On your next trip to Australia, do not forget to treat yourself to a refreshing hot air balloon ride over Yarra Valley in Victoria. The scenic Yarra Valley is home to many vineyards and wineries and ballooning over it is a great way to experience these. It is located near the Central Business District of Melbourne at a distance of just around 60 km.
A hot air flight over Yarra Valley is typically a 1 hour flight which offers magnificent views of the Yarra River and vineyards and mountains. Reaching the site, a little earlier will ensure you magnificent view of colourful hot air balloons being inflated on a chilly morning. An early morning flight gives you the opportunity to not just enjoy sunrise from your balloon but also offers optional breakfast and sparkling wine to make your experience more special.
Other interesting ways too to experience the majestic beauty of the Yarra Valley are:
Private helicopter winery tour
A private helicopter ride between the wineries will take you over the green valleys and mountains. You can enjoy the views from inside a cabin of your ultra-modern aircraft while listening to a commentary from your expert pilot. Many tour organisers even arrange for visits to famous wineries accompanied by a lavish spread of lunch.
Train ride on the Yarra Valley Railway
The Yarra Valley Railway is a Heritage Railway operating between Lilydale and Healesville in the Yarra Valley area. You can enjoy a 45 minute return ride on the oldest steam train which even passes through a tunnel. Children enjoy this ride much more than adults.
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