Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise

East Melbourne, Australia
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Get an enchanting new perspective on Melbourne aboard a hot air balloon flight over the city at sunrise. Soar over modern skyscrapers, urban parks, famous sporting arenas, and the Yarra River as early morning light bathes the skyline in a rosy glow. After your unforgettable flight, toast the new day with an optional champagne breakfast.
  • Watch Melbourne wake up on this sunrise hot air balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Scenic Melbourne balloon flight
  • Enjoy a champagne buffet breakfast (if option selected)
  • Hotel pickup from your centrally located Melbourne hotel to meet all Melbourne balloon flights
  • Plenty of photo opportunities of your magical Melbourne balloon flight

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

Hotel pickup takes the hassle out of an early morning start.

What's Included

  • Sparkling buffet breakfast (option to be selected at time of booking)
  • Professional guide
  • Approximate 1 hour sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne
  • Complete flight, ground insurance & launch/ landing government fees in and around the city
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotels Transfers

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Pullman Melbourne On The Park
    192 Wellington Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002, Australia

    Parking is available under the Pullman Hotel for a discounted rate of $10. Enter the car park off Wellington Parade, take a ticket and proceed through the boom gate, park underneath the hotel & take the lift to the ground floor where our team will welcome you. You may also find street parking.

Start time

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Opening hours

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End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Melbourne is one of the few cities in the world that it’s possible to fly over in hot air balloon. Your unforgettable aerial experience begins with early morning pickup at your Melbourne hotel. After arriving at the launch site, receive a safety orientation, climb aboard the sturdy basket and prepare for liftoff. Feel the thrilling sensation of rising up into the air as a flame-powered engine releases heat into the balloon.

The exact flight path varies depending on the day’s weather conditions and wind patterns. You may fly over Melbourne’s Central Business District for a bird’s-eye perspective of the skyscrapers that line the banks of the Yarra River and sporting attractions like the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Rod Laver Arena. Alternatively, enjoy sweeping views of Melbourne’s charming inner suburbs dotted with wide avenues and emerald parks, with a panoramic perspective of the city skyline.

