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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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Yarra Glen, 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

Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise during an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy hotel pickup and a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.
  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise on this hot air balloon flight in the Yarra Valley
  • Ballooning in the Yarra Valley offers breathtaking views of the lush landscapes and vineyards
  • Plenty of photo opportunities as you float above the vineyards on your Yarra Valley balloon flight
  • Upgrade to include hotel pickup and a sparkling wine breakfast

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This tour offers a view of the Yarra Valley unrivaled by ground excursions.
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Hotel pickup (only if breakfast option is selected at time of booking)
Approximate one-hour sunrise hot air balloon flight
Champagne breakfast (if option chosen)
Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities

Departure Point

1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen VIC 3775, Australia

Traveler pickup is offered
Hotel pickup commences approximately 2.5 hours prior to sunrise however depends on how many transfers we have on the morning. You're advised on your pick up time the night before - details are on your flight confirmation which is emailed by Global Ballooning Australia upon booking.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Enjoy a spectacular start to the day on a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley, just outside of Melbourne. This favorite day trip destination is a gourmet paradise of lush rolling hills and vineyards and home to more than 35 wineries that produce renowned cold-climate varietals like chardonnay and pinot noir.

Make your way to the Yarra Valley’s Balgownie Estate in the early morning, or enjoy pickup at your Melbourne CBD hotel (if upgrade is selected). Climb aboard a sturdy basket, which holds a maximum of 16 people. Experience the thrill as your hot air–powered balloon fires up in the crisp morning air and you begin to slowly rise over the countryside.

Float with the breeze over vineyards, country roads and orchards for an unbeatable view of the gorgeous landscape. On misty mornings, watch sunbeams play on layers of wispy clouds for an otherworldly experience. An expert guide accompanies you on the ride to ensure everyone’s safety and provide narration on the passing scenery.

Upgrade to include a hearty sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate's elegant restaurant for after you touch down. Toast your flight with Domaine Chandon sparkling wine and choose from a gourmet a la carte menu featuring hot and cold breakfast favorites served with orange juice, tea, and coffee.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Yarra Valley
This is the area you will fly over for the duration of your flight
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Pass By:  
Healesville
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Healesville Sanctuary
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Four Pillars Distillery
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Alowyn Gardens
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Coombe Yarra Valley
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Yarra Valley Chocolaterie & Ice Creamery
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
TarraWarra Museum of Art
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Dominique Portet Winery
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Yarra Glen
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Yering Station
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Rochford Wines Yarra Valley
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Napoleone Cider
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
De Bortoli Winery
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
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Mt Sugarloaf
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction. This is a nice picnic location.
Pass By:  
Punt Road Wines
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Zonzo Estate
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Yarra Valley Racing
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Domaine Chandon Winery
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
Pass By:  
Yering Meadows Golf Club
You may fly over this attraction depending on the wind direction.
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Easy accessible basket available on request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If 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
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Global Ballooning Australia

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

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

If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent 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 Yarra Valley 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 Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Yarra Valley 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 Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Yarra Valley 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 Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise.

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  • "Great weather helped certainly, as it must for the kind of experience ballooning is but the organisation, staff, equipment and pilot were first class." See review

