Yarra Valley Flight + Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour - Yarra Valley

This tour with Wildlife Tours is more than just wine tasting - although the wine is pretty good! The Yarra Valley is spoilt for its variety of stunning wineries with mountain views, amazing local produce and delicious food.

A Yarra Valley flight with wine tour! Book now, or purchase a gift voucher for that someone special.

The Yarra Valley Flight + Wine, Cider and Chocolate Tour experience package includes

  • Yarra Valley sunrise balloon flight
  • Breakfast at Balgownie Estate
  • Full day winery tour of the Yarra Valley
  • If required, transfers from CBD hotels are included - from postcode 3000 only. Yarra Valley transfers are not included.

Schedule for the day

  • Sunrise: Balloon flight over the Yarra Valley (subject to weather conditions)
  • Breakfast: Champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate
  • 10.00am: Global Ballooning Australia will drop you off at Gateway Estate to begin the tour. At some times of the year you may miss the first stop of the tour due to the flight starting later due to a changing sunrise time.
    • Gateway Estate Farmhouse  – a great way to start the day with samples of the Valley’s freshest local produce and liqueurs.
    • Napoleone Cider House and Brewery- enjoy generous samples of quality ciders and ales made onsite at this boutique brewery.
    • Enjoy French bubbles and a game of petanque at Dominique Portet winery.
    • An exclusive wine tasting followed by lunch with a view at Rochford wine
    • The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie – an exclusive tasting at the valley’s newest icon!
    • Finish the day with wine tastings looking over the vines at Killara Estate in the hills of the upper Yarra Valley.
  • 4.30pm: Tour concludes
  • 6.30pm: Arrive back in Melbourne city

Accessibility

This package is NOT wheelchair accessible.
Due to the vehicles used, there is no wheelchair access available in the mini buses for this tour. (Vehicle: 18 seater luxury coach)

If the flight is cancelled...

If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your Yarra Valley Tour will proceed as scheduled. It is the passenger’s responsibility to follow the instructions as outlined on the confirmation. You can re-book your flight package for an alternative date by contacting Global Ballooning Australia.You have 12 months to re-book from your first cancelled flight only.

Is this package refundable?

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions regarding a refund.

What is the Yarra Valley check in number?

0488 686 444. Please call the pilot between 6-7pm the night before your flight to check in. You can also check the Yarra Valley check-in page.

Notes

Tour available to book every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, this offer is non-refundable.

FAQs

Is there a toilet on the bus?
No there isn’t so please make use of the restrooms at each stop if required.

What days does this tour run?
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

What time will I arrive back to Melbourne city by?
Return time to your hotel/ Melbourne city is between 5pm-6pm

Which places do we get to visit?

  • Gateway Estate Farmhouse  – a great way to start the day with samples of the Valley’s freshest local produce and liqueurs.
  • Napoleone Cider House and Brewery- enjoy generous samples of quality ciders and ales made onsite at this boutique brewery.
  • Enjoy French bubbles and a game of petanque at Dominique Portet winery.
  • An exclusive wine tasting followed by lunch with a view at Rochford wine
  • The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie – an exclusive tasting at the valley’s newest icon!
  • Finish the day with wine tastings looking over the vines at Killara Estate in the hills of the upper Yarra Valley.

If the balloon flight is cancelled, where do I need to meet the Café Bus?
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your winery tour will proceed as scheduled.

Door to Door Service
Contact us to know the times of our popular pick up locations

What time will Global Ballooning Australia drop me off at the first point of the wine tour if the balloon flight went ahead?
After you have come down from the highs of your hot air ballooning experience, you will be dropped off at: Gateway Estate at 10.00am OR Napoleone Cider at 11am if your flight time is later (in winter) due to the sunrise. You may miss the first point of the Yarra Valley tour if your flight is in winter.

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!

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