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East Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

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

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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 breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
Professional guide
Hotel pickup (before the flight)
Drop-off at the Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne (after the flight)
Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
Hotel drop-off
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
Pullman Melbourne On the Park , 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

Parking is available under the Pullman Hotel for a discounted rate of $10. Enter the car park off Wellington Parade, take a ticket and proceed through the boom gate, park underneath the hotel & take the lift to the ground floor where our team will welcome you. You may also find street parking.

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Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
Tour with Sparkling Breakfast
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:04:30 AM - 06:30 AM
Tour Without Breakfast
4/1/2022 - 3/31/2023
Monday - Sunday:04:30 AM - 06:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.Hotel pickup commences approximately 2 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 on booking.
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 Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, 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
You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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 guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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 policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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
See all safety measures taken by Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise.

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No customer service contact
Steven_H
, May 2022
Still waiting for refund after 14 days. Please advise email of customer service for me contact. Had done many bookings in the past but will not do so if no refund is made.
star-5
Great!
Sagarika_B
, 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 :)
star-5
35th wedding anniversary experience
Jenny_S
, Jun 2019
Great ride, even in cloudy weather still a great experience. Very experienced and congratulations on making the Australian team. Breakfast was good.
star-5
What a great way to start your day...
Michael_K
, Feb 2018
What a great way to start your day - we enjoyed every minute and had a great and informative pilot with Darius!
star-5
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
star-5
This was a super cool experience. We...
Joy_H
, 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.
star-5
It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it...
Anna P
, Dec 2016
It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it everytime again!!
star-5
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.
star-4
It was our first balloon flight and it...
FREDERIC S
, Feb 2016
It was our first balloon flight and it was a beautiful experience.
star-5
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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I felt this was an excellent trip...
David O
, Mar 2015
I felt this was an excellent trip ....very well organized.... very professional ....our guide, Dave, was extremely helpful and couldn't have been more interested in providing us with a good experience .......I highly recommend this to anybody that wants to experience Melbourne
star-5
this was definitely one of the...
Ingrid G
, Feb 2015
this was definitely one of the highlights, if not THE highlight of my trip to Melbourne. I was allowed to help with the balloon! We were in the air for 90 minutes, from a breathtaking sunrise to the start of the day, circling the core city of Melbourne a few times. To experience the quietness, the majestic movement of the balloon ride and the heat of the flames was a once in a lifetime experience only that I want to do it again and again and again!. The landing was soft and smooth and I never felt safer! thank you for this amazing tour experience!
star-5
AWESOME....AMAZING.....had great...
Murali K
, Feb 2015
AWESOME....AMAZING.....had great fun...enjoyed the flight very much including unpacking and packing of balloon.
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This was the most fantastic trip...
killinchy.browns
, Oct 2014
This was the most fantastic trip EVER!! Absolutely amazing. All very professional and safety was of upmost importance I would highly recommend this trip
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It's the worst trip arrangement ever...
suya.wang
, Sep 2014
It's the worst trip arrangement ever. It ruined my birthday!! I didn't take. Please reply my compliant email and give back my money ASAP!!!
star-4
The early morning start was so very...
Terri H
, Mar 2014
The early morning start was so very worth it! The birds eye view of the city and suburbs was breathtaking as we drifted slowly to a full a buffet breakfast at the Hilton Hotel. One grizzle was the added expense to receive photos of the experience. Supplying a "group" shot to all would have been a better souvenir than a certificate of having flown in a balloon.
star-5
This was a gift for my mum's 70th...
Jenni M
, Feb 2014
This was a gift for my mum's 70th birthday and the team at Global Ballooning were awesome and looked after her so well. Thank you for making it a very special memory for her.
star-5
What an amazing experience this balloon...
Nicks
, Jan 2014
What an amazing experience this balloon flight was. The crew was very knowledgeable and made us all comfortable enough to jump in and assist with the set up and tear down process. This was great fun and I met some fantastic people as well. Definitely a must do when visiting Melbourne.
star-5
A wonderful trip that created...
Djonnie
, Jan 2014
A wonderful trip that created memories to last a lifetime. The crew was professional and friendly. We really enjoyed every moment. The experience was highlighted by our ability to pitch in and help because it allowed us to better understand the engineering behind ballooning and feel like a part of the process. Highly recommended! Kudos to Tim, our pilot! He really loves what he does and it is contagious!!!

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