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Hot Air Balloon Across Beautiful Yarra Valley
tnmcdonald
, Feb 2020
This was a wonderful experience and the logistics were quite easy. The crew is energetic, kind and helpful in every way. Our pilot expertly steered our across the valley and provided great anecdotes as well. It was my first time doing a hot air balloon ride and I could not pick a more perfect location. It was peaceful and beautiful. The post-breakfast was delicious, and in the end, we had a full day ahead of us!
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
We love to fly first-timers & you are absolutely correct in saying how perfect the Yarra Valley region is for hot air ballooning. For close to 30 years now balloons have been flying over there, it's a great way to see the veiws from above and all of the other local businesses and landscapes surrounding the area. Thanks for flying with us!
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Hot air ballooning in the Yarra Valley, highly recommended
mikehendry3133
, Jan 2020
A perfect experience. Great weather helped certainly, as it must for the kind of experience ballooning is but the organisation, staff, equipment and pilot were first class. Our pilot Ronald was friendly and personable and clearly highly skilled, who took the time when asked to explain some of the airborne operation, playing with winds and altitudes and for that matter, answered all questions patiently and knowledgeably. Finished off with a decent breakfast at Balgownie. A wonderful and memorable experience.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks for your review, Ronald is an exceptional pilot and #HumansOfGlobal staff member. Always happy to talk ballooning and share his passion with his passengers :) This will no doubt be a memorable experience for years to come for you!
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight
Giants96
, Nov 2019
This flight was the highlight of the Australian vacation. Our group had people in it with a fear of heights and they loved it as much as anyone. The experience is fun and serene and unique and wonderful. Bambi and Rain were our guides and ground crew and they were terrific.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
That's so lovely to hear that this was the highlight of your trip! It just goes to show that you can overcome your fears of heights as well. Thanks for joining us in the sky!
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Yarra vally ballon flight
JoelW1683
, Oct 2019
Choloe is very prompt in replying our email and messages sent to them within an hour time. Flight was cancelled and was resceduled due to bad weather... however, they have keep us constantly updated on the latest weather condtion and flight updates... thumbs up for the effort!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Rescheduling existing passengers is just as important as booking new passengers for the first time. Our time spent dealing with all customers is valuable and of high importance, and we understand (all too well) the disappointment when the weather is not safe to fly. Chloe and the rest of our office team are only more than happy to assist with accommodating you and other passengers onto your next preferred flight date. Being the largest hot air ballooning company in Victoria, this also means that there is not a long wait time between cancelled flights. Sometimes even the very next day you can go! Thank you for appreciating the behind-the-scenes work that goes into flying passengers. I will be sure to share your feedback with Chloe and the team to keep up the good customer service! Kind regards
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Views were spectacular
tailtale66
, Sep 2019
Views were beautiful. Saw kangaroos and cows too. Breakfast was delicious. Only bad thing was Brian was not happy with his crew and he let everyone know about it. Not very professional. Didn't give enough time for everyone to turn around for pictures or to smile or get into a position where you could be seen in the pictures, but the views were spectacular!!!!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
The views in the Valley are amazing, even better when you can see wildlife! Some mornings can be a bit tricky with timing and the weather to make sure that operations all runs smoothly. There is so much to organise on the morning just to get the beautiful balloons up into the sky! Thanks for your review & so glad to hear that the views were spectacular :)
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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight
kianboont2017
, Mar 2019
An experience of a lifetime - would denitely recommend to do it. Pilot was experienced and flight was smooth with amazing pictures taken along the way taken. Would have been 5 stars if not for the hiccup of pick up from hotel being late by almost 45mins
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A Lifetime Experience
GrandTour25165491281
, Jan 2019
Have always wanted to have a hot air balloon ride, now we can tick it off our list. We are so glad we did it.
icon Response from Host , May 2019
Hi, Thank you for your kind review, so happy you could tick ballooning off your bucket list. Thanks, Lauren
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Well-organized and professionally...
Mette T
, May 2017
Well-organized and professionally executed. Highly recommended - a must! Reasonable price as well.
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First of all , Allen, Bambi and...
Julie S
, Apr 2017
First of all , Allen, Bambi and Steve thank you for making one of the most memorable moment in my life "frigging" AMESOME. My fears melted away in Bambi and Steve 's warmth. It's a breathtaking experience not only for your birthday. It's an all hands on deck affair, which heighten the fun. Thanks!
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I was getting cold feet on the night...
Terry Z
, Mar 2017
I was getting cold feet on the night of the flight since I was a little afraid of heights and to make matter worse, I was having a little fever and feeling a little dizzy, I called the customer service, they consoled me and told me it's a very smooth flight with nothing to worry about, when I reached the site, Brian was very thoughtful and showed me the basket with thick ropes onto which I can hold, the whole flight was very smooth and Brian kept asking me how I felt during the flight, I wasn't frightened at all, the landing was perfect, thank you, Global Balooning.
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Product code: 3127YARRA

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