We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Global Ballooning Australia

Melbourne, Australia
More
About Global Ballooning Australia
Global Ballooning Australia have shared a sunrise with over 100,000 people over 26 years. Operating 364 days a year (weather permitting), gently float over the world’s most liveable city or the countryside. When you choose Global Ballooning Australia you know you are flying with Victoria's most celebrated hot air ballooning business. You will enjoy award winning daily sunrise hot air balloon flights over Melbourne City and Yarra Valley, experiences recognised multiple times by the Victorian tourism industry that resulted in Global Ballooning Australia being inducted into the Hall of Fame as the best Tourism Operator in the state. Ballooning over Melbourne is a truly unique experience as it is one of very few cities in the world that can traversed in a hot air balloon. To enjoy the best of Victorian country side, ballooning over the Yarra Valley is one of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions. Our focus is on our passengers comfort, safety and enjoyment.
Closed Now
Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Certificate of Excellence
Travelers talk about
Tours and Tickets by Global Ballooning Australia
Tours from Global Ballooning Australia tend to sell out - travelers recommend booking in advance!
39 reviews
Spend a memorable day in the Yarra Valley, beginning with a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise! Take in an unforgettable aerial perspective of the beloved region’s rolling hills and vineyards, and then enjoy a champagne breakfast back on solid ground. Tour four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries for cellar door tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch at the beautiful Balgownie Estate. Top off the day with a glass of bubblyat the esteemed Domaine Chandon winery.
Read more
from $400.29
143 reviews
If you’re searching for an extra special experience, look no further than this sunrise hot-air balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley—a perfect choice for couples. In an intimate group limited to 16 people, you’ll float over Yarra Valley vineyards at sunrise, when the landscapes look most magical. Plus, you can upgrade to include a sparkling wine breakfast and hotel transfers for a seamless experience.
Read more
from $279.52
84 reviews
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).
Read more
from $341.63
Reviews (827)
Filter reviews
561 results
Traveler rating
502
35
7
4
13
Traveler type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
Traveler rating
502
35
7
4
13
Show reviews that mention
All reviews balloon flight champagne breakfast hot air balloon yarra valley ground crew launch site balgownie estate great pilot bucket list perfect morning professional company early morning start experienced pilot an amazing experience weather conditions clear instructions these guys
Selected filters
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 561 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was our first time in a hot air balloon and it turned out to be an awesome experience. The Global Ballooning team was very friendly, helpful and engaged us in preparing for the flight. Great views of the valley from the air. We also...More

Thank fb_VCS
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on the Melbourne balloon flight at sunrise. GBA is well organised and professionally run. The staff are warm and friendly. We had a very good pilot, Peter, who was very jovial and caring. Its a very unique way to experience seeing city. What immediately...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Cornell T
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for your review. We pride ourselves on our safety standards and professionalism, as well as our amazing crew and pilots that make the experience for our passengers all the more memorable. The balloon flight itself is very quiet and smooth which adds to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The sunrise balloon flight across Melbourne is a fantastic experience that offers a completely different perspective on this wonderful city. It is an early start, but definitely worth it as you come away with lifelong memories from your surprisingly peaceful journey across town. Highly recommended.More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank businesstraveler364
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. The sunrise hot air balloon flight in Melbourne truly is a world-class experience. There is no other major city around the world where you can traverse by hot air balloon, which makes this experience so unique. At sunrise, Melbourne is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful thing to do first thing in the morning. I highly recommend doing this. It’s exciting and fun and beautiful

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Michebh
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We love to receive positive feedback from all our passengers who fly with us. We aim to make your experience as enjoyable as possible and we are thrilled to hear your experience was a memorable one. Thank you!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I received this balloon flight for my birthday. The scenery was spectacular. I have lived in Melbourne most of my life but seeing Melbourne at sunrise from a balloon was breathtaking. We have a fabulous take off and landing. The breakfast afterwards was also lovely....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Michaela C
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed your balloon flight. There really is no other experience like flying in a hot air balloon as the sun is coming up while taking in the spectacular sights of Melbourne. Breakfast is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this. It was a birthday present, I wish I could have stayed up there. There is nothing as beautiful as sunrise, and being in the air made it so special. I will give this as a gift to my favourite people for a...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank breandym
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. What a wonderful way to spend your birthday! There really is nothing like a balloon flight at sunrise, there is something magical about being up high in the clouds! We offer gift vouchers for both Melbourne and the Yarra Valley...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a bangin' experience! Eddie and the boys are true legends and know how to run a solid operation. Bambi is very knowledgeable and gives a good chemistry lesson if you're into that sort of thing.10/10 would recommend Also, Get around the Brisbane Lions against...More

Thank A50GMjordanc
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your balloon flight. Our team are experienced professionals with a love for the industry which always shines through on the job. Thank you for flying with Global Ballooning and we are getting excited...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Awsome experience and the best views of Melbourne you will ever get. The staff are fantastic keeping you well informed the whole way. I will defiantly do this againMore

1  Thank amicallef86
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. Eddie is just one of our many friendly, professional and highly skilled pilots here at Global Ballooning! We are thrilled you enjoyed your balloon flight which truly is a remarkable and memorable experience. The views of Melbourne at sunrise are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was an absolutely lovely experience. Bambi, who is the friendliest of guides, gave us a great time on our drive their with his narration of the history and culture of Australia. Once there Sanshiro, who was our pilot for the day, too was excellent...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank sid-darth-95
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We love to hear positive feedback from all our customers! Bambi is a wonderful guide who loves to share his knowledge of the Yarra Valley and Sanshiro is a highly skilled pilot and the first ever Japanese commercial ballooning pilot...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everyone was friendly and professional. But eddie was a legend, super funny and had a great flight with him. Best pilot ever.More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Billy K
GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your balloon flight, we try to ensure that the experience goes beyond the sunrise flight itself. Our pilots are experienced professionals who love what they do and that always shines through on...More

View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
LeeS4792
March 13, 2019|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Lesley W | Reviewed this property |
I can’t fully answer this question, because our package included a beautiful breakfast at the winery
0
Votes
Sashykins89
March 28, 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from maripxs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can take cameras or phones with you as long as you are careful during the flight, bags are left behind
1
Vote
emilysohbki79
October 7, 2015|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from GlobalBallooningAus | Property representative |
Good afternoon Emily, Thank you for your enquiry. At this stage we have availability on the 23rd and 24th December for flights over Melbourne city. We can fly children from the ages of 7-12 years old, no child under the age... More
1
Vote