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Hot air ballooning in Melbourne: A guide to where, when and the best deals

Fly sky high with a balloon flight over Melbourne.

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Get a new perspective on Melbourne with a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Float over famous sporting arenas, the tallest skyscrapers and the Yarra River as the city wakes up.

If you’re looking for a gentle adventure, check out our guide to the best hot air ballooning.

Hot air ballooning deals in Melbourne

Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 66% off last-minute things to do across Australia

Available on select dates until December 2020 for activities like aerobatic caving, hot air balloon, jet boat ride, sunset abseil, kayaking, rally driving and more.

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Extra $10 off sitewide with code

Valid on all dates, including over Christmas, on activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling, scuba diving, cruises, ghost tours and more. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $90 off things to do in Sydney

Available on select dates and experiences like hot air balloon experience, indoor skydiving, cruises, dining, classes, spa treatments, virtual reality experiences and much more.

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2-for-1 experiences and activities

Buy one get one free on a range of experiences across Australia. Offers change regularly, but often include sightseeing cruises, abseiling, dining, hot air ballooning, quad biking, jet boating, scenic flights, helicopter rides, flying lessons, classic car hire, driving and rally car experiences and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $195 off things to do in Melbourne

Available on select dates and experiences like driving experiences, cooking classes, overnight getaway, wine tours, spa treatments and much more.

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Up to $30 off things to do in Cairns

Activities include diving, jet boat rides, skydiving, cruises, parasailing, bike tours and much more.

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Up to $143 off things to do in Perth

Activities include driving experience, bike tours, kayaking, art workshops, spa treatments, skydiving and much more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 28% off hot air balloon experiences

Available on select dates until December 2020. Fly over Gold Coast, Hunter Valley, Byron Bay, Yarra Valley, Melbourne, Adelaide and more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 85% off things to do in Perth

Available for activities like driving, cruises, hot air balloon experiences, canoe and winery experience, kid's soccer training and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 50% off things to do in Melbourne

Available for activities like driving experiences, helicopter flights, skydiving, hot air balloon rides, abseiling, water rafting and more. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 57% off things to do in the Gold Coast

Available for activities like driving experiences, hot air balloon experience, helicopter flights, jet ski and boat rides, surfing, skydiving and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $99 off things to do in the Gold Coast

Activities include indoor skydiving, jet boat rides, sailing, hot air balloon experience, spa treatments and much more.

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Up to $100 off things to do in Brisbane

Available on select dates and experiences like bridge climbs, introductory flights with aerobatics, brewery tours, driving experiences, cooking classes, spa treatments and much more.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and for experiences like hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flight, skydiving, flying lessons and more. Destinations include Sydney, Melbourne, Hunter Valley, Great Ocean Road and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $33 off things to do in Noosa

Activities include skydiving, surfing, stand up paddle, cruises, getaways and much more.

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Up to $64 off things to do in Canberra

Activities include skydiving, dinning experience, overnight getaways, spa treatments, wine tasting and much more.

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Up to $64 off tandem skydive

Available on select 2020 dates for a 15,000 ft. T&Cs apply.

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Up to $120 off shark dive at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Available on select 2020 dates for a two and a half hour experience. Package includes training, certificate, photo and video package, and more. T&Cs apply.

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Viator Viator

Up to $51 off things to do in South Africa

Available on select dates. Activities include safari tours, wine tours, shark cage diving, hot air balloon experience and more.

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Sea World Gold Coast family getaway for 4 from $499/night

Available on select stay dates. Package includes accommodation and Unlimited entry to Warner Bros. Movie World, Sea World, Wet'n'Wild and Paradise Country during stay. T&Cs apply.

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Dolphin deep water adventure at Sea World from $249

Available on select dates. Experience is for 20 minutes duration. T&Cs apply.

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Seal encounter at Sea World from $79

Available on select dates. Experience is for 20 minutes duration. T&Cs apply.

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Tropical reef snorkel at Sea World from $69

Available on select dates. Package includes entry to Tropical Reef pool and use of snorkel equipment and wet suit. T&Cs apply.

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Dolphin aqua adventure at Sea World from $159

Available on select dates. Experience is for 45 minutes duration. Offer is for children only. T&Cs apply.

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Melbourne Zoo guided tour with gift from $45

Available on select dates. Does not include zoo admission. T&Cs apply.

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Wotif Wotif

Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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RedBalloon RedBalloon

Up to $40 off hot air ballooning over Hunter Valley

Available on select dates. Package includes breakfast and a glass of wine. Valid for 2 persons. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $30 off things to do in Hunter Valley

Activities include hot air balloon experience, wine tours, helicopter flight experience, rally driving and more.

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Things to do in Hunter Valley from $30

Available on select dates and activities like hop on, hop off winery tour, scenic flight experience, hot air balloon flight and more.

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Puffing Billy steam train from $144

Valid for travel on select dates. Destinations include Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria departing from Melbourne and more. T&Cs apply.

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Experience Oz Experience Oz

Up to $49 off hot air balloon rides across Australia

Valid for travel on select dates. Enjoy the sighting of Yarra Valley and Australia's numerous wonderful environments. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney Harbour cruise + Taronga Zoo entry from $59

Valid on select dates. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney attractions multi-entry from just $56

Valid for use on select 2019 dates. Choose two attractions from Sydney Sea Life Aquarium, Wildlife Sydney Zoo and Sydney Tower Eye. T&Cs apply.

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$10 off your next order

Join the RedBalloon newsletter for $10 off your next order. T&Cs apply.

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Where can I do hot air ballooning in Melbourne?

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.


Our top picks: Hot air ballooning you can book now:

Best for price: Hot Air Balloon Yarra Valley

Best for price: Hot Air Balloon Yarra Valley from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Drift over the countryside for an hour in a hot air balloon
  • All ballooning equipment and a transfer vehicle from the site are included
  • End the morning with a gourmet breakfast at 5-star Yarra Valley Lodge for just $380

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Best for value: Yarra Valley balloon flight and winery tour

Best for value: Yarra Valley balloon flight and winery tour from Viator

Highlights:

  • Make a day of it in the Yarra Valley with a sunrise hot air balloon flight and winery tour
  • Enjoy a sparkling wine breakfast
  • All-inclusive tour of four of the Yarra Valley's best known wineries
  • Includes lunch with vineyard views at Balgownie Estate for just $565

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Best for views: Hot Air Balloon Melbourne CBD

Best for views: Hot Air Balloon Melbourne CBD from Adrenaline

Highlights:

  • Enjoy a view of the sunrise over Melbourne
  • See popular city sights from the air
  • Includes a champagne breakfast at the Sofitel Hotel

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Hot air ballooning companies compared

Booking companyPriceLocationsExtras/inclusions available
Adrenaline$380+
  • Yarra Valley
  • Melbourne City
  • Transfers
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Transfer vehicle from the landing site
City Discovery$405+
  • Yarra Valley
  • Melbourne City
  • Complete flight and ground insurance
  • Gourmet champagne breakfast
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Drop-off at Melbourne city centre hotels
  • Souvenir certificate
RedBalloon$325+
  • MelbourneCity
  • Yarra Valley
  • King Valley
  • Proposal packages
  • Dinner
  • Winery tour
  • Breakfast
Viator$405
  • Yarra Valley
  • Melbourne City
  • Buffet breakfast with sparkling wine
  • Lunch with a glass of wine
  • Wine tastings at four wineries
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pick up
  • Drop-off at specified central Melbourne locations
Experience Oz$405
  • Yarra Valley
  • Melbourne City
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Champagne breakfast
  • Sunrise views

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