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Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley

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25 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Great trip with excelllent and knowledgeable pilot

Fascinating flight with pilot Viktor. Very knowledgeable and entertaining both during the flight... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
blair476
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Loved our flight and champagne breakfast

We arrived at Sofitel early in the morning and were greeted with a smile and tea/coffee. Then we... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nisha T
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fly in a hot air balloon over the city of Melbourne or the beautiful Yarra Valley. Experience the wonders of the oldest form of human flight, moving majestically through the skies as the world awakens below you. Picture This Ballooning have been flying hot air balloons in Australia and overseas since 1996, delighting thousands of passengers a year and also operating branded & 'special shape' balloons for a number of companies.
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25 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Central Business District

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Fascinating flight with pilot Viktor. Very knowledgeable and entertaining both during the flight and at the champagne breakfast later at Chateau Yering. Our initial booking had to be deferred due to unsuitable weather, and the company was very helpful with re-booking. We understand that they...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that despite needed to reschedule your booking due to inclement weather, you enjoyed your experience with Viktor and our Yarra Valley flight team once you were able to actually get in the air! Our number...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We arrived at Sofitel early in the morning and were greeted with a smile and tea/coffee. Then we drove to the take off location (determined in the morning), the excitement builds as you hep get the balloons ready. Soon we were up in the open...More

Thank Nisha T
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your review Nisha! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our Melbourne flight team, as well as the post-flight champagne breakfast at the Sofitel. It's great to mention that on occasion the landing can be a little rough; our pilots always...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Took the flight over the city at sunrise. Unfortunately there was a bit of cloud around and the sunrise was non-existent. Take off and landing went smoothly. Probably would have preferred the Yarra Valley flight for the scenery as once we had skirted the city,...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to write such a detailed review for us. Sorry to hear that on the morning you flew, there was a bit of cloud cover which obscured the sunrise but we're very pleased that you felt well taken care...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

What an amazing experience! What a great company to do it with. Professional, friendly, informative. From meeting at the Sofitel, to arriving at the launch site, to flying in the balloon, to landing and returning to the Sofitel for a wonderful champagne breakfast. Faultless. Would...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

This was such a lovely review to see, we can't thank you enough for taking the time to write such kind comments for us. We'll pass on your review to our Melbourne flight team who will be so glad to hear that their hard work...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing way to start the day! Want to say a big thank you to the whole crew and staff at Picture This Ballooning. As is common in the hot air balloon industry our first flight did not go ahead due to weather conditions...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for taking the time to write a review for us, we're so pleased that despite needing to reschedule your flight due to inclement weather conditions, once you did get to fly you enjoyed your experience! Nick & Jordan are new to the PTB team...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The words to use here are; fabulous experience, professional and well organised. We really enjoyed our morning with PTB right from the early morning check-in to wiping the crumbs from our faces after a delicious brekkie. No negatives...only positives to talk of and remember. Thanks...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your very kind review - that is exactly the impression we want to leave on our customers so we're so pleased that you'll remember your experience with us as a professional & well organised one! Thanks again for choosing PTB, it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I just went on the city balloon ride. Our first time in a balloon and loved it. We also took the option for the breakfast after, which was well worth it. This was the breakfast buffet at No 35 in the Sofitel....More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We're so pleased that you and your wife enjoyed your experience with our Melbourne flight team, plus the fantastic breakfast at the Sofitel afterwards. We thank you for your recommendation and hope to have you fly with us...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Visa special deal with Picture This Ballooning that consist of a flight, champagne breakfast, and in-flight photos. Everything was done efficiently through email, up to the day of the flight itself. Three days before the flight, an email was sent to us...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide such a highly detailed review! We're so pleased that you enjoyed your experience with our Yarra Valley flight team, and found the morning to be fun but also conducted with your safety in mind. Our...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was so spectacular! I booked a balloon fight over Yarra Valley for my boyfriends birthday and we absolutely loved it. Our pilot Nick was brilliant. It was Nick's first flight with the company and he definitely did a great job and had everyone on...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks Alicia for your kind review. We're so thrilled that you and your boyfriend enjoyed your experience over the Yarra Valley with us. We're so pleased to have had Nick recently come aboard with Picture This and it's great to hear from somebody who was...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got a balloon flight over Melbourne as a gift. It included a champagne breakfast. At first I was just looking forward t the breakfast because it would have meant that we have made it. I am afraid of heights so that was why I...More

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Wow - thank you so much for this incredibly detailed review!! We're so thrilled that despite your fear of heights, you enjoyed your experience with Andy & our Melbourne flight team. Many customers who are scared of heights are surprised at how calm and gentle...More

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MiniTina
8 December 2017|
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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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Amy C
18 September 2017|
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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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Yes we do :) Tripadvisor doesn't allow us to type it here, so if you google Picture This Ballooning you will find it. Or it is on our Tripadvisor page. Let us know if you don't find it.
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