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Melbourne sunrise balloon flight & champagne breakfast
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Melbourne sunrise balloon flight & champagne breakfast

By Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley
Recommended by 98% of travelers
98% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 6-100, max of 30 per group
Duration: 3h
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  • Private transportation
  • Breakfast
  • Please provide email addresses in bookings.


Start:
  • Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, 25 Collins St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
    We meet in Sofi's Lounge on Level 1 of the Sofitel Hotel.
Pickup details
  • We pick up passengers from City hotels only, this is a complimentary service when flying over Melbourne.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 124341P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Age restrictions - 6 yrs plus to fly.
    • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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    • Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley
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      Australia
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    • Levezou-Raid
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Sunday
      Excellent, very well organized. Staff is extremely friendly and make your journey fantastic.... A Sunday to remenber
      Written May 20, 2024
    • rebekhan2024
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I finally went on a hot air balloon ride! The views, the crew, the whole experience was unforgettable!
      The whole experience was unforgettable! I loved being up at the crack of dawn to do something exciting. I have wanted to do this experience for years and I was not disappointed!
      Written May 19, 2024
    • martinaI1972PX
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Awesome flight
      Brian, Jason and Riley were absolutely fantastic. Flight was on time, professionally setup and had some great views. Thank you
      Written May 18, 2024
    • Michael051251
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Yarra valley balloon flight
      Definitely something everyone should do at least once. Brian (pilot) and Jason were very experienced and professional, resulting in a thoroughly enjoyable and satisfying experience. Highly recommended!
      Written May 18, 2024
    • 95craign
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      FLIGHT OF YOUR LIFE
      We had the utmost experience of a lifetime today being the 15/5/24. BRIAN AND THE STRINGER BOYS would have to be the most professional, organised, respectful customer focused and safety driven company I have ever come across. They not only went over the safety requirements with us several times but explained every little detail of how the balloon is set up from start to finish. But we were all participants in setting it up and packing it up, Brian commentated the flight very well and cracked quite a few jokes along the way . And when the flight had come to the end Brian made a 10 /10 touch down landing. And we were back on the bus and on our way back home oh and several photos were taken by an on board camera fitted to the outside of the balloon 🎈 just as a bonus extra. And the serenity of the yarra valley is just breathtaking you just can't get enough of it. So my wife and I would personally like to thank Brian and the team for such a fantastic life experience and suggest that anyone reading this review grab yourself ,your partner, freinds and family tickets to hop on board and have the flight of your life. Cheers Craig and Natalie
      Written May 14, 2024
    • rohanandsharond
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Highly Recommended Fantastic experience
      Unbelievable experience..........even with us both being not fond of heights we felt very comfortable. Brian and his helpers were great guys and everything went very smoothly. The balloon ride was amazing- first one up and going through the clouds was unreal- very calm/peaceful and spectacular veiws and photos....and then brekky after at the golf club was beautiful!
      Written May 5, 2024
    • lisatY3298UL
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We will be back!!!
      Wow!! What an experience!! Thankyou so much! We had the very best time. Dominic was an amazing pilot! His knowledge and expertise was A1. Ryan’s support throughout the morning was commendable and enjoyable. Highly recommend the Melbourne city flight. Craig & Lisa Thorpe WA
      Written May 2, 2024
    • ryutaros213
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most beautiful morning of my life
      I recently went on a hot air balloon tour in Melbourne, and it was an incredible experience! Flying over the city was breathtaking, and witnessing the sunrise from the balloon was truly magical. I highly recommend it for anyone looking for a unique and memorable adventure.
      Written May 1, 2024
    • Raquel R
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience
      Great ballon flight experience! Loved every moment of the journey seeing the sunrise and flying over the city suburbs. Victor and Peter were very professional and made us feel safe for the whole flight!
      Written April 27, 2024
    • koolace101
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing experience!
      Absolutely fantastic day! Very professional, smooth and enjoyable! Dom and Mitch did a great job! Would highly recommend!
      Written April 26, 2024
    • LisaP718
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must do adventure with Picture This Ballooning
      What a wonderful experience this was! Thank you to Brian, Mel and Braydon for giving us such an organised and fun adventure. We felt confident that we were in good hands, relaxed at all times with a well timed and fun commentary to accompany our fel was a delight from the first hello @ 5.15am - she clearly enjoys making sure everyone enjoys the adventure. Highly recommend this company and staying at the Yarra Bend Lodge - spot on! Thank you Picture This Ballooning.
      Written April 26, 2024
    • 576connorm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great Experience (first time flier)
      Experience was awesome - I never felt unsafe during the trip. It was cool to see the process for filling up the balloons and Dom was a great pilot!
      Written April 23, 2024
    • Compass32756351239
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      英語が分からなくても楽しめた
      I'm from Japan. I was anxious about English, but I was given a Japanese guide paper. So I totally enjoyed the tour. I recommend all of tourists to try!
      Written April 21, 2024
    • jeanettebX9901KJ
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The full picture at Yarra Valley
      Warm, inviting & funny staff & Pilot ( Jason& Brian). Responsive to questions. Explained safety procedures thoroughly initially & during flight. Had a great time. Very peaceful experience, absolute beauty in the landscape & panoramic views of the Yarra Valley. At times I felt like I was floating thank you for a wonderful experience
