Checklist for Balloon Flight

Checklist for Balloon Flight

Checklist for Balloon Flight

Are you excited for your first trip on a Balloon Flight? With great excitement comes excellent care. It is vital to plan and create a checklist of items before you embark on your hot air balloon journey, just like you would before boarding an aeroplane. Before you start your journey with hot air balloon rides in Melbourne, there are a few things you should consider and be cautious of. Outlined below is a checklist of things before you start your ride with us.

Mental and physical health

Ensure that you get a good night’s sleep so that you’re awake and are ready to view the splendour of the Australian countryside like you’ve never seen it before.

Additionally, we advise you to use the restroom before your departure.

Dress code for hot air balloon rides

It’s best to dress comfortably and casually, depending on the season. Avoid overdressing, consider that most people think that the air will be colder when it’s warmer. 

You feel warmer during the flight compared to what you feel on the ground, and there is no wind chill because you are moving with the breeze. There are also heaters above your head.

What you may bring

There are some items you can bring with you if you’d like, but there are no requirements on what you can and can’t bring—other than your excitement and positive spirit, considering you’re about to have the experience of a lifetime.

Sunglasses, a small camera or your smartphone might be useful on a hot air balloon ride; remember to hold onto your valuables tightly! If you intend to bring heavier photographic equipment, get in touch with us in advance to find out if we can accommodate you.
Plan your trip

Plan your trip

The departure location changes depending on the wind direction on the day. It is important that you arrive on time to the meeting point as from there we will drive you in our vehicles to one of our many balloon take-off sites scattered around the metropolitan area. Being late is the last thing you want to do as you will miss your flight.

Eat a light meal

You can prevent in-flight stomach rumbles whether you’re travelling early in the morning or late at night by eating a light snack before you take off.

Choose appropriate footwear

When it comes time to descend, you never quite know where your balloon flights in Melbourne will land, which adds to the excitement of ballooning. Hot air balloons frequently land in fields, so passengers may need to walk a short distance to the location where their return transportation is waiting. Therefore, it’s important to choose flat shoes that are both cosy for standing on your flight and durable enough to handle rough terrain when necessary.
Protect yourself from the sun

Protect yourself from the sun

You won’t have the protection of the trees and buildings when flying high over them. As a result, you should wear effective sunscreen and consider bringing a hat to protect your skin. NOT NEEDED, we fly at sunrise, no sunscreen is needed.

Pack extra equipment

Not having enough capacity on your devices is something you don’t want to happen. If you’re wanting to photograph the views, bring extra batteries and memory cards.

Prepare for breathtaking sights

Although a hot air balloon ride provides unparalleled views, you might want to bring a set of binoculars if you want to take in even more mesmerising sights.

Why Should You Take Your Hot Air Balloon Ride With Us?

If you are looking for rides in a cheap hot air balloon in Melbourne, then we are the one for you. Our Melbourne hot air balloon prices are reasonable, allowing you to take a trip by yourself, with your partner, family, or friends.

We are dedicated to ensuring that every hot air balloon journey is a safe and pleasurable experience for all of our passengers. Join us for your next hot air balloon ride knowing that we’ve taken care of everything and that you’re going to witness something spectacular.

Get in touch with us right away if you have any questions about hot air balloon safety, or if you wish to schedule a flight. Email us at or call us at 1800 225 566 to explore the skies today.

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