An early morning hot air ballooning flight is the perfect way to see Melbourne with Port Phillip Bay creating the perfect backdrop to take in Australia's second largest city. Depending on the winds you may fly over the CBD. Or the inner suburbs, parks and gardens to discover this Garden State.
Your child's hot air ballooning flight over Melbourne starts when we meet you at your hotel or advise you of the meeting location before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight).
Your pilot will give you a short briefing and you will then be transported to the launch site where you may help with the launch, or stand back and take pictures.
Then away we go, drifting gently over the city of Melbourne in our beautiful hot air balloon. Your flight will last for approximately 1 hour.
Afterwards we make our final landing, pack the balloon away and invite you to join us for a traditional champagne breakfast (additional cost of $25) at the Hilton hotel. (Although as this package is for kids, the champagne will be replaced by non-alcoholic beverages).
This experience voucher is valid for 12 months from date of purchase.
Approximately 4 hours in total from check in to the champagne breakfast celebration. (The flight itself is 1 hour in duration).
Children aged 8 - 12 years. Passengers need to be able to climb into the basket, and stand for the hour's flight. We will need to be informed of someone has a medical condition that may preclude them from flying e.g a back problem.
The price quoted is for one child between 8 - 12 years of age. There will be a maximum of 4 and a minimum of 10 people in the basket during your flight.
In the case of windy, wet miserable weather the flight is cancelled at the pilots discretion. Flights are usually confirmed the night before.
Bring a hat and your camera as there are fantastic photo opportunities. Price is per person. Breakfast is an additional extra to be paid directly to the supplier.
This experience is suitable for people with a sensory impairment only. You must be independently mobile in case of emergency.
You will lose the full cost of your flight if you fail to show up for your flight. You may send someone else in your place if you wish - please let us know the name of the replacement person before the flight.
* Within 48 hours prior: No changes are permitted - passengers are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforseen circumstances including being unwell to fly due to illness. Under no circumstances will flights be refunded or re-scheduled if passengers cancel or do not show up on the day.
* Between 48 hours and 7 days prior: A non-refundable $50 per person rebooking fee will be charged directly payable to the supplier; weekday flights will need to be re-scheduled on a weekday flight only, excluding public holidays.
* Bookings cancelled up to 7 days prior to a flight date cannot be refunded.
* Accommodation and Wine tour packages are non-refundable and should the flight be cancelled due to inclement weather this does not apply.
The map below gives you the location of this experience to allow you to plan.
Exact location, directions and meeting place will be available to you once you have booked your experience