Trip Advisor - jmusilli2018 - Oct 9, 2018

Put it on your bucket list- Yarra valley hot air ballooning

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!!

Trip Advisor - JapanMel - Oct 9, 2018

Wonderful memorable experience

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.

Trip Advisor - Laura M - Sep 24, 2018

Spectacular views and wonderful crew

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.

Trip Advisor - Kate B - Sep 24, 2018


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

Trip Advisor - John M - Sep 11, 2018

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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.

Trip Advisor - alenap788 - Sep 5, 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 5, 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 21, 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