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Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley

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Book directly through our website for the best service - we're Australia's highest rating hot air balloon company for a reason. Fly in a hot air balloon over the city of Melbourne, the beautiful Yarra Valley and Daylesford. Experience the wonders of...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
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25 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 3 9429 0277
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 May 2015

In mid-February I booked a flight for early March but it was cancelled because of bad weather. Then I rescheduled to late April (the next available weekend) and that too was cancelled because of bad weather. Our third attempt was in early May and when...More

4  Thank Thomas P
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 5 September 2015

Ballooning is awesome! It is the first time I'd been, and the trip was amazing. However, I found the casual sexism shown by the staff. Maybe they think they were being chivalrous by insisting that volunteers for lifting etc be "gentlemen", but it is just...More

4  Thank ekkles
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2015

Hi Ekkles, We're glad you had such an amazing time hot air ballooning with us, and we're sorry that there was something that detracted from your experience. We have spoken to our crew about your feedback because you are right - during the pack-up we...More

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Couldn't have asked for a better crew to take us on our first ballooning experience. From the moment we arrived we felt in safe hands and appreciated the running commentary on what to expect at each stage of the morning, right from arrival at the...More

Thank ash_lmc
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was worth the early start and the cool breeze. I'll remember the experience forever and I'll brag to my kids about it when I have them. The gorgeous stories from the other passengers make you feel like the whole morning is a little movie,...More

Thank Brickhampton1999
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I've been wanting to do this for ever and finally did it today! Flight over the city from Yarra Bend to Moorrabin. The team at Picture This made it a fantastic day, from start to end, including the champagne breakfast at the Sofitel! Magnifique!!

Thank grillp99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing journey above this beautiful city of Melbourne. Everything was perfect, from the (early!!!) pick up at the hotel to the champagne breakfast at Sofitel.

1  Thank CedricStadel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My girlfriend organised this for our anniversary and what an incredible day it was, the organisation and communication from the staff was nothing short of excellent, the views over the Yarra Valley were stunning and we both had the best day ever, a very memorable...More

Thank johncochrane1996
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review John (and happy anniversary!). We're so glad that you enjoyed your experience with our Yarra Valley flight team and we very much appreciate your recommendation. Kind regards, Team PTB

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I travelled to Melbourne for her 30th birthday. We arranged a flight with picture this ballooning who went out of their way to ensure we had a incredible experience. A big thankyou to Ben for arranging our flight and making sure we...More

Thank William T
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your review William, we're so glad that you and your partner were able to fly with us while you were in Melbourne for her 30th birthday! I'll pass on your kind comments to our General Manager Ben, fantastic pilot Nick and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing experience. Very professional. Views were amazing. Thanks for a great morning for an early 40th birthday present.

Thank Ella D
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Ella (and happy 40th birthday!). We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with Picture This Ballooning! Kind regards, Team PTB

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to say what a sheer delight it was to go for a balloon ride with Picture This Ballooning yesterday - I was gifted this ride for my 21st birthday last year as I’ve always had a love for hot air balloons and I...More

Thank Zach M
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review Zach, we're so thrilled that you enjoyed your experience with Nick and Hendo so much! We always love having passengers on board who have an interest in hot air balloons and are so glad that we didn't disappoint....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Viktor was an extremely knowledgeable pilot and it was worth it to also include the breakfast as he shared his life stories of pre-pilot life and pilot life. Very beautiful views over yarra valley and a must see!More

Thank Sandra L
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review Sandra, we're so pleased that you enjoyed your flight with Viktor and his Yarra Valley team! We always recommend that passengers include the post-flight champagne breakfast in their package as it's a great opportunity to learn more about ballooning from our...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very happy I got over my initial nerves and decided to go ahead with this hot air balloon ride! After a 4am wake-up we met at the Sofitel in the city, where we received tea, coffee and an initial briefing. The crew chose a route...More

1  Thank Liz R
TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write us such a detailed review Liz! We're so glad that despite a bit of wet weather and cloud cover you still had such a great time with Nick and Dean during your flight over Melbourne. While...More

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Nomad371257
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Response from William T | Reviewed this property |
Hey, Just go to picturethisballooning website Or call 1300 872929 Thanks
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MiniTina
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Hi there MiniTina A refund is absolutely available if you are unable to reschedule your flight Check out the terms and conditions in the Picture This Ballooning website for details ! Cheers Damian Crock CEO Picture... More
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aggiesteno
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Hi Amy! Currently we have flights open throughout the holiday period except for Christmas Day and New Year's Day (Jan 1) so could definitely book you in for December 22! You can choose whether you fly just the two of you... More
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