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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise provided by Global Ballooning Australia

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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Free cancellation
Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
Tour snapshot
Hot-air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley at sunrise from Melbourne 
Duration:
4h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
24
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    4h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    24
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
If you’re searching for an extra special experience, look no further than this sunrise hot-air balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley—a perfect choice for couples. In an intimate group limited to 16 people, float over Yarra Valley vineyards at sunrise, when the landscapes look most magical. Plus, you can upgrade to include a sparkling wine breakfast and hotel transfers for a seamless experience.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • An extra-special experience ideal for couples or a special occasion 
  • Get aerial views of the wine region unattainable by traditional tour vehicle 
  • Upgrade for a sparkling wine breakfast at an estate and hotel transfers
What to expect
Your hot-air balloon experience begins with pickup from your Melbourne hotel (available as an upgrade) or a designated meeting point in the Yarra Valley. On arrival, climb aboard a hot-air balloon and ascend into the sky—simultaneously with the sun. Watch the sunrise over the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, and listen to narration focusing on the passing scenery. Following your tour, return to land and, if you’ve upgraded, enjoy breakfast from an a la carte menu accompanied by sparkling wine, orange juice, tea, and coffee.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Highlights
  • An extra-special experience ideal for couples or a special occasion 
  • Get aerial views of the wine region unattainable by traditional tour vehicle 
  • Upgrade for a sparkling wine breakfast at an estate and hotel transfers
What to expect
Your hot-air balloon experience begins with pickup from your Melbourne hotel (available as an upgrade) or a designated meeting point in the Yarra Valley. On arrival, climb aboard a hot-air balloon and ascend into the sky—simultaneously with the sun. Watch the sunrise over the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, one of Australia’s most famous wine regions, and listen to narration focusing on the passing scenery. Following your tour, return to land and, if you’ve upgraded, enjoy breakfast from an a la carte menu accompanied by sparkling wine, orange juice, tea, and coffee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3127YARRA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (only if breakfast option is selected at time of booking)
  • Approximate one-hour sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • Sparkling wine breakfast (if option chosen)
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please ensure you have the hotel selected emailed to you - written on the Flight Confirmation provided by the operator. Hotel pickup commences approximately 2.5 hours prior to sunrise however it depends on how many transfers we have on the morning. You're advised on your pick up time the night before - details are on your flight confirmation which is emailed by Global Ballooning Australia upon booking. DROP OFF: You're taken back to either Federation Square or Queen Vic Market after breakfast.
  • 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia Balgownie Estate
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
  • Vegetarian and gluten free breakfast options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup (only if breakfast option is selected at time of booking)
  • Approximate one-hour sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • Sparkling wine breakfast (if option chosen)
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • Entry/Admission - Yarra Valley
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Please ensure you have the hotel selected emailed to you - written on the Flight Confirmation provided by the operator. Hotel pickup commences approximately 2.5 hours prior to sunrise however it depends on how many transfers we have on the morning. You're advised on your pick up time the night before - details are on your flight confirmation which is emailed by Global Ballooning Australia upon booking. DROP OFF: You're taken back to either Federation Square or Queen Vic Market after breakfast.
  • 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia Balgownie Estate
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
  • Vegetarian and gluten free breakfast options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    1309 Melba Hwy
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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    Yarra Valley
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    This is the area you will fly over for the duration of your flight
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    Pass by
    Healesville
    Healesville Sanctuary
    Four Pillars Distillery
    Alowyn Gardens
    Coombe Yarra Valley
    Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
    TarraWarra Museum of Art
    Dominique Portet Winery
    Yarra Glen
    Yering Station
    Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
    Napoleone Cider & Orchard Bar
    De Bortoli Winery
    Mt Sugarloaf
    Punt Road Wines
    Zonzo Estate
    Yarra Valley Racing
    Domaine Chandon Winery
    Yering Meadows Golf Club
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Kuan-Yu Chen
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
Highly recommend to fly with Global Ballooning Australia with the buffet breakfast option. It was an amazing experience and I’d definitely fly with them again to try out the flight over Melbourne City.

Views we’re spectacular onboard the ballon and both Brian our pilot and Theo our transfer driver had very thorough knowledge of the region. The scenery overlooking Yarra Valley was amazing, along with the experience to assist with setting up and packing down the hot air balloon.

With the early start time, I’d recommend choosing to add the buffet breakfast w. Sparkling wine option as it also included coffee and tea.

For those that like to plan ahead.

