Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley Flight + Melbourne Star - Yarra Valley

Keep flying after your Yarra Valley balloon flight, when you book the Melbourne star package. This experience provides the best of both locations, first over the Yarra Valley then over Melbourne suburbs and CBD.

Enjoy a sunrise balloon flight over the Yarra Valley for approximately 1 hour in a hot air balloon flown by Global Ballooning. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you lose yourself in the breathtaking views of mountains that surround the valley.

After your balloon flight, experience the sights of Melbourne CBD with Melbourne star. Get a fresh perspective on Melbourne as you step into a temperature-controlled cabin and take in the breathtaking 360 degree views as you float above the streets of the Victorian capital.

With its stunning light shows and striking scale, the Melbourne Star is a glittering jewel in the sky above Melbourne’s Docklands, transformed at night by a kaleidoscope of colours in a spectacular LED display.

The Yarra Valley Flight + Melbourne Star experience package includes

  • 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • (optional) breakfast
  • 30 minute flight on the Melbourne Star
  • A glass of sparkling, beer, wine or soft drink

Schedule for the day

  • Sunrise: Balloon flight over the Yarra Valley (subject to weather conditions)
  • Breakfast: Cooked breakfast with complimentary champagne (optional)
  • Melbourne Star: Meet at Melbourne star for your ride at the allocated time. The Melbourne star flight lasts approximately 30 minutes.

Opening hours: 

September – April:  Monday – Friday 1pm – 9pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 9pm

May – August:  Monday – Friday 1pm – 6pm and Saturday & Sunday 11am – 6pm.


  • 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 the balloon flight is cancelled, your Melbourne star flight will still proceed regardless of weather conditions. Your confirmation will state the meeting place and time required as well as parking facilities. You can re-book your flight for another date by calling Global Ballooning Australia. You will have 12 months to rebook the flight for another day from the 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.


Are you wheelchair accessible?
Melbourne Star welcomes guests in non-motorised and motorised wheelchairs.  For operational reasons, guests must be accompanied by an able bodied carer throughout their flight; the number of wheelchairs permitted within each cabin is two, with a maximum of six wheelchairs on the Star at any one time.

Where are you located?
Melbourne Star is located on Waterfront Way in Docklands, within the renowned Harbour Town Shopping Centre.

Where is the closest car park?
Parking is available within walking distance of Melbourne Star. Access is from Footscray Road with car parks located on Waterfront Way and Pearl River Road. Parking is available from $10 per day.

Are photo’s taken during the ride?
Following your flight you will have the opportunity to purchase an exclusive selection of images highlighting your personal Melbourne Star experience. Additional copies can be purchased online.

Are there toilets onboard?
Toilets are available within the Star Piazza and on the Star Deck – please look for directional signage, also available in Braille, or request assistance from our Guest Relations Team. Electronic door access is available for those with mobility restrictions. There are no amenities located within the cabins.

Is there seating in the cabins?
Melbourne Star’s cabins are designed to allow guests to easily move around the cabin during their experience. Each cabin provides a central bench seat for the comfort of our guests.

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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