Enjoy the remarkable hot air balloon experience and witness the sun rise over Melbourne. Afterwards, enjoy a tour of some of the best wineries in Yarra Valley complete with lunch and wine tastings.
Enjoy the morning light over Melbourne as you embark on an amazing hot air ballooning experience.
Meet the group at Pullman on the Park Hotel around an hour before sunrise** where your hot air balloon pilot will give you a short briefing before proceeding to the balloon launch site. You will be encouraged to participate in the balloon setup so get ready for an active morning in the outdoors before the flight takes off.
Fly over the array of parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world's most liveable city. As the city comes to life you will look down from your balloon onto some of the cities iconic sporting venues like the MCG, Melbourne Star, Albert Park lake and Royal Botanic Gardens.
After final landing and packing up of the balloon, you will be transferred to the St Paul's Cathedral where you will be picked up for your Yarra Valley winery tour.
11:00 Yering Station Vineyards - Yering Station is one of Australia's most spectacular winery set-ups. We'll start the day by showing you how to swirl, sniff and slurp and then you'll be ready to taste some of Yering Station's award winning benchmark classic Australian wines.
12:00 Balgownie Estate - Clearly one of the most stylish venues in the Yarra Valley with wines to match. Balgownie Estate have a marvelous restaurant with fantastic views and great wines to taste at the cellar door. Enjoy a high quality restaurant lunch with a glass of Balgownie Estate wine to compliment your meal.
13:40 Yering Farm Vineyards - Yering Farm has stunning views and is oozing with rustic charm. Experience wines made with traditional wine making methods in their cellar door which showcases antique copper wine making tools used by pioneer winemakers over a century ago. A fantastic environment to enjoy superb wines.
14:15 Domaine Chandon - French Champagne company Moet & Chandon's Australian production house Domain Chanson is the perfect way to finish the day with a guided tour through the winery that shows how the wine is made followed by a relaxing glass of Australia's best bubbly with gourmet food platters and a view that will leave you in awe. Spectacular, to say the least.
15:30, leave Yarra Valley, return to Melbourne
Please wear clothes that are suitable for outdoor activities, including sturdy shoes, warm socks, a cap and sunglasses.
*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.
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.
Cancelled FlightIf your Balloon Flight is cancelled due to bad weather, the winery tour will proceed as scheduled. Wine tour pick-up will be from any of the points below:
1 The George Hotel 09:00
2 Seven Eleven 09:20
3 St Paul's Cathedral 09:30
4 Her Majesty's Theatre 09:35
If you fail to show for your Winery Tour, no refund will be issued.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Check-in at Pullman Melbourne or Pick-up at Select Hotels
Short Briefing with the Pilot Before the Flight
Balloon Flight Preparations
Upon arrival at the launch site, you may help the preparation process for the flight. If you are unable to do so, you may opt to watch as the balloon gets inflated and preparations are completed to transport you through the clouds.
Hot Air Balloon Flight Over Melbourne
Gaze upon Melbourne's scenic cityscape as you gently glide through the air. Keep an eye out for the city's iconic landmarks as the sun sheds light over the city.
Landing and Balloon Pack-up
As your journey to the skies comes to an end, you may help in the balloon packing process.
Transfer to Winery Tour Meeting Point
Punt Road Wines
Taste Punt Road's award winning wines as your enthusiastic guide shares Yarra Valley's colorful wine history. This wine tasting experience captures the personality and the distinct flavors only found in this part of the world.
Lunch at Balgownie Estate
Balgownie Estate is a renowned establishment in Yarra Valley featuring a great view of the vineyard. Have lunch paired with wine at the stylish restaurant within the estate.
One of the Valley's most famous boutique wineries, the farm treats you to scenic vistas and a glimpse of the local culture. Learn various wine tasting techniques from your expert guide and see antique copper wine-making equipment.
Your last stop is a visit to the world renowned French company's production house, Moet and Chandon. Enjoy an exclusive tour of the area where they make their world renowned champagne. Admire the scenic vistas while sipping a glass of the best bubbly in Australia.
Departure at Yarra Valley
Drop-off at Specified Locations
Price & Options
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, the winery tour will proceed as scheduled. Customers will have to proceed to specified pick-up points on their own. Please call the activity provider number on your voucher on the morning of your tour to confirm your desired pick-up point.
(Wine tour meet-up points in case of balloon flight cancellation) 9:00 The George Hotel 125 Fitzroy St corner Grey St. St Kilda 9:20 Seven Eleven Flinders St. corner Spencer St. Address: 574-580 Flinders St 9:30 St. Paul's Cathedral Flinders St. corner Melbourne St. 9:35 Her Majesty's Theater Exhibition St. corner Little Brouke St. 219 Exhibition Street Melbourne 9:40 Hertz Car Rental 97 Franklin Street Melbourne 9:50 Queensberry St corner Howard St
In cases of flight cancellation due to weather, only the hot air balloon tour can be set at a later date or be refunded. The wine tour will not be refunded as it will proceed as scheduled.
If less than 2 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children 7 years old and above can participate in this activity.
It is recommended that you bring a change of socks as your feet may get wet in the early morning dew.
Closed toe shoes
Clothing that can get dirty
No high heels
The activity operator will leave a recorded message detailing the situation in cases of cancelled flights due to bad weather conditions.
Please make sure to call the activity provider or check the website(http://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/checkin) the night before the tour between 18:00 to 19:00 as you may be inconvenienced or may result in flight forfeiture.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made between 7 business days (16:30:00 local time) to 2 business days (16:30:00 local time) prior to the activity will be subject to
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 16:30:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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