Melbourne Hot Air Ballooning

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You'll fly in a hot air balloon for approximately one hour over the city of Melbourne and surrounding suburbs, completing the experience with a buffet champagne breakfast at the Pullman on the Park.

Melbourne Hot Air Ballooning
From$ aud

Group booking discount

Tour Highlights

  • cities iconic sporting venues like the MCG,
  • Melbourne Park
  • Albert Park racetrack
  • A souvenir pack

Tour Info

  • Hot Air Balloon
Duration 1 Hour
Price From $
Vehicle Air Balloon
Suitability Open Age
Start Melbourne @ 04.30 am
Finish Melbourne @ 05.30 am
Travel Insurance Required

1: Balloon Flight

There are few major cities in he world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and there certainly is no better way to take in Australia's second largest city. In the morning light our balloons drift by the array of parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world's most livable city. As the city comes to life you may have the opportunity to look down from your balloon onto some of the cities iconic sporting venues like the MCG, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack.

Hot air ballooning is an audience participation activity and you will be encouraged to assist with the set up and pack away of the balloon itself. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so do wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.

1 Hour Balloon Flight over the City of Melbourne.

(Optional) 5-star full buffet champagne breakfast at the Pullman on the Park.

Discounted undercover parking at the Pullman Hotel for a flat fee of $5 (this is important as with other operators you could be paying up to an extra $50 for parking on the morning of your flight).

Complete flight and ground insurance.

Launch and landing government fees in and around the city

Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with Victoria's leading hot air ballooning operator offering the most professional service. You will be in the hands of the most experienced pilots and ground crew in the business.

A carbon neutral flight - by choosing to fly with Global Ballooning Australia you will be helping to restore biodiversity and essential habitat for native fauna, improve water quality and salinity problems. This is because Global Ballooning Australia is the only Victorian operator to offset our emissions.

In-flight photography with the opportunity to purchase a souvenir CD compilation and DVD pack after the flight.

(Optional) CBD Hotel pick up available for a small fee of $5 per person. (One-way pick-up only. After the flight you will be taken back to the Pullman on the Park hotel)

A beautifully presented flight certificate.

A souvenir pack




The entire experience lasts 4-5 hours in total so usually completed between 10-11am.

Night before flight (6-7pm) : Check in by calling OPERATION or by checking the check in page.

1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before) : Meet pilots and crew at designated time and venue; Global Ballooning Australia drive all passengers to launch site

Launch : Passengers assist with the set up/ inflation of the balloon

Sunrise : Flight for approximately 1 hour

Land : After about 1 hour, the pilot will land the balloon; passengers can assist to pack up the balloon

Breakfast : We drive all passengers back to meeting point which is where breakfast is held (if included in your booking)


  • The hot air balloon flight is always during sunrise, so the added tour will be after the flight. If the flight is cancelled due to bad weather, the combined tour will still proceed unless otherwise advised. It is the passengers’ responsibility to ensure all confirmations have been received and understood prior to the departure date.
  • The balloon burners sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. Operation Australia will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a result of our adventure activity.
  • Wear clothes as for hiking, including sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap, plus sunglasses.
  • We meet before sunrise so, depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold
  • Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the balloon flight than on the ground, we suggest you wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up
  • The burners radiate heat, wearing a hat is recommended
  • Your feet may get wet and cold in the early morning dew, you might like to bring a change of socks
  • High-heeled shoes are not suitable

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