Hot Air Ballooning
Global Ballooning Australia offers the amazing tourism experience of balloon flights over the Yarra Valley. This once-in-a-lifetime tour familiarises, explores and interprets these spectacular locations from a birds-eye view. It provides the perfect combination of exploration, physical activity and engagement with nature. For over 20 years, Global Ballooning has been operating commercial passenger flights and is the benchmark for commercial ballooning operations in Australia, based on safety, experience and longevity. Starting in the early hours of the morning, standing in the eerie darkness of a field waiting for the balloon to inflate, then jumping in the basket that ascends hundreds of metres above the ground, passengers can be assured that there is plenty of energy around the balloon inflating.
The degree of hesitation when passengers first encounter ‘lighter than air flight’ is soon overcome by the serenity and beauty of floating effortlessly through the sky. One of Victoria’s most spectacular winery regions, with spectacular vineyards and mountains, the Yarra Valley is a natural amphitheatre, which makes it the perfect location for a ballooning tour. The valley provides great views, native fauna and flora, excellent food and wine, and stable weather. Let the breeze usher you along the corridors of grape vines and over the Yarra River as you lose yourself in the breathtaking views of mountains that surround the valley. Situated only 50 minutes from Melbourne’s city centre, this region has excellent local grown food and wine and makes for a brilliant full day in the country side! Balloon flights over Yarra Valley appeal to people of all ages.
The flights have been specifically designed to have you back in time to pick up another Yarra Valley tour, go shopping or spend the afternoon relaxing.