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  • Location:Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:12 hours (approx.)

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Spend a memorable day in the Yarra Valley, beginning with a magical hot air balloon flight at sunrise! Take in an unforgettable aerial perspective of the beloved region’s rolling hills and vineyards, and then enjoy a champagne breakfast back on solid ground. Tour four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries for cellar door tastings, and savor a gourmet lunch at the beautiful Balgownie Estate. Top off the day with a glass of bubbly and artisan antipasti platter at the esteemed Domaine Chandon winery. 


  • Yarra Valley sunrise hot-air balloon flight and winery tour
  • Scenic views of the Yarra Valley
  • Includes buffet champagne breakfast
  • All-inclusive tour of four of the Yarra Valley's best known wineries
  • Private tour, sparkling wine and a tasting platter at Domaine Chandon
  • Lunch with vineyard views at Balgownie Estate
  • Includes pickup from Melbourne city hotels and drop-off at designated central Melbourne locations

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Two of our top-selling Yarra Valley experiences in one unforgettable day! Start the day with a hot air balloon over the lush vineyards. Then go wine-tasting at several top-notch wineries. This is living!

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What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

Escape to the gorgeous Yarra Valley for a full day of excellent wine, gourmet cuisine and unspoiled natural beauty. The adventure begins with early morning pickup at your Melbourne CBD hotel for the 1-hour drive to Yarra Valley. Alternatively, you can make your own way to Rochford Wines if you’re already staying in the area. 

At daybreak, climb aboard a hot air balloon for a thrilling ride over the valley’s sprawling vineyards, orchards and elegant estates, with views of the sloping mountains beyond. Enjoy an unforgettable sight as the sun rises and bathes the landscape in an array of colorful hues.

After landing back on solid ground, energize for the day with a gourmet Champagne breakfast featuring hot and cold favorites accompanied by coffee, tea, juice and a glass of Chandon sparkling wine. Continue on with your small group on a tour of four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries. Enjoy cellar door tastings at Yering Station and Yering Farm, where you can learn about the winemaking process as you sip.

When it’s time for lunch, settle in at Balgownie Estate for a gourmet meal accompanied by a glass of estate wine. In the afternoon, get bubbly with a private tour of the famous Domaine Chandon winery — the Australian outpost of France’s famous Moet & Chandon Champagne purveyors. Toast your Yarra Valley vacation with a glass of sparkling wine and nibble on a gourmet antipasti platter amid the beautiful surroundings.

The tour concludes back at Rochford Wines in the late afternoon, where you can continue exploring the Yarra Valley on your own or enjoy complimentary return transport to six convenient central Melbourne locations.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

This day was amazing. The crew from Global Balloon make you feel relax and secure because they are very funny so you get in that mood. The balloon ride is absolutely breathtaking, one of the most beautiful scenarios I had seen. It was a great that me and my boyfriend got to see and enjoy the amazing sunrise. The wineries and vineyards we visited were really good and very different from one another. The breakfast and lunch were amazing, great quality and presentation. It was a perfect day and was the highlight of our entire trip.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Wow….loved the experience. We were up for a good long time and I was not even slightly nervous. Breathtaking and another check off my bucket list.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We had a fantastic time on our balloon flight. Grega was an exceptional pilot and made us feel totally at ease flying high and skimming over tree tops. The silence (when the balloon is not having a burst of hot air) is awesome. We highly recommend this to everyone. The only disappointment was we missed the sunrise but this was due to people not being on time. Make sure you are ready for pickup so everyone can enjoy the splendour of the sun rising.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2014

The balloon trip was amazing and the breakfast afterwards was extremely good. The wine tour was great too. We went to a range of different wineries and there was wine to buy for various budgets. The transfers were extremely convenient and went smoothly. We had a great day.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2013

Nick was a great guide through the day with his wit and knowledge. Beautiful views, great vineyards, and fab service.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2012

we were extremely disappointed that we could not go on the balloon tour - the weather did not cooperate. however, the part of the tour that we experienced was fabulous! the guide was top-notch. lunch was served in a fantastic location, and the tour of the Chandon, which was our last stop, was just terrific. i recommed this to all who visit the area.

John B
New Zealand

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

Absolutely fantastic. Longest flight we have ever done. great wines.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2011

fantastic time, well run and really nice people, thank you.

4 star rating: Recommended February 2015

We were very disappointed that our hot air balloon flight was canceled at the last minute. The associated wine tour was good and made up for some of it.

4 star rating: Recommended October 2014

This tour was amazing!

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