Global Ballooning Australia Pty Ltd

Its a wonderful thing, to be able to give someone the experience of a lifetime. At Global Ballooning Australia, we have shared a sunrise with over 90,000 people over 25 years. We are proud of our safety record, and we care deeply about our guest experience, but for us, its about the people we meet along the way and the pristine natural playground we call our office.

Global Ballooning Australia's Director, a Pilot and ballooning champion; Kiff Saunders, has 35 years aviation experience. Kiff is Victoria's most experienced balloonist having flown for over 27 years in over 10 countries around the world including 3 World Ballooning Championships. He has even been inducted into the Australian Ballooning Federation Hall of Fame (bet you did not know that was a thing), is responsible for training many of the commercial hot air balloon pilots flying in Victoria and holds the Absolute Australian Altitude Record for hot air ballooning.

Operating 364 days a year, we rise before the sun almost every day over Melbourne city and the Yarra Valley because we believe there is something magical about experiencing the world from the sky. It starts with an alarm; that familiar shrill that drags you from bed and dares you to meet the dawn. Your adventure starts before the city stirs. Birdsong begins as balloons inflate and you find yourself drawn to the heat of the flame. As the earth falls away, you rise with the sun. There is no need to travel far, and no better way to see the worlds most liveable city - Melbourne. For an hour, it is just you and the sky. Some prefer the scenic route to the Yarra Valley, traversing roads through gnarly vineyards and misty farms until a landscape worthy of silence appears.

Nothing excites us more than bringing out a child-like joy in adults and a sense of wonderment in children. Its all part of a journey that finishes around 9am, but leaves a lifelong impression.

Yarra Valley Sunrise Flight (no Breakfast or Transfer)
Adults: $345.00 / Children: $278.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Global Ballooning pilots and crew will transfer all passengers from Balgownie Estate before first light, (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin.), to launch site using the tour vehicles. After a short briefing by your pilot, you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos while the balloon is being set up ready for flying. Audience participation is recommended but not compulsory. Then away you go! Spend a peaceful hour drifting gently over the Yarra Valley at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing, the balloon will need to be packed up and again audience participation is recommended but is not compulsory. Global Ballooning will transfer passengers back to Balgownie Estate where they can depart at their leisure.

Departure Days:
Daily, excluding 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Balgownie Estate - 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen.

Departure Time:
1.5 hour before sunrise (to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link.https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin)

Pickup:
Balgownie Estate 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen. Please check link below for the exact pick up time, evening before your flight.

Dropoff:
Balgownie Estate 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen

Duration:
3-3.5 hours

Meals:
- Not Included.

Not Included:
- Breakfast and Transfers.

Inclusions:
- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
- Complete flight & ground insurance.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot and ground crew.
- Launch and landing government fees.
- A carbon neutral flight.
- Flight certificate and souvenir pack.
- In-flight photography with the opportunity to purchase a souvenir USB after the flight.

What to bring:
- Warm casual outdoor layered clothing.
- Sturdy shoes.
- Warm Socks.
- Cap.
- Sunglasses.
- Change of clothes.
- Hat and sunscreen.
- Water bottle.
- Camera.

Adults $345.00
Children $278.00
Yarra Valley Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flt with Champagne Bfst
Adults: $374.00 / Children: $294.00

Pick up at your hotel is before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin.) After a short briefing by your pilot, you will be transported to the launch site where you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos. Then away you go! Spend a peaceful hour drifting gently over the Yarra Valley at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing and packing the balloon away, head back to Balgownie Estate for a full buffet champagne breakfast to toast the morning's adventure. After breakfast, you will be dropped back at Federation Square OR Queen Victoria Market in the city.

Departure Days:
Daily, excluding 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Balgownie Estate - 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen.

Departure Time:
Self- drive: is 1.5 hour before sunrise.
Transfer required: 2 hours before sunrise.
(to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link.https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/flight-update)

Pickup:
Melbourne city hotels.

Dropoff:
Federation Square or Queen Victoria Market in the City.

Duration:
4-5 hours.

Meals:
- Champagne breakfast.

Not Included:
n/a

Inclusions:
- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot.
- Launch and landing government fees.
- In-flight commentary.
- Flight and ground insurance.
- Transfers between all tours.
- Flight certificate and souvenir pack.
- In-flight photography with the opportunity to purchase a souvenir USB after the flight.
- Return Melbourne city hotel transfers.

