Experience counts for a great deal in hot air ballooning. Not only does it ensure we choose to fly only when the weather conditions are best, we are also sure to select the best launch site each day to provide you with the best views over Melbourne.
Chris was instantly attracted to ballooning when he received a surprise gift to fly at sunrise in the Grampians, North West of Melbourne experiencing the magical thrill of open air flight. The very next day he was a balloon man, part of the ballooning team learning the ropes - from the ground up, so to speak. That was back in 1993 and Chris the BalloonMan now has 3000 hours as pilot in command of a passenger hot air balloon. Nobody has flown as many passengers safely in a hot air balloon over Melbourne.
Melbourne, Victoria Australia Hot Air Ballooning with BalloonMan
Your safety is always our first priority. Our work safety practices and procedures have been refined over many years operating hot air balloons to ensure our passengers and spectators alike are not exposed to any unnecessary dangers. If the weather is unsuitable for a balloon flight – we simply will not fly.
The romance and beauty of nature that we have the pleasure of daily.
Melbourne, Victoria Australia provides an ever changing palette - every single day the wonder and beauty we enjoy is splashed across the sky. Dawn provides the richest colours and most romantic moods to create the ultimate atmosphere for your ballooning over Melbourne experience to be the best thing you have ever done. The romance of Melbourne at dawn is an experience everybody should have at least once in their lives. Rise with us before dawn and witness the world waking before your eyes.
BalloonMan - Ballooning over Melbourne every fine weather day
Chris is forever being asked "Are you BalloonMan?" - of course he is! There is only one "BalloonMan"! Hot air balloons attract a great deal of attention, people are intrigued by Chris' occupation of flying balloons over Melbourne, Victoria Australia.
We have chosen to only operate one hot air balloon over Melbourne, Victoria Australia carrying 10 passengers to ensure that you receive our full attention from the moment you contact us. You know that you will be flying with BalloonMan - Chris Shorten on the morning and feel comfortable that you can rely on his skills and local knowledge to get the best that Melbourne has to offer.