Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley flight information

Your Yarra Valley Ballooning Experience includes:

  • 1 hour sunrise balloon flight with an award-winning hot air balloon company; the largest in Victoria
  • (Optional) champagne breakfast after the flight at Balgownie Estate
  • In-flight commentary provided by expert pilots giving passengers an understanding of the various elements of ballooning; meteorology, altitude, navigation, equipment, air traffic control
  • Complimentary return transfers in a for all guests staying in a CBD hotel (Melbourne city centre, Docklands & Southbank). Returning to central locations in the city after breakfast - the first free tram stop on the edge of the city. Return transfer from Chateau Yering in the Yarra Valley is also available.
  • Interactive involvement in the inflation and deflation process
  • Free car parking at Balgownie Estate
  • A flight certificate and souvenir pack
  • A carbon neutral flight
  • In-flight photographs on a balloon-shaped USB, available to purchase for $20

What to wear and what to bring

  • Wear clothes suitable for hiking
  • Closed-toe shoes such as runners or walking boots
  • Warm socks (bring a spare pair of socks in case your feet get wet on the morning)
  • Hat and sunglasses (the burners radiate heat, wearing a hat is recommended)
  • Layered clothing. You can always take off your jumper/ jacket in the basket if you need to.

Hot air ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon itself. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so do wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.

Please note: The balloon burners sometimes drip water mixed with carbon. Global Ballooning Australia will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a result of our adventure activity.

We meet before sunrise so, depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold. Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the balloon flight than on the ground.


  • 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
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight
Child rate *
Yarra Valley Balloon Flight with Champagne Breakfast
Child rate with breakfast *

Rates per person

* 7 to 12 years old

Yarra Valley

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.