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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise provided by Global Ballooning Australia

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Overview
There is no more spectacular view of Melbourne and the Yarra River than from the basket of a hot-air balloon at sunrise. On this unforgettable tour, experience Melbourne at its most magical as you float over its modern skyscrapers, scenic waterfront, and green parks; enjoy incredible aerial views; and then celebrate your safe landing with a Champagne breakfast (optional).
Itinerary
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  • Pass by Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Pass by Yarra River
    Pass by Albert Park Lake
    Pass by Fitzroy Gardens
    Pass by Eureka Skydeck
    Pass by Royal Exhibition Building
    Pass by Flinders Street Station
    Pass by Westgate Park
    Pass by Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
    Pass by Government House
    Pass by Shrine of Remembrance
    Pass by AAMI Park
    Pass by Docklands
    Pass by University of Melbourne
    Pass by Melbourne General Cemetery
    Pass by Melbourne Zoo
    Pass by Melbourne Museum
    Pass by Flemington Racecourse
    Pass by Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
    Pass by Rod Laver Arena
    Pass by Parliament House of Victoria
    Pass by St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Pass by Federation Square
    Pass by Caulfield Racecourse
    Pass by Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
    Pass by Williamstown Beach
Highlights
  • Take in spectacular views of Melbourne at sunrise from a hot-air balloon
  • Float over the Central Business District and along the Yarra River
  • Upgrade for a celebratory Champagne breakfast after your flight
  • Hassle-free pickup at your Melbourne hotel
What to Expect
After an early-morning pickup from your Melbourne hotel, transfer to the launch site in East Melbourne and hop aboard your hot-air balloon for a thrilling ride. After a safety briefing, lift off and soar over the Central Business District and along the Yarra River, following a route chosen by your pilot depending on wind conditions. From high above the city, get a bird’s-eye view of landmarks like the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Rod Laver Arena, and the Eureka Tower; float over residential neighborhoods, beautiful parks, and scenic waterways; and watch the sunrise over the city. Land and transfer to Pullman Melbourne on the Park, a 5-star hotel close to the Fitzroy Gardens, where you can toast to your unforgettable experience with a glass of Champagne and start the day with a delicious breakfast (if breakfast option selected at booking).
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Important Information
Duration
4h
Inclusions
  • Champagne buffet breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (before the flight)
  • Drop-off at the Pullman on the Park (after the flight)
  • Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
  • A flight certificate, postcard and exclusive e-coupon booklet to prove it happened
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 12 people is permitted per balloon basket
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If your Melbourne balloon flight is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund.
  • Vegetarian and gluten free breakfast options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Due to limited capacity, changes within 7 days of travel are not permitted and will incur amendment fees
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • COVID-19 INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES ● Cleaning and disinfection in accordance with guidance from Safe Work Australia and public health authority. ● Clinical grade hand sanitiser is provided in the workplace and throughout the entire ballooning experience (out of reach of children). ● Frequently touched surfaces belonging to GBA including handrails, doors, vehicles, equipment, phones and keyboards are regularly cleaned. ● All guests of GBA including staff scheduled to fly must check in the evening prior to flight. ● If you observe anything that does not meet this standard, please advise management immediately or as soon as possible.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
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. If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
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Daniel B wrote a review Apr 2020
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Highly recommended. Beautiful peaceful views over Melbourne. Felt safe at all times. Staff were great.Had an excellent time
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Front Office Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded Apr 12, 2020
Thank you so much for your review & sharing feed back for all to read. it was a pleasure flying you, we hope it will be a memory that lasts a lifetime :)
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Jenny D wrote a review Apr 2020
Eaglemont, Australia730 contributions76 helpful votes
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We had the perfect day to experience Hot Air Ballooning and the perfect company with which to experience it. This was the third time that we attempted to fly. Each time we went we were kept fully informed of whether we would be flying, or not. The first two times, that we were
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Front Office Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded Apr 12, 2020
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!
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Paul B-W. wrote a review Mar 2020
Lichfield, United Kingdom67 contributions35 helpful votes
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Wow Wow Wow... Amazing sunrise Hot Air Balloon flight, over Melbourne today (17thMarch20). From the start (0545 meeting @ a City hotel), to the finish of this MONUMENTAL experience, we cannot thank Global Ballooning Australia enough & the team of ‘Steve’ - the Balloon Pilot &
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded Mar 17, 2020
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 hope you remember this forever. Thank you again.
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Richardson family wrote a review Mar 2020
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We couldn't have hoped for a better Autumn day for our balloon ride - the sky was clear, the sun was out and floating slowly over Melbourne recalling all of the sights from your balloon was just amazing! Thank you Global Ballooning, this is a memory my family and I will
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded Mar 17, 2020
We are so happy to hear how well it went for you. Autumn is a gorgeous time to fly, being able to see the change of season from above and sharing this memory with your family for a long time to come.
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Maria P wrote a review Mar 2020
Melbourne, Australia6 contributions
Big thanks to pilot Eddie, and his wonderful crew Nick and Theo for making this an amazing experience. Their obvious enthusiasm and enjoyment make the setting up and packing up experience a great deal of fun. The take off was so gentle and surreal but when we broke through the
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded Mar 17, 2020
How lovely to hear that this experience was a big tick on your bucket list. We love what we do and it always shows, sharing a sunrise with grateful passengers such as yourselves is just the best :) Thanks for your fantastic comments, our team will be thrilled to read them. Stay safe.
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rhuther
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Great experience that we will remember forever
One great bonus was the photos taken from suspended camera provided at no extra charge - a VERY professional team.
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BoardingPass478268
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A very worthwhile experience
A week before our visit, I had not considered hot air ballooning before. I am so glad my partner bought us tickets,
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472kayk
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Loved the whole experience
Excellent - well worth every minute of it. Right from he start to the end, the staff were friendly and at all times
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692vaughanh
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Skimming over the trees.
Our flight was cancelled, suspect as not enough passengers for the day, but we managed to get a flight a day earlie
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MichelleVanders
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Rising above the clouds
Greeted by a professional team of balloonists, we were driven to our launch site. After filling the balloons, a sm
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X5608LLharrym
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A wonderful morning balloon flight followed by a sumptuous breakfast
It was my birthday, and a bucket list adventure. Beginning with a fantastic dinner at Ray's Restaurant and overnig
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leisa600
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Hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
With a few days up our sleeve as a result of the Grand Prix being cancelled we took our first balloon flight which
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Belinda490
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Stunning Amazing Spectacular
We had the most amazing flight this morning for our 21st Anniversary. I have been longing to do this for soooo long
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allowaybill
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Amazing sunrise adventure
We had an amazing trip and enjoyed the full experience. From Rain and Theo’s pick up to Eddies piloting through th
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LeeYvonne
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A Birds Eye View
I took a friend on the best Christmas Eve adventure...high over the Yarra Valley in the serenity of a perfect sunri
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Go693130
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My morning in the balloon
It was a early morning start at stupid o clock but was worth every second the time in the air was magical and I wan
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brendon67
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One of the best trips I have done
If you have not done a ballon flight then you must do it. Awesome experience, it is peaceful and tranquil as you fl
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AussieWalkers
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Magical, above the clouds experience
This was a 70th birthday gift for my husband from our daughter and son-in-law. We floated up through the clouds to
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craigk915
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Wow what a trip!
This was an incredible activity! We had the perfect weather morning, with a bit of low fog in some areas and a clea
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TLPW2market
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The set up prior to flying
We thoroughly enjoyed our hot air balloon experience. Has been on my list for years for years. It was fantastic
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Key Details
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, Chinese, Chinese
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