Balloon, Barista, & Breakfast

Any Melburnian who finds themselves up at the crack of dawn is instantly rewarded by the serene beauty of witnessing a flotilla of hot air balloons blissfully sailing in the brilliantly-hued, sunrise sky.

On this morning, it will be you they’re gazing up at. Acacia will collect you from your hotel while it’s still dark but soon your weary eyes will have forgotten any semblance of sleep. Step into the basket and it’s up, up, and away. Trace the glittering bend of the Yarra River as you soar high above Melbourne’s dazzling city skyline while the sun slowly comes out to play.

By the time you’ve drifted back down to terra firma your tummy will be rumbling. Have no fear sky-high adventurer. We’ll introduce you to one of Melbourne’s pioneering cafes, St Ali. Nestled on a backstreet of historic South Melbourne, home to one of the city’s thriving markets, St Ali almost single-handedly kick-started the caffeine obsession for which the city is celebrated world-over.


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  • Watch the sunrise over the spectacular Melbourne skyline
  • Take a bird’s eye view of Melbourne’s stunning parks and gardens and grand thoroughfares
  • Breakfast and coffee at Melbourne’s St Ali – the café that supercharged Melbourne’s coffee culture for which it is globally recognised
  • Sample produce at one of Melbourne’s famed inner-city markets


  • Sunrise balloon flight
  • Full a-la-carte ‘Melbourne-style’ breakfast with coffee
  • Produce tasting at a Melbourne inner city markets
  • Professional driver guide
  • Private luxury vehicle (Wi-Fi and power recharge enabled)
  • Bottled water


This 6-hour tour departs approx. two-hours prior to sunrise from your nominated Melbourne address. The exact pick-up time is confirmed the evening prior to the tour.