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Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

From US$ 297.83 per person

Discover one of Victoria’s most spectacular wine regions. Drive just 1 hour from Melbourne’s CBD to this natural amphitheater: a perfect spot for a hot air ballon tour. Let the breeze usher you over the Yarra River and splendid countrysides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 4.5 - 12 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English
Optional audio guide
Chinese
Pickup included
Complimentary hotel pick-up for all guests staying in a CBD hotel (arriving at the meeting point yourself is also possible)

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a 1-hour sunrise balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • Interactive involvement in the inflation and deflation process
  • Receive complimentary in-flight photos
Full description

Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up, and float away.

Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region.

Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary.

Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new perspective as you breeze over the picture postcard landscape.

Meet your pilot approximately one hour before sunrise (you will be advised of the exact time and location when you phone the duty pilot the night before your flight).

Your pilot will give you a short briefing before being transported to the launch site where you may help with the launch or stand back and take photos of the balloon as it is inflated. Then, climb aboard, and away you go gently floating over the Yarra Valley as if you were a cloud.

It is truly one of the most magnificently tranquil, picturesque, and dream-like experiences you can do. Afterward, make a final landing, pack the balloon away, and have a champagne breakfast (additional cost of $35pp).

Includes
  • 1-hour sunrise balloon flight with an award-winning hot air balloon company, the largest in Victoria
  • In-flight commentary provided by expert pilots giving passengers an understanding of the various elements of ballooning, meteorology, altitude, navigation, equipment and air traffic control
  • Interactive involvement in the inflation and deflation process
  • Free car parking at Balgownie Estate
  • A beautifully presented flight certificate and e-coupon pack
  • Carbon neutral flight
  • Special offer for returning passengers
  • In-flight photographs on a balloon-shaped USB, available to purchase for $20
  • Optional) breakfast with Champagne after the flight at Balgownie Estate (additional cost of $35pp)
  • Transfer from Melbourne CBD (Can be purchased for additional cost)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with low level of fitness

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Charged Smartphone
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • Transfers from Melbourne available at addition cost, transfer departs from Pickup from Pullman Melbourne on the Park hotel and drop off to Federation Square/Queen Vic Market
  • - Adult: 13-years-old and older
  • Child: 6 to 12-years-old
  • Passengers need to be able to climb into the basket and stand for the 1-hour flight
  • Not suitable for women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant
  • Allow approximately 4 hours in total, from check-in to the breakfast celebration
  • The price quoted is for 1 person; there will be a minimum of 4 and up to a maximum of 24 people in the basket during your flight
  • In the case of windy, miserable weather the flight is cancelled at the pilot's discretion. Flights are usually confirmed the night before
  • Wear casual clothing e.g. jeans and sneakers
  • Waterproof shoes are preferable
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 22 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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February 16, 2022

Absolutely fantastic

November 29, 2021

Product ID: 66948