Why You Can’t Miss This: Unveiling the Magic of the Big Balloon Bash in Mildura!

Get ready to lift off into the adventure of a lifetime as Global Ballooning are gearing up for an epic takeover of Mildura’s skies! From 29th June to 7th July 2024, Mildura will be bursting with excitement as hot air balloons soar through the air, painting the town with a vibrant splash of colour. It’s going to be a sight to behold, a spectacle that’ll have you gazing upwards in awe and wondering if you’ve stumbled into a real-life fairy tale!

A Return to Mildura’s Ballooning Glory

It’s been a decade since Mildura last saw commercial hot air balloon flights. This hiatus only amplifies the excitement surrounding the Big Balloon Bash, especially as it marks 20 years since the region hosted the 16th World Hot Air Balloon Championships. Imagine the thrill as 25 balloons ascend, reviving the skies with a display reminiscent of those championship days.

Why You Can’t Miss This Event

  1. Stunning Scenery: Mildura’s landscapes are nothing short of mesmerising. From the lush vineyards to the meandering Murray River, every flight offers a unique aerial perspective that you’ll cherish forever.
  2. Thrilling Competitions in the Sky: What adds an extra layer of excitement to the Big Balloon Bash are the thrilling competitions that take place amidst the clouds. From precision landings to navigation challenges, these competitions add a dynamic element to the event, keeping both participants and spectators on the edge of their seats.
  3. A Feast for the Eyes: The sight of colourful balloons floating gracefully in the sky is an unforgettable visual feast. Whether you’re watching from the ground or up in the air, it’s an experience that delights all ages.
  4. Engage with the Ballooning Community: The Powerhouse facility along the Murray riverfront will serve as the hub for this event. Here, you can mingle with pilots and flight crew, gaining insights into the art and science of ballooning.

Be Part of the Action

While the event is free for spectators, the ultimate experience is undoubtedly from the basket of a balloon. Global Ballooning is offering limited spaces for sunrise and afternoon flights. Flights will last approximately 45-60 minutes, with the entire experience spanning 3-3.5 hours, ensuring ample time to soak in the views and the adventure.

Flight Details:

Dates: 29th June – 7th July 2024


Sunrise flights meeting approx. 5.45 – 6.15am

Afternoon flights meeting approx. 2.30 – 3.00pm

Meeting Place: Powerhouse Precinct, 122 Hugh King Dr, Mildura

Cost: $375 per person

Secure Your Spot

The Big Balloon Bash in Mildura is more than just a ballooning event; it’s a celebration of history, community, and the sheer joy of flight. Spaces are limited, and demand is high. To ensure you don’t miss out, book your sunrise or afternoon flight as soon as possible. Picture yourself floating amidst a tapestry of vibrant balloons, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


Night Glow Extravaganza

As if the daytime flights weren’t magical enough, on the evening of Sunday 30th June, the Christie Centre Night Glow will illuminate the No. 1 Oval at the Mildura Recreation Reserve. Witness balloons glowing in synchronisation with music, creating a magical, almost surreal atmosphere. Night Glow tickets can be purchased here: https://www.trybooking.com/events/landing/1202580

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Top Bar IconMildura Big Balloon Bash | 29 Jun - 7 Jul | $375pp