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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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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$306.77*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise
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US$427.97*
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour
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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Magical!

We went on this ride last Sunday and it was worth every penny. It was such a fun filled morning and views to die for! Brian, Bambi and Belinda were very professional and took the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went on this ride last Sunday and it was worth every penny. It was such a fun filled morning and views to die for! Brian, Bambi and Belinda were very professional and took the safety factor so seriously which was impressive. All in all a great experience. John & Helen Brookes

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a wonderful flight. Although we couldn't catch the sunset, Bryan and team accommodated to us efficiently. They ensured we were served with our buffet breakfast &a wine while waiting. Bryan &a team were also very entertaining and would definitely head back to fly with them again! Thank you for being such a wonder team to fly with!... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My birthday was celebrated in style, Melinda was a super driver, we had a fabulous breakfast with champagne, followed by an amazing hot air balloon experience. It was touch and go to start with as the fog was low, but the whole team handled the situation well, kept us informed and we got to go up up and away.. We... More 

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Strathmore, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I did the balloon flight over Melbourne and enjoyed every minute of it (except perhaps the 4.30am start)! Kiff and Nick were very professional, explaining what was going to happen, testing wind speed on the way to our launch site and ensuing everyone knew what they could do to help. It was an awesome sight as we... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I did the flight over Yarra Valley this morning, and it was the experience of a lifetime. Pilot Brian was excellent (what do you expect with over 3500 flights done!) and the whole experience was an extremely memorable one. We were lucky enough to have a cloudy day, and finding yourself in complete nothingness inside a cloud,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you have the time, money and fortune for good weather you should definitely see the guys at global ballooning and take the Yarra tour with breakfast. The sunrise and views are amazing! Definitely one of the best things I've done around Melbourne in a while. I would recommend taking the champagne breakfast option as well as it's a fun... More 

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

Fantastic to hear pope86 - thrilled that you enjoyed yourself & were able to see Melbourne from above :) Hope to host you again in the future. Maybe in the Yarra Valley next time. Warm regards, Kate More 

Hawthorn, Australia
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Reviewed 19 April 2017

After a VERY early start (4.30am), the effort and lack of sleep was soooo worth it. My family of 6 met the wonderfully friendly Global Ballooning folk at the Pullman hotel opposite the MCG and then was taken by a very friendly, affable driver to the launching location. The set up of the balloon was a great experience and they... More 

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

Dear Matthew F, Thanks for your review. It is great to hear that the whole family enjoyed it! Hope you can join us one day in the Yarra Valley too, Kate More 

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

Such an amazing way to start off the day! Thanks my pilot Kiff for giving me the most memorable moment in my lifetime! Our flight over Melbourne is spectacular and we flew over many iconic attractions such as MCG. I love every single minutes in the sky and I can feel the freedom. This is absolutely the best way to... More 

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

Dear Martin U, Wow, thanks very much for taking the time to write such a lovely review! We are thrilled that you had such a great time with us. I will pass on your compliments to the team. Hope you can fly with us again one day, Kate More 

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Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Had the most amazing balloon flight this morning With Global Balloons over Yarra valley , our pilot Brian was the best and we thank him very much I would not go in a plane but this is the best thing I have ever done. Everyone please put it on your bucket list as a must do these guys know how... More 

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

Dear Wendy C, Thanks so much & great to hear that you enjoyed yourself! You're right, it is very different to travelling in a plane. It is very serene. We really appreciate the time taken to review us. Warm regards, Kate More 

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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

Extremely well organized, very early morning drive thru deserted downtown Melbourne was fun, and then out to The Valley before 5.30 am. It was hard work getting the ballon inflated but as the sun started to rise so did we. Cool morning mists provided a heaven like floor cover, as the red hot flames sent us upwards. The basket was... More 

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

Dear Clive Frederick C, Thanks for your review! We have a lot of passengers who are afraid of heights on our flights but majority are completely fine and surprised by the fact that they feel fine up there. It is fantastic that you can say you have experienced it and tick that one off your bucket list :) Thanks for... More 

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