Day Prior to Flight
Confirmation and details were sent the night before the flight around 6:30pm,

Day of Flight
Transfer pick up was around 4:30am (Approx. 1h drive). 6am we began setting up, with lift off around 7am (1h flight) and landing around 8am. Pack down around 8:30am and transferred to Balgownie Estate for buffet breakfast (English breakfast style with sparkling wine, coffee & tea), finishing around 10am which Theo drive us back to our city accommodation.
Written 21 March 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for your detailed review. You've really provided others with an insight into the morning. We would love to fly you over Melbourne so make sure you mention that you are a frequent flyer to receive a discount. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 23 March 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eileen M
Geelong, Australia12 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Family
We were supposed to attend a balloon flight for my daughter’s birthday, which was unfortunately cancelled due to weather factors. We were able to rebook for 2 days later. The staff member that we dealt with over the phone to change this was very helpful in advising us of an appropriate future booking.

When we arrived on the day, six balloons were launched in our group. It was well organised and both ground staff and pilots gave us confidence that everything was under control and they had a wealth of experience. They joked and made fun, but it was evident that they knew what they were doing. Our driver was Nick and our pilot was Eddie.

Although it was cloudy, it added an interesting element to our photos as we passed in and out of the clouds.

The balloon could take up to 24 passengers, but we only had 16 people on board, which made it comfortable.

I recommend taking a hat, as the heat from the flame is quite warm, long pants and good walking shoes as you may land in a paddock & a jacket as the mornings can be cold.

