Located just forty-five minutes from Melbourne, the world renowned Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s finest vineyard regions and is an ideal location for the balloon flight of a lifetime. Take in the sights of endless vineyards, hills, valleys and the picturesque Yarra River while drifting silently overhead in your beautiful balloon.
Our Yarra Valley balloon flights begin at sunrise and last approximately one hour. Following the flight enjoy a delicious gourmet buffet breakfast and champagne celebration at the beautiful Yarra Valley Lodge.
We can cater our daily sunrise balloon flights for individuals, couples and groups. For special occasions, our open dated 12 month Yarra Valley Balloon Flight Gift Vouchers make the ideal gift. Our dedicated team of professionals will help deliver the perfect hot air ballooning experience!
Keep in mind that hot air ballooning is a weather dependent activity. The weather over the winter months is often less suitable for flights than at other times of the year. If the weather on your scheduled day of flight is not suitable for a safe, fun flight then your flight will be cancelled. Due to the less suitable weather experienced over winter, we schedule fewer flights over the winter.
Balloon Aloft Yarra Valley acts as an agent for all Yarra Valley flights.
Upon your arrival at theYarra Valley Lodge at the designated time, you will be greeted by your pilots and crew. Enjoy a tea or coffee as you sign-in for your flight. See how the pilot checks the morning’s local winds conditions in readiness for your flight and listen while he or she gives you a short flight briefing.
Your Yarra Valley ballooning adventure begins with a short drive to your launch site. This is determined by your pilot and depends on the wind direction on the morning. We have over a dozen launch sites to choose from in the region. This is a great opportunity to get to know your flight team and ask them any questions you may have.
It only takes around 20-25 minutes for your balloon to be inflated and standing upright ready for boarding. You are welcome to help with the setup of the balloon or simply stand back and take photos as your aircraft takes shape and comes to life.
As the sun rises you will ascend into the sky in your colourful balloon. Your balloon will float gently along the breeze; in your basket you will feel completely secure with virtually no sensation of movement. During your flight you may find yourself drifting just above the treetops then, moments later, effortlessly ascending to heights of 2000 feet or more. Make sure you have your camera ready to capture views of the Yarra Valley from a perspective like no other.
After landing we will pack the balloon away and then it’s back to the Yarra Valley Lodge where the excitement of the morning continues over a gourmet buffet breakfast and champagne celebration. Relax and enjoy a glass of champagne with your fellow passengers and your pilot as you celebrate your exhilarating morning. Photos and souvenirs will be available for purchase during breakfast.