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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise provided by Global Ballooning Australia

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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Free Cancellation up to 7 days in advance
About
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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
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.
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
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 Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 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).
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Chinese, English, Chinese
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.
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 Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 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).
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 3127MEL
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Champagne breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (before the flight)
  • Drop-off at the Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne (after the flight)
  • Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup commences approximately 2 hours prior to sunrise however depends on how many transfers we have on the morning. You're advised on your pick up time the night before - details are on your flight confirmation which is emailed by Global Ballooning Australia on booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 10 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
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Champagne breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (before the flight)
  • Drop-off at the Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne (after the flight)
  • Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Hotel pickup commences approximately 2 hours prior to sunrise however depends on how many transfers we have on the morning. You're advised on your pick up time the night before - details are on your flight confirmation which is emailed by Global Ballooning Australia on booking.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 10 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
  • 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.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
    Yarra River
    Albert Park Lake
    Fitzroy Gardens
    Eureka Skydeck
    Royal Exhibition Building
    Flinders Street Station
    Westgate Park
    Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
    Government House
    Shrine of Remembrance
    AAMI Park
    Docklands
    University of Melbourne
    Melbourne General Cemetery
    Melbourne Zoo
    Melbourne Museum
    Flemington Racecourse
    Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
    Rod Laver Arena
    Parliament House of Victoria
    St. Patrick's Cathedral
    Federation Square
    Caulfield Racecourse
    Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
    Williamstown Beach
  • You'll return to the starting point
Popular mentions

5.0
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Tan4444
Perth, Australia63 contributions
up up and away
Jun 2021
very beautiful experience. Relaxing and exciting at the same time.

The staff were great too. It was worth the early morning brisk weather.
Written July 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks you for your 5* review. Those early mornings can be challenging particularly in winter but it is always worth it when you get to soar the sky in one of our fabulous hot air balloons. So glad you got to enjoy this beautiful experience. I also agree that our staff are great :) kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written July 14, 2021
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Kristen
3 contributions
Wondeful!
May 2021
Loved it! So peaceful in the air. Wonderful to see the place we call home from a birds eye view. Was a birthday present for my 16yr old. Impossible to not enjoy it.
Written May 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Really appreciative of your kind words. It is everything we want all passengers to feel afterwards. Warm wishes, Danielle & the GBA Team
Written May 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Yichen Y
1 contribution
Amazing experience from the air
May 2021
Very exciting view to experience the city! super chill atmosphere up there! Don't miss this! The process from ground to air and landing is amazing!
Written May 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We love 5* reviews - it really is amazing , and we are so glad you got to experience this with us many thanks, Danielle and the GBA team
Written May 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephen F
Aspendale, Australia15 contributions
Amazing balloon ride over the city.
This was an amazing flight over Melbourne city as the sun rose. Words can't describe it. We just loved it!! You have to do it!!
Written May 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for this review! It really is difficult to sum up just how amazing flying over Melbourne is. For a totally different yet still amazing experience you should try our new destination - Mansfield. It is also truly spectacular. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written May 18, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

BethRoseKirk
Middle Park, Australia7 contributions
A fabulous and accessible experience
May 2021 • Couples
An exhilarating and unforgettable experience that we loved. Pilot Steve gave us the confidence to relax and enjoy every moment. The team were superb in assisting Ray with his mobility needs and the accessible basket made his dream come true.
Written May 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are so glad that you and Ray were able to participate in hot air ballooning due to our Easy Access Basket. It was developed by our fearless leader Kiff after he was involved in an accident and had mobility issues. We really try to cater to all of our customers so that everyone can enjoy this unique and wonderful experience. I will pass on your lovely feedback to Steve - our Chief Pilot who always goes above and beyond to ensure everyone has a great morning. kind regards, Danielle and the GBA team
Written May 10, 2021
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Mathew C
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
Perfect
May 2021 • Friends
Truely uplifting in every sense of the word, excellent staff. The whole experience is unforgettable.
Written May 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Really appreciative of your kind words. It is everything we want all passengers to feel afterwards. Warm wishes, Danielle & the GBA Team
Written May 10, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

morganalamb
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions
Amazing 🤩
Apr 2021
Definitely one of the most beautiful experiences in my life!
Kiff and his team are fantastic!!!!!
They are super professional and soooo fun with years and years of experience we can definitely feel safe and relax up there.

