Yarra River
Soaring over the city!
De Bortoli balloon
Happy passengers!
Love Balloon flying over Melbourne
Feeling lighter than air
In-flight Photo over the Yarra River

Ballooning Over Melbourne (flight only)

Tour operated by: Global Ballooning

Address: 1st Floor, 173-175 Swan St, Richmond, Victoria 3121

Phone: 03 9428 5703  |  Freecall: 1800 627 661  |  Fax: 03 9428 8473  

Email: balloon@globalballooning.com.au
Web: globalballooning.com.au

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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.

Tour pricing information (GST included)

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Melbourne balloon flight during sunrise


Payment methods accepted

MasterCard  VISA Card 

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

Mode of transport

  • Hot Air Balloon


  • Ballooning


  • Other


  • Car park
  • Courtesy transfer
  • Guide


  • English

Global Ballooning is Victoria's largest hot air ballooning company offering flights over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. 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.

In May 2012 Australia's Easy Access Basket was launched over the Melbourne CBD. Global Ballooning and Burt & Davies jointly funded the design and production of Australia's first accessible commercial passenger balloon. It is an innovative and altruistic joint venture intended to provide happiness to those who would otherwise be denied.

Global Ballooning focus on providing a sustainable ballooning experience, with customer's safety, enjoyment and comfort the main priority.

Tourism awards

2013  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2012  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist

2011  - Victorian Tourism Awards  - Finalist


  • Tourism Alliance Victoria
  • Visitor Information Centre
  • Youth Hostels Association
Parks Victoria Licence
Tour operator is licensed to conduct tours on public land

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