Melbourne by Balloon


Meeting Point

  • Sofi's lounge - the Sofitel on Collins
  • Complimentary tea and coffee on arrival
  • Lobby level, Level 1, 25 Collins St Melbourne
  • Melways Ref: 1A U8

100m from Corner of Spring St and Collins St. Walk off Collins St on Sofitel's footpath by the driveway, through the glass doors, and up the escalator. . .Sofi's Lounge is on the right, you can't miss it



Parking in the city at the time we meet is easy. There are plenty of spots and all are cheap - $5 at the most. Plus all are only a 3 or 4 minute walk to the Sofitel. We recommend;

  • Lansdowne St next to Treasury Place (see map above) - only $3 gets you to midday
  • Spring St next to the Treasury Gardens
  • Wellington Pde - below the Treasury Gardens


Enjoy complimentary tea and coffee before hopping onto the bus and heading off to the launch site

The fun begins with the balloon’s inflation,  as it slowly comes to life growing into a 90-foot giant

Get your cameras out and take some photos, or relax and enjoy a very spectacular sight.


  • No motors, no noise, just release a rope and you're floating gently into the air.

  • Moving with the wind is a calm and relaxing way to fly, low over the trees to floating high above the city

  • Enjoy the spectacular views of the Dandenongs, Port Phillip Bay and Melbourne's surrounds

  • Truly an experience to be shared with loved ones… a morning you will never forget

Sofitel Hotel Melbourne

Sofitel Hotel Melbourne


  • A gentle bump and  you have landed in one of Melbourne’s many parks

  • The excitement of the flight soon turns to one thought - breakfast.

  • You are soon heading to Level 35 of the Sofitel for Melbourne's best ballooning champagne breakfast