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Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley

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Address: 1st Floor, 173-175 Swan St | Richmond, Melbourne, Victoria 3121, Australia
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Global Ballooning Australia offers daily sunrise hot air balloon flights...

Global Ballooning Australia offers daily sunrise hot air balloon flights over Melbourne City and Yarra Valley.

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.

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$283.20*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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$399.58*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour
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$341.39*
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Stunning and oh so quiet!

My partner was given this beautiful gift from his family for his 50th. We met at Rochford Wineries in the Yarra Valley, and drove to Cockatoo to launch. There were 5 Balloons in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 17, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2015

My partner was given this beautiful gift from his family for his 50th. We met at Rochford Wineries in the Yarra Valley, and drove to Cockatoo to launch. There were 5 Balloons in total (2 from another company). The balloons inflated majestically, and within half an hour we were in the air. The flight was so gentle, and the scenery... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear JB0642015, Thanks so much for your detailed review! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed the flight & breakfast. Kind regards, The Team at Global Ballooning Australia More 

Lilydale, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

A must do if your in the Yarra valley, put this experience on your bucket list. We had the most wonderful trip with the global ballooning company, all the staff made us feel welcome and very safe and nothing was any trouble for them. The views were amazing, the pilot made sure everyone got the most out of these views... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear Debbie C, Thanks so much for your kind words. We are so proud that you felt that way. So glad that the love for our work shines through! Kind regards, The Team at Global Ballooning Australia More 

Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

I booked the Yarra Valley balloon ride for my husbands 50th birthday present. Unfortunately it did take us three attempts to actually fly, due to poor weather conditions, but it was certainly worth the wait. The day we flew, we were fortunate enough to have fantastic weather, which made it so special. Brian our pilot was excellent. He was very... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear disie18, Wow, thanks for your amazing review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your flight! Looking forward to having you fly with us again, The Team at Global Ballooning Australia More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

I booked this as a present for My wife's Christmas present. We flew over the yarra valley and had breakfast at Balgownie estate winery. Our pilet Brian and ground crew Peaky and Simon are legends not only are they professional and know the gig backwards they also kept the entire group of 16 well informed and in fits of laughter... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Sales and Marketing at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback! All of our staff here at Global Ballooning pride themselves on their professionalism and customer service. Hot air ballooning is a magical, fun experience and one which is even better spent with close friends and family. Of course there will be some laughter and happy memories created as well. We hope to fly you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Lots of fun. Pilot very good and made us all feel very comfortable at all stages. Great experience in flight. Was also good to be able to help set up and pack the balloon away. Highly recommended.

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GlobalBallooning, Sales and Marketing at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and we are so happy that you enjoyed the balloon experience. Assisting with inflation and deflation is all part of the fun and really helps to understand just how much work is involved with having the balloons fly up in the sky. Our pilots have been flying for many years and have a wealth of... More 

Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

I first heard about this from some other tourists I was sitting next to at breakfast. They were so enthusiastic that I signed up even though it was a little pricey. It was SO worth it! The flight is incredible and pilot Nick did a fantastic job of turning the basket so everyone got great shots of all the views.... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Sales and Marketing at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

We appreciate the time you have taken to comment about Global Ballooning. Word of mouth is one of the best ways to find out about tours when you are travelling or looking for a unique gift for that special person. Especially a tour such as hot air ballooning which most people have never experienced before and rely on friends and... More 

London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

We travelled today with Brian and his team at Global Ballooning in the Yarra Valley. Such a memorable experience. Pure Professionals who take the flight to a whole new level. Brians local knowledge was impeccable and veing able to help set up and pack up was a blast (pardon the pun). Do yourself a favor and see the valley from... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Sales and Marketing at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Yes, the Yarra Valley is amazing and even better seeing the views from a hot air balloon. Brian and our other pilots have alot of knowledge about the region, history and landmarks which all assists with commentating on the flight and enhancing the overall experience. Setting up and packing up has always been of the main highlights from our passengers... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

Spectacular views of the Yarra Valley. A must do experience, well worth the money. Very calm and peaceful. We did sunrise flight so had to be up very early but it was so worth it. Flight was followed by a champagne breakfast 😊

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GlobalBallooning, Sales and Marketing at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Thank you for providing your review about Global Ballooning's Yarra Valley balloon flight for others to see. Hot air ballooning is a unique experience which everyone should try at least once in their lifetime, or buy for a Christmas, birthday or anniversary gift. Hot air ballooning cannot be compared to any other experience in-flight. Even for people scared of heights,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

Thanks to Brian and all the staff at Global Ballooning for an amazing experience yesterday over the beautiful Yarra Valley. We enjoyed every minute and would recommend this company to anyone thinking of taking a hot air balloon ride. Everyone is friendly, helpful and very professional. Great way to start a day. Dianne & Greg Kennedy

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GlobalBallooning, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear Dianne K, Thanks for your review - glad you enjoyed EVERY minute :) Hope it will be a sunrise to remember, The team at Global Ballooning Australia More 

Penang
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89 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a fantastic experience! Super excited to go on this - Brian, Pete and Belinda were amazing.. so cordial, polite and very accomodating. Instructions were crisp and peppered with lots of funny anecdotes and stories as we took off. If this is your first time, some key points you must remember: 1) Take this tour on the very first day... More 

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GlobalBallooning, Manager at Global Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Dear infinitium, Thank you so much for providing advice to others who may read your helpful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the sunrise flight. Maybe next time you will try the Melbourne flight. Thanks again, The team at Global Ballooning Australia More 

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