When you gaze at the city skyline at sunrise, you might see the familiar, colourful spots of hot air balloons, drifting through the sky. Melbourne was the birthplace of hot air ballooning in Australia, with the first flight launching from Richmond in 1858. Over the past 30 years, Global Ballooning Australia has had over 100, 000 passengers soar through the skies above Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Mansfield. To celebrate their 30th anniversary, they’re offering a limited-series of decadent flights over the Yarra Valley. Bookings for this special package are available now.
Global Ballooning Australia
Since the company began, the team have gone on remarkable adventures around the world, including flying in the Himalayas, and flying Patricia Piccinini’s Skywhale balloons. Now, they are celebrating their 30th anniversary with the Ultimate Ballooning, Stay & Spa getaway package. Only 30 packages are available, so you’ll have to move fast!
Perfect for two people, this celebration includes a sunrise hot air balloon ride over the spectacular Yarra Valley. Soar over the misty fields and vineyards, and watch the patches of greenery unfold below you like a quilt. Finish the flight with a sparkling buffet breakfast at Balgownie Estate.
The package also includes a one night stay in a one bedroom spa suite. On arrival, you’ll receive a welcome package, which includes an Endota Spa Luxury Pack, a cheese platter and Balgownie Cuvee. For an extra dose of romance, there will chocolate strawberries for you to nibble on, and candles and rose petals scattered about the room. During your stay, you’ll also enjoy a three course dinner for two.
This getaway will set you back $1398, or $699 per person. Booking dates are available from now until the end of October, and travel dates are from now until October 31, 2023. If your flight is cancelled due to bad weather, you will still stay in the accommodation as scheduled, and you will have 12 months to rebook your flight & breakfast.
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