We had a lovely time flying with global ballooning.
All staff are incredibly helpful. Walking into the building, you could feel that all staff were happy to be there.
The flight itself was beautiful. This is the third flight I've been on and it is my favorite.
One more thing that really impressed me...
2 days before our flight, I received an email advising us that our flight might be cancelled due to weather and suggestions for better weather options. Thanks to this advice our weekend away was saved!
It was a once in life time adventure with captain Kiff this morning and his 2 boys, we were lucky to have nice weather with us for the prefect flight. Stunning view of Melbourne city and surrounding suburbs plus the amazing sun rise. Friendly crew and great service. Highly recommend to anyone who wants to fly balloon in Melbourne. Thank you Kiff!
A great trip with excellent team of global ballooning,great memory of my life! My wife and I will fly again when we have chance back to Melbourne
My daughter is 8 years old and it's her first time to take balooning, I bet she will never forget this incredible experience after rising up through the cloud. Perfect in her life.
Had a great time, it was a fabulous morning and also had a great pilot Ronald (not MacDonald) Kent who made us feel safe 100% of the time. Highly recommend you find a morning to do this if you visit Melbourne. If the weather turns bad they will help you reschedule to another morning.
This was our 3rd attempt to go up on a hot air ballon with Global. The 1st weather didn’t permit us and the 2nd I was too ill to go up. Global were amazing and understanding. Finally in August on a beautiful Saturday morning my husband and I had the honour of going up on in the hot air ballon over the Yarra Valley. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel and experience the world, and this experience sits up on there on the list. The views, the calm natural beauty, what an awesome experience.
All staff, especially the pilot were experienced, informative and super friendly. Thank you so much Global
I’m scared of heights so was a bit nervous but it was perfectly fine and I felt very secure. Fun to help set up, lovely long ride with gorgeous scenery at sunrise and a nice buffet breakfast afterwards. Ronald was an excellent pilot and host. I just wished the buffet included hot chocolate or chai latte for non coffee drinkers! Otherwise, a perfect experience.
Bryan who has over 20 years experience took us ballooning today from balgownie estate in the Yarra valley. If you have ever wanted to touch a cloud, we did this morning!! Bryan and his team were super friendly, professional and made our experience one to remember. A must for your bucket list!! A credit to global ballooning in the Yarra valley. Wow!!
Absolutely worth the early start, it was interesting to see how they set up and then beautiful scenery over the Yarra Valley. Packing up the balloon afterwards was fun. Experienced and interesting pilot made for very comfortable flight. Great breakfast afterwards at the winery.
Had a wonderful hot air balloon ride, the crew were all lovely, and we helped with the set up and pack up which they made fun. Everyone was very helpful, and shared some amazing stories. Thanks for the wonderful ride, and the best landing (Thanks Ronald). Breakfast was also divine.
Absolutely amazing way to spend your morning. Our pilot, Ronald, and crew were incrediable, made the experience so much fun and totally unforteggetable. And the landing was perfect incredible views, amazing staff and a great breakfast to follow. It really was the perfect morning
We were upgraded to the Melbourne Balloon Flight, which was very nice of Kiff to do for us. We stayed in Melbourne, and riding only a few minutes to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park, the same venue that we had our breakfast afterwards as part of the tour.
Our group included ten people, and the balloon fit us all in comfortably. We were invited to set up the balloon early in the morning (it is recommended that guests assist), and we learned a little about how the balloon works. There were a few guests which didn’t help, but the few of us that did enjoyed it.
The ride took us up and over around Melbourne, and Kiff took a few photos of the group. He also explained a few of the places that we flew over. Although it was a little cold, the heat from the burners provided a lot of comfort during the flight. Once the wind took hold of the balloon, it was a peaceful trip through the city.
Kiff was great, and I highly recommend this for anyone who wants to experience a fun hot air balloon tour of the city.
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.
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!!
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!
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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