From the moment you walk into Araluen's villas you will start unwinding and begin to appreciate what it means to stay in the Yarra Valley.
Perfect to enjoy outside while taking in the views of the gardens, national park at the rear of the property and the Yarra Valley views.
The Yarra Valley's Premier Boutique Accommodation
Araluen Boutique Accommodation is located in the picturesque Steels Creek Valley, seven minutes’ drive north of Yarra Glen. The property is set amongst three acres of landscaped gardens and bushland and is the perfect place to relax or explore the Yarra Valley region from.
Accommodation consists of three spa villas and a Lodge with four accommodation rooms, each with a private ensuite. All villas are self-contained with beautiful views of the surrounding countryside, or gardens and swimming pool. Villa amenities include a fully equipped kitchenette with gas cook-top and microwave oven, air conditioning, gas log fireplace, large flat-screen TV, DVD player, Bluetooth speaker, Nespresso coffee machine and bar fridge. All villa ensuites have a double spa, separate shower, heated towel rail and heated floor. Bedrooms have king-sized beds with luxurious linen and pillows, and electric blankets for the cooler months. The Hilltop Spa Villas have large bi-fold glass doors that open onto an elevated balcony. The Garden Spa Villa has a large outdoor deck for relaxing or entertaining.
The lodge rooms are located in the Lodge building. The rooms are generous in size, each with a newly renovated private ensuite, king-sized bed, small table and chairs for in-room dining, lounge chairs, air conditioning, large flat-screen TV, bar fridge, microwave oven, toaster and kettle. The Lodge also offers a large communal lounge / dining and kitchenette space for guests to enjoy
Guests have access to a large outdoor solar-heated swimming pool, surrounding gardens including a small vineyard and convenient parking. Accommodation is offered with a continental breakfast of locally sourced ingredients, including fresh eggs from a flock of on-property, free-range hens.
More information about this accommodation
- A full buffet breakfast is available after the balloon flight, and is held at Balgownie Estate, if included at the time of booking. In some of our accommodation packages, you may have breakfast included at your accommodation instead of at Balgownie Estate
- You may invite extra people to join you for the champagne breakfast at $35 per person
- For catering purposes, please advise the booking office before your flight date
- If the flight is cancelled the breakfast will not take place
Where to meet
We meet 2 hours before sunrise (confirm with Pilot evening before) at:
Balgownie Estate: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen
If you do not fly due to inclement weather, breakfast will also be cancelled and you are welcome to phone/email our office when you are ready to re-book.
Free parking is available at Balgownie Estate.
Is this package refundable?
No. If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather, you will have 12 months to rebook the balloon flight for another date, however unable to receive a refund.
Other packages at this accommodation
From the moment you walk into Araluen's villas you will start unwinding and begin to appreciate what it means to stay in the Yarra Valley. Perfect to enjoy outside while taking in the views of the gardens, national park at the rear of the property and the Yarra Valley views.
How do I find out my flight information?
All passengers need to check if their flight is going ahead the night before any time after 6pm.
Check the Yarra Valley flight update page online where you will read the weather report and find out the exact meeting time.
Download our mobile app, enter your unique trip code as stated on your flight confirmation, and receive a notification to your phone with the update.
Additional nights may be booked at the various accommodation places on offer. However, Global Ballooning Australia recommends that you contact the accommodation place directly to make these arrangements.
50% payment is taken upon booking and the final 50% is due no later than 14 days prior to the flight.
Extra people, not flying, may join in the breakfast for a charge of $35.
Refunds and cancellations
Safety is our first consideration and we will not fly if conditions are unsuitable. If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your accommodation will proceed as normal on the scheduled date. In this case, you may re-book the ballooning portion.
Accommodation rates are exclusive to packages only. No further discounts apply.
Prices are subject to change without notice.