Day 1: Melbourne Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning
The entire experience lasts 3-4 hours in total so usually completed between 8-10 am depending on the time of year. The night before your flight at 6 pm: Check the flight information (weather update and meeting time) by downloading our mobile app. 1.5 hours before sunrise (time confirmed the night before): Meet pilots and crew at the designated time and venue; Global Ballooning Australia drives all passengers to the launch site. We meet at Pullman Melbourne at the Park Hotel (meet in the foyer). Launch: Passengers assist with the setup/ inflation of the balloon. Sunrise: Flight for approximately 1 hour Land: The pilot will land the balloon; passengers can assist in packing up the balloon. Breakfast: All passengers are driven back to the meeting point (Pullman Hotel) which is where breakfast is held (if included in your booking)
Meals: Optional Breakfast
Departs an hour before sunrise (approximately 4:00-4.30 am in summer, 5:00-5.30 am in autumn & spring and 6:00-6.30 am in winter.
Pullman Melbourne on the Park - Meet inside the foyer of the hotel.
192 Wellington Parade
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
Return: Approx. 4 hours after
What to bring
Closed-toe shoes are compulsory
DO NOT WEAR high-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops or open-toe shoes.
Your feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew, bring a change of socks
Wear clothes for hiking, sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap as the burners radiate heat.
It is an active morning outdoors, so wear clothes that can get stained or dirty
Do not bring any bags as these will not be allowed on the balloon
We meet before sunrise so depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold
Wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up
Don't forget to bring your camera but this is carried at your own risk
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