Trip Advisor - alenap788 - Sep 4, 2018

Out of body experience! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!

Thank you so much Global Ballooning Australia (Yarra Valley) for an amazing experience! Special mention to Steve our driver who made the journey smooth and enjoyable and Stoney who went out of his way to get to know us all. Loved the flight and champagne breakfast topped it off. Highly recommend this to anyone thinking of doing air ballooning.

Trip Advisor - Luke E - Sep 4, 2018

My Number 1 Melbourne Highlight!!

I’ve lived in a Melbourne for over 10years and seen it & explored it from many great perspectives, but nothing compares even close to the incredible views you get floating above it all in Global Balloonings Hot Air Balloons! From the set up to the pack up I found the team to be super friendly, considerate and extremely professional. They made the whole experience just so relaxing, fun, safe & a overall feeling that I walked away just feeling so happy & thinking to myself “I’ve got to do that again!”. The buffet brekky + bubbly after at the Pullman was the cherry on top! Once you do this for yourself I feel you genuinely feel the price is well worth it for the experience, it’s just so unique, so enjoyable, a fantastic opportunity to get photos of our beautiful bayside city that you can’t get any other way, and the views & memories are simply unforgettable! I couldn’t recommend doing this with Global highly enough, I’ve already spread the word with my own family & friends. Thanks to everyone at Global Ballooning for providing such a wonderful Melbourne Experience!!

Trip Advisor - Joyce T - Aug 20, 2018


For someone like me with a phobia of heights to say the hot air balloon flight was breathtaking, it really must be something to take away that fear.. the magical moment was when we broke out of the clouds and saw the sunrise.. the burst of orange right before us was out of this world.. No words nor photos will be able to do that moment the justice it deserves. It's something you've got to experience yourself. We were very lucky to have a very very experienced and skilled pilot - Roland was really good and gave us such a soft smooth landing, it made the whole flight nothing short of spectacular from start to finish. Thank you for giving my husband and I such an unforgettable experience! Highly recommended!

Trip Advisor - Nancy d - Aug 10, 2018

Epic experience - must do!

First time experience I had in a hot air balloon and watching the sunrise flying over Melbourne CBD was simply epic! The pilot is super friendly and passionate about what he does, ask him as many questions as you want and he will give you exaustive insights about hot air ballooning.

Trip Advisor - ShelJones06 - Aug 10, 2018

Absolute stunner at Sunrise

Travelled to Melbourne for our 30th wedding anniversary and recommended this activity as a special one off to do by our travel agent.... boy was she right!
Getting up at 4.30am was definitely worth it! Getting involved in the setup and packing up of the equipment adds to the experience. 

The pilot Kiff was amazing. He was passionate and explained about the science behind ballooning. The flight was smooth and the sights just breathtaking.

Would love to do the Yarra River tour another time!

Stephen J - Jul 27, 2018

We enjoyed that Kiff was passionate about flying and explained how ballooning worked and the science behind it all.

Fiona M - Jul 5, 2018

Thank you so much for sending the certificates out to us. I'm sure neither of us will forget the day but it's a lovely memento to have.

It's been great dealing with a company which cares about its customers, even after the event, so thank you. 

When my parents come to visit Australia I'll definitely be trying to persuade my dad to come on a balloon ride!

Trip Advisor - kandm65 - Jun 21, 2018


What a wonderful experience! This is by far the best excursion ever! I felt very safe from beginning to end! A must do for sure!

Trip Advisor - samidavies91 - Jun 21, 2018

Excellent Experience

A MUST DO! Great first time experience in the hot air balloon. The staff were so friendly and made everyone feel really comfortable. Highly recommended if you're looking for a great way to take in Melbourne.

Trip Advisor - Krist10melb - Jun 18, 2018

Amazing views, perfect weather and great company.

Amazing views, perfect weather and great company. A fantastic morning of ballooning and then back to Balgownie Estate for a champagne breakfast. What more could you ask for. Thank you

Trip Advisor - Heath M - Jun 18, 2018

Amazing experience, must do!!

Absolutely incredible experience! Highly recommend it! We recently went over the Yarra Valley with Global Ballooning and it was simply amazing. The staff were super friendly, funny and ensured everyone had a great time. Definitely something worth doing and already can't wait for the next visit!

Trip Advisor - Jade W - Jun 14, 2018

Yarra Valley by hot air balloon

I absolutely loved my experience with global ballooning Australia over the Yarra valley. They were so professional and organised and the morning was one of the most memorable. The views were amazing and the champagne breakfast delicious. I would highly recommend Global Ballooning Australia. Jade Szonyi. Travel blogger @mumwithwings note I was a guest of global balloooning and my opinion is 100 percent my own and true.

Trip Advisor - Noah W - Jun 14, 2018

The hole experience from arrival to back at the winnery for a lovely shampain breakfast was great!

The staff at global ballooning were warm, friendly and informative. Been involved with the entire ballooning from setting up to packing up was an amazing experience. We learned so much about ballooning and of the local area and took in some amazing sights. Relaxing back at the fantastic winery sipping on amazing Champagne, feasting on a hot breakfast, enjoying a great chat with the staff was a lovely way to wrap up a great day. Cheers to the staff on the day!

Trip Advisor - fish l - Jun 13, 2018

Amazing trip

What an amazing trip we had! Will definitely go for the Melbourne city trip next time! Brian is nice and experienced. 非常滿意的一次旅程!根據當日的日出時間,會有司機到酒店接我們到登陸的地點(根據每天風向的不同,登陸地點會不一樣)。大概離市區一個小時的車程。不需要穿很多衣服,因為火很大,很暖和。事後還有可選的自助餐式早餐。

Trip Advisor - David J - Jun 13, 2018

A Great Way to see Yarra Valley

Bambi, Brian and Daniel were entertaining and passionate hosts. We both have a strong fear of heights but felt comfortable and relaxed as we soared through the sky. It's was a memorable and tranquil experience. Recommended and we'd definitely go again.