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Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley

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Address: 1st Floor, 173-175 Swan St | Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, Australia
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+61 3 9428 5703
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
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Global Ballooning Australia offers daily sunrise hot air balloon flights...

Global Ballooning Australia offers daily sunrise hot air balloon flights over Melbourne City and Yarra Valley.

Ballooning over Melbourne is a truly unique experience as it is one of very few cities in the world that can traversed in a hot air balloon. To enjoy the best of Victorian country side, ballooning over the Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions. Our focus is on our passengers comfort, safety and enjoyment.

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USD 286.03*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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USD 344.81*
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

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Fantastic experience!

Such an amazing way to start off the day! The views over the Yarra Valley were stunning and our pilot Brian together with the ground staff made the whole experience very special... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Such an amazing way to start off the day! The views over the Yarra Valley were stunning and our pilot Brian together with the ground staff made the whole experience very special. They were extremely professional and had a great sense of humour. The champagne breakfast was also amazing. I'd highly recommend this company!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have wanted to go on a hot air balloon ride for the longest time, it was definitely something of a high priority on my bucket list. I can honestly say I wasn't disappointed, in fact quite the opposite, the experience far surpassed my expectations. From booking, through to the transfer service, the pilot and all other staff, the experience... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Was initially worried as I had fear of heights. But this was gone once the balloon start floating. The pilot Bryan was very skilled. He also make turns so that all people in the front and back have access to all views. The view of Yarra Valley is what I termed a million dollar view and when the sun starts... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is something everyone should experience (those with an extreme fear of heights excepted) A balloon flight over the CBD is a great way to see Melbourne from a different perspective, and to obtain an understanding of what a great city tis is. Despite the early start (a necessary evil) this is a fantastic day out. I have taken two... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear GoScrays, Thanks for choosing to fly with us. We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a detailed review! You're right - it is the ultimate way to see Melbourne from a different perspective (as long as you have the flight path over the city - it all depends on the wind direction). Every flight is different.... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very professional company, encourage you to help with the setting up and packing away of the balloon. Our balloon pilot was great and filled us with confidence. We had an 89 year old lady in our balloon and she was able to sit down during the flight. It was a misty morning when we got up so we could not... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for your review Julie W! We have an Easy Access Basket to allow people who cannot get in/out of our regular basket to fly with us. It is certainly very rewarding to be able to offer that option as it has a door for easy entry & a seat inside. Glad you enjoyed it & I'm sure you forgot... More 

Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went ballooning in the Yarra Valley and it was the first time that I flew in a hot air balloon. The views were stunning and the sunrise was very beautiful. I felt very safe flying with Brian.

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Pleased to hear that you had fun juliuskrueger! Thanks very much for flying with us, Kate More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Heading to Melbourne for vacation or if you cal Melbourne home, this is a must do experience. Our pilot Darius is a living legend; his assistant Tony's a great laugh and helps to make the experience with his wit. To be fair, we had perfect weather, but the whole experience from gathering at The Pullman to landing at Moorabbin airport... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to fly with us and more specifically Dariusz! :) We appreciate you taking the time to review us, your support & kind words. I will pass this onto Dariusz the rest of our team. Kind regards, Kate More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First of all I just want to say a big thank you to Brian and his team, what a wonderful group of people to show as the highlights of today, helping setting up the balloon and packing up was super fun and entertaining. The view from the sky being in the clouds, oh what a sight to see. Everything from... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed the ballooning experience Steph B! Thanks so much for flying with us. I will be sure to pass your review onto Brian & the team :) Warm regards, Kate More 

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went ballooning in the Yarra Valley and had a wonderful experience. The pick up time was painfully, painfully early at 3 am (to make the sunrise) and, if doing again, I'd try to stay in Yarra Valley closer to the site versus being picked up in Melbourne and driven for an hour. But that has nothing to do with... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear Kim J, Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review. You've certainly provided lots of fantastic tips and your detailed journey with us for future passengers to read. I'm so sorry you had to wait for your wine tour to start. Due to our tour start time adjusting due to the ever changing sunrise... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I took this hot air balloon ride this morning. Other than having to be picked up at 4:30 am this was absolutely wonderful. The crew are friendly, helpful and professional. The views during the ride are breathtaking. Watching all the balloons (there were 7) being blown up all at once was very exciting. I just wish this... More 

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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thanks for your lovely review William S! It would have been quite a sight - wonderful that you could enjoy all 7 balloons up at once. Hope you can join us again for a 3rd time :) Warm wishes, Kate More 

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