Surfers Paradise

Hot Air Ballooning including Champagne Breakfast from the Gold Coast

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From USD 319.13

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Take to the skies for an unforgettable hot air balloon flight over the Gold Coast hinterland. Departing from your Gold Coast accommodation, soar over beautiful vineyards, pastures, and forests as the landscape is bathed in the golden morning light. Choose from two flight lengths, and cap off your thrilling morning with a savory sparkling wine breakfast and cellar door visit at O'Reilly's homestead and boutique vineyard.
  • Scenic hot air balloon ride over the Gold Coast
  • Full hot breakfast and sparkling wine
  • Hot Air Balloon Ride Commemorative Certificate
  • Access to O'Reillys Grand Homestead & Vineyard
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Hotel pickup and drop off included

What's Included

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach hotels
  • Live commentary on board
  • Breakfast
  • Insurance Levy
  • Gratuities
  • Pickup and drop-off from Miami to Coolangatta
  • Food and drinks, unless specified

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

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Start time

04:00 am

What To Expect

Spend a memorable morning in the sky and cross an item off your bucket list on this hot air balloon flight, operated by one of the top-rated ballooning companies in Australia. After early morning pickup at your Gold Coast hotel, travel to the launch site and climb aboard a sturdy basket attached to a state-of-the-art balloon that stretches to 10 stories high when inflated with hot air.

As you rise off the ground, get an unbeatable perspective of the Gold Coast hinterland while soaring over forests, pastures, vineyards, and lakes. Your onboard guide points out passing attractions during your flight (choose flight length option at booking).

After touching down, take part in the fun task of packing up the giant balloon before heading off to O'Reilly’s homestead and vineyard for a savory home-cooked breakfast. Feast on Aussie favorites like bacon, eggs, and sausage served with fresh fruit, pastries, coffee, and tea, topped off with a glass of sparkling wine. Enjoy time to explore the beautiful estate and vineyards, and visit the cellar door to see how O’Reilly’s makes its award-winning wines.

At the end of your unforgettable morning, relax on the return drive to your hotel

Hot Air Balloon Gold Coast (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 4 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Minimum age is 4 years
  • All passengers must be able to get into the balloon basket unaided
  • Pregnant women unable to travel
  • Please provide mobile number and email address at time of booking
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours 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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The views were beautiful, the team was very knowledgeable and professional and breakfast at winery topped it off perfectly.


