Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

From US$ 302.14 per person

Take in magnificent views of Melbourne's metropolitan area as the sun rises. Experience the peaceful adventure of a hot air balloon flight with a professional and experienced pilot and crew.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup optional
Please wait in the hotel lobby. Normally it will be a minibus with a balloon being pulled behind on a trailer, you can't miss it.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • Enjoy the best views of the Melbourne's metropolitan area
  • Experience flying during a peaceful adventure as you float in the wind
  • Share this unforgettable experience with family and friends
Full description

Be picked up from central Melbourne in the morning and drive to the launch field. Walk to where the equipment will be prepared and inflated. Passengers are welcome to participate in the various interesting and fun tasks needed to get in the air. 

Board the hot air balloon and after a short safety briefing, soar up into the sky. Admire stunning views of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Yarra River, parks, and botanical gardens from above. 

Be amazed by how gentle ballooning is and take part in the adventure of floating in the wind. Enjoy the warm rays of the early morning sun along with fascinating views. Share this unforgettable and unique experience with family and friends. 

See how sometimes the best light comes on cloudy days when the sun manages to penetrate and cast lovely light in different areas. With three airports, the bay to the South and a huge metropolitan area, Melbourne is a very technical location to fly over. 

Watch as the pilot uses the winds at different heights to guide the flight to a safe landing spot. Balloons float in the wind so you will end up in a different location from where the flight started. Meet the ground crew at the landing spot.

Return to your accommodation in central Melbourne after the ballooning gear is put away. 

  • Transportation to launch field
  • Approximately 1-hour flight time
  • Highly experienced pilots
  • Half-day balloon adventure (approximately 3-4 hours)
  • Complimentary pickup for passengers staying in Melbourne CBD hotels
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off after the flight (CBD trams are free and an easy ride after your flight)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

First floor inside the Sofitel Hotel, to the right of reception in an area called Sophie's Lounge.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops

Know before you go

  • Please note, you must be able to climb in and out of the basket with little help
  • This activity is not suitable for pregnant women at an advanced stage
  • Balloon flights are weather dependant and if the pilot considers the conditions unsuitable the flight may be cancelled. This can happen the day prior to your flight or in the morning itself.
  • In case of cancellations, you might have an alternative day to fly, but if you need to leave the city, a refund will be offered
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 8 reviews

Review summary

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I cannot recommend doing this more highly. In capable and very skilled hands we did not have a moment to think about anything else. From assisting to inflate the balloon to packing it away after landing, it was a great experience. The excitement upon starting to rise to the spectacular views of Melbourne and the experience of the crew. We never got a chance to be nervous. It was just too beautiful and serene. The excitement watching other balloons join in our flight was a bonus. I cannot praise the crew enough. At no time did my partner or l feel unsafe. They are in constant contact with Air Control and checking the weather, wind direction, etc. I would love to do it again sometime. Hearing the birds begin to sing over the Botanical Gardens and hearing dogs bark as we passed over was also part of the special experience. What a view and what better way to see it!! Thank you to the crew for making it possible.

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November 28, 2022

Nick & his team were great. Enjoyable smooth & calm ride! An absolute amazing experience!!!! Highly recommended!

April 16, 2022

Very relaxing and enjoyable experience! Saw how beautiful Melbourne can be. Everyone should experience this and Liberty Ballooning were terrific!

February 20, 2022

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