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Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight & Champagne Breakfast

From US$ 313.27 per person

Discover one of Victoria’s most spectacular wine regions. Drive just 1 hour from Melbourne’s CBD to this natural amphitheater: a perfect spot for a hot air ballon tour. Let the breeze usher you over the Yarra River and splendid countrysides.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4.5 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Chinese
Optional audio guide
Pickup included
Major hotels in the CBD, Docklands and Southbank. Please provide which hotel you're staying at upon booking. Your pickup time will be advised the night before your flight via the mobile app or link on the website -


  • Enjoy a 1-hour sunrise balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • Have complimentary return CBD transfers (only available if breakfast option is booked)
  • Receive a complimentary flight certificate and e-coupon pack
Full description
Experience the thrill of ascending over a changing landscape at sunrise, suspended in a basket, floating under a spectacular hot air balloon. The cold air hits your cheeks, clouds floating past, the hot flames above warm you up under the morning sky… as you take flight… up, up and float away. Join a spectacular hot air balloon experience with a bird's eye view of the picturesque Yarra Valley (located an hour’s drive from Melbourne) – Victoria’s renowned wine region. Operating 364 days of the year (weather permitting) this once-in-a-lifetime tour experience provides an entirely different perspective of the Yarra Valley, beyond the typical tourist itinerary. Take off on a beautiful hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley at sunrise. The Yarra Valley is home to 90 vineyards and 35 wineries, many of which hold a reputation for creating world-class wines. See it from an entirely new perspective as you breeze over the picture postcard landscape. Meet your pilot approximately one hour before sunrise (you will be advised of the exact time and location when you phone the duty pilot the night before your flight). Your pilot will give you a short briefing before being transported to the launch site where you may help with the launch or stand back and take photos of the balloon as it is inflated. Then, climb aboard and away you go gently floating over the Yarra Valley as if you were a cloud. It is truly one of the most magnificently tranquil, picturesque and dream-like experiences you can do. Afterwards, make a final landing, pack the balloon away and have a champagne breakfast (additional cost of $35pp).
  • 1-hour sunrise balloon flight with an award-winning hot air balloon company, the largest in Victoria
  • In-flight commentary provided by expert pilots giving passengers an understanding of the various elements of ballooning, meteorology, altitude, navigation, equipment and air traffic control
  • Complimentary return transfers on a bus for all guests staying in a CBD hotel if breakfast is added to the booking. Returning to either Federation Square or Queen Victoria Market after breakfast.
  • Interactive involvement in the inflation and deflation process
  • Free car parking at Balgownie Estate
  • A beautifully presented flight certificate and e-coupon pack
  • Carbon neutral flight
  • Special offer for returning passengers
  • In-flight photographs on a balloon-shaped USB, available to purchase for $20
  • Optional) breakfast with Champagne after the flight at Balgownie Estate (additional cost of $35pp)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with low level of fitness
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Sandals or flip flops
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Adult: 13 years-old and older
  • Child: 6 to 12 years-old
  • Passengers need to be able to climb into the basket and stand for the hour flight
  • Not suitable for women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant
  • Allow approximately four hours in total, from check-in to the champagne breakfast celebration. The flight itself is 1 hour
  • The price quoted is for 1 person; there will be a minimum of 4 and up to a maximum of 24 people in the basket during your flight
  • In the case of windy, wet miserable weather the flight is cancelled at the pilot's discretion. Flights are usually confirmed the night before
  • Wear casual and comfortable clothing e.g. jeans and sneakers.
  • Shoes must be flat - no high heels or open toed shoes permitted. Waterproof is preferable
  • Bring a hat and your camera as there are some fantastic photo opportunities. The Champagne breakfast is not included in the price
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 20 reviews

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Absolutely fantastic

November 29, 2021

January 26, 2021

This was the most amazing experience with great guides and fabulous champagne breakfast to finish with was just perfect

December 30, 2020

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