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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.

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

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10% off site-wide

Valid for use on any activities like skydiving, quad biking, bridge climbing, canyoning, hot air ballooning, helicopter scenic flights, abseiling and more. Minimum spend of $100. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 67% off + extra $15 with code

Valid sitewide on experiences $79 or more across Australia including skydiving, driving, go karting, sailing, hot air ballooning, diving, bridge climbing and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off driving experiences

Valid for use on select driving experiences. Destinations include Brisbane, Hunter Valley, Gold Coast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Sydney attractions multi-entry from just $56

Valid for use on select 2018 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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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, quadbiking, 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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Sydney Harbour cruise + Taronga Zoo entry from $59

Valid on select dates. T&C's apply.

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Up to 30% off flying experiences

Valid on select dates and 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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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&C's 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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Best for experience length: Flight over Melbourne and Yarra Valley winery tour

Best for experience length: Flight over Melbourne and Yarra Valley winery tour from City Discovery

Highlights:

  • See it all in one day with a combination flight and winery tour
  • Experience a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne at sunrise
  • Enjoy wine tasting in the Yarra Valley including a tour at Domaine Chandon
  • Lunch at Balgownie Estate with wine pairing
  • Total tour time is 12.5 hours

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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

Stephanie Yip

Stephanie is the travel editor at finder.com.au. On top of being an avid traveller, she's an all-round bargain hunter. If there's a deal on hotels or a sale on flights, she'll know about it. And she'll let you know about it, too. Though probably not before she buys her own ticket.

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