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“An amazing experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights

Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights
25 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
+61 3 9429 0277
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: 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, movingly 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 corporations.
Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“An amazing experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a great morning flying with Picture This Ballooning. It was so peaceful floating above the city of Melbourne on sunrise. The views were amazing and the breakfast at the Sofitel was very impressive and also offered a great chance to chat to the other passengers and our professional and experienced pilot Andy. I would not hesitate to recommend this experience to anyone.

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review for us - and what a great photo! I've passed on your kind comments to our fantastic pilot Andy, and we promise to take great care of anybody who you may recommend us to!

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Newcastle
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“Balloon flight over Melbourne city.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014 via mobile

Absolutely Awesome! Picture This Ballooning put on a great morning! A quick bus ride to the launch site. Take off and look at the city of Melbourne on dawn. Land and great breakfast included at the Sofitel.

Visited March 2014
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights, responded to this review, March 27, 2014
Thanks for posting such a positive, enthusiastic review Mick! We're so glad you enjoyed your ballooning experience over Melbourne with us. Come again anytime!

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Langwarrin, Australia
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“hot air balloon flight over Melbourne”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Like others, we had previous booking cancellations, which can be frustrating, but totally understandable. We ended up booking for yesterday and keeping fingers crossed, as my cousin was here for a couple days from the UK (and had never been to Aus before) and we'd booked her in too ... she was quite scared (height thing) and wasn't sure she'd manage to do it at all ... but, we ALL had an absolutely wonderful time. Helping to set up & pack up was great too, as it made it all part of the experience. Bubbles and breakkie were fabulous (with me leaving the Sofitel feeling about the size of the balloon we'd flown in!!) ... thank you, thank you to our wonderful pilot, Andy and his excellent right hand, run around man, Pete for helping to make our morning so superb!!

Visited March 2014
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thanks Linda for taking the time to post such a positive review! We thank you for your patience in having to reschedule a few times (the weather isn't always our friend in ballooning!) and are so glad that your cousin was able to come flying while she was here! I will pass on your kind comments to Andy and Pete (great photo of Andy by the way!) and we are so glad that we were able to provide an experience that you felt was worth the wait.

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Up, Up and Away!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Loved the experienced from the minute we arrived at the Sofitel. Very professional, efficient and skilled staff ensured our experience was enjoyable and one to remember. Highly recommend the experience to others!

Visited March 2014
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thanks so much for your positive and concise review! I will pass on your kind comments to our staff - we love hearing that we've provided an enjoyable and memorable experience for our passengers!

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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Thanks for a wonderful experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

My partner first booked this for my birthday (via Adrenalin) 10 months ago for my bday and we had to try 6 times before getting to fly, but it was so worth the wait! Each time the cancellations had to be made for everyone's safety, so the pilots certainly err on the correct side of caution which made me feel secure taking off. We had a rougher take off than usual but it was handled smoothly by our excellent pilot, and the flight itself over the city was just stunningly beautiful despite the overcast conditions. Finished off with a really nice champagne and top notch breakfast at the Sofitel on the 35th floor with a great view of the city. All in all a wonderful experience and well worth the early mornings and multiple attempts to be able to go.

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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Private Flights, responded to this review, March 16, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review - and what an amazing photo! Being part of such a weather-dependent business, we always appreciate the patience of our passengers when conditions may not be ideal on their first (or second, or third...) attempt to fly, but thanks for sticking with us and we are glad that you felt that your experience was worth the wait!

Buoyant regards,
Team PTB
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