      Written April 21, 2024
    • RuaridhC1
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unforgettable experience!
      Absolutely incredible morning spent soaring over Melbourne. Viktor was a fantastic pilot; we all felt safe and secure for the entire flight. I cannot recommend this highly enough! Thanks again to Picture This for a truly unforgettable day.
      Written April 21, 2024
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    5.0
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    PKRobinson78
    Sheffield, UK12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Feb 2020 • Couples
    Words can’t really do justice to this experience. If you get the opportunity - do it! Especially if you love Melbourne.
    You begin by travelling out to the launch site and getting the balloon inflated. It’s all part of the experience and you begin to appreciate just how big the balloon is. Once the balloon is inflated, it’s time to get into the basket and away you go.
    I’m really not a fan of heights, but even though we were cruising at 2500 feet, I never felt uneasy. You just float slowly and gently through the skies, taking in the fabulous views of Melbourne, and flying over iconic sights like the Yarra River, MCG, Governor’s House and the Shrine of Remembrance. Our flight aimed to land in Faulkner Park, but the winds meant we landed in Albert Park instead.
    After packing the balloon (again, part of the experience - and a good bonding exercise with the other guys on the trip) we headed to breakfast at the Sofitel. At $40 extra, it’s very good value - all you can eat buffet at a top hotel with a fabulous view.
    I really can’t recommend this enough. Do it!
    Written February 17, 2020
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    Hello PK Robinson 78, Thank you for your review of your City flight with our Pilot Viktor and crew Hendo and for your recommendations to others. We are so glad you enjoyed your morning with us and the Sofitel Breakfast afterwards. That is certainly a stunning flight direction. We hope to get the opportunity of seeing you again in the future on another flight. VAndrew and all the team at Picture This Ballooning.
    Written February 21, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    mummamiaMA
    Melbourne, Australia332 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is incredible, our pilot Victor and Pete our crew driver were lovely and explained in great detail all we needed to know for a safe flight. Victor has been flying for 27 years, so we all felt very safe and in great hands. There were several other balloon flights in the air too but watching the others I do feel like we had the most superior flight for the day. We got higher and were able to enjoy some truly spectacular views.
    The buffet breakfast at the Sofitel was amazing too, so if you are in doubt, it is definitely worth adding this to your experience. It really topped off the morning.
    Things to know, it’s cold so wear a warm coat, beanie and or scarf. Your feet will get wet and grassy as most often there is morning dew and the grass is wet. You won’t really need proper sunglasses as you are in the sky looking around you and down at the ground. You only need what can fit into your pockets and I highly recommend the jacket you choose to wear on the day has zip pockets so you can secure your mobile phone and keys. The van is safe to leave a backpack or your handbag in, as it is never left unattended.
    Written April 25, 2022
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    Hello! Thank you for such kind words & nice review. I will pass the gratitude onto Viktor and Pete. We loved hearing you enjoyed the experience with us. Thanks, Tracy & the team at PTB
    Written May 23, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Tybo54
    Cape Coral, FL119 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an incredible morning! Just finished our ride across Melbourne with Viktor as our pilot and Dean. Incredible skill and attention to safety. Great communication from them from start to finish, especially since weather required 2 postponements. This was my first balloon ride and I am so glad it was with Picture this.
    Written February 1, 2020
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    Good Morning Tybo 54 Thank you for taking the time to review your Melbourne City flight with Viktor and Dean, and for your compliments on Viktor's skills and attention to safety, which is our prime consideration. Thank you for being patient for the weather to come right on your 3rd attempt, i'm sure it was well worth the wait. We hope you will choose to fly with us again soon. Andrew, Viktor, Dean and all the team at Picture This Ballooning
    Written February 3, 2020
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    OnAir800415
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2021
    Although I was terrified of the thought of going up in the balloon as soon as we left the ground it was so serene and majestic I forgot all about my fear. I absolutely loved it and am so glad I didn't chicken out. Photographs turned out great, especially the sunrise with the other balloons in view.
    Written March 25, 2021
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    Hello OnAir, We like to think it is worth the wait & love to hear feedback of people enjoying their flights. We appreciate this, Many thanks, Nic & the team at Picture This Ballooning.
    Written April 27, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    scully14_12
    Maribyrnong, Australia37 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous experience hot air ballooning over Melbourne CBD. Our pilot Viktor made us feel very safe with his 25+ years experience flying balloons all over the world and with his ground crew Paul supporting to make sure operations ran smoothly. I loved the fact that you were involved with a lot of the aspects, from set up to folding up the balloon at the end, it gave you a great insight into what’s involved. Not just enjoying the ride! Definitely take the advice on wearing a cap as it gets pretty warm on the head being that close to the flames.
    A very magical experience that I highly recommend. Only disappointment was the champagne breakfast was cancelled due to COVID, didn’t detract from the ballooning but a disappointment nonetheless.
    Written January 27, 2021
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    Vikas N
    Singapore, Singapore20 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    Due to the new quarantine requirements, we would not be able to make it for the flight booked in December. Upon repeated requests to the team, we were told that our ticket cannot be refunded (despite having a $50 cancellation fee) and we would have 36 months to use the same. Apparently the team checked with the "CEO" and responded that all businesses are affected so they cannot refund.

