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.