Yarra Valley Flight with Breakfast and Wine Tour

Global Ballooning Australia Pty Ltd - Melbourne

Yarra Valley Sunrise Flight

Cost:

A$1160 (2 Passengers)

Duration:

11 hours.

Minimum Passengers:

1.

Maximum Passengers:

40.

Departure Days:


Daily, excluding 25DEC and 26DEC.

Departure Time:

1.5 hours before sunrise (to be confirmed the evening before flight departure by cheking this link.https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin)

Departure Point:

Balgownie Estate - 1309 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen.

Pickup:

Balloon Flight- Melbourne city hotels before 1st light. Please check link below for the exact pick up time, evening before your flight.
Wine Tour- 10.45am at Yering Station. Please call Australia Winery Tour Co. on the morning of the Wine Tour (1800 996 414) to confirm pick up point.

Dropoff:

Balloon Flight- Balgownie Estate
Wine Tour- Na

Meals:

- Champagne Breakfast.
- Lunch at winery.

Not Included:


n/a

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Cost:

A$1160 (2 Passengers)

Inclusions:


- 1 hour sunrise hot air balloon flight over Yarra Valley.
- Highly experienced balloon pilot.
- Launch and landing government fees.
- In-flight commentary.
- Flight and ground insurance.
- Full day wine tour to 4 premium Yarra Valley wineries with a wine expert.
- All wine tastings and winery lunch.
- Private tour of Domaine Chandon and a glass of their premium sprakling wine with light nibbles.
- Transfers between all tours.
- Flight certificate and souvenir pack.
- In-flight photography with the opportunity to purchase a souvenir USB after the flight.
- Return Melbourne city hotel transfers.

What to bring:
- Warm casual outdoor layered clothing.
- Sturdy shoes.
- Warm Socks.
- Cap.
- Sunglasses.
- Change of clothes.
- Hat and sunscreen.
- Water bottle.
- Camera.

Itinerary:


Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:
Pick up at your hotel is before first light (you will be advised of the exact time the evening before your flight by checking this link https://www.globalballooning.com.au/yarra-valley/checkin.) After a short briefing by your pilot, you will be transported to the launch site where you may help prepare for the launch or stand back and take some fabulous photos. Then away you go! Spend a peaceful hour drifting gently over the Yarra Valley at sunrise by hot air balloon. After landing and packing the balloon away, head back to Balgownie Estate for a full buffet champagne breakfast to toast the morning's adventure. After breakfast, you will be dropped at Yering Station where the wine tour will pick you up at 10.45am. You may be dropped earlier than this to enjoy a walk or a rest after your early start. While you are waiting, you can taste wine at Yering Station (open from 10am) OR you can enjoy a coffee next door at Chateau Yering's Sweetwater Cafe (open from 7.30am). Please don't be late for your pickup out the front of Yering Station at 10.45am. Tour concludes at 4.30pm, at which time drop offs will commence in one of five drop off points in the city. If your flight is cancelled due to bad wheather, your wine tour will proceed as scheduled.

Child Policy:

Valid for 01APR19-31MAR21:
Child: 0-5 years inclusive - not catered for.
Child: 6-12 years inclusive - child rates apply.

Important Information:


Valid for 01APR18-31MAR21:

What to Bring:
- Comfortable clothing that will not restrict active participation in inflating the balloon or climbing in and out of the basket should be worn. It is an active morning in the outdoors, so wear clothes that can get stained or dirty.
Please note: The burners can sometimes drip water mixed with Carbon. Global Ballooning will not be responsible for clothing that is stained or damaged as a part of this adventure activity.
- Wear clothes as for hiking, including sturdy shoes, warm socks and a cap, sunglasses. Make sure you have pockets with zips so you can keep items safe.
- High-heeled shoes, thongs/flip flops and open-toe shoes are NOT suitable.
- Feet can get wet and cold in the early morning dew, so perhaps bring a change of socks.
- Do not bring any bags as these will not be allowed on the balloon. You can leave them in the ground crew vehicle whilst on your flight or leave them at home/in your hotel.
- Depending on the time of year and weather, it can be extremely cold.
- Generally it will not be any colder in the air during the flight than on the ground, so wear layered clothing that can be removed as the day warms up.
- The burners can radiate heat so a hat is recommended.
- Cameras are welcome but are carried at your own risk.

Note:
- Please don't be late for your pickup out the front of Yering Station at 10.45am.
- If your balloon flight is cancelled due to inclement weather, your Wine Tour will proceed as scheduled.
- On the morning of the Wine Tour you MUST ring the Australian Winery Tour Co. (AWTC) office on 1800 996 414 from 8.30am to confirm which pick up point you will be using.
- You can re-book your flight package for an alternative date by contacting Global Ballooning Australia.
- You have 12 months to re-book from your first cancelled flight only.

Important:
- Hot air ballooning is a wheather dependent activity which means the flight is not guranteed to proceed every day unless it is safe to do so. You must check the website OR phone the night before the flight any time after 6pm to find out:
- If the flight is proceeding
- The exact meeting time Failure to do so may result in miscommunication and failure to fly, forefeiting your booking altogether.
- Online www.globalballooning.com.au/melbourne/checkin. Visit link from 6pm onwards and read the information provided.
- By phone 0488 686 555 Call from 6pm onwards and listen to the voicemail message from the pilot.
- Please Download the Global Ballooning APP this information is provided in the Flight Confirmation that is pass onto the client (if clients give their email) and is the main way to communicate information. They're given a Trip Code which is to gain information for that particular flight date.
- Please Provide up-to-date mobile contact phone numbers if a guest changes their international numbers to an Australian Mobile number after booking their flight Global Ballooning Australia Pty Ltd MUST be informed. This can also be updated through the Global Ballooning APP if they wish to communicate this information at late notice.

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