4.5 star rating: Recommended 49 Reviews

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

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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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2014

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 !!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Great time, beatifull pictures, is very early a cup of coffee for the travelers could be a good idea

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2014

Fantastic experience - very exhilarating. Staff were very friendly. Early start though.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
December 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
May 2012

Wonderful! Just make sure you are ready to be picked up at 4AM the day of the trip!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2012

Shane mate rocks. best balloon pilot ever

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
September 2011

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!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
July 2011

Great flight, very caring and knowledgeable staff with good sense of humor

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

fantastic ! really enjoyed the view from sky, get up on the crack of dawn and watch the sunrise

Christine L
United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2011

From start to finish very professional. Absolutely fantastic experience well worth the money.

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