Hot Air Ballooning - Melbourne CBD, City Flight

Hot Air Ballooning - Melbourne CBD, City Flight Hot Air Ballooning - Melbourne CBD, City Flight
Item: HO12717TA
Location: Melbourne City (Melbourne)
List Price: $445
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$395 child (7 - 12)
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Equally thrilling and relaxing, a hot-air ballooning adventure is a romantic and unforgettable experience – especially over the beautiful city of Melbourne. Depending on the wind direction you may make a tranquil hot-air balloon flight over the CBD and the Yarra River, or over the inner suburbs, parks and gardens. The still morning air makes flying conditions perfect during what is known in the hot-air ballooning industry as the "weather window", a gloriously peaceful time over an often hectic city.

  • Free pick up from accommodation in the CBD
  • Champagne breakfast at The Sofitel Hotel
  • Transfer vehicle from the landing site

The hot-air ballooning journey begins with a briefing by the pilot before you head to the launch site and, if you like, help prepare the hot-air balloon for flight. Thirty minutes later you'll be drifting gracefully over the countryside. The hot-air ballooning flight itself will last around one hour.

The icing on the cake is a sumptuous Champagne breakfast at the Sofitel Hotel - the perfect way to toast your hot-air ballooning adventure. The Sofitel Hotel is also the meeting point for the adventure, although pick-ups are available at all major hotels/motels within the CBD.

 

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Reviews
4.7 out of 5 50 reviews more reviews
The balloon ride was amazing. I am scared of heights but never felt that fear at all. Everything was explained and co ordinated really well. A great professional team, thank you.
With the well qualified pilots and ground crew involved in the Hot Air Ballooning there was never a moment that I felt nervous or anxious. The adventure was carried out in such a way that I knew what was happening and when it was happening, it was well organised and made the adventure exciting and well worth the very early morning, even packing up the balloon was fun.
Our experience on the Ballon ride was fantastic. Peter our pilot was friendly and a great operator. Safety and fun were his number 1 priority. He also included group participation, which was great fun. I would recommend picturethis.com.au
Hot Air Ballooning is fantastic and an amazing experience and then to top it off with a Champagne Breakfast on the 35th Floor with more spectular views just completed our experience. Everyone should do it!
My high expectations were exceeded in the organisation, professionalism, knowledge skill and experience of our guide Andrew. Safety A+; attention to detail A+ Outstanding! Recommended.
Experience Details

Fitness and Experience

  • No particular level of fitness or experience is required but you must be able to stand up for the duration of the flight (approximately 1 hour)
  • If you have any special dietary requirements for the champagne breakfast, such as a vegetarian diet, please ensure you mention this on the booking form
  • Minimum age 7 and minimum height 130 cm

What to Bring/Wear

  • We recommend you wear outdoor clothes (avoid whites) and some solid shoes as the ground is often covered with dew in the early morning
  • The temperature in the balloon is the same as on the ground and we move with the breeze there is no wind chill factor
  • Be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen
  • Your camera
  • The balloon is the ideal platform from which to take pictures of the spectacular scenery

What is Supplied

  • Hot Air Balloon Flight
  • Professional pilot & crew
  • All ballooning equipment
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Transfer vehicle from the landing site
  • Free pick up from accommodation within the CBD
  • Experience is for 1 person

More Information

Complimentary city pick-ups are available from every major motel/hotel within the CBD, however these must be pre-booked so let us know if you require transportation. The meeting point is at Sofi's Lounge, Level 1 of the Sofitel Hotel, an hour before sunrise. Flights operate every weekend, weather permitting. Weekday flights are available but subject to minimum numbers.

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