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Soar over the Yarra Valley during the golden light of sunrise with an unforgettable hot air balloon flight. Float over the scenic landscape of gentle rolling hills and vineyards for approximately 1 hour as day breaks across this beloved winemaking region. Upgrade to enjoy a delicious sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate after touching down back on solid ground.


  • Wake up early and watch the sunrise on this approximately one-hour hot air balloon flight in the Yarra Valley
  • Ballooning in the Yarra Valley offers breathtaking views of the lush landscapes and vineyards
  • Plenty of photo opportunities as you float above the vineyards on your Yarra Valley balloon flight

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

There's nothing quite like watching the hot air balloon fire up in the early morning chill. And it's so peaceful sailing over this scenic wine-growing region. I definitely recommend warming up afterwards with the gourmet a la carte breakfast and sparkling wine to toast your adventure!

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What You Can Expect

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Enjoy a spectacular start to the day with a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley, just an hour away from Melbourne. This favorite day trip destination is a gourmet paradise of lush rolling hills and vineyards and home to more than 35 wineries that produce renowned cold-climate varietals like chardonnay and pinot noir.

Make your way to the Yarra Valley’s Rochford Wines in the early morning, or enjoy pickup at your Melbourne CBD hotel (if sparkling wine breakfast upgrade is selected). Climb aboard a sturdy basket, which holds a maximum of 16 people. Experience the thrill as your hot air–powered balloon fires up in the crisp morning air and you begin to slowly rise over the countryside.

Float with the breeze over vineyards, country roads and orchards for an unbeatable view of the gorgeous landscape. On misty mornings, watch sunbeams play on layers of wispy clouds for an otherworldly experience. An expert guide will accompany you on the ride to ensure everyone’s safety and provide narration on the passing scenery.

After your 1-hour flight, upgrade to include a hearty sparkling wine breakfast at Balgownie Estate’ elegant restaurant. Toast your flight with Domaine Chandon sparkling wine and choose from a gourmet a la carte menu featuring hot and cold breakfast favorites served with orange juice, tea and coffee.

Customer Reviews

Doug E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Incredible views, highly professional staff!

Amanda J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Brilliant - great views and good guide. Very funny people and definately worth doing

Danny Y

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Wow, no words for the incredible experience. Watching the sunrise from over the clouds. Nature is unique. Thank you. Our tour guide was Kiff, excellent and funny guy, made the tour even more fun and interesting. Thank you Kiff!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Today was our 30th wedding anniversary. I would like to highly commend Brian our pilot and all the staff that made our day very special.
I would highly recommend The Balloon flight and breakfast to anyone who wants a great morning out. The scenery was amazing and Brian's skill flying the balloon was amazing. Brian also gave us some running commentary and also showed everyone how the balloon was operated while flying. Thankyou very much to all of you. This made our day very special.

Murielle P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

it was pretty good, even on a cloudy day 4/5 stars

johan n

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

I truly enjoyed this trip. It is weather dependent, and I guess I was lucky. Everything from pickup to drop off at the hotel worked like a clock.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Amazing experience a great ride.

Nocturne Singapore

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Every moment was breathtaking!

Betty M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Bucket list experience achieved!! I was picked up before sunrise alone in front of my hotel. I'm 74 years young and felt very safe during the entire tour. Van driver wife of owner, sorry forgot her name and all of the crew were friendly, helpful and knew what they were doing. As a senior citizen and in a foreign country, I was concerned when told that I Would be dropped off at a location NEAR my hotel. Fortunately My drop off was few blocks away and easily managed with instructions from driver. Bottom line. Great hot air ballon ride and champagne breakfast afterward.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Great view and funny.
Brain was very professional pilot and made us enjoy our flight peacefully.
Nick was a great driver, more friendly and funny.

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