Where is the Yarra Valley?
The Yarra Valley is the lush area surrounding the Yarra River in Victoria, Australia. While Yarra River flows all the way through Melbourne CBD and out into Port Phillip Bay, Yarra Valley only refers to the regions between the city and the upper bushland limit. It’s situated just north-east of Melbourne, and it takes approximately an hour to get there from Melbourne CBD. The best way to get there is by car or organised tour, as there is no public transport between Melbourne and Yarra Valley.
You probably know Yarra Valley as Victoria’s prized wine region, home to pristine vineyards, renowned cellar doors, and fine dining. It’s a popular weekend getaway or day trip from Melbourne for locals and tourists alike. As one of Australia’s most beloved and award-winning wine regions, a lot of people visit for a winery tour. But there’s a lot more to do while you’re there, and you can find all the best experiences for Yarra Valley right here at Adrenaline.
What does a hot air balloon tour include?
One of the most incredible things you can do while you’re in the area is a hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley. Combine tranquility and excitement in an unforgettable flight over the beautiful Yarra Valley, and soak up the breathtaking views. If you’re looking for a hot air balloon tour in Yarra Valley, look no further, because we have incredible experiences right here at Adrenaline.
Our hot air balloon flights over the Yarra Valley lift off in the gloriously still morning air, known in the ballooning industry as the “weather window”. Your sunrise hot air balloon experience will begin with a briefing by the pilot and the opportunity to help prepare the Yarra Valley balloon flight. From the launch site you’ll take off and soon be drifting gracefully over the picturesque rolling hills of the wine region.
Your flight experience will last about one hour, which is plenty of time to enjoy the thrill of the agile balloon flight as you fly with the breeze and appreciate the incredible views that will get your heart racing. The fact that your Yarra Valley balloon flight is at sunrise makes it all the more beautiful, so gear up for an adventure you’ll remember forever.
Along with the opportunity to go flying and take in the best views of the Yarra Valley wine region at sunrise, we also have a hot air balloon tour that includes a champagne breakfast. You can take things to the next level by toasting to your flight with a delicious gourmet breakfast right after your hot air balloon touches back down.
Seeing as the Yarra Valley is a region famed for its fresh produce and award-winning gourmet dining, it’s the perfect opportunity to indulge. So why not add a champagne breakfast to your Yarra Valley balloon flight and make the sunrise experience extra special?
You can book your hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley with or without gourmet breakfast included, right here at Adrenaline. Make the most out of the beautiful Yarra Valley and add some excitement to your life.
How much is a hot air balloon flight in Yarra Valley?
Hot air balloon flights tend to cost around a few hundred dollars, and you can check out our huge range of ballooning experiences across Australia here. For a little extra, you can enjoy a package that includes champagne breakfast along with your hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley.
With our Lowest Price Guarantee you can make sure you’re getting the best deal possible when you shop with Adrenaline. Plus you can buy a hot air ballooning experience gift voucher and lock in the current price for 18 months, after which, if the cost of the experience changes, you simply need to pay the difference. As a plus, our gift vouchers are completely flexible for changes of mind, so if you buy a hot air balloon voucher but the person you give it to decides they want to do something else, they can use the credit value of the voucher on any experience they find at Adrenaline.
How do hot air balloons work?
Hot air balloons provide a thrilling but relaxing form of flight due to the way they float with the wind. But how do they work?
Hot air balloons fly because hot air rises, and the air inside the balloon is heated with a burner. So when that air directly beneath the balloon canopy becomes hot it becomes lighter than the cooler air outside the balloon, causing the hot air balloon and basket to float upwards. If the air is allowed to cool, the balloon begins its slow descent back to the ground until it eventually becomes deflated.
Your hot air balloon flight over the Yarra Valley will be run by an experienced pilot who will take care of all the mechanics of flying. So from take off to landing time, you can just relax and enjoy the breathtaking views along with the excitement of flying.