What To Expect
Get ready for a breathtaking sunrise hot air balloon flight and see the spectacular Yarra Valley, one of Australia's best wine regions, from a birds-eye view.
From the moment your alarm clock rings up to when you stand in the eerie morning darkness in a field waiting for the balloon to inflate, this experience provides the perfect combination of exploration, physical activity and engagement with nature. Enjoy a complete hands-on experience as you assist the crew with the set up and inflation of the balloon before jumping in the oversized picnic basket and ascending hundreds of meters above the ground. Experience a "lighter than air" flight and be overcome by the serenity and beauty of floating effortlessly through the sky. Feel the breeze as it ushers you above the countryside, along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River. Learn about the region from the extensive knowledge of local pilots and crew. Upon landing, help with packing up the balloon before, if option is chosen, ending the morning with a sumptuous gourmet champagne breakfast.
Situated only 50 minutes from Melbourne's city center, the Yarra Valley region has excellent locally grown food and superb wine that makes for a brilliant full day in the countryside!
Pick-up from Melbourne CBD area hotels*
Drop-off at Melbourne CBD** (if breakfast option is selected)
One hour sunrise balloon flight over Yarra Valley
Optional gourmet champagne breakfast at Rochford Wines or Balgownie Estate***
Complete flight and ground insurance
Launch and landing government fees
Meals and drinks unless option is chosen
Tips and gratuities
Please wear clothes that are suitable for outdoor activities, including sturdy shoes, warm socks, a cap and sunglasses.
This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
A maximum of 12 people is permitted in the basket.
Due to limited capacity, changes within 7 days of travel are not permitted and will incur amendment fees.
*Complimentary hotel pick-up services from Melbourne CBD hotels are available for international visitors only. Local residents are requested to contact the local operator concerning transport payment to takeoff point. Please indicate request upon booking.
**If you require transfers back to Melbourne city hotels, it is highly advisable that you book the breakfast option. If you are booked for a Yarra Valley Flight Only and require city hotel transfers you may experience delays as you will be waiting for other passengers to finish breakfast before heading back into town.
***Champagne breakfast at Rochford Wines (weekends) or Balgownie Estate (weekdays).
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