WICKED Packages

Embark On An Adventure Above Melbourne’s Vibrant Cityscape Or The Picturesque Yarra Valley With The New WICKED Hot Air Balloon. 

This sunrise journey gives you the rare opportunity to admire our very own stunning Oz landscapes. Picture yourself soaring among the clouds, embraced by the vibrant colours of the WICKED balloon.

With your loved one by your side, experience the thrill of a flight tailored for those who appreciate the magic of Broadway. Make this exclusive WICKED balloon ride a truly unique and exhilarating escapade that transcends the ordinary.

WICKED Balloon Packages

Private Melbourne Flight

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From $4500 (2-4pax)

What’s included
  • Flying in the WICKED Hot Air Balloon 
  • Approximate 1 hour private balloon flight for 2-4* people over/around Melbourne (depending on the wind direction) *subject to the total weights
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • One WICKED hat per person
  • Discounted undercover parking for a flat fee of $10 at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel
  • Optional sparkling breakfast at Pullman Hotel after your flight (+$40pp)
  • A digital flight certificate to prove it happened

Private Yarra Valley Flight

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From $3600 (2-4pax)

What’s Included
  • Flying in the WICKED Hot Air Balloon 
  • Approximate 1 hour private balloon flight for 2-4 people over the Yarra Valley
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • One WICKED hat per person
  • Free parking at Balgownie Estate
  • Optional sparkling breakfast at Balgownie Estate after your flight (+$40pp)
  • A digital flight certificate to prove it happened

Itinerary

Night before

The night before your flight, the pilot will post a flight update by 6pm on the Global Ballooning mobile app advising the updated weather information and exact meeting time. You will then be asked to check-in/fill out the waiver for your flight via a link on the mobile app. 

Morning of the flight

1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before), meet your own private pilot at Pullman on the Park hotel (Melbourne flight) OR Balgownie Estate (Yarra Valley flight) for your sunrise flight at the designated time. There will be one last weather-check in readiness for your flight and a short flight briefing.

Launch Site

We will drive to the launch site, which is determined by the wind direction on the morning. At the launch site, your private pilot and crew will begin inflating the WICKED balloon, which can take up to 20min. 

You will then board the balloon and enjoy an exclusive approximate one-hour balloon flight, enjoying the scenery of the spectacular Melbourne CBD OR Yarra Valley.

Flight

As the sun rises you will gently float up into the sky for approximately an hour. We often hear how surprised passengers are with the feeling of security and the fact that there’s effectively no sensation of movement.

Your pilot will ascend and descend at varying heights of up to 3000 feet and uses the wind direction/speed at different heights in order to steer the balloon. Have your camera ready to experience the wonder!

Landing & Pack Up

Your pilot will choose a landing site based on conditions, access and suitability. As the balloon approaches the ground, a vent is released at the top of the balloon letting the hot air escape – make sure you look UP to see the beauty of the air escaping. In calm winds, there may be a “stand up landing”, meaning that the balloon will calmly rest on the ground with little to no impact. In moderate winds, the balloon may drag with moderate to high winds & you’ll experience the fun of a lay-over landing. Global’s ground crew will greet you as your balloon lands. Deflating the balloon is the best part. Get involved by rolling over the top of the envelope and help push the air out or watch from a distance.

Optional Breakfast

Once we’re packed up, it’s back to the meeting place where you can indulge in an optional sparkling buffet breakfast at Pullman on the Park Hotel OR Balgownie Estate.

Your pilot will post complimentary photo memories of your experience on the Global Ballooning mobile app for you to download.

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