Hot Air Ballooning

Yarra Valley Rates

Offering sunrise hot air balloon flights every day of the year weather permitting over Melbourne’s stunning Yarra Valley

Flight Time:  Approx 1 hour – allow 3 to 5 hours for your ballooning experience

Premium Hot Air Ballooning Rates

Adults & Teenagers

Flight Rate                    395  pp  /  790 per couple

Flight & Breakfast     430 pp  /  860 per couple

 

Celebrate post flight with a gourmet, champagne breakfast at Chateau Yering Hotel

Refundable Conditions apply see T&C’s point 12

Group Discounts Available

Book & fly 7 days a week – valid for 12 months

 

Specials

Midweek Flight Rate      355  pp  /  710 per couple

Weekend Flight Rate      375 pp / 750 per couple – breakfast optional

Weekend Special – click & add breakfast at Chateau Yering Hotel  $35 pp 

Non-refundable, reschedule to another day if your flight is cancelled by the pilot see T&C’s point 13

 

Gift Certificates

Flight Rate                395 pp  /  790 per couple

Breakfast – Add a celebratory, gourmet, champagne breakfast at Chateau Yering $35 pp

Book and fly any day of the year – valid for 12 months

 

Platinum Hot Air Ballooning Rates

Adults & Teenagers

Flight & Breakfast    460 pp  /  920  per couple

Flight Rate                   425 pp  /  850  per couple

 

Platinum Flexi Rates – have the flexibility to make a change or a cancellation to your booking up to 48 hours before your flight date

Refundable Conditions apply see T&C’s Point 11

Book & fly 7 days a week – valid for 12 months

 

Exclusive Flights

Hot Air Balloon Flight for Two

Flight & Breakfast – Enjoy a celebratory gourmet champagne breakfast at Chateau Yering Hotel

Perfect for any special occasion – birthday, anniversary or proposal

Submit an ‘Exclusive Flight Booking Request Form’ to receive a quote

To secure your preferred date book well in advance – valid for 12 months

Non-refundable, reschedule to another day if your flight is cancelled by the pilot see T&C’s point 15

Information on all of our products including Chateau Yering Hotel Accommodation Packages & Winery Tours can be found on our website homepage

 

Book Online: https://www.gowildballooning.com.au

Phone:           +61 3 9739 0772

Enquiries:       gowild@gowildballooning.com.au

Office Hours: Mon to Fri from 9am

Book online via our website before 6pm and receive immediate confirmation for a flight the next day

Website bookings open 24 hrs a day for your convenience

See Terms & Conditions

Thank You for this. Another tick for the bucket list. It was a great experience. Richly enjoyed the ride. Love country Victoria.
A Special thank you to Mark. He is so experienced. Good job.
Mark you are amazing.

Kaushi and Gnane

Transport

Self Drive / Own Car

Free parking at Chateau Yering Hotel. This is our customers preferred method of transport

Alternative Transport to Yarra Valley
  • Uber  click to website.  Highly recommended  by our customers.
  • Car Hire – Self drive allows you to enjoy the Yarra Valley on your own Self Drive Tour
  • Taxi / Cab – bookings essential
  • Free Parking at Chateau Yering Hotel
Public Transport

No early morning public transport options to the Yarra Valley. Melbourne public transport will not arrive on time for the hot air balloon flight. Please arrange alternative transport.

Melbourne CBD Transfers
  • Set Fee $ 90 for 2 passengers / Additional passengers $ 40 pp
  • Available to purchase with Platinum or Premium flights
  • Pick up from your CBD hotel – Area Code 3000
  • Return transfers from Chateau Yering Hotel to Lilydale Station for the fast train back to Melbourne
  • Train fare not included
  • Pick up fee non-refundable if the flight is cancelled at Chateau Yering Hotel or launch site
  • Go Wild Ballooning cannot guarantee an available driver at short notice
  • UBER is highly recommended for your last minute transport option to the Yarra Valley

Request Melbourne CBD Transfers on your Platinum or Premium Booking Form under the heading Additional Information on the Check Out / Billing page

 

