Hot Air Balloon Rides over Melbourne are a breathtaking way to see the town! Depending on the wind at dawn, your ballooning adventure may take you over the CBD, inner suburbs, parks and gardens, with Port Phillip Bay creating the perfect backdrop as you discover this gorgeous city from the air!
Your hot air ballooning flight over Melbourne starts when we either meet at your hotel or at the meeting location before first light. You will be advised of the exact time and place the evening before your flight. Your pilot will give you a short briefing and you will 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 balloon. Your flight will last for approximately one 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 $30pp) at the Pullman hotel.
Allow approximately four hours in total, from check-in to the champagne breakfast celebration. The flight itself is one hour.
Adult: 13 years old+
Child: 7 to 12 years old
Minimum fitness level required. Passengers need to be able to climb into the basket and stand for the hour's flight
Not suitable for women who are 12 weeks+ pregnant
Children under the age of 16 years old must be accompanied by an adult
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. * Within 48 hours prior: No changes are permitted - passengers are advised to make their own insurance provisions in case of unforseen circumstances. Under no circumstances will flights be refunded or re-scheduled if passengers cancel or do not show * Between 48 hours and 7 days: 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. * Accommodation and Wine tour packages are non-refundable and should the flight be cancelled due to inclement weather this does not apply. * Interstate customers who's flight is cancelled due to weather may be eligible for an exchange for another RedBalloon experience. Please note a $25 cancellation fee will apply. All cancellation are at the discretion of the supplier.
The price quoted is for one person. There will be a minimum of four and a maximum of ten people in the basket during your flight.
In the case of windy, wet miserable weather the flight is cancelled at the pilot's discretion. Flights are usually confirmed the night before.
Wear casual and comfortable clothing e.g. jeans and sneakers. Shoes must be flat - no high heels or open toed shoes permitted. Waterproof is preferable.
Bring a hat and your camera as there are some fantastic photo opportunities. The champagne breakfast is not included in the price.