A sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne with Global Ballooning is a truly remarkable experience. Melbourne is one of the only cities in the world you can traverse in a hot air balloon, which makes it a unique and iconic experience. In the early morning light you will drift for approximately one hour over Melbourne's array of parks and gardens, and view some of its iconic buildings and sporting venues like the Eureka Tower, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack. We also offer transfers from all Melbourne city hotels.
Price & booking
Payment methods accepted
Cancellation and booking policy
Bookings are essential. Cancellations within seven days of flight will incur a $50 cancellation fee. Within 48 hours, there are no refunds.
Tour starting location
Hilton on the Park
- Car park
- Courtesy transfer
Additional business information
Australian National Ballooning Championships
Global Ballooning recently competed in the week-long Australian National Ballooning Championships in Benella. Congratulations to our chief pilot Kiff Saunders and his co-pilot John Sanderson for an amazing effort - we placed 5th overall!! To view picture of the guys' adventures, visit our webiste gallery and scroll down to the "Adventure & Promotional" album!
Global Ballooning is Victoria's largest hot air ballooning company offering flights over Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and the Mansfield 'High Country'. With a fleet of 20 balloons of varying sizes, Global Ballooning caters to all the needs of passengers wishing to experience award-winning service.
Kiff Saunders is Global Ballooning's owner and chief pilot. He has flown balloons in many locations around the world and throughout Australia. He holds the highest qualifications in ballooning, has been inducted into the Australian Ballooning Federation 'Hall of Fame,' and holds an Australian Altitude Record.
Global Ballooning's friendly staff are customer and region focused. With an intimate knowledge of our flight locations, all guests of Global Ballooning discover there is more than just the joy of 'lighter than air' travel to discover when visiting Victoria.
Global Ballooning focus on providing a sustainable ballooning experience, with customer's safety, enjoyment and comfort the main priority.
Tours start before sunrise. Time will be confirmed on booking.
Monday to Friday
Office hours for Richmond office
Daily ballon flights
Sunrise balloon flights operate daily, time varies depending on the season.
- Victorian Tourism Awards
- Victorian Tourism Awards
Other tours by this operator
- Tourism Alliance Victoria
- Visitor Information Centre
- Youth Hostels Association
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land