1. Australia
  2. Victoria, Australia
  3. Melbourne
  4. Melbourne City Centre

Melbourne: Balloon Flight at Sunrise

Product ID: 265745
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Take in magnificent views of Melbourne's metropolitan area as the sun rises. Experience the peaceful adventure of a hot air balloon flight with a professional and experienced pilot and crew.
About this activity
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Mobile ticketing
Valid 365 days
Starting time 5:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup optional

Please wait in the hotel lobby. Normally it will be a minibus with a balloon being pulled behind on a trailer, you can't miss it.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the best views of the Melbourne's metropolitan area
  • Experience flying during a peaceful adventure as you float in the wind
  • Share this unforgettable experience with family and friends
Full description
Be picked up or meet at the pickup location in the morning and drive to the launch field. You will be taken up-wind to where the equipment will be prepared and inflated. Passengers are welcome to participate in the various interesting and fun tasks needed. 

After about 30 minutes, the balloon will be inflated and ready for flight. Once all passengers are on board and after a short safety briefing, up you go to enjoy the stunning views Melbourne has to offer. Discover the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the Yarra River, Melbourne's fantastic parks and botanical gardens from the best vantage point there is - a hot air balloon.

Be amazed by how gentle ballooning is and take part in the adventure of floating in the wind. Enjoy the warm rays of the early morning sun along with fascinating views. Share this unforgettable and unique experience with family and friends. Don't worry if it's a cloudy day. Sometimes the best light comes on cloudy days when the sun manages to penetrate and cast lovely light in different areas.

With three airports, the bay to the South and a huge metropolitan area, Melbourne is a very technical location to fly and the pilot will use the winds at different heights to guide the flight to a safe landing spot. Balloons float in the wind so you will end up in a different location from where the flight started. The ground crew will follow during the flight and meet at the landing spot. The pilot will maneuver the winds to guide the aircraft to the landing site where, after touching down, the gear will be packed away and you will be driven back to the meeting point.
Includes
  • Transportation to launch field
  • Approximately 1-hour flight time
  • Highly experienced pilots
  • Half-day balloon adventure (approximately 3-4 hours)
  • Complimentary pickup for passengers staying in Melbourne CBD hotels
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel drop-off after the flight (CBD trams are free and an easy ride after your flight)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 6 years
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

First floor inside the Sofitel Hotel, to the right of reception in an area called Sophie's Lounge.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes
Not allowed
  • Sandals or flip flops
Know before you go
• Please note, you must be able to climb in and out of the basket with little help
• This activity is not suitable for pregnant women at an advanced stage
• Balloon flights are weather dependant and if the pilot considers the conditions unsuitable the flight may be cancelled. This can happen the day prior to your flight or in the morning itself.
• In case of cancellations, you might have an alternative day to fly, but if you need to leave the city, a refund will be offered

From US$ 282.71 per person

Organized by

Liberty Balloon Flights

Product ID: 265745