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5 star rating: Highly Recommended 31 Reviews

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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne with 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 1-hour flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.


  • Watch Melbourne wake up on this sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
  • One-hour 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 Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Melbourne is one of the few cities in the world that you can fly over in a hot air balloon. Floating over the waking city at sunrise is a very special way to start a milestone day. Be sure to bundle up!

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What You Can Expect

Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Sunrise Balloon Flight over Melbourne

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 will vary 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.

After flying for approximately 1 hour, touch down and watch the massive balloon flatten and be packed away into an remarkably compact size. You’ll be transported to Pullman Melbourne on the Park near Fitzroy Gardens, where you’ll enjoy a savory breakfast with sparkling wine if you selected the upgrade option at booking.

Customer Reviews

Holly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.

Rachel F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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 and #39;ll remember forever! Great way to view beautiful Melbourne!

David O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 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

Murali K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

AWESOME....AMAZING.....had great fun...enjoyed the flight very much including unpacking and packing of balloon.

Ingrid G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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!

David G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015



5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 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

Carlos F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2014

Greate and unique experience you don't want to miss

Jenni M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 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.

Nicks USA

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 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.
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