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Yarra Valley Balloon Flight and Winery Tour

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    What to Expect
    Escape to the gorgeous Yarra Valley for a full day of excellent wine, gourmet cuisine and unspoiled natural beauty. The adventure begins with early morning pickup at your Melbourne CBD hotel for the 1-hour drive to Yarra Valley. Alternatively, you can make your own way to Balgownie Estate if you’re already staying in the area.

    At daybreak, climb aboard a hot air balloon for a thrilling ride over the valley’s sprawling vineyards, orchards and elegant estates, with views of the sloping mountains beyond. Enjoy an unforgettable sight as the sun rises and bathes the landscape in an array of colorful hues.

    After landing back on solid ground, energize for the day with a gourmet Champagne breakfast featuring hot and cold favorites accompanied by coffee, tea, juice and a glass of Chandon sparkling wine. Continue on with your small group on a tour of four of the Yarra Valley’s premium wineries. Enjoy cellar door tastings at Punt Road and Yering Farm within your day, where you can learn about the winemaking process as you sip.

    When it’s time for lunch, settle in at Balgownie Estate for a gourmet meal accompanied by a glass of estate wine. In the afternoon, get bubbly with a private walking tour of the famous Domaine Chandon winery — the Australian outpost of France’s famous Moet & Chandon Champagne purveyors. Toast your Yarra Valley vacation with a glass of sparkling wine amid the beautiful surroundings.

    The tour concludes at Domaine Chandon in the afternoon, where you can continue exploring the Yarra Valley on your own or enjoy complimentary return transport to four convenient central Melbourne locations.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria
    2: Yarra Valley, Yarra Valley, Victoria

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    Approximately 90 minutes prior to sunrise
    Duration
    12h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Buffet breakfast with sparkling wine
    • Lunch
    • Glass of wine with lunch
    • Wine tastings at 4 wineries
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup
    • Drop-off at specified central Melbourne locations
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Drinks, unless specified
    • Hotel drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Minimum age is 18 years for consumption of alcohol
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Parents or guardians of children under the age of 12 must sign a wavier of responsibility for the safety of the child whilst on bus
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Subject to favourable weather conditions.You can re-book your balloon flight/breakfast for an alternative date or a full refund for the flight/ breakfast can be given. No refunds given for wine tour portion. If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your winery tour will PROCEED as scheduled. On the morning of the wine tour you MUST ring the Australian Winery Tour Co. (AWTC) office on 1800 996 414 from 8am to confirm which pick up point you will be using. You will have to make your own way to 1 of the 5 x AWTC pick up points in Melbourne (as below), or to the Yarra Valley meeting point at Punt Road Wines: 10 St Hubert’s Road, Coldstream. Passengers are required to make own arrangements to meet the service at Punt Road Wines in the event of balloon flight cancellation. AWTC are unable to provide door to door hotel pickup or drop off within the Yarra Valley or Melbourne CBD. You will be picked up & dropped off at a central location within Melbourne CBD before/after the winery tour ends.
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This was our first time in a hot air balloon and it turned out to be an awesome experience. The Global Ballooning team was very friendly, helpful and engaged us in preparing for the flight. Great views of the valley from the air. We also...More

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    GlobalBallooningAus, Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    We love first- timers :) It's important to us that we help prepare you in as many ways as possible from online information, to blogs, reviews and on the day itself with staff communication and clear instructions. The Yarra Valley is home to alot of...More

    Reviewed August 22, 2019

    Everyone was friendly and professional. But eddie was a legend, super funny and had a great flight with him. Best pilot ever.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Billy K
    GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2019

    Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your balloon flight, we try to ensure that the experience goes beyond the sunrise flight itself. Our pilots are experienced professionals who love what they do and that always shines through on...More

    Reviewed August 16, 2019

    Eddie is a legend! Had a great time flying over the Yarra with Eddie on a chilly yet stunning morning.More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Mike T
    GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2019

    Thank you for your review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your balloon flight. Winter mornings in the Yarra Valley can definitely be chilly, especially above the clouds, so we do advise passengers rug up as much as possible! The views over the Yarra...More

    Reviewed July 23, 2019 via mobile

    Went ballooning for my husbands 50th it was truly magnificent. Our driver Daniel was awesome and our pilot Ronald was brilliant. So smooth and the scenery was spectacular. Landing was amazingly smooth too. The only downside was we were unable to help with setup as...More

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    GlobalBallooningAus, Marketing Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded July 25, 2019

    Milestone birthdays are the most popular events to celebrate in our hot air balloons. It's hard to beat a sunrise by balloon with loved ones :) Ronald and Daniel are professional, friendly people and I am sure they made the experience that much better for...More

    Reviewed June 17, 2019

    Professional, Courteous and Competent Team. I booked the Balloon and Winery Tour but due to inclement weather i couldn't go up in the Balloon on my original date. The team at Global Balloon did there best to try to also move my wine tour to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Courtney Z
    GlobalBallooningAus, Guest Relations Manager at Global Ballooning Australia, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2019

    Hi Courtney, Thank you for your detailed review, we really appreciate it! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your ballooning experience and Bambi’s great stories, Cheers, Lauren

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    Response from 983gaylec | Reviewed this property |
    Once you book the flight, they keep you updated and let you know the time. It is usually around 5:30am. They arrange a bus to collect you if in the city. If you stay at Balgownie estate you just walk up to the restaurant... More
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    • Languages Offered: English, Chinese
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