Hot Air Ballooning and Melbourne Star Observation Ride


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  • 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne CBD
  • 30 minute ride on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel
  • Delicious buffet breakfast at Pullman on the Park

See Melbourne in a whole new way when you take to the skies in a breathtaking hot air balloon flight at sunrise followed by a scrumptious buffet breakfast. Then relive the excitement as you capture incredible views above Melbourne on the Melbourne Star observation wheel.

Why You'll Love This

What's Included?

  • 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs
  • Safety briefing and transfers to the flight departure point
  • Delicious buffet breakfast
  • 30 minute Melbourne Star ride

At the whim of the winds, you may fly over the CBD or drift across the inner suburbs, parks and gardens to discover why Victoria is known as the Garden State. Your morning Hot Air Balloon flight lasts for approximately one hour, the memories will last a lifetime.

After your delicious buffet breakfast stroll the streets and lane ways of Melbourne and discover hidden gems at your leisure.

When you have finished exploring take to the skies again on a ride of discovery on the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel, the only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere. Watch as Melbourne lights up in the late afternoon and the Star adds its own unique light show to your experience. Like a giant kaleidoscope with more that 15 million different colour and pattern combinations your glide through Melbourne's evening sky offers a spectacular sensory experience.

On the Day

Session Length

  • The balloon flight is available 7 days a week, all year round except on Christmas day
  • Allow approximately 4-5 hours in total for the hot air ballooning experience, finishing around 9-10am
  • The ride for the Melbourne Star lasts 30 minutes. Available between 10am and 9:30pm (you must be at the reception desk by 9:15pm)

Numbers on the Day

A maximum of 10 people can fit in a balloon basket.


Both tours are weather dependent. If the balloon flight is cancelled due to bad weather, the Melbourne star will proceed still unless advised otherwise. In the case of cancellation due to inclement weather, you will have 12 months to rebook for another day.

Dress Code

Please wear clothes suitable for hiking, including sturdy shoes, warm socks, a hat and sunglasses.

... and Importantly


  • A minimum fitness level is required
  • Passengers need to be able to climb into the basket and stand for the hour's flight (with the exception of wheelchair access, please see accessibility information)
  • You need to inform the experience provider if you have a medical condition that may preclude you from flying, e.g. a back problem
  • Not suitable during pregnancy


Once this experience has been confirmed changes are at the discretion of the experience provider and arranged directly with them according to this policy:


  • Greater than 8 days prior to the experience date: no fee to change the experience date and time.
  • Within 2 - 7 days of the experience date: $50 per participant fee to change the experience date and time.
  • Within 48 hours of the experience date, No Shows and Late Arrivals: Participants forfeit their experience and therefore are not entitled to a refund or to re-book.


  • The Hot Air Balloon Flight is extremely weather dependent, please call the experience provider the night prior to your scheduled flight to check if the balloon flight will be proceeding (the contact number will be provided at the time of confirmation).