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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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Up to 50% off experiences + extra $40 off site-wide with code

Valid on select dates 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 $249. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Up to 67% off + extra $15 off with code

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

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

$30 off activities and experiences

Valid on select dates and activities like hot air ballooning, skydiving, horse riding, ghost tours, surf lessons, scuba diving, theme parks and more. Destinations are Sydney, Perth, Gold Coast, Brisbane and Melbourne. Minimum spend of $179. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off experiences + extra 10% off 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. T&Cs apply.

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$10 off zoo entries across Australia

Valid for use for zoo activities and tours across Australia including Taronga Zoo and the Australia Zoo, perfect for school holidays and Christmas break. Minimum spend of $80. T&Cs apply.

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Adrenaline Adrenaline

Extra $40 off purchases with code

Valid for use on a single order. Experiences include skydiving, scenic flights, hot air ballooning, V8 experiences, rally driving, scuba diving and more. Discount applies with a minimum spend of $199.

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Wet 'n' Wild getaway with breakfast for two from $299

Valid for use on select dates until December 2019. Includes an overnight stay at a hotel, full breakfast and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 20% off winter activities and experiences

Valid for use on select dates until August 2019. Destinations include New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 10% off Sydney experiences

Valid for use on select dates in 2019 across NSW. Destinations include Hunter Valley, Blue Mountains, Byron Bay, Central Coast, North Coast, South Coast and more. Activities include Vivid Sydney cruises, massage, dining and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 15% off Victoria experiences and attractions

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019. Destinations include Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley, Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and more. Activities include hot springs, dining and more. T&Cs apply.

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Up to 50% off Queensland experiences

Valid for travel on select dates in 2019. Destinations include Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays and more. Activities include jet boating, hot air ballooning, rally car drive and more. T&Cs apply.

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Tasmanian cruises from $245

Valid for travel on select dates. Includes a Tasman Peninsula day trip from Hobart, 3-hour Wilderness Cruise, entry to the Tasmanian Devil Park and more. T&Cs apply.

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Hobart City tours from $40

Valid for use on select dates. Includes sightseeing, 48-hour ticket validity, hop-on hop-off and more. T&Cs apply.

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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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Dreamworld and WhiteWater World 1-day passes from $95

Valid for use on select dates including Christmas season at Dreamworld and WhiteWater World in Gold Coast. 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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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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$10 off your next order

Join the RedBalloon newsletter for $10 off your next order. 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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Adrenaline Adrenaline

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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Popular Tourist Attractions & Experiences coupon codes

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18 Jun 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra $40 off site-wide with code SAV****
16 Apr 2019 Up to 67% off + extra $15 off with code EXT****
15 Apr 2019 $30 off activities and experiences SUM****
9 Apr 2019 Up to 50% off experiences + extra 10% off with code FIN****
28 May 2019 Rugby sale: Extra $5 off Japan activities and experiences with code AUR****

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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