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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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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Great day, all aspects of the flight (and breakfast!) were great. Time went too quickly! Will probably do it again in a different season of the year to experience a different flight path.
Ross M
I still have not fully come down from the balloon trip, we started with a little apprehension but the moment we took off it all dissolved into wonder. Pete the pilot was just the steady kind of pilot you need to inspire confidence.
David A
Loved it
Stephen a
My wife and I really enjoyed the experience. Floating over Melbourne CBD was a marvelleous, seeing the major sites from the air was very inspirational and educational. The pilot and ground crew were exceptional, very knowledgeable and informative. We would recommend the experience to all!
K L
Great experience. Would recommend it, being so peaceful and silent drifting across the skyline in Melbourne. Andrew our pilot was fantastic and my mum had been waiting 60 years for the chance to go ballooning and she totally loved it.
Andrew
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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