1h Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne - Global Ballooning Australia

Insta-worthy and truly a once-in-a-lifetime flight! Melbourne is the only major city in the world that you can commercially hot air balloon over. Take in one of Australia's largest cities from magnificent heights - you'll fly over or around the sights of Melbourne city and suburbs depending on where the wind takes you.


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  • Fly with Victoria's largest & most professional ballooning company - operating since 1992
  • Approximate one-hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne city/surrounds
  • Optional sparkling buffet breakfast at Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel
  • Digital flight certificate 


  • Approximate 1-hour balloon flight over/around Melbourne (depending on the wind direction)
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • Launch and landing government fees in and around the city
  • A carbon-neutral flight
  • Free in-flight photos (We cannot provide photos if weather is not suitable for putting up camera)
  • A flight certificate
  • (Optional) Sparkling buffet breakfast at the Pullman Melbourne on the Park Hotel
Day 1: Melbourne Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning
The entire experience lasts 3-4 hours in total so usually completed between 8-10 am depending on the time of year. The night before your flight at 6 pm: Check the flight information (weather update and meeting time) by downloading our mobile app. 1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed the night before): Meet pilots and crew at the designated time and venue; Global Ballooning Australia drives all passengers to the launch site. We meet at Pullman Melbourne at the Park Hotel (meet in the foyer). Launch: Passengers assist with the setup/ inflation of the balloon. Sunrise: Flight for approximately 1 hour Land: The pilot will land the balloon; passengers can assist in packing up the balloon. Breakfast: All passengers are driven back to the meeting point (Pullman Hotel) which is where breakfast is held (if included in your booking)
Meals: Optional Breakfast


Departs an hour before sunrise (approximately 4:00-4.30 am in summer, 5:00-5.30 am in autumn & spring and 6:00-6.30 am in winter. 

Pullman Melbourne on the Park - Meet inside the foyer of the hotel.
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002

Return: Approx 4 hours after

What to bring 

  • Closed-toe shoes are compulsory
  • DO NOT WEAR high-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops or open-toe shoes.
  • Your feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew, bring a change of socks
  • Wear clothes for hiking, sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap as the burners radiate heat.
  • It is an active morning outdoors, so wear clothes that can get stained or dirty 
  • Do not bring any bags as these will not be allowed on the balloon
  • We meet before sunrise so depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold
  • Wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up
  • Don't forget to bring your camera but this is carried at your own risk


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