• Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Ride

Hot Air Balloon Adventures Over The Yarra Valley

There is something romantic about floating aloft in a hot air balloon. Sailing over the Yarra Valley on a glorious morning is the ultimate way to experience the region. Include a champagne breakfast and the stage is set for a spectacular journey.

Three companies offer hot air balloon trips over the valley, read the stories of each one.

Global Ballooning

It’s a wonderful thing, to be able to give someone the experience of a lifetime over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley. At Global Ballooning Australia, we’ve shared a sunrise with over 90,000 people in 25 balloons over as many years – and it never gets old. We’re proud of our safety record, and we care deeply about our guests’ experience, but for us, it’s more about the people we meet along the way and the pristine natural playground we call our office.

It’s an attitude that’s been passed onto our team by the boss, Kiff Saunders – although he’s not really the kind who likes to be called boss. A pilot and ballooning champion with 35 years aviation experience, Kiff is Victoria’s most experienced balloonist, having flown for over 25 years in over 10 countries around the world (including 3 World Ballooning Championships).

Picture This Ballooning

Picture This Ballooning is a family owned, Victorian business.

We are Melbourne’s leading hot air balloon company for both passenger flights and special shape advertising balloons. We are a successful and professional organisation dedicated to the enjoyment and safety of our passengers. Due to our extensive experience in aerial advertising, our special shape advertising campaigns are a marketing success for all the clients we represent.

We have been flying hot air balloons since 1997. We are based in Melbourne and are a global hot air ballooning company. Our hot air balloon flying takes us all over Australia and the World; mostly for work, sometimes sport and occasionally just for fun.

Go Wild Ballooning

Go Wild Ballooning was established in 1989 by the Fraser brothers who pioneered the first hot air balloon flight in the Yarra Valley from the family vineyard ‘Tarraford’ located near Yarra Glen.

A short 40 minute drive from Melbourne CBD, Yarra Valley hot air balloon rides offer spectacular views of the Yarra River below, mountain ranges, vineyards, the Melbourne CBD skyline and distant views of Port Phillip Bay. Our sunrise hot air balloon flights can offer these amazing views and more in a tranquil atmosphere, this experience is like no other.