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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  12 hours (approx.)
Make the most of your visit to the Yarra Valley by combining an exhilarating sunrise hot-air balloon flight with an award-winning Yarra Valley small group winery tour. Take in the magnificent views of the lush Yarra Valley landscape from the air and then taste some the the regions best wines with visits to Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chadon, the Australian production house of French champagne company Moet & Chandon.


  • 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

Your ultimate Yarra Valley experience commences with an early morning pick up your Melbourne hotel or from the Rochford Winery in the Yarra Valley for a spectacular sunrise balloon flight. Take in the magnificent views of the Yarra Valley as your balloon floats above the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River.

After your breathtaking hot-air balloon flight you'll enjoy a gourmet champagne breakfast. The meal begins with fruit, yogurt, cereal and muesli, followed by a hot breakfast of bacon, eggs, hash browns, sausages, tomatoes, mushrooms and toast, with tea and coffee, orange juice and Chandon champagne.

Your full-day excursion tour continues with a Yarra Valley winery tour. Travel by air-conditioned luxury minivan to four premium wineries. Yering Station, Balgownie Estate, Yering Farm and Domaine Chandon. Learn about traditional wine-making techniques as you sample some of Australia's best wines. You'll also enjoy a superb lunch at Balgownie Estate restaurant with a complimentary glass of wine.

The afternoon highlight of the Yarra Valley winery tour is a private tour of the award-winning Domaine Chandon winery, known for its fine sparkling wines and stunning scenery, where you'll also enjoy a glass of wine with gourmet food platters.

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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