With its gentle rolling hills, lush pastures, award-winning wineries and art galleries, the Yarra Valley is a weekend magnet for Melburnians and beyond. This tranquil region is also the dream destination for hot air balloon flights designed to enjoy the spectacular surrounds and also delight in a Champagne breakfast to celebrate the big event. RedBalloon offers a range of packages for hot air ballooning for couples and singles, with or without gourmet inclusions, high above the splendour of the Yarra Valley in Victoria.
Where is the Yarra Valley?
This picturesque wine region surrounding the Yarra River is located 90km east of Melbourne. Renowned for its lush, bucolic scenery and premium wineries, the Yarra Valley is only an hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD.
How much does a hot air balloon ride cost?
You’ll find that RedBalloon offers a selection of hot air ballooning Yarra Valley packages, all at affordable prices: starting at $325 per child and $405 for an adult. You can also order gift vouchers online at RedBalloon for your sunrise balloon flight or for any of the 5000 experiences on offer at RedBalloon. Vouchers are valid for three years and can be emailed or organised to arrive in a RedBalloon gift envelope, sealed with the unmistakable gold-embossed RedBalloon stamp.
What is included in a Yarra Valley hot air balloon experience?
The sky’s the limit, but you will also receive the works on your hot air balloon, Melbourne, Yarra Valley experience. Your tranquil one-hour hot air balloon ride will capture the visual splendour of this renowned Victorian wine region. Afterwards, you and your partner can celebrate this shared sunrise spectacle with a gourmet Champagne breakfast at the nearby Blairgowrie Estate.
What should I bring or wear to my hot air balloon experience?
You should wear warm, comfortable attire that is suitable for early-morning conditions. Please, ladies: no heels or spiky shoes. Enclosed footwear is recommended. You should also bring a hat, sunglasses and your camera to capture the breathtaking views while floating gently over the Yarra Valley.
Is the experience refundable?
Once the experience is confirmed, changes are at the discretion of the provider and arranged directly with them. Hot air ballooning in the Yarra Valley is refundable if you are forced to cancel with more than seven days’ notice. If the cancellation period falls between 48 hours and seven days, you will be charged a $50 fee per person, which is payable directly to the supplier. No changes will be entered into within a 48-hour time period prior to your Yarra Valley hot air balloon flight. Understandably, any ‘no shows’ on the day will equate to full loss of payment.
How long does the experience go for?
From your registration and safety briefing before rising high over the beautiful Yarra Valley until your delicious buffet breakfast at one of the region’s most awarded wineries, the total duration of this unforgettable experience is around four hours. But the magic of these memories will last a lifetime.
What if my balloon flight is cancelled?
This is a rare occurrence, but if your flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, you will receive notification as soon as possible about rescheduling your sky-high escapade. The hot air balloon pilot will confirm details about your reservation the night before the big event, even if the weather is clear and it is all systems go.
Why choose RedBalloon?
RedBalloon is your first port of call to book the best experiences on land, air and water throughout Australia. This leading experiential gift retailer has been in the business of offering more than 5000 unforgettable experiences in the making for more than 18 years. RedBalloon enlists the services of premium providers at all the must-experience destinations in Australia.