TripAdvisor - Dec 10, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2019


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 23, 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!


LauraT2420 - TripAdvsior - Aug 23, 2019

Amazing experience 

Eddy and our pilot san Were fantastic ! Great localknowledge of the yarra valley! Pro service all around and we all felt safe and had an amazing day! Bucket list for Jill and Nipper and birthday present for Laura from Ady. We could have stayed up there all day. THANKYOU

Tanveer S - TripAdvisor - Aug 15, 2019

A must have experience

One of the most unique and amazing experience ever. Eddie, San, Jack and V was amazing pilots and ground crews. Enjoyed every bit of it. Totally recommended.

D9428ARmichelleb - TripAdvisor - Aug 15, 2019

This was an amazing experience. Eddie was a legend!!! This is a must do...

This was a once in a life time experience. I had a wonderful time and the pilots were very experienced and providing a wonderful time. We had a safe and fun flight and saw beautiful scenery. This is a MUST DO in Melbourne. You and your family would have a great time. It was interactive, exciting, safe and fun. Also, the breakfast at the end was very tasty and you have to get the photos. If you want an awe like experience, you should definitely do this excursion. Great Food...Great People.. Great Fun!!!

Nattieperth - TripAdvisor - Aug 15, 2019


My partner booked us both a flight with Global ballooning for my birthday. From the great customer service we received over email right up and until the end of the flight the team didn’t disappoint. Tim who was our pilot was extremely experienced and made you feel safe and relaxed. He explained every detail with what he was doing so nothing seemed unexpected. Mark who assisted us with our setup and pack away was ever so passionate about his role and making sure that we all had a fun experience. Would highly recommend Global ballooning and have already got my friends to book on. See you again team!

MermaidSez - TripAdvisor - Aug 15, 2019

Amazing experience! Best thing you will do in Yarra Valley!

Currently having breakfast after our balloon flight. Amazing! The crew were superstars...very friendly and professional. Soo informative and funny. We flew with Eddie and team. So much fun! Great experience with the teamwork before and after. So glad we did it. Definitely glad we chose Global Ballooning to celebrate a birthday :) thanks guys!

Sammie6712- TripAdvisor - Jul 18, 2019

Amazing experience!!!!!

6th of July is my daughter's birthday. We wanted to make her day special and hot air ballooning is a perfect choice. This is first flight experience for our family and we loved it. The views of Yarra Valley is stunning from above. Buffet breakfast at belgownie Estate was delicious. I would like to thank Global Ballooning Team for their professionalism and making our day memorable.

Demonasho- TripAdvisor - Jul 18, 2019

Watching the sunrise skyhigh

My daughter and I received a balloon flight each for our birthdays. It was exciting and interesting watching the preparations for the flight. It was a great feeling slowly rising up in the air. Steve was a friendly and obviously capable pilot. It was great trying to recognise landmarks from onhigh. It was thrilling landing ,though the basket tipped on its side!

sreedharanv3- TripAdvisor - Jul 18, 2019

The Best Ballooning Experience Ever!

Firstly, thank you Eddie for the wonderful flight time. Amazing skills and a wonderful host. All I’d say is schedule this experience with Global Ballooning and if possible request for Eddie cause you are in for a treat up in the skies.