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  • Location:Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove, Queensland
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Best Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Don't miss the chance to go for a hot-air balloon ride over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands - it's one of the top "must do" activities when visiting the tropics. You have the choice of pick-up from Cairns, the Northern beaches or Palm Cove hotels.


  • Early-morning 30 or 60-minute scenic flight over Far North Queensland's Atherton Tablelands
  • Free commemorative flight certificate
  • Expert interpretive commentary
  • Pickup and drop off from all centrally located Cairns, Northern Beaches and Palm Cove hotels

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Best Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Cairns Sunrise

You'll never forget the wonder, romance and silence of watching the sun rise in Tropical North Queensland during your hot-air balloon flight. Your pilot will point out features of the landscape as you enjoy the sensation of floating with up to a dozen other balloons over the Atherton Tablelands. On landing you can join the fun with the crew as you help deflate and repack the balloon - an exciting team effort!

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Waking up very early to catch the sunrise was worth it. Staff was very professional and ensured the safety of all the passengers.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The best experience ever! I would highly recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

I booked this as a suprise for my fiancee and was a bit worried about waking him at 4am for the pre-sunrise pick up. We both agreed though that it was a fantastic experience and more than worth it. The whole experience is well organised and the staff are friendly and helpful, which adds to the overall trip. Watching the sun come up whilst 'floating' in the sky is amazing, we were even lucky enough so see wild kangaroos jumping about down below. We woud recommend this trip to everyone!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This was fantastic. Well worth doing to see an aerial perspective of the Australian bush. Fab.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Beautiful morning, fabulous trip, well organised. Felt safe throughout. Saw kangaroos and dingos from the basket.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Exceptionally well managed, fantastic experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great tour - great time - great people -

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Amazing tour. Really great team, very efficient pick-up by Alex and the balloon trip itself was incredible, with Shane the pilot giving interesting commentary and pointing out loads of kangaroos and other wildlife. Helping to pack the balloon away afterwards was also great fun. Can't recommend it enough.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

It was a great experience, definitely recommend doing it! They pick you up early in the morning (too early?) and take you to the site of the hot air balloon. It's on a farm, so beware of manure. We got to watch them blow up the balloon too. I'm very much afraid of heights, but didn't even notice we were up so high. The only thing I was afraid of was dropping my phone while taking as many photos as I could. There isn't much room to move around in the balloon as they tend to pack it with as many people as possible. We got to see several wild kangaroos. Beware that the flames are HOT and sometimes the pilot has to keep the burner on for a while, so I recommend bringing something to cover your neck or head from the heat of the flames. The 30 minutes goes by fast. Once we were back on the ground, they had us help deflate and pack up the balloon, which was fun. Just be careful where you step, since, as I said before, it's on a farm. With that said, wear appropriate shoes too.

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