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Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Melbourne, Australia

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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
  • Watch Melbourne wake up on this sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Scenic Melbourne balloon flight
  • Enjoy a champagne buffet breakfast (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup from your centrally located Melbourne hotel to meet all Melbourne balloon flights
  • Plenty of photo opportunities of your magical Melbourne balloon flight

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Hotel pickup takes the hassle out of an early morning start.
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Champagne buffet breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup (before the flight)
Drop-off at the Pullman on the Park (after the flight)
Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
A flight certificate, postcard and exclusive e-coupon booklet to prove it happened
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time

Hotel pickup commences approximately one and half-hours prior to sunrise

Melbourne is one of the few cities in the world that it’s possible to fly over in hot air balloon. Your unforgettable aerial experience begins with early morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel. After arriving at the launch site, receive a safety orientation, climb aboard the sturdy basket and prepare for liftoff. Feel the thrilling sensation of rising up into the air as a flame-powered engine releases heat into the balloon.

The exact flight path varies depending on the day’s weather conditions and wind patterns. You may fly over Melbourne’s Central Business District for a bird’s-eye perspective of the skyscrapers that line the banks of the Yarra River and sporting attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Rod Laver Arena. Alternatively, enjoy sweeping views of Melbourne’s charming inner suburbs dotted with wide avenues and emerald parks, with a panoramic perspective of the city skyline.

Then, touch down and watch the massive balloon flatten and be packed away into a remarkably compact size. You’re then transported to Pullman Melbourne on the Park near Fitzroy Gardens, where you can enjoy a savory breakfast with sparkling wine if you selected the upgrade option at booking.
Itinerary
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Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
You may fly over the MCG depending on the wind direction.
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Yarra River
You may fly over the Yarra River depending on the wind direction.
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Albert Park Lake
You may fly over Albert Park depending on the wind direction.
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Fitzroy Gardens
You may fly over the gardens depending on the wind direction.
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Eureka Skydeck
You may fly over Eureka depending on the wind direction.
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Royal Exhibition Building
You may fly over Royal Exhibition Building depending on the wind direction.
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Flinders Street Station
You may fly over Flinders St Station depending on the wind direction.
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Westgate Park
You may fly over the Westgate Bridge/Park precinct depending on the wind direction.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
You may fly over the Royal Botanical Gardens depending on the wind direction.
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Government House
You may fly over Government House depending on the wind direction.
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Shrine of Remembrance
You may fly over the Shrine of Rememberance depending on the wind direction.
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AAMI Park
You may fly over AAMI Park depending on the wind direction.
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Docklands
You may fly over Docklands and the Marvel Stadium depending on the wind direction.
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University of Melbourne
You may fly over the University of Melbourne depending on the wind direction.
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Melbourne General Cemetery
You may fly over Melbourne General Cemetery depending on the wind direction.
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Melbourne Zoo
You may fly over Melbourne Zoo depending on the wind direction.
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Melbourne Museum
You may fly over Melbourne Museum & IMAX Cinema depending on the wind direction.
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Flemington Racecourse
You may fly over Flemington Racecourse depending on the wind direction.
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Port Melbourne Beach
You may fly over Port Melbourne depending on the wind direction.
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Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
You may fly over Melbourne Observation Wheel depending on the wind direction.
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Rod Laver Arena
You may fly over Rod Laver Arena depending on the wind direction.
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Parliament House of Victoria
You may fly over Parliament House depending on the wind direction.
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St. Patrick's Cathedral
You may fly over St Patricks Cathedral depending on the wind direction.
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Federation Square
You may fly over Federation Square depending on the wind direction.
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Caulfield Racecourse
You may fly over Caulfield Racecourse depending on the wind direction.
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Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
You may fly over Chadstone depending on the wind direction.
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Williamstown Beach
You may fly over Williamstown depending on the wind direction.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 10 people is permitted per balloon basket
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If your Melbourne balloon flight is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund.
  • Vegetarian and gluten free breakfast options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Due to limited capacity, changes within 7 days of travel are not permitted and will incur amendment fees
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • COVID-19 INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES ● Cleaning and disinfection in accordance with guidance from Safe Work Australia and public health authority. ● Clinical grade hand sanitiser is provided in the workplace and throughout the entire ballooning experience (out of reach of children). ● Frequently touched surfaces belonging to GBA including handrails, doors, vehicles, equipment, phones and keyboards are regularly cleaned. ● All guests of GBA including staff scheduled to fly must check in the evening prior to flight. ● If you observe anything that does not meet this standard, please advise management immediately or as soon as possible.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Global Ballooning Australia

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.

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Traveler Tips


  • "I recommend to everyone who is thinking of doing a Balloon flight just do it, It is sooo awesome, I thought I was going to be really scared, but I wasn,t." See review

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Shikha
, Mar 2020
Fantastic experience! It was very well organised and the entire team was quite professional. Received great photos also.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Thanks for sharing your comments Shikha, Melbourne is a very unique place to be able to fly balloons directly over, what a sight to see! The photos are always pretty spectacular and make for the best souvenir :)
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35th wedding anniversary experience
Nomad67334580435
, Jun 2019
Great ride, even in cloudy weather still a great experience. Very experienced and congratulations on making the Australian team. Breakfast was good.
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What a great way to start your day...
michael.kindle
, Feb 2018
What a great way to start your day - we enjoyed every minute and had a great and informative pilot with Darius!
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I recommend to everyone who is...
Mark T
, Dec 2017
I recommend to everyone who is thinking of doing a Balloon flight just do it, It is sooo awesome, I thought I was going to be really scared, but I wasn,t. It was so calming and the views where a sight to be hold, I absolutely loved it 3
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This was a super cool experience. We...
joy
, Apr 2017
This was a super cool experience. We got lucky with the weather, and while it was slightly overcast, it was warm and the mistiness made for a more dramatic experience. I would just say be prepared to do some work! They expect the people on the tour to help unload and then pack up and reload the balloon and basket. Granted, it was kind of cool in the end to participate in that, but it was a bit of a surprise. The breakfast after was also very good.
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It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it...
Anna P
, Dec 2016
It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it everytime again!!
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An amazing experience, flying over...
Joy S
, Apr 2016
An amazing experience, flying over the city as it wakes up was truly inspirational. Although this is not a cheap tour it really is worth every penny, a once in a life time thing to do . The crew were hugely professional and made you feel safe and in very good hands.
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It was our first balloon flight and it...
FREDERIC S
, Feb 2016
It was our first balloon flight and it was a beautiful experience.
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I have a bucket list of things that...
Holly W
, Jan 2016
I have a bucket list of things that deal with my fear of heights. Taking a hot air balloon ride was on that list. Thinking that an aerial view of Melbourne would compliment that, I rose to the challenge. I did not handle the knowledge of hearing the actual height of the balloon so I disregarded it and looked at the view. In retrospect, I understand that the fear of facing something was harder than doing it. I am glad that we did the flight and I would recommend it to everyone.
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This was my favorite part of our...
Rachel F
, Dec 2015
This was my favorite part of our trip! The ride was gorgeous!!! The guide took pictures of our group so we got to take home some great photos! The weather was beautiful and the champaign breakfast was great! This is something you'll remember forever! Great way to view beautiful Melbourne!
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