Yarra Valley

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. Gateway Estate also houses an indoor ‘U-pick’ strawberry greenhouse with strawberry picking available most of the year round.
    • The Yarra Valley Chocolaterie – indulge on free chocolate while you watch the Belgian and French chocolatiers handcraft over 250 different chocolate and truffle varieties. 
    • Napoleone Cider House and Brewery - enjoy generous samples of quality ciders and ales made onsite at this boutique brewery.
    • Killara Estate Winery - after a wine tasting with a view over the valley we will sojourn to the restaurant for our Italian inspired lunch overlooking the vines. First course is shared antipasto plates (with more gourmet delights than your grand-mother’s pantry) followed by a selection of pizzas and pastas with a variety of wine available to purchase.
    • Finish the day with wine tastings at Hanrahans Vineyard while taking in the views of the surrounding vineyard
  • 4.30pm: Tour concludes
  • 5.30pm: Arrive back to Melbourne city


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)


  • 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.

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.

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.


Tour available to book every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday for people aged 18+. Gift vouchers are valid for 12 months, this offer is non-refundable.


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.

If the balloon flight is cancelled, where do I need to meet the tour bus? 
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your winery tour will proceed as scheduled, all details on how to proiceed are listed in your flight confirmation.

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 proceeds?
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. Unfortunately, you may miss the first point of the Yarra Valley tour if your flight is in winter. You can always ask to take breakfast off this package so that you won't be too late to the next tour.

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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