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Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure
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Melbourne Balloon Flights, The Peaceful Adventure

By Liberty Balloon Flights
Recommended by 99% of travellers
99% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-100, max of 12 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
What's not included
  • Ballooning is weather dependant so we cannot guarantee good visibility on every flight


Start:Multiple meeting point options.
  • Option 1
    The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    You can street park easily on Lansdowne Street, opposite Treasury Place., a 5-minute walk away. The EASYPARK app allows you to manage your parking. Alternatively, FIRST PARKING, beside The Hotel Windsor, on 34-60 Little Collins Street. Early bird rate of $23 for the day, $7 on a Sunday.
  • Option 2
    CBD, Melbourne VIC, Australia
    We do complimentary one-way pick-ups from central CBD hotels but this MUST be arranged with us on time. Please call 1800 BALLOON (22-55-66) at least 24 hours before your flight to arrange your transfer. If in doubt, simply meet us at The Hotel Windsor on 111 Spring Street
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 112569P4

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 112569P4

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    About the operator
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    • Liberty Balloon Flights
      250
      Australia
      Joined in December 2018
    • andrewkE9467CZ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Flight over Melbourne with Liberty Balloon Flights
      Superb flight with Nick from Newport over Melbourne CBD and the iconic sites and right over the Australian Open at Aami Park and the MCG Stadium. Put it on your bucket list , 5 star.
      Written 27 January 2024
    • seemak683
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Good experience,great crew & pilot. Wish I had a photo with my son with the balloon & basket as it was for Mothers Day.
      Really enjoyed the whole experience of the taking off and landing of the balloon. I was quite nervous before the flight began but Dan the pilot and all the other crews were really nice and helpful and kept us up to date with everything. My son really enjoyed it as well. The only thing that I was disappointed with was that I have been wanting to do the hot air balloon for quite sometime and I really wanted a pic with the whole balloon and basket look even if it was a group one I still would have been very happy. But all the group ones we did doesn’t even show my face on it. And there was no photos taken with the balloon n basket together. I would recommend that maybe in future it would be nice if the crew can take few photos from every angle while the passengers are still in the basket either before take off or after landing but before deflating the balloon. We pay so much money and with the cancellation etc it would be nice to have a dream pic done. I was quite disappointed that I didnt have any pic with my son with the balloon and basket as I was really looking forward to that as this was meant to be for Mother’s Day and with the cancellation we had to wait quite sometime. Other than that everything else was very nice. Even the breakfast and champagne after the flight was great.
      Written 15 June 2023
    • fionma_downie
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fantastic experience
      Amazing experience with Liberty, cannot compliment them enough. Very safe, great communication, and of course wonderful views!
      Written 25 March 2023
    • tramih
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Beautiful views over Melbourne!
      Peter & Nick were so lovely and extremely knowledgeable. They made us feel safe, and the weather and view across Melbourne was spectacular. Everyone must try it!
      Written 5 January 2023
    • doloresk763
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Liberty Balloon Flights Northam, Western Australia
      Liberty Balloon Flights has just finished its first season in Western Australia and we were lucky enough to catch the last flight of the season! What an awesome and breath taking morning we had with fabulous pilot Nic, and his support crew D'artagnan and Sean. I wasn't expecting to be hands-on but the experience was great. The crew were encouraging and helpful. My heart was in my mouth, and I felt a bit like an astronaut when my husband and I had to be 'the weight' that kept the basket steady while the setting up of the balloon was finalised. So glad to have been in a smaller basket than others we saw and able to climb so wonderfully high. Thank you LIberty Balloons I hope we see you back in Western Australia next season.
      Written 13 November 2021
    • CarlO353
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A Peaceful Experience
      Had an amazing flight over Geelong. Being a person not great at heights I found this a very pleasant experience. The pilot was very accommodating and the staff were more then helpful. At no time did I feel unsafe and I always felt at ease. It gave us a view of Geelong you rarely see and living in Geelong my entire life it was great to see our beitiful town from this angle. A highly recommended experience, even for those who don't enjoy flying.
      Written 7 July 2021
    • wcoppard
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Avon valley balloon flight
      Had Nick for a flight over the Avon Valley. Fantastic experience. Nick’s flying abilities were first rate and he didn’t disappoint in making the experience a truly memorable one.
      Written 7 June 2021
    • stewartc460
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Geelong Ballooning
      We where lucky to have Nick as our pilot for the morning. We could not have asked for a better flight. All the crew where very friendly and help my 89 year old mother extremely comfortable. Great job guys
      Written 29 April 2021
    • IamBeefStu
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Truly unforgettable
      The entire experience was one I will never forget. The pilots were lovely and the views were amazing. I loved every moment of it from helping set the balloon up to touching back down at the end of the journey. Moving with the wind was incredible as it felt like we weren't moving at all, then suddenly you realise you've been so gently drifting that you can't even see where you first started off. Undoubtedly a company and experience I will be having again soon and talking about for the rest of my life.
      Written 1 April 2021
    • irenevX1602OT
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!