    I found this a bit harsh, as all other hotels, despite having cancellation fees refunded all the amounts to affected travellers such as me.

    Will have to be careful about booking attractions with such operators in the future.
    Written December 2, 2021
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    Hi Vikas, Thanks for your review & feedback. COVID-19 has had a major affect on many small businesses but the reason your ticket was not refunded was because you purchased a NON-refundable ticket. We have different packages to suit everyone's needs so be sure to have a look at the T&C's prior to purchasing. Thanks, Ryan General Manager
    Written April 12, 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Barb A
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2021 • Solo
    Victor and Peter were amazing to deliver a fantastic first time experience in Hot Air Ballooning over Melbourne CBD and an enjoyable Champagne breakfast. Superb communication to inform all participants of times, location etc. Friendly rapport with all participants and easy to follow directions for those who has never flown before. I would happily recommend flying with Victor at Picture This Ballooning to enjoy a smooth ride and unforgettable experience...so cross that off your bucket list with stunning views over the CBD.
    Written April 26, 2021
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    Hi Barba, Thank you for such kind words and praise on our operation. It is fantastic to hear you had such a smooth experience and we are glad you could tick something off your bucket list!! Many thanks, Nic & the team at Picture This Ballooning.
    Written April 27, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Lillian-Melbourne
    Melbourne, Australia87 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2021
    This is my fourth time with Picture This Ballooning and the experiences never fail to be anything but spectacular. Seeing the city and its architecture from such an amazing point of view that many of us never get to see is completely refreshing and inspiring. Peter our pilot was great, knowledgeable and felt very safe in his hands. 5 stars!!!
    Written May 17, 2021
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    Hi Lillian, Thanks for your kind words, I will pass on the praise to Peter! It is great to hear you felt you were looked after well. We appreciate the kind words. Many thanks, Kiera & the team at Picture This Ballooning.
    Written May 20, 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Dario D
    Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nov 2021 • Friends
    What an awesome experience flying over Melbourne. Ryan and Victor (our pilot) we’re amazing and for someone that was scared, made me feel soooo safe.
    I would recommend doing this to anyone who’s hasn’t before.
    It was extra special for me as I got married on the ballon. So it will be and experience I’ll never forget.
    Written November 26, 2021
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    Hello! Thank you for such kind words & nice review. I will pass the gratitude onto the crew. We loved hearing you enjoyed the experience with us. Thanks, Nic & the team at PTB
    Written April 12, 2022
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    Clare196622
    Melbourne, Australia113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing experience, a bucket list adventure, we were picked up from our Hotel, right on time and travelled to the meeting point. We floated from the Caulfield Race track to the Carlton Gardens. The “Picture this Balloon”crew were very professional, informative and lovely people, they even let you help set up which is also a great experience if you want to get involved.

    Don our pilot was very experienced and Howie our driver and organiser was also very helpful. There were six other balloons in our fleet but I think ours was the best

    We can highly recommend this company for your bucket list ballon flight. One very memorable thing was we hovered right over the iconic MCG, we could have landed right in the middle of the ground, it was amazing, along with the views of the city and surrounds and a gorgeous sunrise. The experience could not have been better, breakfast at the Sofitel was also great and heaps of options to choose from.
    Written April 20, 2024
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    Hi Clare, Your hot air balloon experience with us sounds absolutely incredible! Floating over iconic landmarks like the MCG, sounds like a dream come true. I It's fantastic that you had the opportunity to help set up the balloon and that the crew was professional and informative throughout the journey. Best regards, The team at PTB
    Written April 20, 2024
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