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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 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. 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

  • 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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Certainly worth doing on a fine summer day. Started off very early we were driven to the take off site in a comfortable van. Helped set up the balloon, which added to the experience. The views were breathtaking and the photos taken will last as a long term memory.
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One of the best experiences I have ever had. Myself and a colleague took the sunrise Melbourne tour and we were beyond impressed on how great the tour was. From start to finish the team at Global Ballooning were super friendly and very helpful. Mandy, Stoney and the whole team
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Thank you so much for your review. Safety is of the highest importance to us and our passengers, you can never be too safe! Bringing joy & smiles to everyone who flies in our basket is something that every staff member aims to achieve. Thanks for flying with Global!
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One of the most beautiful sunrises I've ever seen, well worth an early alarm to get up for such a great start to the day.
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded 1 Dec 2019
Incredible way to view the sunrise, definitely hard to beat, especially over a city like Melbourne!
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Really enjoyed the flight over Melbourne! The team is extremely friendly and our pilot Steve was great! 100% would do it again!
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded 10 Nov 2019
Thanks Eric for your review! We are a pretty friendly bunch, love talking to our passengers who share our passion for ballooning. Hope to fly you again in future.
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Amazing amazing experience. Hubby surprised me for our anniversary. Steve was our pilot and he explained everything to a T. He was super friendly, answered all questions and explained how ballooning works. Smooth flight and landing made for an extra awesome experience from
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Response from GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise
Responded 5 Nov 2019
Happy Anniversary! Lucky you to be surprised with a balloon flight, something you will remember for years to come! Steve is a fantastic pilot and local tourism guide in the sky, making your flight even better by sharing interesting information about ballooning. I will pass on your kind words to Steve, he will be very appreciative. Thanks for flying Global!
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By: Global Ballooning Australia
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Maria Rita and Amante Bartolo from Malta
A great experience indeed, friendly staff, not only explaining every step beforehand but also with lots of
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Andrea H
Global Ballooning
A fantastic experience thanks to Ronald Kent for the smooth ride and commentary on what he was doing and what we
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Up up and away
Certainly worth doing on a fine summer day. Started off very early we were driven to the take off site in a
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Firdous W
Amazing Experience!!!
Highly recommend everyone to do it atleast once. Especially people who are scared of heights, no need to worry,
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Narre Warren, Australia
Absolutely spectacular day
What can I say but WOW!! From start to finish they were so professional and communication was A1. The balloon ride
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
Blast of a day!!!!
Great great fantastic day, from 4am when Bambi the story telling fun bus driver & his organisational cohort picked
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Caitlin B
What a wonderful way to celebrate our wedding anniversary!
My husband and I had an amazing experience with Global Ballooning with a flight over the Yarra Valley on Jan 8th.
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Steven Andersen
Extraordinary and beautiful morning
Enjoyed a well-organized and beautiful trip. The valley scenery was wonderful and the champagne buffet breakfast
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Julie B
Yarra Valley Sunrise hot air balloon
Sanshiro was our pilot and he was amazing. We felt super safe and it was the most relaxing flight ever. It is
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Great experience
Well organized tour and our pilot Eddy is experienced and friendly. Ride was smooth and super safe. Amazing view
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