Just a quick, but huge, thank you to all of the team at Global Ballooning for a fantastic day today.
Everything (despite the early start) was fantastic today. It all started with Bambi’s enthusiasm and entertaining/informative stories about Melbourne’s history and development as we drove from the hotel to the launch site and then the wonderful flight experience with Ronald flying us across the stunning Yarra countryside. Making anything that difficult look easy takes a huge amount of skill and experience.
The flight was made even more enjoyable by Ronald’s commentary and instructions on how to fly the balloon, absolutely fascinating.
My Wife, Ellenor and I really appreciated the effort that all of your team put into making this a thoroughly enjoyable experience, all topped off with a great breakfast and a great drive back to Melbourne, with even more stories about this great City from Bambi.
Please pass on our thanks to all of the team.
Just wanted to take the opportunity to thank Ronald and the whole crew. We had a superb time last saturday week and cannot recommend you highly enough.
Ronald's passion for ballooning was clearly on show and he really made the day special.
Many thanks again,
Ps. I used your app (following your suggestion) and found it to be good; easy to use and I liked the automatic update regarding details of the flight. Having missed out on the flights 2 times before (due to weather), I found the app great given that with one quick look at the app, we could easily confirm out flight details and more importantly, that it was still on.
My partner and I had an amazing morning last Saturday when we went on our first balloon flight. We can't thank Global Ballooning enough for making this experience so perfect. Ronald took us on our flight over the Yarra Valley, he was an exceptional guide that was very experienced and knowledgeable. We couldn't have asked for a better guide!
We can't wait to book a flight over the city next!
Thanks so much to everyone for yesterday's balloon ride- it was the most amazing experience!
All the crew yesterday were so friendly and respectful and went out of their way to make the whole experience as memorable as possible. Ronald did an amazing job with the landing too- my friend has been on two other balloon rides (Alice Springs and Mildura) and was amazed at how smooth our landing was yesterday. Bambi made sure I was comfortable at all times. Thanks again for such a wonderful experience.
Just had a ride in the Yarra Valley with Ronald. I understand he hasn't been with you for very long. I just wanted to say that he was excellent: friendly, informative, clearly an expert pilot, and the smoothest landing you could hope for! Wonderful experience. I will recommend you highly.
We enjoyed a wonderful balloon flight over the Yarra Valley, followed by a champagne breakfast. An amazing experience, breathtaking views and so peaceful. We had great fun, from the moment of pickup, helping with setting up the balloon and helping to pack up the balloon afterwards. Steve, our pilot was so knowledgeable and very happy to answer all of our questions. The ground crew Belinda & Bambi were fabulous, everything went as planned, and they obviously love what they do!! Thank you for such a wonderful flight.
Thank you for a fabulous experience on the weekend. I would gladly recommend the trip and the crew.
Yes, someone was definitely looking after us.
Yesterday's flight was perfect. We couldn't have asked for a better person than Ronald. He was simply amazing and got us so close to the water at Sugarloaf that we could see the pebbles below the water. Everything was perfect and the landing was quite exciting when we tipped over.
Joanna and I are still in disbelief over how magical everything was. Thank you for making all the arrangements and please thank Ronald and Harry for making our day such a perfect one.
Thank you for offering to fly us over Melbourne. I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you as well as commend the professional behaviour of all staff.
They were friendly, entertaining and most of all my mum and I had a wonderful flight which was memorable. This time round was really special and I was also impressed that the pilot Nick knew the history behind the visit. Stony was great too and had kept all of us smiling which was great. Kate was fantastic too.
I just wanted to let you know that everything went well.
I had a wonderful proposal fight yesterday. Brian and Belinda are very nice and helpful. They are very professional. Thanks to them. My fiancée was very surprised and happy. Thanks for this fantastic flight!
Stephen and I want to thank all of your team involved in making his visit with you so enjoyable on Wednesday morning, He gained a great deal from it and was very pleased with the way that everyone had been so helpful.
With many thanks,
Just wanted to thank you for a great experience myself and wife had on the day we took a ride with your balloon over our home town Melbourne. Our plot was fantastic and professional. We have added some nice photos of the day for you all. We understand our pilot has departed Melbourne back home to Poland which we wish him a safe journey home. If you’re able to send him his photos with our thanks at would be appreciated.
Thank you once again,
I just wanted to say thank you for a great adventure yesterday when I braved my fear of heights and had a hot air balloon ride with my 80 year old Mum.
Steve was our pilot and his communication and obvious joy of the job were outstanding, and Bambi was great as our ground crew. As a Health & Safety Officer (which you can’t turn off) I always take notice of how this side of things are handled by other companies and I must say that it was very well done. The explanations that we were given and instructions for our safety were clearly communicated, and it was especially impressive as there was a couple of people in our group who did not speak English and they always waited between instructions to ensure that the translator had time to let them know what was going on.
The views were 2nd to none and the calmness and simple beauty of the Yarra Valley was so peaceful, I almost didn’t mind the cold, very early morning start. This was our 3rd try to get a flight, and it was well worth the wait.
Again, thank you to the whole team and especially to Steve and Bambi.
Health & Safety Officer
It was on my husband's bucket list so when we had the opportunity to do it in Melbourne we jumped at the chance. The morning was over cast but when we were in the air we could still see everything and got amazing photos. Our pilot Daris was very enjoyable to listen to and had a wealth of information about flying and the balloon itself. Made the journey very interesting. Definitely go to it even if only for the Champagne Breakfast afterwards when you have built up an appetite from the fresh air. Definitely make sure to wear a baseball cap as the heat from the burners really does feel hot on the skin - especially if your bald!!
An early start to the day, but what a wonderful way to begin it. My wife and I travelled out to the Yarra Valley for an hour in the air in a basket! Incredibly peaceful, with changes in temperature as we went through the cloud to watch the sunrise. Felt 100% safe all the time. Nice to be involved in the set up and collapsing of the balloon before and after the ride as well. A full buffet breakfast afterwards complemented the ride. Dropped back at Federation Square or Victoria Markets around 10am. Ticked that one off the bucket list. If it is on yours, then just do it!