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.
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.
Well organized tour and our pilot Eddy is experienced and friendly. Ride was smooth and super safe.
Amazing view above the clouds.
Flew with pilot Eddie for work Xmas party! He was ace and the experience simply fantastic. Highly
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.
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!!
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….
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
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!
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.
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 !
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