Victoria’s best value balloon flight* is in Mansfield with Goldrush Ballooning
Live the romance and adventure of a hot-air balloon flight in the Victorian High Country over the Mansfield district at dawn, and experience a glorious sense of freedom and adventure. Once aloft the mountain views come to life in dramatic 3D with the early morning light.
Mansfield is nestled in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range, an area well-known for its stunning scenery. You can expect to see across to Mt Buller and down to reaches of Lake Eildon from the air.
We meet before first light to allow us to fly in the perfect conditions around sunrise. Our expert crew will provide you with informative details throughout, and invite you to be involved in the inflation and deflation process if you wish.
There is a short drive to the launch field, where it takes about thirty minutes to inflate your balloon, and once ready you'll be invited to climb aboard. We give a full passenger safety briefing before take-off and the experience is safe, friendly and professional. The ground crew follows and meets the balloon at it's landing. At the landing, the balloon is quickly packed, and your crew will drive you back to the meeting point in Mansfield. The complete activity lasts between 3 and 4 hours and is suitable for ages 7 to 97.
After the flight we top off your experience with an optional breakfast back at Mansfield Coffee Merchant, a local institution deliciously up with the best cafes Melbourne has to offer. Coffee Merchant's breakfast is simply delicious. (If you are booking a Gift Certificate with Breakfast click "Book Online" top right then click the "Gift Certificate" tab, where you will find Gift Certificate products that include breakfast.)
The Goldrush Ballooning Mansfield Flight Experience includes:
o Easy parking at our meeting point in Mansfield
o Transfers in our 4WD vehicle to the launch site, and return from the landing
o A full passenger safety briefing before take-off
o Spectacular one hour** sunrise balloon flight across the Victorian High Country
o In-flight photography during the flight, to prove you were there!
o Hosting by our expert team who keep you informed throughout
o Breakfast at Mansfield Coffee Merchant - optional and highly recommended.
Getting to Mansfield
Mansfield is a 2-hour drive from Melbourne. Take the exit off the M3 Eastern Freeway at Ringwood and travel State Route 62 to Yarra Glen and follow the B300 all the way to Mansfield. Alternatively from Metropolitan Ring road at Bundoora, take State Route 27 & C727 northbound to Whittlesea, turn right onto the C725 to Yea, and finally join the B300 to Manfield. Google Maps shows other routes depending on where you are traveling.
The meeting time varies with the sunrise time throughout the year and is usually around 30 minutes before first light. On the morning of your flight, we meet at Mansfield Coffee Merchant, 23 Highett Street, Mansfield, Victoria 3722, just up from the Delatite Hotel. Your Duty Pilot will call between 6 - 7 pm the night before to confirm arrangements for the morning. All these details will be sent to you in your flight booking confirmation email.
Price per Guest
Adult: $340 * Child: $300 * (7 to 12 years old)
Breakfast: $30 for flying guests, and $30 for non-flying guests
Payment accepted by Bank Transfer, Visa or Mastercard. Credit card payment attracts a 1% surcharge
This experience can be purchased as an open-dated Gift Certificate valid for 3 years
Flight Availability and Minimum Numbers
Goldrush operates 7 days a week. A minimum of 4 guests is required to confirm the Mansfield Balloon Flight on your chosen date. If there are less than 4 guests booked we will advise you and provide options to get you airborne.
We also offer Boutique Exclusive Flights for one guest and up, where it is just you and your partner or group onboard.
* Victoria’s best value balloon flight. We haven't found a better value balloon flight in Victoria, however, if you think you have please let us know !
** Times may vary slightly due to conditions.