Adults $374.00
Children $294.00
Melbourne Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight
Adults: $420.00 / Children: $336.00

A Global Ballooning Australia coach will pick you up at your hotel before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link, https://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/flight-update). After a short briefing by your pilot, you will be transported to the launch site where you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos. Then away you go! Spend approximately 1 hour drifting gently over Melbourne at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing and packing the balloon away, head back to the Pullman on the Park (optional extra) Hotel transfer is one way only. You are to be dropped back at the Pullman on the Park hotel after your 1 hour flight.

Departure Days:
Daily, excluding 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Pullman On The Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Departure Time:
1 hour before sunrise (to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link. https://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/flight-update)

Pickup:
Melbourne city hotels before 1st light. Please refer to Departure time below to confirm.
Please Note: Hotel transfer is one way only.

Dropoff:
Pullman on the Park Hotel, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Duration:
3-4 hours.

Entrance Fees:
Na.

Meals:
- Not included.

Not Included:
- Champagne breakfast.

Inclusions:
- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot.
- Transfer to meeting point.

What to Bring:
- Warm casual outdoor layered clothing.
- Sturdy shoes and warm socks.
- Spare socks and shoes incase feet gets wet.
- Cap.
- Sunglasses.

Adults $420.00
Children $336.00
Melbourne Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flt with Champagne Bkfst
Adults: $449.00 / Children: $353.00


Pick up at your hotel is before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link. https://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/checkin below). After a short briefing by your pilot, you will be transported to the launch site where you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos. Then away you go! Spend a peaceful hour drifting gently over Melbourne at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing and packing the balloon away, head back to the Pullman on the Park (optional extra) for a full buffet champagne breakfast to toast the morning's adventure. Hotel transfer is one way only. You are to be dropped back at the Pullman on the Park hotel after your flight.

Departure Days:
Daily, excluding 25DEC.

Departure Point:
Pullman On The Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Departure Time:
1 hour before sunrise (to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link.
https://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/checkin)

Pickup:
Melbourne city hotels before 1st light. Please refer to Departure time below to confirm.
Please Note: Hotel transfer is one way only.

Dropoff:
Pullman On The Park, 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne.

Duration:
4.5 hours.

Entrance Fees:
Na.

Meals:
- Champagne breakfast.

Not Included:
Na.

Inclusions:
- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot.
- Transfer to meeting point.

Adults $449.00
Children $353.00
Yarra Valley Flight with Breakfast and Wine Tour
Adults: $491.00 / Children: $378.00

~~ 01-Apr-2018 to 31-Mar-2021~~Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Pick up at your hotel is before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin.) After a short briefing by your pilot, you will be transported to the launch site where you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos. Then away you go! Spend a peaceful hour drifting gently over the Yarra Valley at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing and packing the balloon away, head back to Balgownie Estate for a full buffet champagne breakfast to toast the morning's adventure. After breakfast, you will be dropped at Yering Station where the wine tour will pick you up at 10.45am. You may be dropped earlier than this to enjoy a walk or a rest after your early start. While you are waiting, you can taste wine at Yering Station (open from 10am) OR you can enjoy a coffee next door at Chateau Yering's Sweetwater Cafe (open from 7.30am). Please don't be late for your pickup out the front of Yering Station at 10.45am. Tour concludes at 4.30pm, at which time drop offs will commence in one of five drop off points in the city. If your flight is cancelled due to bad wheather, your wine tour will proceed as scheduled.

Departure Days:
Daily, excluding 25DEC and 26DEC.

Departure Point:
Balgownie Estate - 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen.

Departure Time:
1.5 hours before sunrise (to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link.https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin)

Pickup:
Balloon Flight- Melbourne city hotels before 1st light. Please check link below for the exact pick up time, evening before your flight.
Wine Tour- 10.45am at Yering Station. Please call Australia Winery Tour Co. on the morning of the Wine Tour (1800 996 414) to confirm pick up point.

Dropoff:
Balloon Flight- Balgownie Estate
Wine Tour- Na

Duration:
11 hours.

Meals:
- Champagne Breakfast.
- Lunch at winery.

Not Included:
n/a

Inclusions:
- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot.
- Launch and landing government fees.
- In-flight commentary.
- Flight and ground insurance.
- Full day wine tour to 4 premium Yarra Valley wineries with a wine expert.
- All wine tastings and winery lunch.
- Private tour of Domaine Chandon and a glass of their premium sprakling wine with light nibbles.
- Transfers between all tours.
- Flight certificate and souvenir pack.
- In-flight photography with the opportunity to purchase a souvenir USB after the flight.
- Return Melbourne city hotel transfers.

What to bring:
- Warm casual outdoor layered clothing.
- Sturdy shoes.
- Warm Socks.
- Cap.
- Sunglasses.
- Change of clothes.
- Hat and sunscreen.
- Water bottle.
- Camera.

Adults $491.00
Children $378.00

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