Time Frame

Flight & Breakfast:   Allow  4 – 5 hours for this experience

Flight Only:               Allow   3 – 4 hours for this experience

General Information

Balloon meeting time is confirmed the evening before your flight when all passengers ‘check-in’ with the duty pilot between 6:00pm & 7:00pm

Flight morning commences at our Yarra Valley meeting point –
Chateau Yering Hotel
42 Melba Hwy YERING 3770 approx one (1) hour before sunrise

Free car parking at Chateau Yering Hotel

Go Wild Ballooning transfer passengers from Chateau Yering to the launch site & back again after the flight

Flight path and views vary daily depending on the wind speed & direction
No two flights are ever the same
Balloon is inflated and we encourage passenger participation. This is also a great time to take photographs

The hot air balloon flight is approximately one hour with magnificent views of the vineyards, mountain ranges, the meandering Yarra River below with distant views of the Melbourne CBD skyline and Port Phillip Bay

Upon landing we encourage passenger participation in the deflation and packing up process

Participating in the balloon setup and pack up is optional, however passengers say that it enhances and adds to the whole ballooning experience

Arriving back at Chateau Yering Hotel we proceed into Sweetwater Cafe’ for a gourmet breakfast including a glass of celebratory sparkling wine / champagne

Please allow 3 – 4 hours for your flight experience or 4 – 5 hours for your flight & breakfast experience

Flight Certificate

Post flight all passengers receive via email a souvenir Flight Certificate as a memento of their hot air balloon flight experience with Go Wild Ballooning in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley

What to Wear & What to Bring

Ground & Air Temperature – it is no colder up in the balloon than it is on the ground
Clothing Layers – Yarra Valley mornings are often cool so wear layers that you can easily remove as the day warms
Casual Outdoor Clothing –  we often land in farm paddocks, dress accordingly for an outdoor activity
Balloon Burners – can sometimes drip water that may dis-colour or damage clothing, avoid wearing your favourite clothing
Jacket & Sturdy Shoes – wear a jacket & sturdy, protective, outdoor shoes, high heels & thongs are not allowed as we often launch & land in uneven cattle paddocks / long grass paddocks
Change of Shoes & Socks – the ground is often dewy so bring a spare pair of shoes and socks that you can change into after your flight
Hat – wearing a hat is recommended, the burners radiate heat
Sunglasses – year round mornings both cloudy and sunny can be very glary, don’t forget your sunglasses
Long Hair – before inflation, during flight & upon landing we request that all passengers tie up long hair (below collar length) and tuck it into their clothing / jacket for the duration of the experience
Scarves – before inflation, during flight & upon landing we request that scarves and all loose items of clothing be tucked into jackets / clothing for the duration of the experience
Water Bottle – you may be with us for up to 4 hours, please bring your own personal water bottle especially during the warmer months

Go Wild Ballooning will not be responsible for damage to clothing & personal belongings or injury where inappropriate clothing and footwear has been worn

Extras

Complimentary Inclusions

We welcome our passengers to enjoy everything that the Yarra Valley has to offer including-
Wine tasting at Yering Station Winery

Flight Certificate

Emailed to all of our passengers as a memento of your hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley with Go Wild Ballooning

Bonus – Free in-flight photography on most flights at the pilots discretion
Extra Bonus

If time is on your side follow our Yarra Valley Self Drive Tour
We have carefully selected our favourite award winning Yarra Valley venues for you to enjoy

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Free Wi-Fi

 

Weather / Meteorology

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  • Hot air ballooning is a weather dependant activity
  • The majority of scheduled flights do proceed as the Yarra Valley is protected by mountain ranges
  • Passenger safety is our first priority
  • Our CASA approved pilots, trained in meteorology, will evaluate the weather and cancel a flight if it is not safe to fly
  • Avoid following Melbourne weather forecasts and in particular long-range forecasts that are not relevant to ballooning in the Yarra Valley
  • GWB has registered access to detailed weather reports from the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) specific to ballooning in the Yarra Valley
  • No aviation flight or activity is ever 100% guaranteed

Enquiry Form 

Please feel free to contact us for further information on any of our flights and packages. Simply fill out the form below, and we will respond to your enquiry within 6 hours or the next business day.