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Sunrise Balloon Flight over Yarra Valley with Breakfast and Return Hotel Transfer

  • Yarra Valley
  • English
  • 4 - 5 hours (approx.)
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirm

Standard Inclusions

  • 1. Approximate 1 hour balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • 2. Champagne breakfast after the flight
  • 3. Free parking at Balgownie Estate
  • 4. Complete flight and ground insurance
  • 5. Launch and landing government fees
  • 6. A flight certificate and souvenir pack
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels
From AUD
$440.00

1 Key Facts

Included

  • 1. Approximate 1 hour balloon flight over the Yarra Valley
  • 2. Champagne breakfast after the flight
  • 3. Free parking at Balgownie Estate
  • 4. Complete flight and ground insurance
  • 5. Launch and landing government fees
  • 6. A flight certificate and souvenir pack
  • 7. Transport from/to selected hotels

Not included

  • 1. Food & beverages not listed as Inclusions
  • 2. Travel Insurance
  • 3. Professional photos (available to purchase at additional cost)
Destination Yarra Valley
Depature point ● Departs: daily*, all year round
* Tour does not run on Christmas Day (25 December)
● Departure Point: Balgownie Estate (Address: 1309 Melba Highway, Yarra Glen, Victoria)
● Departure Time^: 2 hours before sunrise
^ Time to be advised the night prior to departure. Usually between 04:00 and 05:00 depending on the season. Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included before departure time
● Arrive back at approximately 10:00 - 11:00 in winter, and approximately 09:00 - 10:00 in summer
● Return Drop Off Locations: Queen Victoria market OR Federation Square
How to get there ● Complementary transfer from/to selected hotels included.  Please indicate the name of your hotel at the point of booking - the most convenient pick-up location and time will be advised in your booking confirmation.

● Make your own way to the Departure Point. Free parking is available on site.
Operating hours
Christmas Day (25 December) Closed
Reconfirmation requirements It is the passenger's responsibility to re-confirm on the night before travel between 18:00 - 19:00. Failure to do so may result in miscommunication and failure to fly, forfeiting your booking altogether. Please adjust your travel plan according to the details given by The Service Provider at time of reconfirming.
Check-in requirements Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the pick-up time at your booked pick up location. There might be 5-10 minutes delay depends on the traffic on the day. If you think the pick is late or you are not being picked up, please call The Service Provider and quote your confirmation number to double check.
What to bring/wear ● Wear clothes suitable for hiking. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so do wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.

● Closed toe, sturdy shoes shoes are COMPULSORY. DO NOT WEAR high-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops or open-toe shoes.

● Warm socks. Your feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew, you may like to bring a change of socks.

● Hat and sunglasses (The burners radiate heat, wearing a hat is recommended)

● Layered clothing. The experience meet before sunrise so depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold. You can always take off your jumper/ jacket in the basket if you need to. Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the balloon flight than on the ground.

*Please note: The balloon burners sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. The Service Provider will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a result of the adventure activity.

● Water bottle
Other info ● Minimum child age for this tour is 7 years. Children between the ages of 7 and 12 years are welcome to fly accompanied by a parent or guardian.

● Personal belongings taken on board are at your own risk.

● Smoking is not permitted on vehicles or balloons

● No flammable items or dangerous goods allowed to bring on board.

●  Check with your medical practitioner if you have a pre-existing medical condition (including but not limited to pregnant) that may be affected by the physical nature of hot air ballooning. You agree to indemnify the Service Provider, its owners, officers and employees against any incident related to your health occurring during or after supply of the Services.

● Hot air ballooning is a weather dependent activity which means the flight is not guaranteed to proceed every day. You MUST check your flight details the night before your flight to find out if the flight is proceeding and the pickup time.

● Please note the exact time and flight direction will vary depending on weather conditions.

2 Overview

One of Victoria's most spectacular winery regions, with outstanding vineyards and mountains, the Yarra Valley, a leisurely one-hour drive from Melbourne’s CBD. It is a natural amphitheatre, which makes it the perfect location for a ballooning tour: 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. This region has excellent locally grown food/wine and makes for a brilliant full day in the countryside!

Sunrise Balloon Flight over Yarra Valley with Breakfast and Return Hotel Transfer (Breakfast / - / - )

 

Breakfast
  • A full buffet breakfast is available after the balloon flight, and is held at Balgownie Estate
  • If the flight is cancelled the breakfast will not take place

 

About the Yarra Valley Balloons:
  • Our balloons provide a 360 degree view, perfect for sightseeing wineries and countryside beauty within the Yarra Valley.
  • The baskets include cushioning around the inside for comfort as well as rope handles when in the landing position. 
  • Our balloons are safe, comfortable and meet the standards of CASA.
  • Balloon sizes vary depending on the pilot flying and their license. Baskets can hold 10, 16 and up to 24 passengers. 
  • On any one day, we can have up to 7 balloons fly at once. Some branded balloons include Zonzo Estate & Balgownie Estate.
  • Peace of mind that you have chosen to fly with Victoria's leading hot air ballooning operator offering the most professional service. You will be in the hands of the most experienced pilots and ground crew in the business
  • A carbon neutral flight
  • Children under the age of 6 years old are unable to fly due to safety regulations.

 

Schedule For the Day

The entire experience lasts 4-5 hours in total so usually completed between 10:00 - 11:00.

  • Night before your flight (anytime after 18:00): Check the flight information by calling this number & listening to the voicemail: 0488 686 555 or by reading the information on the check in page https://www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/flight-update
  • 1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed night before): Meet pilots and crew at designated time and venue; drive all passengers to launch site
  • Launch: Passengers assist with the set up/ inflation of the balloon
  • Sunrise: Flight for approximately 1 hour
  • Land: After about 1 hour, the pilot will land the balloon; passengers can assist to pack up the balloon
  • Breakfast: All passengers back to meeting point which is where breakfast is held

3 Policy

Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 0 and 13 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. If no show, no refund.

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