go.

Cornell T - TripAdvisor - Sep 16, 2019

The most serene way to fly

Went on the Melbourne balloon flight at sunrise. GBA is well organised and professionally run. The staff are warm and friendly. We had a very good pilot, Peter, who was very jovial and caring. Its a very unique way to experience seeing city. What immediately struck me was the silence as one gently drifts over the landscape. THe constant ascent and descent gave a lot of different perspectives of Melbourne and the surrounding suburbs. The parklands were so beautiful when seen from above as well as the city scape. It helped a lot that we had a crisp and clear morning too !

ettush - TripAdvisor - Aug 22, 2019

Birthday treat

Had a fabulous Birthday treat - a wonderful weekend at Blairgowrie Estate capped off by a sunrise hot air balloon adventure. The Global team were professionals to a T - our pilot Greg was fabulous and the experience... nothing like floating above this glorious land

mf33jf - TripAdvisor - Aug 22, 2019

Birthday Surprise

We had the most amazing experience doing the sunrise balloon flight in the Yarra Valley. Such a great surprise for my birthday and beautiful morning. The buffet breakfast after was delicious. Special thanks to the staff who were super friendly and provided an amazing service. Our pilot Eddie was a legend and Tash was really lovely. An experience we will never forget, highly recommended

C6567IDdavids - TripAdvisor - Aug 22, 2019

Fantastic morning flight and breakfast

Thanks Eddie for a great experience. The trip was well organised, the flight very relaxing and the views stunning. Breakfast at Balgownie was a nice finish to a very pleasant morning.

 

willa964 - TripAdvisor - Aug 22, 2019

GLOBAL BALLOONING! - THE BEST IN THE SKY!

Last Friday we went to the Yarra Valley and experienced what can only be described as a trip of a lifetime!  Our phenomenal pilot was the exceptional Eddie the Eagle! He was by far the best hot air ballon pilot in the basket that day :D. We flew across the Yarra Valley, witnessed a glorious sunrise and even rose up above the clouds.  Our expert balloon pilot Eddie, took us across the stunning reservoir above the valley which was so still we could look down and see our own reflection in the water below.  To top it all off, Eddie the Eagle, gently landed the basket by a lovely Yarra Valley vineyard before being transferred to a wonderful champagne breakfast.  What a beautiful morning. It truely exceeded our expectations and we will remember it forever.  PS. Loved the bonus trailer ride!

happycat2019 - TripAdvisor - Aug 22, 2019

Eddie is a legend!!! LOVED THIS ADVENTURE!!!!

This is a must do activity if you are coming to Melbourne. Great flight, tasty breakfast and the staff was awesome!!!! Eddie our pilot was amazing and made the flight super enjoyable along with the rest of the team. Would definitely do this again!

 

  COVID-19 UPDATE  

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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