Then, touch down and watch the massive balloon flatten and be packed away into a remarkably compact size. You’re then transported to Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne, where you can enjoy a savory breakfast with sparkling wine if you selected the upgrade option at booking.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • A maximum of 10 people is permitted per balloon basket
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If your Melbourne balloon flight is canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or a refund.
  • Dietary requirements can be catered to for breakfast - please advise at time of booking if required
  • Due to limited capacity, changes within 7 days of travel are not permitted and will incur amendment fees
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 7 days in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 7 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • Any changes made less than 6 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • For a 50% refund, you must cancel 3–6 full days before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 2 full days before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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199 reviews
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Beautiful Sunrise Experience
Rudi_P, Mar 2023
Awesome experience for me and my 11 year old Son. Will be doing this again if we have the chance! Steve our "Captain" was a joy as well. Wonderful group and staff!
Wonderful experience, very friendly , safety conscious extremely professional. 😀
Mark_S, Mar 2023
The magnificent view & the absolute serenity of floating over the wakening city.. punctuated witb the burst of flame.
Happy Birthday to me !!
francesca_c, Oct 2022
I loved my Melbourne Balloon Flight at Sunrise with friends on my birthday !!! I was diagnosed with MS several years ago which impacts my mobility and requires me to walk with a cane. Thankfully, an accessible friendly option was available and the entire staff was kind, supportive and made sure that I was comfortable throughout this amazing experience!!! I am grateful to this dedicated team of compassionate professionals!!!
Incredible experience
Jo_R, Oct 2022
Steve was our amazing pilot kept us safe directing us where to stand in the prep, and pack up. Gave us info into the mechanics of flying. Just simply a brilliant experience, highly recommend. Thanks so much Steve for the incredible experience!
No customer service contact
Steven_H, May 2022
Still waiting for refund after 14 days. Please advise email of customer service for me contact. Had done many bookings in the past but will not do so if no refund is made.
Sagarika_B, Mar 2020
Fantastic experience! It was very well organised and the entire team was quite professional. Received great photos also.
Response from Host, Mar 2020
Thanks for sharing your comments Shikha, Melbourne is a very unique place to be able to fly balloons directly over, what a sight to see! The photos are always pretty spectacular and make for the best souvenir :)
35th wedding anniversary experience
Jenny_S, June 2019
Great ride, even in cloudy weather still a great experience. Very experienced and congratulations on making the Australian team. Breakfast was good.
What a great way to start your day...
Michael_K, Feb 2018
What a great way to start your day - we enjoyed every minute and had a great and informative pilot with Darius!
I recommend to everyone who is...
Mark T, Dec 2017
I recommend to everyone who is thinking of doing a Balloon flight just do it, It is sooo awesome, I thought I was going to be really scared, but I wasn,t. It was so calming and the views where a sight to be hold, I absolutely loved it 3
This was a super cool experience. We...
Joy_H, Apr 2017
This was a super cool experience. We got lucky with the weather, and while it was slightly overcast, it was warm and the mistiness made for a more dramatic experience. I would just say be prepared to do some work! They expect the people on the tour to help unload and then pack up and reload the balloon and basket. Granted, it was kind of cool in the end to participate in that, but it was a bit of a surprise. The breakfast after was also very good.
It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it...
Anna P, Dec 2016
It was only AMAZING!!! I would do it everytime again!!
An amazing experience, flying over...
Joy S, Apr 2016
An amazing experience, flying over the city as it wakes up was truly inspirational. Although this is not a cheap tour it really is worth every penny, a once in a life time thing to do . The crew were hugely professional and made you feel safe and in very good hands.
It was our first balloon flight and it...
FREDERIC S, Feb 2016
It was our first balloon flight and it was a beautiful experience.
I have a bucket list of things that...
Holly W, Jan 2016
I have a bucket list of things that deal with my fear of heights. Taking a hot air balloon ride was on that list. Thinking that an aerial view of Melbourne would compliment that, I rose to the challenge. I did not handle the knowledge of hearing the actual height of the balloon so I disregarded it and looked at the view. In retrospect, I understand that the fear of facing something was harder than doing it. I am glad that we did the flight and I would recommend it to everyone.
This was my favorite part of our...
Rachel F, Dec 2015
This was my favorite part of our trip! The ride was gorgeous!!! The guide took pictures of our group so we got to take home some great photos! The weather was beautiful and the champaign breakfast was great! This is something you'll remember forever! Great way to view beautiful Melbourne!
I felt this was an excellent trip...
David O, Mar 2015
I felt this was an excellent trip ....very well organized.... very professional ....our guide, Dave, was extremely helpful and couldn't have been more interested in providing us with a good experience .......I highly recommend this to anybody that wants to experience Melbourne
this was definitely one of the...
Ingrid G, Feb 2015
this was definitely one of the highlights, if not THE highlight of my trip to Melbourne. I was allowed to help with the balloon! We were in the air for 90 minutes, from a breathtaking sunrise to the start of the day, circling the core city of Melbourne a few times. To experience the quietness, the majestic movement of the balloon ride and the heat of the flames was a once in a lifetime experience only that I want to do it again and again and again!. The landing was soft and smooth and I never felt safer! thank you for this amazing tour experience!
AWESOME....AMAZING.....had great...
Murali K, Feb 2015
AWESOME....AMAZING.....had great fun...enjoyed the flight very much including unpacking and packing of balloon.
This was the most fantastic trip...
killinchy.browns, Oct 2014
This was the most fantastic trip EVER!! Absolutely amazing. All very professional and safety was of upmost importance I would highly recommend this trip
It's the worst trip arrangement ever..., Sept 2014
It's the worst trip arrangement ever. It ruined my birthday!! I didn't take. Please reply my compliant email and give back my money ASAP!!!

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