      Amazing experience! I knew it would be something I enjoy, but I didn’t realise just how much! As well as having a great flight I also got the opportunity to learn about some of the intricacies of hot air balloon flying, as well as participate in the preparation and pack up. The staff were absolutely brilliant! There was constant communication before the flight, and on the day of the flight the ground crew and the pilot worked hard to make everyone feel safe, happy, as well as having us in stitches (from all the laughter) and making us feel like part of the family! The flight itself was beautiful – it was so relaxing to be up the air (I could’ve stayed up there for ages), and I enjoyed travelling at different heights. The take-off and landing both felt very safe. And there was a surprise glass of champagne at the end of the flight! Thank you Liberty Balloon Flights for an amazing experience! It was obvious how hard you all worked to make the experience perfect for us! I am hoping I will get a chance to go again the future!
      Written 11 March 2021
    • susanannestrong
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      No Better Way to Start the Day!
      My party had a wonderful experience with our balloon flight. The staff were very professional and knowledgeable, making us all feel at ease and certain that we were in good hands. All instructions were clear, concise and appropriate and information was shared willingly and confidently. Our flight was over the city of Geelong and while we did not go very far, the opportunity to look in detail at the city and the bay was a delight. Pre-flight instructions were helpful and clear and timely. The morning was beautiful and our experience was a delight. We highly recommend this team.
      Written 10 March 2021
    • Z5124BVpaulf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Captivating and memorable
      Felt like being in other world when floating on top of the clouds. Apart from the occasional interruption of the burner it was very peaceful taking in the views. Staff where friendly and accommodating from start to finish. Would do it again in a heartbeat.
      Written 8 March 2021
    • David L
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great
      A Great experience. Our Trip was over Geelong (home town) and seeing from the air was thoroughly enjoyable. Weather was great, Pilot was experienced, sociable and explained everything as we went along. Fellow travelers were equally impressed and all had a great morning. Good value for money and recommend you try it. Very safe, even the landing "which was on our side", but having been warned of this possibility and instructed in the correct landing position, was uneventful and a safe trip . Don't wait do it.
      Written 5 March 2021
    • O633OWdavidf
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great start to the day!!
      Really enjoyed the balloon ride over Melbourne this morning! Nicholas, our pilot, was great! Great view of the bay and the peninsular from 3000 meters! Highly recommend.
      Written 9 January 2021
    • Angela M
      0 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dissapointing.
      Purchased as a gift. Cancelled 7 days in advance. Not enough tickets sold was explanation. Pretty dissapointing.
      Written 4 December 2020
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    babushka1977
    Sydney, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Family
    The best part of the adventure was preparing and setting up the balloon to take off into the sky for the first time. Working together as a team, laughing and jocking around, seeing Melbourne City in all it's glory, really it was an unforgettable experience. I highly recommend it to anyone who is in any doubt, just do it and see it for yourselves, you won't regret it, plus it's very safe and affordable! The team is very friendly and competent, together with our pilot, Nick, who is a super experienced with 27+ years, made the trip super easy and pleasurable!
    Written 15 April 2021
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    We love that you loved this Peaceful Adventure with us. Thank you for writing this great review, they help tremendously. Till next time
    Written 16 April 2021
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    Mark B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021
    Floating along with the wind is such a great way to see Melbourne first thing in the morning.
    Nick's enthusiasm, many years of experience as a pilot and great stories made the trip even more special. We did appreciate the way he turned the basket during the flight to give everyone great photo opportunities.
    The process from booking the flights on their website through to returning to our car was seemless. The whole family thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and we were even able to help set up the balloon and pack it away after the flight.
    A big thanks to Nick and Matt for making it a special morning for all.
    Highly recommended.
    Written 13 January 2021
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    What a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed what is such a special thing to do in Melbourne. We love what we do and try to share this passion with our passengers. We hope to see you in the future, so until then!
    Written 14 January 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    ny2oh2nc2australia
    South Yarra, Australia83 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2020
    This was the perfect gift - an experience that won't be forgotten. Booking was super easy (I booked directly; it felt more secure than going through a secondary site.) The weather on the morning of our original booking was too windy, but they booked us in on the next available flight. The trip itself was beautiful and completely safe. It was important to me to fly with an experienced pilot, and Nick fit the bill. He prepped us for the flight including the landing so we knew what to expect, and he gave us great insight and information while we were on the flight. We enjoyed ourselves immensely! I was a bit nervous leading up to the flight, and my partner is afraid of heights, but Nick put us at ease, and as soon as we lifted off we realized we had nothing to worry about! We will ABSOLUTELY do this again - hopefully soon!
    Written 21 December 2020
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    And we enjoyed your company, help and good disposition after a cancellation. A lovely review and our honour helping you overcome your slight fear! Have a great ending to 2020 and we'll see you next time.
    Written 22 December 2020
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    Rosemary g
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Everything ran very professionally and smoothly from the booking , to the flight to the arrival back home

    Nick was our pilot. He was very skilled and navigated us safely offering a commentary regarding our journey .

