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

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Get a bird’s-eye perspective of Tropical North Queensland on an unforgettable hot air balloon flight at sunrise. Soar over the Atherton Tablelands as golden sunlight breaks across beautiful farmlands, rivers and forests. Choose from a 30- or 60-minute flight and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove hotel. It’s a breathtakingly beautiful way to start your day!

Highlights

  • 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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What You Can Expect

Hot Air Ballooning Tour from Cairns

Hot Air Ballooning Cairns Sunrise

Greet the sun as it rises over Tropical North Queensland on a memorable hot air balloon ride. Be prepared for early morning pickup at your Cairns, Northern Beaches or Palm Cove hotel in order to be in the air by daybreak. After traveling to the launch site, climb aboard a sturdy basket and watch as flames fill an enormous balloon with hot air. 

As you rise off the ground above the scenic Atherton Tablelands, get a fantastic aerial perspective of the region’s farmlands, rivers and rolling hills in the distance. Your pilot will point out unique features and points of interest as you float over the beautiful terrain. Watch morning fog dissipate as the sun washes the landscape with a rosy, golden light, and wave to other balloons that maybe floating nearby.

After 30 or 60 minutes in the air (depending on option selected at booking), return gently to the ground. Help deflate, roll and repack the enormous balloon with your crew and fellow passengers for a fun and interactive finish. Receive a certificate to commemorate your spectacular flight, and relax on the return drive to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

nayan m

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Balloon ride kept going on and on as they couldn't find safe place to land. I was about to miss my flight but the team ensured I am at airport at earliest. Cheers to great effort from them ..

Must do if you are in Cairns

Milts

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.

Vanessastoj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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

MISS A C L

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!

Ren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Rachel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

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

Rachita S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Exceptionally well managed, fantastic experience!

jj

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

Great tour - great time - great people -

Kazza

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Awesome!

Joanne S

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.

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