Global Ballooning was one of the best things I've ever done in Melbourne!

The flights of the Yarra Valley take off from Rochford Winery before the sun comes up and you and the other people on the "flight" help the pilot to set the balloon up and get it inflated which is pretty cool to watch.

You then take off into the sky for the most amazing view of the sun coming up through the clouds. I've never seen anything like it before in my life, it was absolutely stunning. It is a bit daunting looking over the edge of a basket in the middle of the sky but our pilot was very funny and made us feel safe and at ease. Make sure you rug up because it is very cold up there!!

After our flight, we were invited back into Rochford Winery and were treated with a champagne breakfast buffet. It's an early start to the morning but it's well worth the early rise and the money.