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Gold Coast Classic Ballooning & Vineyard Champagne Breakfast

Start your day in a magical way with a scenic hot air balloon flight over the Gold Coast hinterland followed by a champagne breakfast at a local vineyard.
Gold Coast, Australia
Duration
Duration
6 hrs
Start & End Time
Start & End Time
Varies
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Pick-Up & Drop-Off
Included
Minimum Age
Minimum Age
3 years
Meals
Meals
Included
Start & End Location
Start & End Location
Gold Coast
What's Included

  • Get up to $30 cash back per person when you book with us
  • A 30-minute classic hot air balloon ride over the beautiful Gold Coast hinterland at sunrise
  • Full hot breakfast & glass of champagne at O'Reilly's Grand Homestead & Vineyard
  • Time to explore O'Reilly's Grand Homestead & Vineyard after breakfast, including time for wine tastings 
  • Hot air balloon ride Commemorative Certificate & digital photo package to remember your adventure
  • Convenient return transfers from selected Gold Coast accommodation
What's excluded

  • Wine purchases at the vineyard
What to Expect

    The early morning alarm clock will be worth it for the exciting and scenic hot air ballooning adventure over the Gold Coast hinterland. The morning starts with pick-up from selected Gold Coast hotels – times will vary based on the season but might be as early as 4:30 am. Not to worry though, you can take a nap on the air-condition coach transfers to the hot air balloon launch site. 

     

    When you arrive at the launch site, you'll be able to watch the fantastic hot air balloon inflation display. Then, it's time to board for takeoff! A wonderful team of knowledgeable pilots are guiding your balloon. They have some amazing facts to share about hot air ballooning and will be ready and waiting to answer all your questions and have a bit of fun.

     

    The Gold Coast hinterland is an area of beautiful waterfalls, stunning mountain vistas and hidden retreats. As the sun rises over the coast, it casts a warm glow over this spectacular scenery as you drift quietly over the landscape. It's a genuinely excellent way to start the day. 

     

    After your flight, it's a short drive to O'Reilly's Grand Homestead & Boutique Vineyard. You'll have exclusive access to the vineyard, where you can relax in the historic surroundings with a glass of champagne to toast your morning. Enjoy a delicious, fresh breakfast as you revel in the serenity of the vineyard on the verandah of this picturesque grand Queenslander.

     

    After breakfast, you will have time to visit the premium boutique cellar doors, where you can do some wine tasting. The cellar door tastings showcase all of the Canungra Valley Vineyard wines, including Chambourcin, Semillon, Shiraz, Verdelho and more. There is no cost for tasting, and you are welcome to purchase wines to take home as well. 

     

    Finally, it's time for the journey back to your pick-up point on the Gold Coast. Alternatively, you can choose to be dropped off at one of the theme parks or shopping centres – just advise your preference when you book. 

     

    Where we Visit:

    • Gold Coast hinterland
    • O'Reillys Canungra Valley Vineyards
    Frequently Asked Questions
    • Your ticket
    • Walking shoes
    • Camera
    • Dress casual outdoor layered clothing. White clothing is not recommended.
    • Peak hat & sunglasses
    • Bottle of water
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    It is a safety requirement that all travellers are able to walk from the bus across to the balloon basket, board the basket via two foot holes (1.2m in height) and stand for the duration of the flight all unassisted.

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    At the champagne breakfast, you will receive a glass of champagne and can enjoy a three-course buffet breakfast. There are hot and cold options as well as catering for vegetarians and other requests if you advise when you book. The breakfast is at the beautiful O'Reilly's Vineyard and you can enjoy and explore their grounds after your breakfast. 

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    The standard daily departure includes a 30-min balloon flight.

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    The flying area on the Gold Coast Hinterland is specially chosen to offer the most reliable hot air balloon departures available in the whole of South East Queensland, protected by the hills and valleys very few days are lost to the weather and the Operator flies year-round.

     

    If the Operator has to cancel due to weather conditions, you will be entitled to an easily arranged 100% refund. However, of course, they would love to have you back and fly successfully on another occasion so they can instead hold your booking for a few weeks or months while you re-schedule. Your driver would arrange this for you on the morning.

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    The minimum age for hot air ballooning required by Australian regulations is three years old. All children under the age of 17 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all times. You may be asked to produce proof of age for your child so please bring your ID along for your flight.

     

    The basket is 1.2 meters in height and all travellers must be able to get into and out of the basket unassisted. Small children will be placed in the basket so it is safe for them to see without being on the outer edge. Hot Air Ballooning is a very popular activity for both locals and visitors to the Gold Coast.

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    Terms & Conditions:

    • It is a Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) and company requirement that Passengers flying with the Operator must be able to climb INTO the basket unaided so that in the event of an emergency Passengers are also able to climb out of the basket unaided. The side of the basket is approx. 1.2 metres high with two footholds for passengers to use like a ladder when climbing into the basket
    • The Operator will not carry passengers who have participated in a scuba dive the night before their balloon flight
    • Children must be a minimum of 3 years old to travel on the balloon flight and children up to the age of 12 years old must be accompanied by a responsible adult on the balloon flight
    • Passengers with Weight or Mobility or Pregnancy queries should phone The Operator to discuss before booking

    Cancellation Policy:

    • Cancellations made more than 72 hours before travel (earlier than 4:00 am, 3 days before travel, as logged on the Operator’s system audit) may be made without penalty and a full refund will be given to the Customer
    • Cancellations made less than 72 hours before travel will attract a 100% cancellation fee & no refund at the Operator’s discretion
    • The Operator has the right to retain all deposits received up to the amount of the cancellation fee and invoices will be issued for any further amounts outstanding

    Pickup Locations
    • 23 Ferney Avenue ID:1177
    • A'Montego Mermaid Beach Motel ID:1290
    • Aegean Apartments ID:685
    • AIRB 127 Monarco St Broadbeach Water ID:1468
    • AIRB 16 Mercedes Pl Bundall ID:1467
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