King Valley Balloon Festival

September 2022

A feast for all the senses!

The King Valley Balloon Festival will see a mass of hot air balloons floating over this beautiful region later in 2022, DETAILS TO COME.


King Valley Balloon Festival Spectator Program
King Valley Balloon Festival Spectator Program
King Valley Balloon Festival Spectator Program

Spectator Program

Pack the family in the car and come to the King Valley to see the balloons drift over the region.

Please note, all flights and landing locations are weather dependent. Follow us on Facebook for balloon location updates across the weekend.

Watch the takeoff

From 6am Friday + Saturday + Sunday

A mass of balloons will be launching from Brown Brothers Milawa Airfield, on the eastern side of Milawa-Bobinwarrah Road, just past Lindenwarrah at Milawa, opposite Brown Brothers Milawa Vineyard. Preparation for morning flights starts at 5.30am with balloons lifting off from 6am.

Tea, coffee and hot chocolate available from 5:45am. Fundraising BBQ egg & bacon breakfast from 5.45am provided by local schools and community groups.

Ample car parking available. This event is weather dependent.

King Valley Balloon Festival Flights

Experience the very best view of the King Valley Balloon Festival - get amongst it! Join festival partners Goldrush Ballooning to ascend with a mass of hot air balloons on Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday morning.

You'll be thoroughly briefed by the balloon's pilot before takeoff, float over the valley with the festival ballooning participants, and celebrate the flight with a Prosecco breakfast at Brown Brothers upon your return.

Flights depart approximately 5am each day of the festival. Suitable ages 7 - 97. From $395 per person.


Brown Brothers Night Glow

Brown Brothers Night Glow is a light, sound and taste spectacular like no other.

Local food stalls, ranging from coffee and CWA sweet treats, to Vietnamese dishes and fried chicken. Huge bar offering Brown Brothers wine, local beer and cider, as well as mulled wine. Live music, jumping castle and the spectacular balloon Night Glow event, where the balloons light up in a choreographed performance to music while tethered to the ground.

This is the largest hot air balloon Night Glow event in Victoria!


Getting here

The Hume Freeway, the Maroondah and Midland Highways, and the Great Alpine Road feed into the region – the journey from Melbourne is a comfortable 3 hours, or 4 hours from Canberra. All roads leading to the region are sealed, and offer spectacular views.

Albury Airport facilitates daily flights between Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney and Brisbane, operated by Qantas Link, REX, Virgin Airlines and JETGO. All major rental car agencies are based at the airport. Wangaratta railway station is on the main Sydney-Melbourne rail link.

Staying here

For details of accommodation in the area, visit or contact Wangaratta Visitor Information Centre on FREECALL 1800 801 065.

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