We did celebrate my husband’s birthday and they also gave to him a little present, so sweet! We loved and we will definitely recommend them and come back again.

THANKS GLOBAL BALLONING
Written April 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you so much for this 5* review. it sounds like it was definitely worth the early morning for you, and I agree totally!! We try and make the whole experience worthwhile, fun and engaging - it really is very special. And safety is always our first priority. Kiff has over 30 years of flying experience so you certainly flew with one of the best! Thanks for flying with us :) many thanks, Danielle and the GBa team
Written April 28, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Digby1960
4 contributions
A perfect day
Apr 2021
A perfect day ! Decided to tick off a "bucket list" item by taking the entire family (10 of us) for a flight over Melbourne. From the moment we enquired every contact with the team from Global Ballooning was first class.
The flight itself controlled by our wonderful pilot Kiff was simply amazing.
We all felt very safe throughout.
Couldn't recommend Global Ballooning more highly.
Written April 25, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
How wonderful that you were able to fly with your entire family - that would have been truly magical. We love hearing that you had an awesome experience and that you felt safe throughout. Safety is always our number one priority. I will pass your lovely review onto Kiff and the team. many thanks, Danielle and GBA
Written April 28, 2021
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Bridgett
1 contribution
Brilliant fun
Apr 2021 • Family
Kiff and his team are fantastic! Very professional and friendly with years and years of experience under their belts. Fun to be part of the whole process from the set up to the relaxing breakfast afterwards!
Written April 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks so much for your review - we're so thrilled that you had fun, and that you had a great experience flying with Kiff . We hear this often from our passengers so it is nice you can let other's know. Can't wait to have you fly with us again in the future, Danielle & the team at GBA
Written April 19, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fe
8 contributions
Fantastic experience
What an amazing morning flying over Melbourne. Thanks to Steve and team for making our experience great!
The breakfast was delicious!
Written April 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for your beautiful review. We are thrilled that you had such an awesome experience, and that our team helped to make it so memorable for you all. I think a delicious buffet breakfast is the best way to finish off the morning. We really appreciate your support and for sharing the love. Hope to have you back flying in the future. Warm wishes, Danielle and the GBA team
Written April 14, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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The best experience ever!
Georgia our pilot was fantastic and very professional. We felt safe flying with her. The sunrise was stunning and t
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Amazing
This was such an awesome experience. Great views of the Yarra. We had lovely weather. Just as the company recommend
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Amazing professional experience
The professionalism of Global Ballooning is unparalleled. We felt comfortable and safe with our pilot Sam; as did o
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Amazing experience
Amazing experience. All well organised as it was planned. Enjoyed the group also the drivers and the team were very
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Amazing Experience !!!!
One of the best experiences ever. Beautiful view, amazing sunrise, and lovely time spent. The service provided by t
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Amazing start of the day among the clouds
Woke up at 3am in a cold 4 degrees celcius, left home at 4am to meeting point at Yarra Glen at about 5.30am, @globa
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Fabulous experience
Our balloon flight was fabulous! Had lots of fun setting up, flying and packing up. Would not hesitate to go again.
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Absolute perfection in the Yarra Valley
We had an incredible morning gently floating above the Yarra Valley with Georgia our pilot who was friendly, profes
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You will never forget this experience
Right from the beginning, this was an absolutely one of a kind and magical experience. Global Ballooning has though
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So romantic 😍
Very professional and experienced team. Was everything i hoped it would be and more. Spectacular views, text book t
425lancer
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Floating on air
The team at Global Ballooning were “a well oiled machine” and the whole experience was fantastic from start to fini
Dunira W
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Great Experience!
Thank you for a wonderful experience! GBA team are very professional and friendly. The booking process was easy,
adzf2021
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Spectacular Yarra Valley by the Sky
Beautiful morning with a different perspective of the Yarra Valley from the sky. Ronald the pilot was informative a
gscar21
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Fantastic flight!
The flight itself was great! Lucky to have nice weather as well. Knowledgeable, experienced and funny operator (Tha
heythereg2021
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incredibly beautiful
the entire experience was wonderful.. professionally executed and much fun. Surreal and such smooth sailing that t
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