Melbourne provides the perfect backdrop for an early morning Hot Air Balloon flight. Take in the sights of CBD, discover the northern banks of the Yarra River and find out exactly why Melbourne is called the Garden State. Your flight will then be followed by a buffet champagne breakfast at the Hilton Hotel!
A sunrise balloon flight over Melbourne is a truly remarkable experience. There are few major cities in the world that can be traversed by hot air balloon and there certainly is no better way to take in Australia's second largest city. If you are looking for a romantic soft adventure that gives you a peek at city life from a totally different angle then this is a must. In the morning you will meet at the Hilton Hotel half an hour before sunrise. After a short breifing from you pilot, you will then be transported to the launch site, which is determined according to the weather patterns on the day. The inflation of the balloons usually takes about 20 minutes and you can help with the launch, or stand back and take pictures of the balloon taking shape. Then away you go, floating gently over the city of Melbourne. In the early morning light you will drift by the array of parks and gardens that make Melbourne the world's most liveable city. As the city comes to life you will look down on some of the cities iconic sporting venues like the MCG, Melbourne Park and Albert Park racetrack.During the flight the ground crew will follow the balloon and meet you at the landing site. After the balloon is packed away, you will be taken to back the the Hilton for your gourmet breakfast to celebrate your morning.