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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!
This was fantastic. Well worth doing to see an aerial perspective of the Australian bush. Fab.
Beautiful morning, fabulous trip, well organised. Felt safe throughout. Saw kangaroos and dingos from the basket.
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.
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.
It was the most beautiful feeling floating along...serene ..spectacular...you must do it!!! This was mine and my daughter's "Welcome to Cairns " treat...the start of a stunning week in Cairns!!....The tour operator's were the best ...sooo fun and professional!....Tony was the best!!...thankyou so much !!!
Great time, beatifull pictures, is very early a cup of coffee for the travelers could be a good idea
Fantastic experience - very exhilarating. Staff were very friendly. Early start though.
Was collected from our accommodation on time. Transport was well organized and efficient. Information from drivers (Alex and Sean) was useful and clear. We were on the second flight of the day, but still got to see the balloon being inflated. Lots of photo opportunities there and again on our way to our take off point. Transfer from first flight group to second flight group was well planned and executed. Flight itself was wonderful. Jay was our pilot. He was friendly and informative. Landing was very smooth. Pepe was one of the ground crew. All staff were professional and inclusive of the group. Thank you for a wonderful experience. Would fly with this company again.
First time to ever go and would definitely do it again! Staff was great and well organized. Beautiful views of the area and the sunrise.
Wonderful! Just make sure you are ready to be picked up at 4AM the day of the trip!
Amazing hot air balloon ride! The sunset was gorgeous and peaceful as we drifted through the valley. There was a fantastic view of the landscape around Cairns and we spotted some kangaroos below. Really enjoyable and worth the early wake up time!
Great flight, very caring and knowledgeable staff with good sense of humor
fantastic ! really enjoyed the view from sky, get up on the crack of dawn and watch the sunrise
From start to finish very professional. Absolutely fantastic experience well worth the money.
Amazing views and staff were great. Thoroughly recommend this!
My husband and I had an amazing time going up in a hot air balloon, the staff were great our pilot Jay was fantastic, we also had a good talk to him about when we lived in South Africa where he comes from. I had a fear of heights but I didn't even think about it while we were flying, it was so quiet and peaceful. Thank you to all for a wonderful experience.
A must do in Cairns - I loved those gorgeous views!!
Our bus driver was great at his job and kept us entertained. The flight was excellent, just not long enough! Once we were in the air I didn't want it to stop! I will go for longer next time!
This was lots of fun and worth the price. The breakfast they provided after was really good. And they even have you participate in helping put the balloon away after it's done.