Soar high in the skies, take in full vistas, and pop bottles back on dry land, the hot air ballooning experience is pretty bloody sweet.
Around Victoria there are a some absolutely spectacular places to ascend high above, here are five of the best spots to go hot air ballooning in Melbourne and Victoria:
Hop into one of the best hot air ballooning experiences in Melbourne— a four-hour circumnavigation of the city from high above. Set out just before sunrise and watch the light cut through the CBD skyscrapers and shimmer off the Yarra river. Book in over here.
Victoria's ultra-charmer, Daylesford and its undulating landscapes look even more spectacular from the sky. This one-hour flight across the region showcases the rich bushlands, waterways and expansive views to the horizon. The best part of this however is the champagne breakfast afterwards. Book in over here.
Take to the wine region but from a bird's eye view, slowly glide over the countless vineyards and take in one of the most pristine stretches of land in the state. This is a 60-minute flight but that's plenty of time to take in the rising sun over the valleys and more time to enjoy the breakfast with bubbles afterwards. Book it in over here.
Take off from the storied Brown Brothers winery and soar to new heights in this hot air ballooning exploration of the King Valley. The tour around the region gives full views of the rivers below as well as the towering Mt Buffalo. After descending you'll be met with a Prosecco breakfast, book it in here.
Cruising up in the sky and catching eye-wide vistas is second to none, and when you launch from this Geelong launch pad, you'll discover some of the best hot air ballooning in Victoria. Get a glimpse of the Great Ocean Road as the sun slowly rises then debrief after your ascent with champagne and grazing boards. Book in here.
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