Flying season: all year round. Flights take place year-round as long as weather permits. This schedule means you can visit Melbourne anytime and still enjoy our sunrise aerial views. If the dates of your trip are not available on our calendar when you go to book, please contact us, and we can attempt to open up availability.
Sunrise Flights: Magical balloon flights over Melbourne take place regularly at sunrise, which is the safest and most awe-inspiring time of day. At sunrise, the landscape slowly comes to life as we drift along, held in a timeless capsule away from the bustle of the city.
Where We Fly: Melbourne is a lovely city, always; but when you are able to see it at sunrise from the vantage point of a balloon flight you will experience it in its full splendour. Seeing the Yarra River meander through the city, past the Australian Open Tennis Centre, the massive MCG, the many parks and gardens so beautifully kept, and the sunlight twinkle off the windows of the modern buildings will stay with you for your entire life. Liberty Balloon Flights will provide you with a beautiful sunrise flight in city airspace to give you the most picturesque views of Melbourne the day can offer.
After assessing the wind and weather conditions of the day, we decide each morning which of our many launch sites is our best option on the day. We might take off from Williamstown and drift over the city to land in parks close to the Eastern Freeway, we could take off from Albert Park and fly towards Essendon or Northcote, we could sometimes take off from Moorabbin and land at Royal Park…the options are countless.
We Care: Your happiness is our business, and we make sure you have fun while enjoying the spectacular aerial views. We take your well-being during your time with us and in our balloon seriously. Our team reviews key details with you before your flight in our safety briefing to ensure that you understand what will take place during the ride. While you are in the air, one of our vehicles follows us on the ground through visual and radio contact to meet us at our landing site, help us pack the balloon away and then drive us back to our original meeting point. If you have any hesitations, please let us know so we can help alleviate your doubts.
Our Experience: Our Chief Pilot has flown over 100 cities across the world and now uses his decades of experience to cultivate the most beautiful hot ballooning experience in Australia. All our pilots are trained to direct their balloons to give you the best views imaginable.
Gift vouchers: Are you trying to find a unique gift for a special person in your life? Let us help. We offer vouchers for children and adults for any of our locations.
When and where we meet: We meet about one and a half hours before Sunrise at Sofitel Hotel, on 25 Collins Street. We meet at Sofi’s Lounge where tea and coffee await you when you arrive to check-in (next to Reception on the first floor). From here you will climb into our vehicles and it is where we return at the end of the flight, normally about three hours after we depart and if we do not get caught in heavy traffic. Breakfast after the flight is optional. This is a FABULOUS buffet breakfast on level 35 with spectacular views over the city.