Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne with Wine Tour for Child
Global Ballooning | Melbourne VIC | Child
About the Experience
It starts with an alarm that draws you from your bed and dares you to meet the dawn. Your adventure starts before the city stirs, birdsong begins as giant balloons inflate and you find yourself drawn to the heat of the flame. As the earth falls away, you rise with the sun. There’s no need to travel far, and no better way to see the world’s most liveable city. Sail the breeze beside sparkling skyscrapers and follow the Yarra River as it unwinds through parks and gardens. For an hour, it’s just you and the sky. This is what freedom feels like; you have nowhere to be but here. Melbourne is just waking up – and you’ve already ticked something off your bucket list!
> 1-hour sunrise balloon flight
> In-flight commentary by expert pilots giving passengers an insight into ballooning; including meteorology, altitude, navigation, equipment and air traffic control
> Complimentary one-way CBD hotel pick up for Melbourne flights
> Interactive experience in the inflation and deflation processes
> A flight certificate and souvenir pack for each passenger
After the balloon flight, you will transfer to meet the wine tour at St Paul’s Cathedral
> Full day wine tour to 4 premium Yarra Valley wineries
> All tastings and winery lunch
> Transfers between wineries
> Designated, informative wine tour guide
> Return transfers to Melbourne city drop-off points (no later than 6pm)
If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, passengers can re-book their flight for an alternative date.
The wine tour WILL proceed as scheduled. On the morning of the wine tour, passengers MUST ring the Australian Wine Tour Company (AWTC) on 1800 996 414 from 8.30am to confirm their pickup.
AWTC are unable to provide door to door hotel pickup or drop off.
Each passenger must download the APP or check the website link to receive the below information at 6pm the night prior to their flight. At this time, we will confirm:
> If the flight is proceeding or not based on weather conditions
> Hotel pickup times (If applicable)
> Flight meeting time
Download the guest experience APP by searching Global Ballooning Australia
Check the Melbourne Check-In Page (English & Chinese).
Call 0488 686 555 to listen to a voicemail
Passengers must meet at the following locations before the flight meeting time, as indicated during the check-in process.
Passengers can request a hotel transfer from Melbourne city centre, Docklands or Southbank.
Meet in the foyer of Pullman on the Park hotel – 192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne. Undercover parking is available inside the Pullman hotel for a discounted rate of $10. Guests can validate their ticket at the hotel concierge after the flight. The Melbourne hotel transfer service will take guests to the Pullman on the Park.
Meet at the meeting location 1 hour, 15mins before sunrise which will vary throughout the different seasons. An approximate time will show on the flight confirmation which is emailed upon booking.
The hotel transfer pickup times could be up to 30mins prior to the flight meeting time.
On arrival at the meeting point passengers will be required to:
> Notify our team of their arrival
> Complete a waiver and medical information form
> Board our buses and transfer to the launch site where they may help with the launch, or stand back and take pictures
> Join a short safety and instruction briefing at the launch site
> After we complete our pre-flight routine, we will float up and away for a spectacular one-hour hot air balloon flight over the world’s most liveable city.
Please note the exact flight time and direction will vary depending on weather conditions. The flight will either be over the city or around the surrounds of the city. We cannot guarantee a flight directly over the city due to the change of wind direction.
After we land, passengers can assist our staff to pack up the balloon before boarding our buses and returning to the initial meeting place (this is not compulsory, so passengers should tell staff if they do not wish to help).
After the balloon is packed away, we head back to Pullman on the Park hotel for a sparkling buffet breakfast (optional).
The Melbourne transfer service is one-way only, so guests will need to make their own way back to their hotel from the Pullman Hotel. There are train, tram and taxi services available at the front of the Pullman on the Park. Alternatively, it is a 20min walk back to the centre of the CBD.
What to Wear & Bring
Ballooning is an interactive experience and guests will be encouraged to assist with the setup and pack away of the balloon. It is an active morning outdoors, so wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.
Wear clothes suitable for hiking, including sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap, plus sunglasses if you wish.
We meet before sunrise so depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold.
Generally, it will not be any colder in the air during the flight than on the ground, so wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up.
The burners radiate heat, so it is recommended to wear a hat. The burners can sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. GBA will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged.
Your feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew; closed toe shoes are recommended, and you may like to bring a change of socks.
High-heeled shoes and thongs are NOT suitable.
Bring your camera to capture stunning photos on your flight!
How to Redeem
Valid Until: 12 months from purchase date
Book early to secure your fun hot air balloon flight
Please send your bookings to firstname.lastname@example.org and including the following details:
> Names of all passengers
> Number of adults and children (including children’s age)
> Flight date
> Hotel name OR which suburb you are coming from
> Mobile phone number
> Total weight in kilograms
Once we have confirmed booking from our experience provider, we’ll email you all the booking confirmation within 48 business hours.
Cancellations received within 7 days and 48hrs of the flight date will be refunded however incur a $50 per person fee.
Cancellations are not permitted within 48hrs of the flight date and no refund will be offered.
Child rates are between the ages of 7-12 years only. Children under the age of 7 are not permitted.
Ballooning is a weather dependent activity, so if the balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather passengers can either reschedule or receive a refund.
Departure Time4am to 6:30am (time will vary throughout the different seasons depending on the hour of the sunrise)