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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Come on a magical hot air balloon flight over Melbourne - there is no other major city in the world that you can soar above in a hot air balloon! Admire Melbourne's city skyline at early dawn as your balloon flies for approximately one hour and then toast your good fortune with an optional champagne breakfast. Your Melbourne balloon flight includes complimentary hotel pick-up for your convenience.
  • 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 and drop-off 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. After about an hour, land and transfer to Pullman Melbourne on the Park, a 5-star hotel close to the Fitzroy Gardens, 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).
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time

Hotel pickup commences approximately one and half-hours prior to sunrise

Return Details
Returns to Pullman On the Park
  • Champagne buffet breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup (before the flight)
  • Drop-off at the Pullman on the Park (after the flight)
  • Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
  • A flight certificate, postcard and exclusive e-coupon booklet to prove it happened
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 12 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
  • 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 40 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. 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.
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was better than expected very smooth ride and excellent landing. The guys are very professional and friendlyMore

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Wotfor1992
GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Amazing! We love exceeding expectations more than meeting them. Professionalism and friendliness from staff always makes experiences better, we are all very passionate about ballooning & customer service so lucky for us it's not so much a 'job', but instead a pleasure. We hope to...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My partner and I booked a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne originally for April 2018 but it kept getting rescheduled due to weather. It was annoying but completely beyond their control and ultimately it would t have been an enjoyable flight of it was...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your understanding with the weather conditions and the reasons why we have to cancel the balloon flights. Trust us, we would want to fly passengers everyday if weather allowed us to! How lovely that you were able to fly during an anniversary,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

First time and not our last. Very professional company and good fun and the staff were very helpful.More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Michael C
GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Congratulations on your first balloon flight & thanks for choosing it to be with Global Ballooning. You will have to come out and try the Yarra Valley flight next, it really is a different experience flying over the wine region compared to city life. Kind...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our ballooning experience over Melbourne was truly one of the highlights of our visit to OZ.When the friendly and informative pilot Steve explained how the planned route over the city depended on the prevailing wind on the day and how they could control the general...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jacinta R
GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jacinta, you are spot on with highlighting some of the best features of flying over Melbourne. The great thing is, you aren't just a passenger on board the basket, wherever possible our pilots and crew staff educate and entertain so you have a complete...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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

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5 June 2019|
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Response from jennifer_robb | Reviewed this property |
Hi ,Stay positive and you will ballon on 28 June ,but if for some reason you don’t fly because of the weather, you will need to speak to the company you have booked with,The company should of explained everything when you... More
23 August 2018|
Response from Ramsman67 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, You do get a refund if the flight is cancelled due to weather, they will let you know the day/night before, most morning flights are fine as ther is little wind around.
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