Hot Air Balloon Flight over Geelong from RedBalloon
Best for: Great Ocean Road views
There's nothing like floating above the Melbourne city skyline or seeing the Yarra Valley vineyards pass beneath you, but with so many experiences, prices and locations it can be difficult to know what the best options are. So look no further, we've brought Melbourne's plethora of hot air ballooning choices into one guide.
Best for: Great Ocean Road views
Best for: The whole package
Best for: Vineyard experience
|Experience||Location||Flight duration||Extras/inclusions||Where to book|
|Melbourne Hot Air Balloon Flight||Melbourne CBD||60 minutes||Klook|
|Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise||Yarra Valley||60 minutes||Viator|
|Yarra Valley Ballooning Cottage Break with Breakfast||Yarra Valley||60 minutes||Redballoon|
|Proposal Package: Private Balloon Flight over the Yarra Valley||Yarra Valley||60 minutes||Redballoon|
|Hot Air Balloon Flight over King Valley with Prosecco Breakfast||King Valley||60 minutes||Adrenaline|
|Mansfield Hot Air Balloon Flight||Mansfield||4 hours||Finder|
|Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne||Melbourne CBD||4 hours||Viator|
You can experience your hot air balloon ride in either the Melbourne CBD or the Yarra Valley. Most experiences mentioned include hotel transfers from the city to the launch site.
10% off select activities with code FDEXOZ350
Available on hot air balloon flights, skydiving, lunch cruises, jet boat rides and attraction passes on Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, SkyPoint Observation Deck, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madame Tussauds and more. Minimum spend of $350 is required. T&Cs apply.
10% off activities with code: FD300
Available on select dates on destinations including Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart. Minimum spend of $300 required. Activities include hot air balloon flights, skydives and high teas. T&Cs apply.
Get 5% off activities with a code
Available on activities like hot air balloon flights, skydiving, lunch cruises, passes to attractions including Featherdale Sydney Wildlife Park, SkyPoint Observation Deck, SEA LIFE Aquarium, Madam Tussauds and more. Minimum spend of $300 is required. T&Cs apply.
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Available when you spend a minimum of $250 on activities such as hot air balloon flights, rally driving, skydives, high teas and more. Destinations include Sydney, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth and Hobart. T&Cs apply.
Up to 10% off Canberra hot air balloon flights with code FD300
Available on select travel dates when you spend a minimum of $300. T&Cs apply.
Up to 34% off things to do in Australia
Available on select travel dates across Brisbane, Perth, Sydney, Melbourne, Gold Coast and more. Activities include day tours, zoo and animal interactions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights and jet boat rides.
Extra 10% off Northern Territory activities with code
Available on select dates and activities, including sightseeing tours, zoo and wildlife experience, spas, sailings, hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Minimum spend of $300 required. T&Cs apply.
Things to do in Sydney from $12
Available on activities in 2023 including hop-on hop-off tours, wine tours, sightseeing cruises, zoo and animal interactions, hot air balloon flights and more. Sample rate is a general entry to the Chinese Garden of Friendship.
Byron Bay activities from $60
Available on select travel dates and activities including dolphin watching and kayak adventures and hot air balloon flights. Sample rate is a 2-hour beginner's surfing lesson in Ballina. T&Cs apply.
Up to 12% off Australia flight experiences
Available on select dates on hot air balloon flights and scenic flights. Destinations include Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Sydney, Whitsundays, Gold Coast and more.
Things to do in Christchurch from $46
Available on select dates and experiences including attraction passes, scenic helicopter flights, hot air balloon flights and more. Sample rate is a Akaroa Shamarra Alpaca Farm Tour.
Up to 20% off things to do in Melbourne
Available on select travel dates. Activities include getaways, wine tours, attraction admissions, tandem skydives, hot air balloon flights and more. T&Cs apply.
Things to do in Melbourne from $8
Available on select travel dates until 2022 on activities such as wine tours, dinner cruises, hot air balloon flights, attraction entry passes and more. Sample fare is an audio walking tour.
Things to do in Hunter Valley from $16
Available on select dates and activities such as hop-on-hop-off winery tour, scenic flight experience and hot air balloon flight.
Melbourne CBD: South coast of Victoria.
Yarra Valley: 1 hour north east of Melbourne via car.
King Valley: 3 hours north east of Melbourne via car.
Geelong: 1 hour south west of Melbourne via car.
The price of hot air ballooning in Melbourne ranges between $330 and $500. To find a cheaper experience, consider booking for a weekday.
It's recommended that you wear enclosed footwear (sneakers are a great option), sunglasses, a hat and sunscreen. There is no wind when flying in a hot air balloon, but it's suggested that a scarf or jacket is brought along for those early hour flights.
There are no fitness requirements or previous experience necessary. Women who are pregnant past the 14-week mark, along with people who have sustained back or leg injuries are not allowed to fly. Individuals need to be able to stand for the duration of the typically 1-hour flight and must have the ability to enter and exit the basket.
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