    Thank you for an exciting adventure celebrating my granddaughters birthdays. you have set a high precedent and the next trip they would like is skydiving in 5 years. Only problem is I will be 80!!
    Written 26 March 2022
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    We believe in you Rosemary, we flew a woman who turned 100 around 2 years ago.... no excuses! Thank You for the wonderful review.
    Written 28 March 2022
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    Global537094
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021
    This was a wonderful way to celebrate my 50th birthday and to deepen my ongoing love affair with Melbourne. What a charming way to view the city. The balloon is so comfortable, stable and smoothly moving that the experience is quite surreal at first - hard to believe you are actually flying and not watching a virtual reality film. The pilot Nick and wing-man Stoney were good company and Nick showed considerable skill in landing our balloon under some changeable wind conditions - we were glad of his extensive experience in the business. I would highly recommend this company and the adventure of ballooning.
    Written 16 April 2021
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    And a big THANK YOU for this lovely review. Have a great birthday this Wednesday and cool down that champagne!
    Written 16 April 2021
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    bourne99
    Geelong, Australia3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    The Perfect Morning!
    We started our morning with Nick and Christian in Geelong who were the perfect hosts, making sure everyone felt comfortable every step of the way.
    I had never been in a Hot Air Ballon before today and safe to say I was a little nervous, but after a few laughs with the boys and them literally running us through every step of the way I felt so much safer and just ready to get in the Air.
    If you have ever thought about a Hot Air Balloon trip I recommend this group so so highly.
    if you are interested in the ins and outs of the set up, the breathtaking views or the adrenaline rush the flight gives you this is the way to go.
    Thank you so much to the crew at Liberty Hot Air Balloon Flights for a morning I will never forget.
    Written 10 March 2021
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    and a big THANK YOU from us for writing this nice review!
    Written 11 March 2021
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    Valeriia B
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Taking a hot air balloon ride over Melbourne was an incredible experience that I would highly recommend. Despite having to wake up early, it was definitely worth it for the amazing views and unique perspective of the city from above. The flight was peaceful and smooth, and the crew was friendly and knowledgeable, making sure we were comfortable and safe throughout the experience. The views were stunning and it was a great way to start the day. Overall, it was an unforgettable experience that I would love to do again in the future.
    Written 4 February 2023
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    Thank you very much for this nice review
    Written 5 February 2023
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    SugarBearBQ
    Arlington, VA122 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a unique and special way to see Melbourne! The architecture and parks of the city are beautiful from the ground but seeing them from the sky is a whole different experience. Magical!! So worth the early morning wake up!!
    And Liberty Balloon Flights ran a very professional and fun experience for us! They were cautious about the weather and conditions in which we flew so we were rescheduled twice but the day we went was perfect! (Pro-tip: if you’re visiting Melbourne, don’t leave this until your last day(s) as rescheduling is sometimes necessary. Book early so you don’t stress over this at all.)
    We had safety briefings and practiced the landing position before takeoff. Takeoff was quick and simple. We felt so safe the entire time. And the views, game over. So beautiful! Nick, Paul and Dan were all stars. Nick, our masterful pilot, was clearly very experienced. And Paul and Dan, so friendly and helpful.
    We highly recommend joining the Liberty team for a once in a lifetime experience over the fantastic city of Melbourne! You won’t regret it! Can’t wait to get a link of the photos and videos the crew captured to add to my own collection!!
    Written 28 January 2024
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    Thank you :-) A lovely review, thank you
    Written 30 January 2024
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    Mandy
    Latrobe, Australia8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2021 • Couples
    One of the top 5 highlights of my life doing the balloon flight Saturday. Scenery was amazing and when we popped through the clouds to see the sun was MAGICAL. Sitting up above the clouds, seeing the other balloons pop up through the clouds will be something that I will never forget. Nick was an awesome pilot, safety or the height we were at never was in my mind as we were just gobsmacked at the views.
    Written 24 January 2021
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    And it was great to have you with us! Thank you for posting, very appreciated
    Written 25 January 2021
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    Anitat23
    Bargara, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We took our friend for a milestone birthday and it absolutely did not disappoint! We are Melbourne locals and have seen the city from the sky on tv and in still images but seeing our city from the hot air balloon was absolutely gorgeous! I would highly recommend this experience to anyone visiting or local to Melbourne, truly an unforgettable experience. Our flight crew was also incredibly knowledgeable and professional, Peter and Thor could not be faulted. 10/10 experience.
    Written 23 March 2024
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    We appreciate your review, thank you
    Written 30 March 2024
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