Join us this spring for the most picture-perfect and memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience. Start your day with a romantic sunrise Yarra Valley ballooning experience & champagne breakfast, followed by the morning spent cherry-picking at their new and second orchard right in the heart of the Yarra Valley, Coldstream.
Revel in rows and rows of cherry trees with fresh ripe fruit ready for picking, and enjoy the orchard’s cherry treats like their famous cherry ice-cream and taste their range of cherry beverages.
The Cherries & Ballooning - For 2 experience package includes
- Approx. 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Yarra Valley (public flight)
- Champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate
- Cherry picking entry passes for 2 people, held at the brand new CherryHill Orchards in Coldstream
Selected dates from 15 November - 24 December 2021.
Schedule for the day
- Night before your flight (after 6pm) : Check the flight information (weather update and meeting time) by downloading our app or by clicking on this link: Yarra Valley Flight Update Page.
- 1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before) : Meet pilots and crew at designated time and venue; Global Ballooning Australia will drive all passengers to the launch site
- Launch : Passengers can assist with the set up/ inflation of the balloon
- Sunrise : Fly for approximately 1 hour
- Land : Passengers can assist to pack up the balloon which is quite fun. Global Ballooning Australia drives all passengers back to the meeting point.
- Cherry picking: Drive to Cherry Hill Orchards in Coldstream which has 100 acres of cherries for you to pick fresh from the tree!
- An a la carte breakfast is available after the balloon flight, and is held at Balgownie Estate, if included at the time of booking.
- You may invite extra people to join you for the sparkling 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 1.5 hours before sunrise (confirm with Pilot evening before) at:
Balgownie Estate: 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen
Free parking is available at Balgownie Estate.
If the flight is cancelled...
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, the Cherry Blossom Festival WILL PROCEED as scheduled. You can re-book your balloon flight for an alternative date by contacting Global Ballooning Australia. You have 12mths to re-book from your first cancelled flight only.
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.
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.
Global Ballooning Australia offer a wide range of packages to suit all needs - we encourage you to make use of these exclusive packages we have arranged with other tourism operators to make the most the regions in which we fly. Allow us to show you the experience of a lifetime!