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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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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
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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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US$283.28*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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US$399.70*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour
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US$341.49*
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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We Kissed Heaven

Our pilot, Brian, was fantastic. We happened to be lucky enough to fly in the largest balloon in Victoria. There were four other balloons with us at sunrise in the Yarra Valley on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Cheryl M
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New Market, Alabama
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New Market, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our pilot, Brian, was fantastic. We happened to be lucky enough to fly in the largest balloon in Victoria. There were four other balloons with us at sunrise in the Yarra Valley on Sat Feb 25th. Brian pointed out the cherry, strawberry, and apple crops below. It was a thrilling day and we saw our balloon's shadow on the clouds.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were picked up from our hotel early in the morning at around 5am + , and upon reaching the destination, we were encouraged to be part of the hotair balloon set up session. Its really fun to be part of the team. Brian then signalled us to hop into the cabin and when the balloon take flight, wooooo..... you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Brian and the team at Global Ballooning made the event very easy and fun to enjoy from start to finish. Brian had some rubbish dad jokes which actually made the experience more fun and he was very helpful when I wanted to take some pictures of us enjoying the flight experience.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went ballooning over Melbourne city and it was a must in a lifetime. Biggest city in the world that does ballooning. Couldn't believe how close they can get to the buildings. Nick the pilot was fantastic, he made sure we got the best experience that he could give. Highly recommended.

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

How wonderful that Nick was able to get you so close to the city! It is all dependent on the wind so you're very lucky as not all of our flights get that close. Thanks for your lovely review Ashleigh H! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was absolutely fantastic I was so scared at first but it was just wonderful and to experience going through the clouds to see blue sky and sun at the other side was so majestic !!

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

Dear Chris W, Thanks for taking the time to review us - glad to hear that your fear of heights didn't ruin your experience. We have so many people who fly with us who have a fear of heights and like you, they really enjoy it. Hope you got some fabulous photos! Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Received a wonderful gift for my 50th birthday, balloon flight and breakfast over Yarra Valley. The experience from beginning to end was faultless. Good humoured greeting helped the early start, graceful take off through rolling hills and farmland, reached a height of 4300 feet to have brilliant sunshine on our faces and an amazing view. Descended through the clouds and... More 

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

Happy belated 50th birthday Ian W - thanks for sharing your experience! I'm pleased to hear that Brian made your morning. He has played an instrumental role at Global for many years now & knows the Yarra Valley like the back of his hand. Delighted that you could celebrate your 50th with us & cheers to a fantastic year ahead,... More 

Mornington, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for something different to do and would like to see the best sunrise you will ever see and also enjoy peace and quiet and a bit of indulgence join Global Ballooning for a flight over Melbourne. Start off at Pullman on the Park with a briefing from one of the highly trained pilots, then a quick... More 

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

WOW, thanks so much Janene D for your detailed and very kind review! You have provided the complete experience and sounds like you had an marvelous flight experience with us. Thanks for choosing to fly with us & hope to have you join us again in the future. Warm regards, Kate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this from friends and signed up two days later. It's a participatory exercise which means you get to help set up and take down. It's well organized and extremely fun to observe the process of figuring out which paddock is best for take off based on wind direction. The basket seems well made and sturdy, and once... More 

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

We're sparkling after reading your review bonniesing! Glad you had a blast & thanks for taking the time to review us. Kind regards, Kate More 

Ballarat, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband surprised me with this amazing adventure for my 50th birthday, it is something that I have always wanted to do. From the moment we arrived to the finish we had the most fantastic time. We did the Yarra Valley balloon trip, and the views were beautiful. We left from Hurstbridge and finished in the Valley on a beautiful... More 

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

Happy belated birthday jo_shelton1! You are a very lucky woman - your husband certainly knows how to surprise you and we are pleased as punch to have been a part of it :) You have provided some great feedback which I will pass onto Nick & the rest of the team. Hope to have you fly over Melbourne with your... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such an amazing way to start off the day! The views over the Yarra Valley were stunning and our pilot Brian together with the ground staff made the whole experience very special. They were extremely professional and had a great sense of humour. The champagne breakfast was also amazing. I'd highly recommend this company!

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

Dear Fitbackpacker, Appreciate your delightful review & thanks for flying with us. We're pleased that it lived up to your expectations & hope the memories last forever! Kind regards, Kate More 

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