Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

Had the good fortune of Hot Air Ballooning with this company earlier today...having organized an EAB (easy access basket) to fly we were informed it had accidentally been sent back to Melbourne, we had chosen to fly over the Yarra Valley. Staff were profusely apologetic and offered the alternative of lifting my client into the basket and supplying a seat....we were both happy to still be able to fly so agreed....staff were so friendly & jovial with us all especially my client....very professional in explaining procedures for start up, landing & pack up.....the views of the valley were absolutely amazing....would highly recommend flying with Brian & his crew.....

Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

On Monday my husband and I ticked 'Hot Air Balloon ride' off our bucket list when we went flying in the Yarra Valley with pilot Brian of Global Ballooning. "Wow" and "Fantastic" don't even begin to describe this wonderful experience floating through the early morning skies. The weather was stunning and views magnificent. Though no longer spring chickens, we both enjoyed joining in the setting up and packing up procedures. The very professional manner of Brian and his team allayed any fears any of the passengers may have had, with excellent instruction on all aspects of the flight. Our daughter gave us this experience as a gift and it was something we will always treasure. We have no hesitation in recommending Global Ballooning and also Balgownie Estate where we met initially and then returned for a scrumptious breakfast. Congratulations all on a superbly run outfit.

Tripadvisor - Mar 29, 2016

This morning we floated over Melbourne, soaking up the Autumn sunrise from a hot air balloon. We absolutely loved the experience! We were so impressed with the service, level of safety and the overall sense of adventure that went with it. It suits all ages and one of our group, who was scared of heights, felt completely safe and loved the ride. A most memorable experience!

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

We had the most magical flight with Dave from Global Ballooning over Melbourne. It was really something special, I can't wait to do it again maybe over the Yarra Valley next time.

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

Had the best balloon flight today! Magnificent views but what really impressed me was the service provision at Global Ballooning! Thanks Brian and team for your professionalism and thanks to Brian for the dad joke!

Tripadvisor - Feb 22, 2016

I received a red balloon voucher for my birthday for a overnight stay at a winery plus a sunrise hot air balloon ride with buffet champagne breakfast in the Yarra valley, and I don't believe any other present will be able to live up to this experience. Brian and his team at global ballooning were absolutely fantastic, they made the experience a morning I'll never forget. The views were incredible, so much beautiful than I had imagined. We were looked after extremely well every step of the way. The photos don't do the experience enough justice. I can't believe I waited so long to try it. I would highly recommend to any and family and friends :)

Suzanne - Feb 22, 2016

Had the best balloon flight today! Magnificent views but what really impressed me was the service provision at Global Ballooning! Thanks Brian and team for your professionalism and thanks to Brian for the dad joke!


Russell P M (Photographer) - Jan 8, 2016

Hi Kiff,

Here are a few snaps from our unforgettable balloon experience, made all the better by your professionalism and skills as a pilot, together with your awesome support crew.

Thanks for such a great time on your flight – Ang and I loved every minute!

Hope you enjoy the photos.  Cheers and happy landings!

Kelly and Lance D - Jan 8, 2016

Hi Kate,


Thanks for your email. We had a wonderful flight over Melbourne on Sunday.

We were both  glad to finally go and thanks for being so patient with us. The original voucher was for our 30th wedding anniversary and we just celebrated our 33rd a few weeks ago.

So it’s been ongoing for 3 years. I have a couple of good shots of the morning but I can’t email them off my phone.  But there was a guy on our flight who had a super duper camera and I’m tipping he got a few great shots.

We’ve done both the Yarra Valley and Melbourne flights now and thoroughly enjoyed both of them.

The day was well organized and ran smoothly and I also enjoyed the passenger participation in set up and pack up.

Breakfast was appreciated and delicious when we reached The Pullman.

So good luck and best wishes to the flight crew, ground crew and office staff.


Kind regards

Kelly and Lance D

Helen & Michael D - Jan 8, 2016

Yesterday morning went well and was a very special morning for all involved.

We would like to thank all at Global Ballooning who helped organise the morning and especially to Dean for his efforts on the day and for his thoughtfulness, consideration and respect in ensuring our morning went as we had planned.  We also all had a lot of fun helping pack up the balloon afterwards.

Thanks again for making a special occasion a day to remember.

Trip Advisor - Jan 8, 2016

Thank you Brian for a lovely ride over Yarra Valley! Its a wonderful experience to see the sunrise while flying over Yarra Valley. Followed by a nice breakfast at the Balgowine Estate.

Trip Advisor - Jan 5, 2016

The trip was very well organized. We got up really early and travelled over an hour to catch the sunrise. Climbing into the balloon was an awesome experience. This was a first for me and my husband and the ride was smooth. The balloon driver was also very entertaining and regaled us with his jokes while we were up in the air. The sunrise from the balloon was breathtaking. Once our ride was over, it was a really fun activity packing up the balloon. We were welcomed by a 5-star breakfast with champagne and the view of the valley was mesmerizing. The experience is highly recommended!

Trip Advisor - Jan 5, 2016

A big thank you to Brian and his friendly team for a wonderful experience seeing the sunrise over the beautiful Yarra Valley this morning. Everything ran like clockwork, including getting to the right launch site, setting up and then the experience aloft. Packing up was fun too! And not to forget the champagne breakfast afterwards at Balgownie Estate Winery.What a start to 2016!

Melissa W - Dec 17, 2015

Good morning,

I just wanted to write a quick note to say at huge ‘Thank You’ to the team at Global Ballooning.

My mum and I went ballooning yesterday in David’s balloon and we had the most amazing time. You company’s professionalism, safety, communication and overall experience completely exceeded all my expectations and I can’t thank you or recommended you highly enough.

Thank you again - I can’t wait to recommend Global Ballooning to all my friends.


Flew over Melbourne on 16th December 2015

Leonie - Dec 14, 2015

I'm not one to gush, but after my experience with Global Ballooning on 22/11/15 I beg forgiveness if my language gets a little mushy. 
All my life the sight of a hot air balloon floating overhead has always brought forward such longing and obviously an out loud comment that I want to do that. My children listened and this year purchased a gift voucher for me. 
From my first contact with Global Ballooning to that final moment when my friend dragged me away from Rochford Winery I can not fault the customer service, amazing pilot, ground crew, Rochford Winery staff, and most of all the uplifting experience of hot air ballooning. 
Mere adjectives will not do justice to the mighty smile I still wear nor the warm fuzzy spot I keep tight within my soul but I thoroughly recommend anyone to feel the peace and serenity found floating above the earth in one of those majestic balloons. 
Thank you to everyone involved for fulfilling my every expectation to such a high standard. I can't wait to save up for my next fix.