What To Expect
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
One hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne city
Full day wine tour to 4 premium Yarra Valley wineries
All tastings and winery lunch
Pick-up from Melbourne CBD area hotels*
Transfers between winery tours
Expert wine tour guide
Return transfers between Yarra Valley and Melbourne city drop-off points
Tips and gratuities
Optional activity costs
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.
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