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Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley

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Address: 25 Collins St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9429 0277
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Fly in a hot air balloon over the city of Melbourne or the beautiful Yarra...

Fly in a hot air balloon over the city of Melbourne or the beautiful Yarra Valley. Experience the wonders of the oldest form of human flight, moving majestically through the skies as the world awakens below you.

Picture This Ballooning have been flying hot air balloons in Australia and overseas since 1996, delighting thousands of passengers a year and also operating branded & 'special shape' balloons for a number of companies.

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Up Up and Away

I bought two gift vouchers for my mums 80th and my daughter's 16th. From start to finish, the communication was fantastic. The crew were obviously experienced, however it was... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I bought two gift vouchers for my mums 80th and my daughter's 16th. From start to finish, the communication was fantastic. The crew were obviously experienced, however it was their passion for ballooning and great customer service that made it such a pleasurable experience. My mum and daughter were actually put on different balloons, however this was not a problem... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the first contact I knew this was going to be a great experience. Ben was incredible to deal with and so helpful. They were very accommodating and communication was fantastic. Our Pilot Andy was amazing. Very experienced and made the flight so enjoyable. We even had a blast on the drive to and from the flight. The breakfast after... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had the most amazing time, Best part of our visit to Melbourne. Our pilot (the crazy Russian) was fantastic. Want to do it again.

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Woodend, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our flight over Melbourne this morning was wonderful. The crew were ver professional , informative and friendly. I would recommend this experience to everyone. Thank you picture this ballooning for a lovely morning.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My flight was cancelled twice, because for Picture This Ballooning safety comes first. The 4th of January I was able to enjoy a beautiful flight - eventhough we had clouds it was an amazing experience. Thank you crew for a wonderful morning....

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional, friendly and organised. A great experience, am happy to do it again some day in the not too distant future.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Literally only downloaded the TripAdvisor app just to write a review for these guys. You would think a hot air balloon ride is simple scenery from above and skylines, but these guys actually take your breath away from where they take you high above the clouds. They were friendly, professional and looked after us well. I underestimated how cold it... More 

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Eynesbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing experience. Everyone from Jess in the office through to our ground staff & pilot Peter were phenomenal.. Highly recommend.

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TeamPTB, City Pilot at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Hello Tam Thank you so much for taking the time to review your flight with Peter. So pleased that you found the whole experience from booking to flight phenomenal, i will be sure to tell Jess about your comments as the office staff are rarely mentioned and often forgotten but we could not deliver such fantastic experiences without them answering... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Andrew and Dean were great! Smooth fight over Melbourne CBD and Andrew certainly knew every corner of this beautiful centre. We all had breakfast at the Sofitel and again both Andrew and Dean were helpful and let us all know what the chefs were able to do if asked. Our original flight was cancelled due to heavy fog - the... More 

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TeamPTB, City Pilot at Picture This Ballooning - Melbourne and Yarra Valley, responded to this review

Hello Anna, Thank you so much for your lovely review and recommendations of your flight with Dean and myself and for understanding the reasons why your previous flight was cancelled due to low cloud and poor visibility. I'm glad you got re-booked so quickly and got to see Melbourne at it's best on our flight from Fawkner Park to Royal... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starting off with a 3:00am pick up in Melbourne CBD we were excited to know the weather for our balloon flight in the Yarra Valley was just right. Arriving at the Heritage Golf and Country Club just before 4:00am we were greeted by Jeff who informed us he was to be our pilot. After safety briefings from Jeff and two... More 

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Staying in Central Business District

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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