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“Awesome experience”

Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley
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Owner description: Fly in a hot air balloon over the city of Melbourne or the beautiful Yarra Valley. Experience the wonders of the oldest form of human flight, moving majestically through the skies as the world awakens below you. Picture This Ballooning have been flying hot air balloons in Australia and overseas since 1996, delighting thousands of passengers a year and also operating branded & 'special shape' balloons for a number of companies.
Reviewed June 10, 2013

On Sunday 9th June 2013, I had my first ballooning experience over Mansfield (VIC). Despite being terrified of heights, the flight was actually quite peaceful and relaxing. Flying up though the fog and breaking through the cloud layer exposed bright blue sky, sunshine and mountain tops - absolutely breathtaking! The crew were professional and curious and added to the wonderful experience. A definite must do for everyone! Great work Picture This!

Thank Brent T
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thanks Brent & well done for coming flying with us despite your fear of heights. Many of our passengers have a fear of heights yet find the flight & the views to be so wonderful that they don't have time to be concerned :)

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Team PTB

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Reviewed May 28, 2013

My husband went on a flight this Tuesday and was blown away with the professionalism of these guys. Thanks to Daven for making this experience happen, also well done to Marlon and the team on a perfect flight. Top staff to make a perfect experience happen. Cant wait to do it with Picture this Ballooning as a couple.

Thank Jo1969_12
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

We'd be more than happy to welcome you back for a flight together. Let us know when you're ready & we'll arrange a discount for you to say thanks for coming back again :)

Buoyant Regards,

Team PTB

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

absolutely loved this experience. Was made all the better by the pilot Marlon and his crew. Thanks guys! Very smoother take off and landing and great breakfast. Enjoyed by all.

Thank Angela O
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 25, 2013

Thanks Angela, we're happy to hear that Marlon & our team in the Valley looked after you so well :)

Buoyant Regards,

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

We were lucky enough to get a cancellation the day before the balloon flight but I think that this is unusual. Most people had waited a long time as many flights get cancelled due to weather conditions. Book way in advance if you can. It was an incredible experience in every way. The sunrise views towards the city skyline were amazing in flight, and the views over the city skyscrapers were incredible. The early start was more than compensated for by the beautiful sunrise.The pilot was very experienced and knowledgeable. Breakfast afterwards was also a treat with beautiful views of the city from the hotel. I highly recommend this experience. I uploaded a video to Youtube which gives a good idea of the whole experience if you are considering it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_oEwqF_8o8

Thank Linda C
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

We're very happy to hear that you enjoyed your ballooning experience with us and thanks for sharing the video you've made :)

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

The whole experience is unbelievable. The staff are very accommodating. The early start is well worth it. Be mindful of the experience getting canceled due to weather more often then what you would suspect. The breakfast afterwards is as good as it gets.

Thank Nish W
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TeamPTB, Manager at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2013

Thanks for your review & we're glad to see that you hung in there despite Melbourne's weather getting in the way :)

Buoyant Regards,

Team PTB

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