Hot air ballooning in Melbourne: A guide to the top experiences, locations and deals

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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.


Our top picks: Hot air ballooning experiences you can book now in Melbourne

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Geelong

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Geelong from RedBalloon

Best for: Great Ocean Road views

    Highlights:
  • Watch the sunrise over the horizon on the south coast
  • Float by the famous Great Ocean Road
  • Aerial views of the beautiful Geelong landscape
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    Hot Air Balloon Flight over King Valley with Prosecco Breakfast

    Hot Air Balloon Flight over King Valley with Prosecco Breakfast from Adrenaline

    Best for: The whole package

      Highlights:
    • Breakfast at the Brown Brothers vineyard
    • Views of the high country
    • Float by the valley’s rivers and mountains
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      Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise

      Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at Sunrise from Viator

      Best for: Vineyard experience

        Highlights:
      • Float your way through the rolling hills
      • Picturesque Yarra Valley vineyard views
      • Orchard scenery
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        Why you can trust our recommendations for hot air ballooning in Melbourne

        • We compared hot air ballooning in Melbourne options with top brands like RedBalloon, Adrenaline, Viator and Groupon to find the top experiences.
        • We put ourselves in your shoes and considered what most people would look for when booking experiences, whether it's location, price, inclusions or availability.
        • When possible, we'll include first-hand reviews of our hot air ballooning in Melbourne experiences.

        Hot air ballooning in Melbourne: Inclusions, locations and more

        ExperienceLocationFlight durationExtras/inclusionsWhere to book
        Melbourne Hot Air Balloon FlightMelbourne CBD60 minutes
        • Sunrise flight
        • Photo opportunities
        • Breakfast post-flight
        • Insurance
        Klook
        Yarra Valley Balloon Flight at SunriseYarra Valley60 minutes
        • Sunrise flight
        • Photo opportunities
        • Upgrade to include breakfast post-flight
        • Hotel transfers
        Viator
        Yarra Valley Ballooning Cottage Break with BreakfastYarra Valley60 minutes
        • Overnight stay at the One Bedroom Deluxe Cottage
        • Champagne breakfast at a winery
        Redballoon
        Proposal Package: Private Balloon Flight over the Yarra ValleyYarra Valley60 minutes
        • Private sunrise flight
        • Champagne onboard
        • Breakfast for 2 at Balgownie Estate
        • Choice of custom "Will you marry me" or plain red balloon
        Redballoon
        Hot Air Balloon Flight over King Valley with Prosecco BreakfastKing Valley60 minutes
        • Sunrise flight
        • Safety briefing
        • Breakfast after the flight
        Adrenaline
        Mansfield Hot Air Balloon FlightMansfield4 hours
        • Sunrise flight
        • Safety briefing
        • 4WD vehicle transfers
        • In-flight photos
        • Breakfast at Mansfield Coffee Merchant (optional)
        Finder
        Hot Air Balloon Flight over MelbourneMelbourne CBD4 hours
        • Sunrise flight
        • Safety briefing
        • Hotel pick-up
        • Drop-off at the Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne
        • Champagne breakfast
        Viator

        Where can I book a hot air ballooning experience in Melbourne and surrounding areas?

        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.

        Name Product Voucher validity Is there a sign up discount? Is price matching available? Can I book exclusive experiences? Where to book
        RedBalloon
        RedBalloon - Hot Air Ballooning in Melbourne
        5 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Adrenaline
        Adrenaline - Hot Air Ballooning in Melbourne
        5 years
        $10
        No
        Yes
        Klook
        Klook - Hot Air Ballooning in Melbourne
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
        Experience Oz
        Experience Oz - Hot Air Ballooning in Melbourne
        3 years
        $10
        Yes
        Yes
        Viator
        Viator - Hot Air Ballooning in Melbourne
        Depends on the individual experience
        No
        Yes
        Yes
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        Frequently asked questions about hot air ballooning in Melbourne

        Where can I do hot air ballooning in Melbourne?

        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.

        How much does hot air ballooning in Melbourne cost?

        The price of hot air ballooning in Melbourne ranges between $330 and $500. To find a cheaper experience, consider booking for a weekday.

        What do I wear while hot air ballooning?

        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.

        Are there any restrictions on who can fly?

        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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