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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

By Global Ballooning Australia
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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.
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AU$429.00
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Ages 6-99, max of 24 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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Highlights
  • Hot-air balloon ride over the Yarra Valley at sunrise from Melbourne 
  • 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

  • Approximate one-hour sunrise hot air balloon flight
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/landing government fees
  • Complimentary in-flight photos
  • Digital flight certificate
What's not included
  • Gratuities

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.

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  • 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia
    Meet at Balgownie Estate. If you choose the product: Yarra Valley Flight, Breakfast and CBD TRANSFER - we can pick you up from Pullman Melbourne on the Park - 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne. Please reconfirm with Global Ballooning that this has been booked in 7 days prior to your flight.
Pickup details
  • You have to book Yarra Valley Breakfast and Transfer Package to add this pick up option - from Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel. After the flight and breakfast, we will drop you back to the Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel in the CBD.
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 3127YARRA

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Children must be accompanied by an adult
      • Minimum age is 6 + years
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If cancelled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund
      • Dietary requirements are catered to at breakfast - please advise at time of booking
      • 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

      • 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.

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      What is the Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise cancellation policy?
      Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise on Tripadvisor
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      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: 3127YARRA

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        By far the best experience I have ever had. Enjoyed every moment from start to finish. I was very apprehensive when I was first gifted this experience but now I am recommending to everyone. So good. We had Clement as our pilot and he was excellent. A really lovely guy who landed our basket smoothly plus it stayed upright :-)
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        A ride thru the sky
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        Incredible Time!
        This was the best experience ever! We had so much on this trip! I was pretty nervous, but everything was so smooth and the flight felt like we were just floating and wasn't at all scary! The whole staff were very professional and answered all of the questions I had. Once in a lifetime experience and well worth it!
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        The whole experience was amazing !! Views were fabulous! Staff were lovely and happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have! Highly recommend!
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        Couldn’t have been happier with this experience, made by the wonderful team, including pilot Clem and crew Bron! Thanks for having us, highly recommend!!!
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        No worries personified
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        TOP BALLOON 🎈
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      Michelle V
      Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
      Mar 2020
      Greeted by a professional team of balloonists, we were driven to our launch site. After filling the balloons, a smooth glide upwards, breaking through the clouds into complete silence followed. We watched the other balloons breach the clouds then the sun rise up through the cloud in an amazing display of colour. The balloon then descended below cloud level for an amazing flight over the beautiful Yarra Valley. We landed without so much as a bump due to our very skilled pilot, Eddie. After assisting to pack up, we were driven back to our meeting point where we had a delicious breakfast with the other passengers and the team. What a wonderful way to start the day. An amazing experience we will remember forever.
      Written 7 April 2020
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      An amazing memory in life that you will remember forever!!! That's what we do!! Thanks for sharing your comments!
      Written 9 April 2020
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      Jacqueline M
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      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
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      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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      Chelsey W
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      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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      Lisa M
      Nicholson, Australia8 contributions
      Feb 2020
      We thoroughly enjoyed our first hot air ballooning experience. The flight was extremely smooth and gentle. An amazing feeling floating over the picturesque Yarra Valley. Both the pilot and the driver were very knowledgeable and very helpful. We highly recommend Global Ballooning to anyone thinking of going hot air ballooning.
      Written 22 February 2020
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      We are proud to be flying balloons in the Yarra Valley location for close to thirty years now! It's a great region for ballooning, with stable weather conditions and so much to see, from wineries & countryside to Australian wildlife! All of our staff are kept up to date with training and seminars to be the best in the business. Thanks for enjoying a sunrise in the sky with us.
      Written 24 February 2020
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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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      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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      Vaughan H
      Melbourne, Australia1 contribution
      Mar 2020
      Our flight was cancelled, suspect as not enough passengers for the day, but we managed to get a flight a day earlier. This worked well, the flight was full, and near perfect flying conditions. The basket arrangement of partitions for 4 people worked well as we had 4 in our group. Excellent flight, skimming just over trees and fields was exciting and made the ballooning experience more real somehow.
      Written 7 April 2020
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      Maybe we should try to build a floating house in this particular time, haha. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you so so much for sharing the experience that you had with us. It means the world to be able to offer this activity to so many people around the world, all ages and stages of life. We are trying our best to provide one of the best experiences to our passenger, we want to make sure it will be a part of your life memory. Thank you so much for your kind word, we hope you can stay healthy and safe!
      Written 12 April 2020
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      Dan O
      1 contribution
      Mar 2021
      Global Ballooning showed us a great time for our first hot air balloon ride. They were very professional and stayed in constant communication before the ride to keep us informed of weather conditions. All staff were very friendly and fun. I could not recommend them more highly.
      Written 6 April 2021
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      Thanks dano861 for your 5* review. We have been running for over 25 years so we appreciate when we hear feedback like yours and take a lot of pride in the experience we are providing to all our passengers. warm wishes, Danielle and the GBA team
      Written 6 April 2021
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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
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      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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      Andrea H
      3 contributions
      Feb 2020 • Couples
      A fantastic experience thanks to Ronald Kent for the smooth ride and commentary on what he was doing and what we were flying over. A bit of work needed on the cow jokes😂 Highly recommend Ronald and Global Ballooning for an experience of a life time.

      Andrea & Trevor
      Written 12 February 2020
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      Ronald is a great pilot & #HumanOfGlobal. Very professional and thorough communication skills. Thanks for recommending our tour as an experience of a lifetime, it's simply magical!
      Written 19 February 2020
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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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