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An Australian Experience to Remember Forever!
Ken_B, Apr 2023
The views were beautiful, the team was very knowledgeable and professional and breakfast at winery topped it off perfectly.
Great experience
Dale_F, Jan 2022
Great experience, Richard our bus driver an offsider was unreal and jay our pilot was excellent. Will be going again!!
Balloon Trip - Gold Coast
paulaV4384OZ, Jan 2019
First time in a balloon and the whole family loved it - Well worth the early morning start - Great pilot who made the trip informative and very enjoyable - would highly recommend this trip
Excellent experience and wonderful...
Lee Kim T, Sept 2018
Excellent experience and wonderful breakfast. Highly recommended!
I organised a hot air balloon ride...
Mark W, Dec 2017
I organised a hot air balloon ride as a surprise for my partners 40th Birthday. Prior to booking, I read reviews about this company and was amazed by the quantity of positive feedback of this company which sold me. From the time we were picked up, to board flying, landing and dining, the company were extremely organised, and all workers worked extremely well together as a team showing great professionalism, and considering safety at all times. As we were enjoying our champagne breakfast, my partner was presented with a surprise birthday cake and fabulous singing, which was a really nice touch. We would really like to thank Ben the pilot and to getting us all as high in the air as possible!, Tony who chauffeured and fascilitated the morning, and Gav the groundsman who prepped and packed away the massive hot air balloon. It was truely a fantastic experience made possible by the team, and will be forever memorable. Highly recommend.
Excellent experience and well...
Martinhobbs2, Dec 2017
Excellent experience and well managed. Paco the balloon pilot was very professional and also very humorous along with Gary the bus driver. Breakfast was plentiful with the added bonus of wine tasting Highly recommend would do again
This was me and my husband's first...
Advaith_P, Oct 2017
This was me and my husband's first time on a Hot Air Balloon and it was quite a unique experience. Hot Air Gold Coast has a very professional team who know what they are doing. Unfortunately, there was no much wind the day we went up in a balloon. Inspite of that, it was a very nice experience slowing bobbing in the air looking around the farmlands. The highlight was watching a mob of Kangaroos skipping along below us. Such a happy feeling seeing them in their natural habitat like that. The breakfast after the ballooning was a decent meal. Overall, it is something you should definitely try while at Gold Coast.
Had a brilliant time,got the Ballooning...
caroline h, Sept 2017
Had a brilliant time,got the Ballooning bug. 10/10 to a fabulous team
This is a must do tour in Gold...
LI_L, Apr 2017
This is a must do tour in Gold coast. The view was fantastic and driver and pilot etc. are so professional and friendly. Btw, even breakfast was nice and they sell some nice wine too.
This has been on my bucket list for...
Janette T, Jan 2017
This has been on my bucket list for a long time, and the box has been ticked, it was the best experience I have ever had in the air, after the nerves had settled and I had let go of the rail, I was able to enjoy the ride, oh and the view from the balloon, what can I say, it was absolutely amazing, the pilot Blake, he was amazing, made the ride very enjoyable. So glad I did it, an unforgettable adventure.
got only one day in Brisbane and went...
Mark Q, Aug 2016
got only one day in Brisbane and went for hot air balloon, great fun, must do item
Great Trip! The weather was...
Gwendolyn G, Mar 2016
Great Trip! The weather was wonderful with clear skies allowing us to see very far into the distance. The crew as friendly as well and made the trip entertaining. It would have been better if the basket had a door access rather than having us climb into the basket as my mom had some difficulties doing so with her ankle problem. Overall, a unforgettable experience that's a must do if you are in the area!!
This is the second time we have...
Debbie N, Mar 2016
This is the second time we have taken a balloon trip with this company and on both occasions we had an amazing time. The experience was well organised, thoroughly recommend!
This was so much fun and well worth...
Lisa C, Nov 2015
This was so much fun and well worth the money! Very well run, all the staff were friendly and professional. Champagne breakfast at the winery afterwards was the perfect way to end a fantastic morning.
A 30min trip would do. Rest of time...
Weida L, Nov 2015
A 30min trip would do. Rest of time hovering above an expected landing spot
Beautiful experience... Saw the...
aaritu, Nov 2015
Beautiful experience... Saw the balloon inflating and deflating. Every this was great about this tour, and best part is landing. Our tour guide was very nice... as a sweet gesture gave us plastic like shoe cover to protect our shoes as it rained a night before. Everywhere was muddy and slippery. Breakfast is also good.. legs pain standing for 1 hour in balloon but best moments are experienced.
it was amazing tho i didn't like...
Krishneel S, Oct 2015
it was amazing tho i didn't like packing up... and going on cow poo .. but the trip it self was a amzing experience and would recommend others to do it...
This tour was amazing! Everything...
Jasveen, Aug 2015
This tour was amazing! Everything was done on time and the driver was friendly and professional. A hot air balloon experience is definitely something everyone should try in their lives. Just when i thought the tour couldnt get better, the buffet breakfast afterwards was simply delightful. It was delicious, offered a good variety and we dined with breathtaking views of nature. Thumbs up for this tour! Worth every cent and worth getting up really early.
This experience was 5 star and very...
Sam M, May 2015
This experience was 5 star and very professionally run. We absolutely loved the balloon trip and were lucky enough to be blessed with perfect ballooning weather. The champagne breakfast was also first class :) Thank you! Sam and Joe
This is a must do trip and even if...
dianne, Apr 2015
This is a must do trip and even if you are scared of heights you can still do this, the staff were brilliant. Didn't think much of the breakfast but I didn't book the trip for the breakfast.