We got a balloon flight over Melbourne as a gift. It included a champagne breakfast. At first I was just looking forward t the breakfast because it would have meant that we have made it. I am afraid of heights so that was why I was hesitant. But please if you are afraid of heights don't let it hold you back. the ride is so gentle that it is a bit surreal. Furthermore, the views are absolutely stunning. The sensation which my wife and I got was unexpected. Flying over the city at over 3,000 feet give you an unique perspective because you can look all around and although the buildings look tiny you see how vast the city of Melbourne really is. It made us feel small and we now look at the skyline differently than we did before. Furthermore, the flights you take are during sunrise and seeing the golden colors streak over the landscape and illuminating the city which looked grey before is almost an emotional experience. There was not a lot of wind so we had to go really high. The views were amazing and we had a lot of time to enjoy them since we were not going fast. We were one hour up in the sky and traveled 6 kilometers. Although I held onto the middle of the basket in the beginning I was looking over the edge in the end. I said to my wife that although I loved it I wouldn't go again, but even before our soft landing I changed my mind and will definitely do it again. Next time hopefully with a bit more wind so we could fly a bit further. Our Pilot Andy was very friendly and interactive and very experienced. oh yeah, the breakfast was good too :)
If you can do it. Do it!!!!
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