We chose not to do the breakfast package, but when we arrived back to Balgowrie Estate, we were quite hungry & bought a buffet breakfast package anyway.
Written 24 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank Eileen for your thoughtful and thorough review, and I'm so pleased that we were able to re fly you quickly after your cancelled flight. We recommend everything that you suggested, especially the buffet breakfast as ballooning certainly builds an appetite. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 1 February 2022
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Jacqueline M
1 contribution
Jan. 2022
AMAZING! This was my second flight with Global Ballooning and I highly recommend both the flight over Melbourne city and Yarra Valley with this company. My first flight was was piloted by Kif and the second flight by his son Eddie! The crew were super organised and quite entertaining. I felt safe and confident in the abilities of the pilot at all times. The views were spectacular and we particularly enjoyed floating through the layer of clouds to see the sunrise above them. I can't wait to go up again - of course with Global Ballooning.
Written 17 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
How lovely that you have been able to fly with us twice and experienced the father / son combo. We love that Global Ballooning is a family run business and that all of Kiff's 3 children are commercial pilots. And thank you for your wonderful review, we really appreciate it and hope to share the skies with you again. Maybe next time in Mansfield? Don't forget to mention that you are a frequent flyer for your discount. kind regards, Danielle
Written 23 January 2022
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Johan K
1 contribution
Feb. 2022
Absolutely fantastic experience! All the staff where very friendly and helpful and it was great to be able to help out with the setting up and packing up of the balloon.
The flight itself was so amazingly smooth and it was spectacular seeing another dozen balloons all around us.
We would highly recommend Global Ballooning to anyone looking for a wonderful experience.
Written 27 February 2022
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We love hearing this :) Many thanks for your review and support. kindest regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 28 February 2022
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Abbey
2 contributions
Jan. 2022
Wow! What an amazing experience we had this morning on our hot air balloon flight. If I could rate higher than five stars I would! Our pilot for our flight was Brian and he was just amazing and made the experience so much fun whilst also making us feel like we were in such safe hands. I really enjoyed how we were able to be involved with setting up and packing down the balloon as it made it such a hands-on experience. The views were also amazing and breaking through the clouds to see the sunrise took my breath away. The buffet breakfast was also delicious. I would highly recommend this experience through Global Ballooning - I cannot speak highly enough of the team and the whole experience!
Written 16 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We love receiving reviews such as these. thank you and we would love to fly you again in one of our other fabulous locations. make sure you mention that you are a frequent flyer to receive our discount kindest regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 17 January 2022
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Emily S
1 contribution
Jan. 2022 • Family
I couldn’t of been happier with my experience over the Yarra Valley. Excellent staff and all over a great day with great company! Thank you kindly for making my experience one of a kind & a massive thank you to Brian, our pilot for the morning, for a wonderful first flight. He was very entertaining, I also felt safe & secure in the air balloon
Written 19 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Brian is a legend and we are so grateful to have him flying with us. Did he tell you about his adventures flying all around the world? He's really experienced some amazing views. It gives us such pleasure to hear great reviews about our staff and your experience - so many thanks. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 23 January 2022
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Chelsey W
5 contributions
Mar. 2021 • Couples
An absolutely AMAZING experience that I will never ever forget, once we eventually managed to pick a day the flight wasn’t cancelled. Be aware it may take a few bookings until you actually get onto a flight due to weather it took us 4 tries. Putting all this aside the whole experience was brilliant and the staff could not have been any better, constantly making funny comments and keeping the ride enjoyable the whole time. Would 100% recommend this experience and company.
Written 10 March 2021
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Thanks for taking the time to review us ChelseyAW14 - we're so appreciative that you stuck it out and kept re-booking! Being a weather dependent experience, we are always putting your safety above the 'want' to fly which we hope all our passengers appreciate. Couldn't be happier that you enjoyed all aspects of the flight experience :) Thanks for your support, Kate & the GBA team
Written 15 March 2021
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Andrew Robertson
Mount Duneed, Australia1 contribution
What a wonderful special morning. Global Ballooning Australia was extremely friendly as well as professional and our pilot Georgia made us all feel welcome and safe as we travelled gracefully over the Yarra Valley. We had the breakfast afterwards which was extremely scrumptious, especially the coffee 🙂.
I would highly recommend travelling the skies with this company and are looking forward to doing another flight in either Mansfield or Melbourne City.
Written 21 November 2021
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Thank you for this 5* review. We look forward to flying you again. Don't forget to mention that you have flown before so you can receive our "high flyer" discount.. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 22 November 2021
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Kay T
3 contributions
Jan. 2021 • Couples
The most amazing experience I have ever done.
We were very lucky to have a beautiful morning amid all the uncertain weather.
From the very start of the morning to the end was fantastic the global ballooning family made everyone feel very safe, confident and they were professional in every aspect.
If you think the height will scare you as did I throw away all those worries as it is the most peaceful, calm wonderful flight.
Our pilot Sans explained everything in a calm manner and landing was perfect.
I recommend for you to jump on board with Global and have an experience of a lifetime oh and also the champagne breakfast at Balgownie Estate Yarra Valley was omg yum.
You should consider staying at Balgownie Estate as did most of the couples we were with as ease of getting up without having to worry about buses or time you just stroll down to the meet point at the given time and after breakfast just stroll back up and enjoy your day from then.
Thankyou Global
Kay & Jason
Written 16 January 2021
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GlobalBallooningAus
Wow 269kayt - thank you so much for your sweet words! It's so special to hear that it was the most amazing experience you have ever done. We're so proud to have been a part of it and can offer this extraordinary experience to so many people. We pride ourselves on our incredible safety record and can proudly say that we've never had to claim on our insurance in the almost 29yrs we've been operating! We're also the only Victorian company also runs quarterly safety seminars which is all monitored by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority - who looks after aviation Australia-wide. This ensures we're not being complacent about anything and on top of extra training that needs to take place. Thanks again & we hope you cherish these memories forever. Warm wishes, Kate & the team at Global Ballooning Australia
Written 17 January 2021
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Lis K
Woori Yallock, Australia10 contributions
Feb. 2022
Amazing experience that was on our bucket list for awhile and definitely lived up to the hype! Our pilot was Brian, and he provided an excellent experience, pointing out local landmarks and cracking jokes. The communication from the office beforehand was excellent and the app to complete waivers and get information was simple to use. We would certainly recommend this experience to others!
Written 15 February 2022
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We love hearing that we were part of your bucket list. Brian is an amazing pilot and a treasured member of our team. And thank you for the feedback about our communication and the app. We have worked really hard to ensure we deliver great communication. We would love to fly you again in one of our other amazing locations. warmest wishes, Danielle and the GBA team
Written 16 February 2022
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Simply brilliant !
Fantastic experience. It was so well organised from hotel pick-up to our great pilot who was so friendly and helpf
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Great experience!
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Amazing experience with beautiful views of Melbourne.
Great experience! Highly recommend if you're a local or visiting Melbourne. There are very few cities in the world
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What a way to start a Sunday
A fantastic Sunday morning flight over Melbourne , taking off in Thornbury and landing in Moorrabin Airport. A perf
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One to remember!!
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Spoilt with mountain, lake and perfect sunrise views in Mansfield
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Amazing Flight Experience 5 stars !!!
Absolutely Amazing experience from start to end with Steve, the lovely Rain and Matt. Did with husband and two chil
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Amazing Experience!
Such an amazing experience! We were lucky to have amazing weather this morning and a great captain in Brian!
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Why did we wait so long to do this?
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Don't think about it - book it!!
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Awe inspiring
This balloon flight was incredibly well organised. Communication at all times was clear and prompt. Georgia and Bro
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Breathtaking Views
An amazing and beautiful experience. Breathtaking views and a wonderful pilot. With a delicious champagne breakfast
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Joy and wonder floating over Melbourne
From the moment we arrived at the hotel meeting spot, we felt in good, safe hands. The team was organised, efficie
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I organised a private flight to propose to my girlfriend and cannot recommend Global Ballooning Australia high enou
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The whole experience was everything i'd been hoping for. Right from the time of booking, Global Ballooning were eff
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